LaCie has increased the storage in its Rugged Thunderbolt storage solution to 1TB SSD capacity. With double the storage, the new LaCie Rugged is just as portable with no size or weight increase compared to the 500GB offering. Based on LaCie’s test set-up, which used an AJA System Test connected to a Mac computer via the Thunderbolt interface, the LaCie Rugged delivers speeds of up to 387MB/s — three times faster than a standard mobile hard drive. With these speeds, creative professionals can transfer 100GB in less than five minutes.
The LaCie Rugged provides enough bandwidth to review and edit photos or video in the field, so by pairing it with a laptop, a photographer or videographer can back up footage or complete a project on location. The LaCie Rugged is MIL-compliant, which means that data is protected even during accidental drops of up to two meters (6.6 feet).
With its cap in place, the LaCie Rugged is also IP54-rated for superior protection against dust and water splashing, even during operation. The unit is resistant to vibration and shock and is tough enough to be shipped for reliable delivery to clients or partners. The LaCie Rugged is fully bus-powered through the Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 cables.