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LaCie Rugged portable hard drives keep your data protected on the go

Backing up your computer is essential but that backup has to be protected and that’s been made even easier with the new LaCie rugged portable hard drives which are designed to handle solid day-to-day use.

Available in capacities up to 5TB, the LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt USB-C portable drive has the company’s trademark orange bumper around the edges of the device so it can handle drops from a height of 1.5m. It’s also water resistant and shock resistant.

it can also withstand the weight of a one-ton car, so if it got run over it would still be okay.

The LaCie drive is still fairly compact and does require power. It draws its power from the PC or Mac it’s connected to.
It is ideal for use out in the field whether it’s on a film set, a photo shoot or in a studio.

With this kind of protection, you have peace of mind that your data is safe.

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On the performance side, the LaCie Rugged drive also delivers through its Thunderbolt or USB-C connection and can transfer data at 130MB/s.

And having both Thunderbolt and USB-C means the LaCie Rugged can be used with a wider range of laptops and computers.

USB-C is now standard on all the next-generation laptops including Apple’s latest MacBook Pro but the drive is also backwards compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0.

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The Thunderbolt cable is built in to the LaCie Rugged drive with a cable that can be stored inside the bumper.

But a USB-C port allows users to opt for this connection using the included USB-C to USB-C cable.

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The LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt USB-C portable drive offers all of the benefits of a portable drive – it can handle daily use anywhere and it can save and access your data fast.

It is available now in 1TB ($219), 2TB ($289), 4TB ($389) and 5TB ($429) capacities.

About Stephen Fenech

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