The LaCie Rugged Mini Portable Hard Drive (1TB) continues in the footsteps of the other rugged drives from LaCie, with shock, pressure, and rain resistance, along with that high-recognizable orange border. For such a small, and therefore portable, drive it just seems like common sense to build-in so many safety features for your data.
The Rugged Mini is more than just a durable drive though, it's the warehouse of storage with a whopping 1TB of room on a hard disk that features 5400 RPM and a transfer rate up to 5Gb/s. The drive's USB 3.0 / 2.0 interface keeps all that data moving with speed and efficiency as well, no matter if you're using a Mac or a Windows machine.
In addition to its duties as your hard drive, the Rugged Mini comes with special extras done the LaCie way. LaCie Private-Public securely protects your files with password protection software built-in. Other features of the built-in software suite include automatic backups for Mac and PC computers, an Automatic Eco mode that can save up to 49% of power when not in use, and 10GB of free Wuala storage for one year.
One of the Smallest Members of the Rugged Family
With its iconic orange design and secure form factor, the Rugged has been one of our most popular hard drives. With the Rugged Mini, Lacie has shrunk the Rugged, and added tons of new features, making it a solid investment for on-the-go data transport
The LaCie Rugged Mini Hard Disk shares features with the popular Rugged Hard Disk, like shock resistance, drop resistance (up to 47.2"), and a rubber sleeve for added protection. But with the Rugged Mini, LaCie's gone a step further: it's also rain-resistant, and pressure-resistant-you can drive over it with a 1-ton car, and it still works! Its small size makes it perfect to take with you wherever you go, and its Rugged exterior provides protection against accidental drops, shock, or pressure
The Speed of USB 3.0
With the Rugged Mini, you've got the speed of USB 3.0, and full backward compatibility with USB 2.0, meaning that you can use it on almost any computer. You can transfer a 700MB video file in less than 7 seconds with USB 3.0, compared to 25 seconds with USB 2.0. Additionally, you can use the LaCie Mac USB 3.0 Driver to improve data transfer speed on your Mac (up to a 30% performance increase compared to FireWire 800).
The Rugged Mini doesn't just keep your data safe from external forces-it also protects against intrusion. With secure password protection software built-in, it's easy to make sure that your files are secure and protected, no matter where you go. You can even use access your password-protected files using any computer, ensuring complete data mobility-and complete data safety
User-Friendly Software Suite Included
Interface USB 3.0 Micro B
USB 2.0 compatible
Disk Speed (RPM) 5400
Transfer Rate USB 3.0: Up to 5Gb/s
USB 2.0 Up to 480Mb/s
System Requirements Computer with USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 port
Windows XP, Vista, 7
Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6
Minimum free disk space: 600MB recommended
For USB 3.0 Mac compatibility:
Mac Pro with LaCie USB 3.0 PCI Express Card (requires available PCI Express slot)
MacBook Pro with LaCie USB 3.0 ExpressCard/34 (requires available ExpressCard/34 slot)
Dimensions 3.5 x 5.5 x 0.98" / 89 x 139.5 x 25mm
Weight 10.6 oz / 300g
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