The Wait is Finally Over! LaCie Rugged RAID is Now Shipping

The LaCie® Rugged RAID, one of the toughest all-terrain mobile storage devices on the market, is now available from the LaCie Online Store.

Packing twice the speed and capacity of a standard mobile hard drive in its compact design, the LaCie Rugged features:

• 4 TB of storage (the equivalent of thirty 128 GB memory cards)
• Thunderbolt™ and USB 3.0 for speeds of up to 240 MB/s
• Bus powered via Thunderbolt for mobile workflows
• Hardware RAID 0/1 flexibility for speed or security
• Shock, dust, and water resistance for all–terrain use

Tough in the Field
The LaCie Rugged has been tested to withstand drops of up to 1.5 meters (5 feet), so whether your LaCie Rugged falls out of your backpack or is being crushed by stacks of suitcases in the airplane cargo hold, your data will stay safe and secure.

Check out how pro surf photographer Zak Noyle’s LaCie Rugged withstands salt, sand, and water splashes – and gives Zak the storage space, speed, and efficiency that he needs to hit tight deadlines.

Bigger on the Inside
On the outside, the LaCie Rugged RAID is only 40% bigger than a standard Rugged drive – but has double the capacity on the inside with 4 TB of storage space. With this capacity, the LaCie Rugged can store the equivalent of thirty 128 GB memory cards, and lets you carry fewer drives while capturing more photos, footage, and other types of content in the field.

Fast and Secure
As the ultimate solution for on-the-go professionals, the LaCie Rugged adapts to your needs for performance or completely data security. The LaCie Rugged has a fast Thunderbolt interface and two internal hard drives that are preconfigured in hardware RAID 0 for sustained performance of up to 240 MB/s. With this speed, you can transfer 64 GB of content in less than five minutes.

Leave the LaCie Rugged in RAID 0 (striped mode) to maximize speed and capacity, or choose RAID 1 (mirrored mode) to have your data duplicated across the two drives. So even if one drive fails in the field, your files remain safe and accessible on the other drive.

Originally announced in January 2015, the LaCie Rugged is available for $419.99 MSRP. The LaCie Rugged is the ideal storage solution for professionals who need to carry or transfer massive amounts of data in the field.

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