LaCie 1TB Rugged Triple Interface USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive

Model #301984

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Capacity 1.0 TB
Interface 1x USB 3.0 Port, backwards compatible with USB 2.0 2x FireWire 800, backwards compatible with FireWire 400
Transfer Rate Interface Transfer Rate: USB 3.0: up to 5.0 Gbps USB 2.0: up to 480 Mbps FireWire 800: up to 800 Mbps FireWire 400: up to 400 Mbps (cable sold separately)
Drive Speed 5400rpm
Buffer Not specified by the manufacturer
Max. Sustained Transfer Rate Up to 80MB/s
System Requirements Computer with a USB 3.0, FireWire 800, FireWire 400, or USB 2.0 port High-speed Internet for online storage Latest version of Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 / Mac OS X 10.5 (Intel only), 10.6, 10.7, 10.8 Minimum free disk space: 600 MB recommended Time Machine compatible For USB 3.0 Mac compatibility: Mac Pro with LaCie USB 3.0 PCI Express Card (requires available PCI Express slot) MacBook Pro with LaCie USB 3.0 ExpressCard/34 (requires available ExpressCard/34 slot)

Packaging Info

Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.1 x 5.9 x 2.2"
Package Weight 1.0 lb


Environmental Requirements Not specified by the manufacturer
Dimensions (WxHxD) 3.5 x 1 x 5.7" / 9 x 2.8 x 14.5cm
Weight 9.2 oz / 260g
Mounting Desktop
Power Requirements Bus-powered
Expert Reviews
Electronics made easy.32823010
30 November 2010

Because this drive works well with both Macs and PCs, it is a lucrative accessory for all computer users alike. Furthermore, the latest USB standard, combined with a compact yet high capacity platform, makes the LaCie Rugged external hard drive a must-consider.

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    Fortified- aluminum chassis absorbs drops of 7 feet, Stylish- exclusive LaCie design by Neil Poulton, Speedy- latest USB 3.0 specification allows 110MB/s, Compatible- bus-powered model works with both Mac and PC

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    Expensive- price tag higher than drives of similar capacity

16 September 2010

It’s fair to say that LaCie’s Rugged drives don’t look like anything else out there. The stout aluminium shell and garish rubber sleeve are certainly distinctive. We’re not certain it’s something we’d want on our desk, however.

Tweak town.32834211
16 July 2010

LaCie has a strong USB 3.0 enclosure that is fast, reliable and cheap. Chris takes a look and shows us that USB 3.0 storage doesn't have to break the bank.

User Reviews
B h photo.32817553
18 February 2016

We use many of these drives - definitely our preferred portable. Fast and pretty durable. We have a some of these still being cleared and reused after 3 years. They do not slide off of desks with the grippy bumpers. Easy to format to whatever is needed.

1 April 2014

I use this drive as a secondary/redundant time machine backup drive. It mirrors my other/current 500GB Iomega drive. Besides running hot, it does the job well. Runs very quiet, I hardly notice it at times. I would give it five stars, but for me the "running hot" issue is a concern to me.

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    Compact, Easy To Manage, Easy To Set Up

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    Runs Hot

15 January 2014

I waited for a year to pass before posting a review because I saw so many negative reviews on this drive on here. I really like this drive and use it to travel with my virtual machines for work.

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    Portable Fast Reliable (Used for over a year now with no problems) Thunderbolt and USB3

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    Gets a little warm so don't put it under anything where it can't breathe. I accidentally put my jacket on it one day and it was really hot after that.

28 October 2015

Love it. Works very well, small, simple, clean design. The rubber band is great against drops and to make sure it doesn't slip out of your hand. The plug isn't a mini USB though like some other hard drives, it uses it's own cable.

Pc connection express.34136925
22 December 2010

This is a very good drive for travellers and telecommuters. I do both, and use this drive in both situations - both for work files and media (photo backup, music and videos for long flights). It works well and it's very portable.

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    easy to install, size, compatibility, build quality, value for money, easy to use, sound quality

Product Highlights
  • Capacity of 1TB
  • USB 3.0 & FireWire 800 Ports
  • Works with FireWire 400 & USB 2.0
  • Max Data Transfer Rate of Up to 80MB/s
  • 5400rpm Disk Speed
  • AES 256-Bit Encryption
  • LaCie Backup Software
  • 10GB of Online Storage
  • Rugged Protection
  • Windows and Mac Compatible
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In The Box
  • LaCie 1TB Rugged Triple Interface USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive
  • USB 3.0 Cable (USB 2.0-Compatible)
  • FireWire 800 cable
  • Quick Install Guide
  • 2-Year Limited Warranty
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