LaCie launches new mobile storage device


LaCie, a brand under Seagate Technology plc, has launched the Rugged RAID, an
addition to its line of iconic Rugged mobile hard drives. LaCie Rugged RAID features
twice the speed and capacity of a standard mobile hard. It is also the only product
in its class to feature hardware RAID 0 and 1, which allows professionals to
optimise the product for speed or data security according to their workflow — and
use it on any Mac or PC.

When on a deadline, every second counts. The LaCie Rugged features Thunderbolt
and USB 3.0 along with two internal hard drives which are preconfigured in
hardware RAID 0 for sustained performance of up to 240 MB/s. With this speed,
users can transfer 64 GB of content in less than five minutes, and even start to edit
photos in the field with Adobe Lightroom. This time saving is crucial for field–based
professionals who collect and move tons of data onto external storage.

Professionals face the challenge of keeping up with ever-increasing resolutions and
file sizes. The LaCie Rugged addresses this challenge by featuring 4 TB in a compact
footprint. With this capacity, the LaCie Rugged can store the equivalent of sixty 64
GB memory cards. This allows professionals to carry fewer drives while acquiring
more photos, footage, and other types of content in the field.

The LaCie Rugged features RAID 1 (mirrored mode), which is where the data is
duplicated across the two drives. So, even if a single drive fails in the field, the
data remains accessible from the other drive. This is especially helpful to on–the–go
professionals with limited laptop capacity. The LaCie Rugged can serve as the
primary safe storage during travel. Even in the case of a single drive failure, data is

For added data protection, the LaCie Rugged is resistant to shock, dust and water. It
is tested to withstand drops of up to 1.5 meters and 1 ton of pressure. With its cap
in place, the LaCie Rugged is IP 54–rated for superior resistance to dust and water
splashing — even during operation. So whether the LaCie Rugged RAID takes a
jarring jeep ride, is buried under stacks of suitcases in the airplane cargo hold, or
gets splashed during a tropical downpour, the data remains safe and accessible.

Portability is key, and professionals need their equipment to go and work anywhere.
Powered through the Thunderbolt cable, the LaCie Rugged offers access to the data
anywhere – no power outlet required. The integrated Thunderbolt cable ensures that
the cable cannot be lost. Plus, with Thunderbolt and USB 3.0, it works with any
standard computer.

The LaCie Rugged includes everything professionals need for secure backup in the
field: a backup software suite and compatibility with Time Machine and Windows
Backup. It also includes LaCie Private-Public software, which allows users to
password-protect the entire drive or only certain volumes with AES 256–bit


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