Friday, February 12th 2010

LaCie Announces Rugged eSATA Drive, Mobile Storage for Fast Data Transfer

LaCie today announced the Rugged eSATA, the first mobile external hard drive on the market that features a Power eSATA interface. The Rugged eSATA offers major storage capacity and a cost advantage over eSATA SSD solutions, and is one of the only portable, bus-powered eSATA solutions on the market.

Bus-powered when connected to a USB-eSATA combo port, the LaCie Rugged eSATA combines superior transfer speeds of up to 90MB/s in a truly mobile form. The USB-eSATA combo interface, also known as Power eSATA, features a slightly different connector than eSATA and is frequently found on late-model laptops. The drive is also compatible with standard eSATA ports when the included USB power-sharing cable is connected.
“We are thrilled to integrate power eSATA technology into our best-selling Rugged mobile hard drive,” said Anne-Sophie Marchand, Consumer Product Manager. “This solution brings dazzling transfer speeds to customers on the go, while still ensuring compatibility with standard eSATA and USB 2.0 connectors.”

Housed in the award-winning Rugged casing designed by Neil Poulton, the LaCie Rugged eSATA features a unique scratch-resistant aluminum shell, internal anti-shock absorbers, and a shock-resistant rubber bumper to better protect files against everyday blunders.
  • Power eSATA interface allows you to work faster
  • Rugged casing is ideal for protecting valuable data on the go
  • Up to 90MB/s through Power eSATA
  • Compatible with standard eSATA ports
The LaCie Rugged eSATA will be available in 500GB capacity through the LaCie Online Store, LaCie Reseller+ and LaCie Storage Partner starting at the suggested retail price of $159.99 (VAT included).
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9 Comments on LaCie Announces Rugged eSATA Drive, Mobile Storage for Fast Data Transfer

ewwwwwee.... orange rubber :shadedshu
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Got one of these the older model that's ESATA and USB. Had it for over a year and NP with it at all. Transfer speeds are fairly fast, I strictly use the ESATA cable for file transfers. The orange color makes it easy to find if you lay it down in a bunch of papers....LOL:laugh:
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Yep have one of the older ones too as my boot/rescue drive at work. Ugly but a good product.
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looks like a liferaft.

Still, for many people the rugged design is a very good thing.
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does it vibrate?.... becuase if it does it wont look so bad when you shove it up your arse :P
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this thing can take a beating. i have the older version without the esata for school and its just one of the most reliable portable HDD's ive ever owned.

just fucking buy one!
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Maybe it's the picture but..

deadlyrhythm said:

just fucking buy one!
But first get some dye to color that orange rubber :)
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The word "eSATA" is used 19 times in this one article.. The word "eSATA" doesn't register in my brain anymore. LaCie broke eSATA :(

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