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LaCie Rugged All-Terrain 500 GB FireWire/USB Hard Drive
From the Manufacturer
The LaCie 301371 500 GB Rugged Hard Disk with FireWire 800, FireWire 400, and USB 2.0 is designed to survive the harsh elements of the real world. This durable, portable storage drive offers 500 GB of storage with a triple interface for maximum compatibility and performance, and is built with a rugged, drop-resistant aluminum alloy shell and a shock-resistant rubber bumper.
|The LaCie 500 GB Rugged Hard Disk with FireWire 800, FireWire 400, and USB 2.0: |
- Features a rugged drop-resistant and shock-resistant enclosure.
- Gets power from the USB bus so no extra adapter is required.
- Has 500 GB of disk space; 5400 RPM spin rate and 8 MB of cache for maximum drive performance.
- Doesn't need any drivers for simple set up.
With three interfaces, you'll have a fast connection with any computer. View larger.
Ultra-Portable Data Shuttle
World-renowned designer Neil Poulton is responsible for the stunning look. View larger.
The Rugged All-Terrain withstands bumps and shocks to keep your data safe and secure.
If you travel a lot with your data, the Rugged All-Terrain is the drive is for you. Perfect for users who need backup, storage and large-volume exchange for office files, photos, music and even video clips, the Rugged All-Terrain is bus-powered, which means that it uses the power of the connected computer to operate and doesn't require an additional AC adapter or power cord.
Three Interfaces for Fast Connections
The Rugged All-Terrain offers speed and versatility with three connection interfaces, letting you use it with almost any computer. The FireWire 800 interface allows for a blistering 800 Mbps data transfer speed, perfect for video editing and other intensive work. FireWire 400 is also supported, which has long been a favorite of Mac users and provides 400 Mbps speeds. The nearly universal USB 2.0 interface is supported as well, which offers a transfer rate of up to 480 Mbps, and is backwards compatible with USB 1.1.
With its driver-free and plug-and-play functionality, exchanging data between Macs and PCs is as easy as it gets--simply plug it into any computer with a USB port and you're ready to go. (The Rugged All-Terrain requires no extra drivers for Windows XP/2000/Vista and Mac OS X operating systems.) It even comes with a power-sharing cable for low-powered USB hubs and computers.
The drive features a spin speed of 5400 RPM, an 8 MB cache, and a transfer rate of up to up to 480 Mbits per second. Measuring a mere 3.5 x 1 x 5.7 inches (WxHxD) and weighing less than nine ounces, the Rugged All-Terrain is designed to travel and will fit easily in your briefcase or backpack. Take it with you on business trips and vacations, or use it for transferring files from one desktop computer to another.
Included with the drive are LaCie software bundles to enhance its performance and functionality, including LaCie's 1-Click Backup Software (for Mac and PC) and SilverKeeper Backup Software (Mac).
Mobile, All-Terrain Protection
Designed exclusively for LaCie by world-renowned designer Neil Poulton, the Rugged All-Terrain is built like an off-road vehicle, ready to withstand the bumps and bruises of your travels. Its unique, scratch-protected aluminum shell and shock-resistant rubber bumper make it especially resistant to harsh elements. In fact, the drive is designed to withstand vertical drops of up to 35 inches while in non-operating mode. (Dropping the drive while it's in operation, however, could cause damage, so be careful!)
For additional styling points, the Rugged All-Terrain can be outfitted with additional colorful bumpers that will keep your drive protected. Easy-to-change and durable once on, they are made of the same quality rubber as the original bright orange Rugged sleeve. The optional set of three additional bumpers, which is sold seperately, includes green-grey, blue-grey and black bumpers.
The LaCie Rugged All-Terrain Portable Hard Drive is backed by a 3-year limited warranty.
Established in France in 1989, LaCie is a leading manufacturer of computer peripherals for Windows, Apple and Linux users. With offices and plants in the USA, Canada, Japan, Australia, Europe, Singapore and Hong Kong, LaCie develops and manufactures external storage solutions and color monitors that help professionals and everyday people easily manage their digital lives. LaCie has differentiated its products through original designs and leading-edge technology.
What's in the Box
LaCie Rugged Hard Disk, FireWire 800 cable, FireWire 400 cable, high-speed USB 2.0 cable (USB 1.1 compatible), USB power-sharing cable, and quick install guide.
Optional bumpers let you easily change the look of your Rugged All-Terrain.