LaCie 1TB Rugged Portable Hard Drive - Thunderbolt and USB 3.0

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  • Overview

    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.

    About Thunderbolt

    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.

    Highlights

    Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 transfer speeds

    Speeds up to 122 MB/s

    Drop-resistant rugged design

    Bus-powered

    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 For

    Keeping 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

    Tech Specs

    Height: 1 in./2.54 cm

    Length: 5.5 in./14 cm

    Width: 3.5 in./8.9 cm

    Weight: 12.35 oz./350 g

    Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    Mfr. Part Number: 9000488

    UPC or EAN No.: 763649080993

    Warranty

    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: Three-year limited

  • 2.0 Average
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    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      Good Product - Brilliant After Sales Support

      I had one of these for nearly two years as a time machine backup - it worked flawlessly for that time, then just failed. These things are advertised as being in I had one of these for nearly two years as a time machine backup - it worked flawlessly for that time, then just failed. These things are advertised as being indestructible and capable of being run over and surviving a 5ft drop. Well mine was just sitting on my desk and it still failed! Which was annoying, but not disastrous as it was just the backup so I had at least two more copies of my data. But the wonderful thing was that it had a two year guarantee. I went through some of the troubleshooting guides on LaCie's website (very good) but it was obviously a mechanical fault, so raised a ticket on LaCie's website. I had a few quick emails with a technician at LaCie who soon agreed to replace the drive - I posted it back and within a week a new drive had arrived. The new drive is working well. The quality of this service and the seamless running of the drive before it failed is why I have given four stars. I would definitely buy a LaCie drive again simply to get this level of after sale support. Well done LaCie!

      • Written by Toby F from Etchingham

      23 of 25 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Good Product - Brilliant After Sales Support

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      Thought it was my computer

      I thought it was my computer that was ejecting the drive and even turning itself off. I knew if I finally got my LaCie to finally connect if I even breathed on I thought it was my computer that was ejecting the drive and even turning itself off. I knew if I finally got my LaCie to finally connect if I even breathed on the cord it would eject. I came here to see if there was a way to get a new cord for mine but after reading that others are having this same issue...I was happy with mine until it did this and I've had it for 3 years or more. Very sad.

      • Written by Rachel K from Kentwood

      17 of 20 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Thought it was my computer

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Quick, Simple, and Reliable

      I have had three of these hard drives. I purchased my first one in 2012 and have since purchased others. I use them daily. One of them is a dedicated back up I have had three of these hard drives. I purchased my first one in 2012 and have since purchased others. I use them daily. One of them is a dedicated back up for my iMac and the other two are used in my daily workflow and travel with me. They have worked reliably with the abuse of air travel and through the mail. I take them with me abroad and in the field. I use them to hold backups of my photography work and to share work with clients. In my use and experience with these hard drives, they have proved to be very reliable. I like the ease and speed of using the thunderbolt connection, but like having the USB 3.0 as another option when needed. I have not experienced any of the issues that other people are having. I highly recommend this product.

      • Written by Daniel S from Norman

      10 of 12 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Quick, Simple, and Reliable

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      No Apple Formatting Encryption

      This drive does not allow MacOS encryption when formatting it. It requires downloading special software to encrypt data. So, I'm sending mine back.

      • Written by Mark W from Cincinnati

      2 of 3 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?No Apple Formatting Encryption

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      pos

      actually the worst thing I have ever purchased - worked for like a year and now won't plug into any laptop. I have lots 500GB of information relating to my educ actually the worst thing I have ever purchased - worked for like a year and now won't plug into any laptop. I have lots 500GB of information relating to my education and life...

      • Written by madeline H from Mount Evelyn

      Is this review useful?pos

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Absolute nightmare

      "Rugged"? Not a chance. I used it purely as an archive drive, i.e. copied files to it and put it away in a safe place. When the critical day came that I needed "Rugged"? Not a chance. I used it purely as an archive drive, i.e. copied files to it and put it away in a safe place. When the critical day came that I needed to restore lost data, the drive was corrupt. 100% data loss. Appears to be a hardware failure, as I can't even erase the device successfully. From the looks of the reviews, I'm not the first. Plus, the warranty expired a few months ago. Total waste of money, time, and it left me feeling burned. I will never trust a LaCie (or Seagate for that matter) product again.

      • Written by Christopher Daniel B from Walnut

      6 of 8 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Absolute nightmare

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