The LaCie Rugged Triple Hard Drive provides universal connectivity: It gives you the superior speeds of USB 3.0 and FireWire 800, and full backward compatibility with FireWire 400 and USB 2.0. You can transfer a 700MB video file in less than seven seconds with USB 3.0, compared to 25 seconds with USB 2.0. And the 7200-rpm spindle speed (500GB model only), allows speeds up to 110MB/s. Whether your goal is super speed or complete compatibility, the Rugged Triple has everything you need.
Four levels of rugged protection
Conforms to military standard 810-F, and can support drops from up to two meters (6.56 ft). Carry your files anywhere with confidence, thanks to a shock-absorbing sleeve, aluminum anti-scratch casing, internal rubber bumpers and a 1000G shock-resistant hard drive.
A fifth level of data security
Standard LaCie AES 256-bit encryption software makes it easy for you to create a password-protected area on your drive where you can securely store all of your confidential information.
- Triple interface, bus powered, plug and play
- Maximum speed up to 110MB/s
- Shock-proof design
- Time Machine compatible
- Easy cross-platform formatting utility
Did you notice?Keep your data safe with a hard drive that's comfortably mounted on four independent suspensions and has a protective external bumper.
Apple Recommends ForHandle backup, video storage and large data volume exchange from your Mac wherever you go.
What's in the Box?
- LaCie Rugged Hard Drive Triple USB 3.0
- USB 3.0 cable (compatible with USB 2.0)
- FireWire 800 cable
- Quick install guide
- Complete software suite: LaCie Private-Public, Backup Assistant, Eco Mode, Wuala
- Other Features: Data Encryption, Sleep Mode, Time Machine compatible
- Connections: Firewire 800, USB 2.0, USB 3.0
- Power Source: Bus Powered
- Height: 1 in./2.8 cm
- Width: 3.5 in./9 cm
- Weight: 9.2 oz./260 g
- Length: 5.7 in./14.5 cm
- OS X 10.5 or later
- 600 MB free
- USB 3.0, FireWire 800, FireWire 400 or USB 2.0 port
- Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
- 600 MB free
- USB 3.0, FireWire 800, FireWire 400 or USB 2.0 port
- Mfr. Part Number: 301984
- UPC or EAN No.: 093053822026
- Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.
- Warranty: Two-year limited
- USB 3.0 speeds are only available on devices that support USB 3.0 interfaces
Ratings & Reviews
Most reliable backup
This is one of two of the same model I have owned for the past 2 years, and they have both performed flawlessly for daily staggere This is one of two of the same model I have owned for the past 2 years, and they have both performed flawlessly for daily staggered backups. I have a 1TB Time Capsule too, but based on its reliability, I'm not optimistic about a long life.
What convinced to buy the first one was that the Apple Store employees were using them out on the floor.
This Lacie drives works easily with Time Machine and the older Apple Backup software.
I highly recommend it. …
- Written by E M from SOUTH PORTLAND
176 of 182 people found this useful
As a photographer I needed a quick, easy solution for takings files to clients and on-the-go backup. The Rugged turned out to be a As a photographer I needed a quick, easy solution for takings files to clients and on-the-go backup. The Rugged turned out to be a perfect solution. The quick transfer speeds let me get my data onto the drive quickly and with backwards compatibility with USB 2.0, and Firewire interface it'll work on most of my clients' computers. …
- Written by Holden T
160 of 165 people found this useful
Sturdy Portable Drive
I like that this drive comes with all cables that one would need to use it. It's rugged enough so that I don't have to worry about I like that this drive comes with all cables that one would need to use it. It's rugged enough so that I don't have to worry about the bumps and grinds of everyday use. It's compact and has an excellent choice of interfaces. The speeds are awesome. So five stars on all of the above. …
- Written by Rene N
146 of 151 people found this useful
Worst Connecters In The Market
I have owned this drive for 2 years now. It handles all the bumps and occasional drops I give it as promised.
However this d I have owned this drive for 2 years now. It handles all the bumps and occasional drops I give it as promised.
However this drive doesn't stay connected worth a darn. I originally used firewire using the supplied cable and a longer one. One side or the other would just fall out....constantly. I decided to try the USB 3 side and experience has been worse. Sitting on a table and just typing will cause the drive to disconnect and worse not fall out. Worse because you don't know what side to wiggle to get it going. Worst yet is it takes the drive 20 seconds or so to connect so you don't know if you have it plugged in again or not. …
- Written by Ryan P from Regina
Rugged piece of @$!#@
Several months after use, I finally dropped this drive. I bought it precisely for that purpose, accidental drops, since I have kid Several months after use, I finally dropped this drive. I bought it precisely for that purpose, accidental drops, since I have kids. Only thing, the drive dropped less than two feet onto a soft carpet, pulling out the cable in the process. This jammed the head onto the platter and completely erased all 995.50GB of data!!! I just backed up everything for the final time and was ready to store the drive. I dealt with customer service , which was insensitive to my problem, as the drive did not perform as advertised. I actually allowed me a one-time permission to open to drive without voiding my warranty. I'm an industrial designer and have saved a drive or two in my day, so I carefully opened the drive, and confirmed that the head had been jammed due to the fall. I successfully released the head and was able to read data until I used disk utility, which erased the data. So, soft was that fall, so easily all my data was lost. THIS DRIVE IS STRONG AS EGGSHELLS, don't let the pretty color and rubber boot fool you.Its poorly made of plastic and thin aluminum. Its a SAMSUNG drive and the interior warns the consumer "Do not drop"! False advertising I'd say, and a weak warranty.I'd like my money back thank you. Learn from this... Data recovery can reach the thousands, so back up your data by other means! …
- Written by Fesh D from baltimore
9 of 9 people found this useful
Excellent fast drive
I use this drive with FCP X and it totally rocks, excellent speeds, and pretty quiet. The capacity is good, and the rugged protect I use this drive with FCP X and it totally rocks, excellent speeds, and pretty quiet. The capacity is good, and the rugged protective casing allows me to easily transport the drive in my backpack. Very happy with it! …
- Written by Elaine H
2 of 2 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Does it make a lot of noise or is it relatively quiet for a non SSD?
- Asked by Dan R from Mechanicsville
- Mar 8, 2015
Can you use this interchangeably between a mac and a pc?
- Asked by Jennifer N from Saint Johns
- Sep 1, 2012
You just need to make sure you format the drive into a PC/Mac compatible format. If you are transfer You just need to make sure you format the drive into a PC/Mac compatible format. If you are transferring from a PC to a Mac, "MS-DOS/FAT32" will suffice. You can reformat through the Disk Utility application. …
- Answered by Matthew B from West Islip
- Sep 3, 2012
Can I store video media to edit with FCP X?
- Asked by Matthew R from Knoxville
- Feb 23, 2014
Yes you can, but I'd consider the Thunderbolt version of this drive, which is only around £30 more. Yes you can, but I'd consider the Thunderbolt version of this drive, which is only around £30 more. You'd get seamless video editing going using FCPX with the LaCie 1TB Thunderbolt drive. I have used this as my set up for editing weddings in the past. …
- Answered by Craig M
- Dec 29, 2014
is there a data recovery policy?
- Asked by Katherine P from Apache Junction
- Apr 17, 2013
If you mean will Lacie insure, recover or otherwise do anything about your data on the drive if it f If you mean will Lacie insure, recover or otherwise do anything about your data on the drive if it fails then, no. …
- Answered by Wolf M from Grafton
- Nov 21, 2013
can it be used back and forth between a Mac and pc without reformatting?
- Asked by Irina Rebeca R from Fremont
- Aug 31, 2014
Yes as long as the drive is originally formatted for cross-compatibility (NTSF)
- Answered by Chase B from Whitestown
- Nov 20, 2014