Wednesday, July 20th 2011

LaCie Announces Rugged Mini Series USB 3.0 Portable HDDs

LaCie announced the latest addition to its family of award-winning Rugged hard drives — LaCie Rugged Mini, design by Neil Poulton. Based on the Rugged's shock- and drop- resistant features, the Rugged Mini is 40 percent smaller, rain-resistant and can withstand one ton of pressure. Coupled with its scratch-resistant aluminum casing and LaCie Private-Public software, the Rugged Mini is sure to keep your data safe and secure.

With its small size, as well as shock-, rain- and pressure-resistant capabilities, the Rugged Mini is ideal for anyone on the go. Professionals and students alike can easily transport the drive in their bag for school or for an outdoor photo shoot, and be confident their files are safe and secure. Video professionals will especially appreciate the Rugged Mini's speed with USB 3.0 and 7200 RPM model for onsite file transfer.

Additionally, the Rugged Mini is backward compatible with USB 2.0. This means it will work with any computer or notebook that has a USB connection — offering instant usability, no matter what version of USB you have.

3 TIMES FASTER THAN USB 2.0
The Rugged Mini is completely bus powered and features the USB 3.0 interface — which helps it perform three times faster than USB 2.0. This hard drive can transfer one HD movie in less than three minutes, 1000 MP3 music files in 42 seconds or 2,000 photos in about one minute.

FULL SOFTWARE SUITE
The included software suite is fully compatible with Mac® and PC computers. It allows users to easily set up the hard drive, as well as back up and secure data. You can even enable the eco mode for power savings. The Rugged Mini offers LaCie's Private-Public software with AES data encryption and password protection — ensuring your files are always secure.

For further backup and security, the Rugged Mini includes 10GB of Wuala secure online storage for one year, allowing you to securely store, share and sync your data online.

AVAILABILITY
The Rugged Mini will be available soon in 500 GB or 1TB capacities through the LaCie Online Store, LaCie Corner, and LaCie Reseller+ starting at the suggested retail price of $95.00 (VAT included). For more information, visit the product page.
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11 Comments on LaCie Announces Rugged Mini Series USB 3.0 Portable HDDs

#1
Trackr
Why would anyone want something that is bright orange?
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micropage7
by: Trackr
Why would anyone want something that is bright orange?
coz its like a blackbox. must die hard and easy to spotted so you can see it from 50 metres away
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Jonap_1st
by: Trackr
Why would anyone want something that is bright orange?
pretending when get bored, you got something to chew on..
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#4
bear jesus
To be honest i like the look of it and the features sound good but mechanical disk drives themselves are not that rugged, i would much prefer something like this with a solid state drive but then I'm sure i would hate the price. :laugh:
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#5
Mussels
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^ i know which one of those two is more 'rugged'
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#7
RejZoR
Why so ugly? [reference to Joker in Batman]
Icy Box cases with silicon jacket on the edges look far better and i'm guessing are also far cheaper.
Like IB-223StU3+B. You can stick any kind of HDD in it. I have a USB 2.0 version of it and it looks really nice. And when in that silicon jacket, it also feels very strong even if it would fall on the floor.
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#8
Ravenas
by: Trackr
Why would anyone want something that is bright orange?
What Tennessee Volunteer fan wouldn't want bright orange?
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#9
[H]@RD5TUFF
wait so it's rugged because it has a rubberized thong around the edges . . . . ?


by: Ravenas
What Tennessee Volunteer fan wouldn't want bright orange?
Or Texas!
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araditus
by: [H]@RD5TUFF
wait so it's rugged because it has a rubberized thong around the edges . . . . ?




Or Texas!
you had best pray to jesus all mighty that a texas boy doesnt read that.

its burnt orange.

Im a oklahoma state fan, so you are all good, and its closer to our orange anyways.
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[H]@RD5TUFF
by: araditus
you had best pray to jesus all mighty that a texas boy doesnt read that.

its burnt orange.

Im a oklahoma state fan, so you are all good, and its closer to our orange anyways.
I'm actually an A&M fan so .. . . . meh :roll:
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