LaCie 4TB Rugged RAID Thunderbolt + USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive

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  • Overview

    LaCie’s Rugged RAID Thunderbolt/USB 3.0 mobile hard drive makes your data more portable than ever, ensuring that your projects aren’t delayed by external drive/computer incompatibility. With both USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt ports, you don’t have to compromise between durability, mobility and speed. And because USB 3.0 is backwards compatible, you can connect it to any standard computer. The integrated Thunderbolt cable also stows away neatly when not in use, so you’ll never lose it.

    Game-changing speed

    The Rugged delivers transfer speeds of up to 240MB/s, so you can back up and transfer mountains of data in a fraction of the time. Leave it in RAID 0 (striped mode) to maximise speed and capacity. Or choose RAID 1 (mirrored mode), where your data is duplicated across both internal hard drives - so even if a drive fails in the field, your files remain completely accessible.

    All-terrain data protection

    The Rugged will protect your data in non-operating mode from accidental drops of up to 1.5 meters. With an IP-54 rating for data security against dust and water splashing, you can be confident that your data will remain accessible.

    Prevent unauthorised access

    Protect your data with LaCie Private-Public software, which lets you password-protect the entire drive or only certain volumes with AES 256-bit encryption.

    True mobility

    With 4TB of capacity, the LaCie offers massive amounts of storage to carry all the content needed for all of your projects. Store more photos, footage and video in the field with this ultimate on-the-go solution.

    Highlights

    Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 transfer speeds of up to 240 MB/s

    Two internal hard drives

    LaCie Private/Public software lets you password-protect entire drive with AES 256-bit encryption

    Compatible with any Mac computer or PC

    4 TB of capacity for content storage

    Shock, dust and water-resistant for all-terrain use

    What’s in the Box

    LaCie Rugged RAID with integrated Thunderbolt cable

    USB 3.0 cable (USB 2.0 compatible)

    Removable cover and spare

    Power supply

    Quick Install guide

    Tech Specs

    Other Features: RAID support

    Connections: Thunderbolt, USB 3

    Power Source: USB

    Height: 14.8 cm/5.8 in.

    Length: 9.1 cm/3.6 in.

    Width: 3.4 cm/1.3 in.

    Weight: 1 kg

    Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    UPC or EAN No.: 763649087565

    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. Rights under the product manufacturer's warranty are in addition, and not instead of, any rights that you have under consumer protection laws.

  • 3.5 Average
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    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Crashed after 5 weeks.Terrible experience!!

      Used successfully for 5 weeks, then shut down and would not turn back on. Cost me $1600 to recover my data. Lacie would not help, even though they have a servic Used successfully for 5 weeks, then shut down and would not turn back on. Cost me $1600 to recover my data. Lacie would not help, even though they have a service that for $5 a year, they will cover recovery. When I registered the drive for warranty, there was no notification that they had such a plan. Very deceptive. Also on Amazon, there are a number of purchases with the same issue of crashing prematurely. I would not recommend using LaCie. If you must have it, then at least search their web site and purchase their recovery insurance, or buy another hard drive to back up their harddrive. Pretty sad experience!!!

      • Written by Michael W from LIVERMORE

      24 of 26 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Crashed after 5 weeks.Terrible experience!!

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Not Suitable for Use in a Warm Climate

      I purchased a LaCie 1TB Rugged Firewire 800 USB3 External HDD in December 2011. This LaCie Rugged HDD has been used on a handful of occasions to back up photos I purchased a LaCie 1TB Rugged Firewire 800 USB3 External HDD in December 2011. This LaCie Rugged HDD has been used on a handful of occasions to back up photos while travelling. Recently I attempted to use this LaCie Rugged HDD to perform an independent backup of some photographs and personal files from my iMac. I was unable to copy these files to this HDD as the Lacie Rugged HDD became very hot after saving between 83GB and 84GB of files and then misbehaved, hanging Finder in OSX El Capitan and also corrupting any other external HDDs that I had plugged into my iMac at the time. I spent several days on the phone to Apple Support and finally traced this problem with Finder hanging and becoming unresponsive to the overheating of the Lacie Rugged 1TB HDD. The case design of the Lacie Rugged HDD and in particular the rubberised edge bump strip clearly does not allow sufficient cooling of the HDD inside. The LaCie Rugged HDD may be suitable for use in Antarctica, Siberia or Alaska but is not suitable for use in a warm climate. I am very disappointed with this product as I expected a long life from a premium device for which I paid a premium price and all I have now is an expensive rubber edged paperweight which has only been used a handful of times over 5 years.

      • Written by Brett T from CAMP HILL

      56 of 99 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Not Suitable for Use in a Warm Climate

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Suitable for Use in Warm Climates

      I'm a DIT by trade and I have used countless LaCie drives across the world, including the Rugged RAID, and they have all performed without fault in all temperat I'm a DIT by trade and I have used countless LaCie drives across the world, including the Rugged RAID, and they have all performed without fault in all temperatures, from the very high to the very low.

      • Written by Samuel H from Buxton

      12 of 15 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Suitable for Use in Warm Climates

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      An external power supply, REALLY?

      I just upgraded from the 2TB version because, as a photographer who carries her entire photo archive with her, I ran out of portable storage and needed more. I I just upgraded from the 2TB version because, as a photographer who carries her entire photo archive with her, I ran out of portable storage and needed more. I was a bit stunned to discover that the 4TB external hard-drive does NOT function without being plugged into a power source. SERIOUSLY? In addition, the cord is SO SHORT, I need an extension cord to access a power supply unless I plan to sit on the floor and work next to an outlet. In this age of living untethered and needing to carry LESS, I now have to carry the LaCie power cord AND an extension cord in my traveling kit. Glad to have the extra space, but THOROUGHLY DISAPPOINTED at the necessary peripherals that go along with the upgrade.

      • Written by Stacey E from Saugerties

      0 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?An external power supply, REALLY?

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Don’t Buy This Product

      This hard drive is not good if you are planning on using for long periods of time. If you want a place to back up fils and not access them, maybe, but the desig This hard drive is not good if you are planning on using for long periods of time. If you want a place to back up fils and not access them, maybe, but the design of the drive means it heats up to a degree that it becomes incredibly hot. I would not feel confortable leaving files writing on this disk when I am not there to supervise it.

      • Written by Cynthia W from Rosebery

      Is this review useful?Don’t Buy This Product

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Best portable Hard drive ever

      This is the best portable Hard drive I have ever used. Stable, easy to set up and it doesn't switch off if it is knocked. Well worth the money.

      • Written by James A from Machans Beach

      0 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Best portable Hard drive ever