The LaCie Rugged Safe is the most complete mobile storage solution available. It offers multiple levels of data protection, from its unbreakable hardware encryption and the safest biometric authentication technology, to its shock-proof enclosure. Developed for users that need to protect their data against theft, the Rugged Safe boasts AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) 128-bit encryption. This is the same standard used by the U.S. government and organizations worldwide to protect critical documents. The Rugged Safe also features biometric authentication, which enables personalized data control, with access for to up to ten users. In addition to its enhanced security, the Rugged Safe comes with USB 2.0, FireWire 800/400, and is fully plug and play. Once configured, it grants access to authorized users on any Mac or PC with a single finger swipe, requiring no software installation. It's also bus powered, making it the best solution for people on the go carrying sensitive data.