LaCie 4TB Rugged USB-C Portable External Hard Drive

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  • Overview

    The LaCie Rugged USB-C portable hard drive unites rugged durability with cutting-edge USB-C connectivity. The result is a vault for your data that’s compatible with the latest MacBook Pro models as well as earlier generations. Massive capacity lets you use the LaCie Rugged as a shuttle drive to transport footage from set to post-production or to store a huge Lightroom library.

    LaCie Rugged drives are the most reliable way to transport and capture data in the field. With resistance to drops, crush, rain and unauthorised access, the LaCie Rugged USB-C is tough enough for extreme conditions — from a sudden rainstorm to a crush of suitcases in an aeroplane cargo hold.

    Turn your raw footage into flawless productions with a one-month complimentary membership to Adobe Creative Cloud All Apps plan.* Explore the entire collection of desktop and mobile apps — ranging from essentials like Adobe Photoshop CC and Premiere Pro CC to innovative new tools for photography, 3D compositing and more.

    Highlights

    Plenty of storage capacity

    USB-C connectivity

    USB A to B cable included for USB 3.0 compatibility

    Drop-resistant up to 1.98 metres/6.5 feet

    Shock, dust and water resistant

    Compatible with Mac and Windows systems

    Two-year Seagate Rescue Data Recovery Services plan included**

    One-month Adobe Creative Cloud All Apps Plan membership included*

    What’s in the Box

    LaCie Rugged USB-C Portable External Hard Drive

    USB-C (USB 3.1, 5Gbps) cable

    USB-C to USB-A cable

    Quick install guide

    Tech Specs

    Other Features: Rewriteable

    Connections: USB, USB-C

    Power Source: Bus Powered, USB

    Length: 2.6 cm/1.02 in.

    Width: 8.6 cm/3.38 in.

    Depth: 13.51 cm/5.32 in.

    Weight: 400g/14.11 oz.

    System Requirements

    Operating System: OS X 10.5 or later, Windows 7 or later

    Requirements Other: Mac with USB-C, USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 port; 600MB free hard disk space

    Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    Mfr. Part Number: STFR4000800

    UPC or EAN No.: 763649111697

    Warranty

    Note: Apple's One-Year Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Non-Apple-branded products may have the benefit of a manufacturer's warranty provided by the product manufacturer — please see your product box and literature for details. Benefits under the manufacturer's warranty are in addition to rights provided by consumer law. For details, click here.

    Manufacturer Note

    *One-month membership to Adobe Creative Cloud All Apps plan is redeemable during product registration. Internet connection and Adobe ID required. Available only to users 13 and older. Not available in all countries. See www.adobe.com/legal.html for applicable terms and privacy Policy. For any LaCie product purchased on or after 1 April 2018 and that did not contain the Adobe activation code flyer in the box, please contact Customer Support at https://support2.lacie.com/ with a valid proof of purchase to receive your code. **Data cannot be recovered from encrypted products without their password.

  • 4.0 Average
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    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Fast USB-C and Reliable rock solid build.

      This product exceeded my expectations, it is easy to use straight out of the box and it came a with USB-C and USB 3.0 cable connector so there's no need to carr This product exceeded my expectations, it is easy to use straight out of the box and it came a with USB-C and USB 3.0 cable connector so there's no need to carry additional adaptors with you especially if you have a MacBook Pro 15'' with USB-C ports only.

      • Written by Luke C from keilor

      15 of 15 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Fast USB-C and Reliable rock solid build.

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Best drives on the market, period end of story.

      I am a veteran photographer and videographer of 20 years. I have 15 LaCie Rugged drives and they have traveled all over the world with me, capturing everything I am a veteran photographer and videographer of 20 years. I have 15 LaCie Rugged drives and they have traveled all over the world with me, capturing everything from Moray eels in 200ft of water in French Polynesia, to portraits of my nephews in my backyard to photos of ancient gold artifacts from 2,000BC. Never once have they faltered, never once have they failed me. They are used literally from one end of the planet to the other by production companies such as Netflix to the BBC, and to top tier publications such as National Geographic. Im friends with no less than 10 Nat Geo photographers and literally EVERY SINGLE ONE uses these drives. What more do you need to know?! These are the META. The standard. Period, end of story.

      • Written by Maxwell S from PORTLAND

      8 of 10 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Best drives on the market, period end of story.

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Fantastic buy

      Really compact and sturdy. Was super easy to set up and it allows you to partition the drive into a section that is only compatible with Mac and another part th Really compact and sturdy. Was super easy to set up and it allows you to partition the drive into a section that is only compatible with Mac and another part that works with Windows as well. Would definitely recommend this as an alternative to purchasing further internal storage on a computer - it works great and is much more economical as well as quite useful for other storage.

      • Written by Lark B from Nelson

      2 of 2 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Fantastic buy

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Best drives on the market, period end of story.

      I am a veteran photographer and videographer of 20 years. I have 15 LaCie Rugged drives and they have traveled all over the world with me, capturing everything I am a veteran photographer and videographer of 20 years. I have 15 LaCie Rugged drives and they have traveled all over the world with me, capturing everything from Moray eels in 200ft of water in French Polynesia, to portraits of my nephews in my backyard to photos of ancient gold artifacts from 2,000BC. Never once have they faltered, never once have they failed me. They are used literally from one end of the planet to the other by production companies such as Netflix to the BBC, and to top tier publications such as National Geographic. Im friends with no less than 10 Nat Geo photographers and literally EVERY SINGLE ONE uses these drives. What more do you need to know?! These are the META. The standard. Period, end of story.

      • Written by Maxwell S from PORTLAND

      8 of 10 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Best drives on the market, period end of story.

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Faulty cable connector and overly fragile

      I've been using LaCie hard drives for nearly two decades, but I think I'm done with LaCie after a few really bad experiences with their products in the past yea I've been using LaCie hard drives for nearly two decades, but I think I'm done with LaCie after a few really bad experiences with their products in the past year. My office bought the a few 2TB and 4TB LaCie Rugged USB-Cs to use as backup drives for our computers. The port on the back of the product that you put the cable in, I'm not sure what time of connector it is, is completely delicate and flimsy. I would put the cable in and if you even just bump or slightly move the hard drive it comes loose, thereby breaking the connection between the drive and your computer, so that you get that fun message saying that the drive was not ejected before disconnecting. I had two of these drives and each one has the same issue with the connector on the back. You literally cannot move the drive or you computer once it's attached because the cable will come loose on the back of the drive and you will risk messing up the drive, which leads to my second big issue with these drives... They are extremely sensitive and very easy to completely damage. I know that you are not supposed to disconnect drives without first ejecting them from your machine, but sometimes things happen, like the cable on the back of the drive falls out because the manufacturer designed their product terribly. Sometimes you're in a hurry and disconnect all of the cables from your computer so you can close it up and run to your next meeting, only after realizing that one of those cables had been connected to your external hard drive. At a previous job our IT department issued us each portable G-Technology drives to backup our machines. I used mine all the time, and there were probably about a dozen times in a 2 year period where I inadvertently disconnected the drive without ejecting it from my computer, and guess what - everything was fine. Two years of not being super careful, but also not being overly abusive either, and it still works. So after a few times of the LaCie disconnecting because of the loose connector issue, and the drive suddenly stopped working at all. My machine would not recognize it or read it, and I tried to erase it and reformat it but it was toast. After only 3 months of use - complete garbage. The same thing just happened with a LaCie Porsche drive that I just bought, and Apple is very graciously allowing me to return it even though technically this is a manufacturer issue on LaCie's part and they should be taking it back. I highly recommend looking at other brands of drives, and walking—running—away from LaCie.

      • Written by Jessica M from Oakland

      8 of 15 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Faulty cable connector and overly fragile

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Fantastic buy

      Really compact and sturdy. Was super easy to set up and it allows you to partition the drive into a section that is only compatible with Mac and another part th Really compact and sturdy. Was super easy to set up and it allows you to partition the drive into a section that is only compatible with Mac and another part that works with Windows as well. Would definitely recommend this as an alternative to purchasing further internal storage on a computer - it works great and is much more economical as well as quite useful for other storage.

      • Written by Lark B from Nelson

      2 of 2 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Fantastic buy