LaCie’s Rugged external hard drive now offers lightning-fast speeds of USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt and full compatibility with USB 2.0. Its shock-proof design protects the device from accidental drops. With an integrated Thunderbolt cable and universal compatibility, this external drive is robust and easy to use. Whether the goal is super speed or complete compatibility, the Rugged Thunderbolt has everything users need.
The 1TB Rugged Thunderbolt/USB 3.0 Hard Drive delivers speeds up to 110 MB/s. The 2TB Rugged Thunderbolt/USB 3.0 Hard Drive delivers speeds up to 122 MB/s.
Thunderbolt is a revolutionary I/O technology that supports high-resolution displays and high-performance data devices via one simple port and a cable that carries both DisplayPort and PCI Express data. And it’s standard on every Mac.
PCI Express is the technology that links all the high-performance components in a Mac. And it’s built into Thunderbolt, which means you can get PCI Express speed outside the box.
Thunderbolt gives you up to 10 Gbps in both directions, allowing for super-fast data transfer between peripherals. You also have enough bandwidth to daisy-chain multiple high-speed devices without using a hub or switch.
Thunderbolt also provides double the power of USB 3.0, delivering 10 watts to peripherals for improved performance on the go.
- Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 transfer speeds
- Speeds up to 122 MB/s
- Drop-resistant rugged design
- Time Machine compatible
- AES 256-bit encryption protection
Did you notice?This drive is MIL-compliant for superior data protection from accidental drops.
Apple Recommends ForKeeping the valuable data on your Mac safe wherever your travel - no matter how difficult the conditions.
What's in the Box?
- LaCie Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt Series hard drive
- USB 3.0 cable (USB 2.0 compatible)
- Quick install guide
- Height: 2.4 in./6.1 cm
- Width: 8.9 in./22.61 cm
- Weight: 12.35 oz./350 g
- Length: 14 in./35.56 cm
- Mfr. Part Number: 9000489
- UPC or EAN No.: 093053010256
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Ratings & Reviews
LaCie 2TB Rugged Thunderbolt keeps ejecting
Well this is my second one. I thought I might have gotten a bad one at first and swapped it out, but this one is constantly ejecti Well this is my second one. I thought I might have gotten a bad one at first and swapped it out, but this one is constantly ejecting while working in Premier. I'm using a 17-inch MacBookPro and I really wanted it for the speed and the 2TB, but I can't make it work. It's going back and I should have stayed with G-Drives. My 750G goes everywhere with me in my laptop bag for years. …
- Written by Tolbert P from Coppell
67 of 81 people found this useful
I had to return mine. The Thunderbolt connection kept disconnecting on me.
- Written by HENRY SENE Y from Long Island City
55 of 64 people found this useful
Gets super hot and disconnects.
Just copying files to it...
- Written by Peter R from VÄSTERÅS
52 of 65 people found this useful
The deal with drives is you want no issues ever and this drive has functioned flawlessly for a year at this point. The hidden cabl The deal with drives is you want no issues ever and this drive has functioned flawlessly for a year at this point. The hidden cable is a good design and the usb3 port is good for your PC friends. …
- Written by Bruce M from Winnipeg
2 of 2 people found this useful
Fantastic little drive
Bought this to upgrade from Aperture to Photos. My library is about 512Gb. It connected to my Mac immediately. The trick is to Bought this to upgrade from Aperture to Photos. My library is about 512Gb. It connected to my Mac immediately. The trick is to format it, at both the base level and the partition level or it will simply give you a lot of trouble. Once you have it properly formatted, you will be in hard drive Nirvana. I really like this drive and am going to use it as my iTunes and Photos/Aperture library drive. In fact, it is so good that I am going to buy another one to keep connected to my iMac.
I am certain that the negative reviews are mostly from folks that did not know that little nuance about having to format both the main drive as well as the internal partition to Mac Journaled. Definitely one of the best Thunderbolt Drives out there and a real keeper. …
- Written by John F from Calgary
5 of 5 people found this useful
Awful drive- LaCie has proven unreliable.
This is my second LaCie drive.. I thought my first was just a dud.. (it crashed on me and being a photographer, that's Worst Case This is my second LaCie drive.. I thought my first was just a dud.. (it crashed on me and being a photographer, that's Worst Case Scenario) My newest LaCie drive is slower than molasses.. Thunderbolt?? HAH!!! It constantly disconnects-- I have both cords connected hoping it would help with speed and it's WAAAAAYYY slower than my 3.0 AND standard USB drives. Absolutely ridiculous. Save yourself the money! I've been sitting here waiting for over an hour, for a wedding to export.. it's taking 2 to 3 times longer than normal. Awful, Awful, Awful.. save yourself the headache. …
- Written by Jenna L from Lahaina
1 of 2 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Does Disk Utility fix the issues described in some of the reviews?
- Asked by Kevin S from Miamisburg
whats the difference between the LaCie 2TB Rugged Thunderbolt/USB 3.0 Hard drive and the LaCie 2TB Mini Portable Hard Drive?
- Asked by William M
Does this hard drive store edited videos and audio? And is it easy to access? Also I have a MacBook Air, will this hard drive work with this type?
- Asked by David F from Cincinnati
Yes this hard drive can be used to store edited video and audio but it's speed and responsiveness du Yes this hard drive can be used to store edited video and audio but it's speed and responsiveness during editing will be entirely dependent on how you connect it to your computer and what connections your computer is equipped with. …
- Answered by Daniel D
Can I use "LaCie 1TB Rugged Thunderbolt/USB 3.0 Hard Drive" with my mid 2010 Macbook. (thats the white one not the Pro) It has a mini display port
- Asked by Heather J from Honolulu
Due to the fact that the Mini DisplayPort will not transfer data or power to the drive, it can't be Due to the fact that the Mini DisplayPort will not transfer data or power to the drive, it can't be used that way with your Mac. However, you can still use the USB cable that comes with it for your MacBook and use the Thunderbolt connection if you upgrade to a newer Mac or are using the drive with a Thunderbolt enabled Mac. …
- Answered by Daniel D
Does this offer automatic backup capabilities?
- Asked by William M
The device comes with vendor provided backup software, and is compatible with Time Machine for autom The device comes with vendor provided backup software, and is compatible with Time Machine for automatic backups. …
- Answered by George T from Salt Lake City