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

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LaCie Rugged

Rugged LaCie

Music: Driving Rock Anthem

[Zak Noyle walks onto beach and looks to the horizon]

[Zak Noyle, World-Class Surf Photographer]

[Crashing Waves]

[1 Surf Photographer. 3 Hours of Epic Waves. 1 Chance for the Perfect Photo.]

[Montage of Zak's camera gear and diving equipment. Zak suits up and enters the water and swims through waves with his camera equipment. He returns to base camp and has a seat at a table where he places a laptop and a LaCie Rugged hard drive.]

[LaCie Rugged. Ultimate Storage for the Perfect Photo]

[Zak opens his laptop and begins to connect a Lacie Rugged hard drive.]

[Portable. Bus Powered via Thunderbolt and USB-C.]

[Zak inserts the thunderbolt cable attached to the LaCie Rugged to his laptop.]

[Bigger. Store up to 5TB of Content.]

[Computer monitor shows files being transfered from laptop to the LaCie Rugged.]

[Faster. Transfer Files in Seconds.]

[Progress bar shows files being transferred quickly.]

[Safer. Resists Sand, Water, and Drops.]

[LaCie Rugged is covered in water and sand as it's being handled. Zak brushes off the hard drive, disconnects the LaCie Rugged and places it in one shipping envelope, soon after opening another which contains a surf magazine featuring his photography.

[LaCie Rugged. Toughest in the Field. Fast and Secure Anywhere.

[Camera pans to reveal the final shot of the LaCie Rugged.

  • 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 maximize 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 five feet. With an IP-54 rating for data security against dust and water splashing, you can be confident that your data will remain accessible.

    Prevent unauthorized 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: 5.8 in./14.8 cm

    Length: 3.6 in./9.1 cm

    Width: 1.3 in./3.4 cm

    Weight: 32.2 oz./1 kg

    Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    UPC or EAN No.: 763649087565

    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.

  • 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

      33 of 35 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

      62 of 108 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

      13 of 17 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

      4 of 5 people found this useful

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

    • 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 2 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Best portable Hard drive ever

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Used for 2 years + works fine

      Used for several years now without any event.

      • Written by Paul W from White Stone

      1 of 2 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Used for 2 years + works fine

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