The exclusive creation of world-renowned designer Neil Poulton, this portable external hard drive is one of our most popular products, and offers the supreme speed of FireWire 800, along with FireWire 400 and Hi-Speed USB 2.0 interfaces for true universal connectivity. Conveniently bus-powered and plug & play, the LaCie Rugged Hard Disk is ideal for backup, video storage, and large data volume exchange on the go. You can plug it into almost any computer anywhere for instant backup, video storage and large data volume exchange. Its unique scratch-protected aluminum shell and shock-resistant rubber bumper make the LaCie Rugged Hard Disk especially resistant to harsh elements, providing extra protection wherever you need it. Best of all, it's rated shock-proof up to 2.2 meters, and evaluated under the MIL-STD-810, a series of standards from the United States Army's Developmental Test Command that test how well a specific device performs when placed under stress or extreme conditions.
Don't know why LaCie is still in business8/6/2011
If you enjoy "Delayed Write Failed" errors when transferring files overnight with no clue where it left off, then finding that your NTFS partition is hosed, then this is the drive for you. Two in a row with the same issue. I've used WD Passports, Iomega externals, homebrew 2.5 inch drives in ebay bought enclosures, etc and have never had this problem so it is most definitly LaCie. Don't take the risk. Too many other options for less $$
Cool, roomy drive6/30/2011
This is an awesome hard drive! Does everything just as expected, and there's so much room and plenty of connection ports. I love it. Wish I had bought earlier.
Very nice, fast, rugged hard drive. Perfect for HD video. Indispensable in the field. The price is right for the quality and extra protection you get.
Reliable rugged drive!4/30/2011
I absolutely love this drive! It has saved me some nerves and time. During one of my trips I got in a hurry in the airport and dropped my bag with the drive inside. It only fell 2 feet, but I was very much afraid that I'd loose the data. Well, the drive is truly rugged, it survived the fall and continues to work like a champ. This is an excellent drive to use as a back up for your files and when you are on the go. It is worth the money!
Happy with my Rugged drive!4/26/2011
I use this LaCie Rugged drive for everything, backup at home, backup at work, when I travel, photos.. There's plenty of room. The speed is good. The drive is silent, durable and perfect for traveling. I have used LaCie drives before and never had any issues. I hope this one will do just as well.
Excellent product. With the storage capacity of 1 TB it is relatively compact. What I like the most about this drive is the versatility of connection options. It's good to know that you can connect the drive to anything at any time. Another nice thing is that it comes with all cables you might need. The performance has been awesome too.
easy rugged drive1/30/2011
This LaCie rugged works great, exactly as advertised. It was easy to set up and get running. Works well. I like the 1TB storage capacity and ruggedized design. Nothing really to complain about. I'm happy with the purchase.
Fast, rugged and works well12/16/2010
Great drive. Good size, portable, has rugged design and great performance. It's exactly what I needed. I have it for several months now and not an issue.
Bought this drive to transfer my huge photo collection to an external drive as it was taking almost all of my internal drive. The drive is very fast with Firewire 800. It's plug & play, bus powered and comes with a nice choice of software. Highly recommended.