LaCie Rugged USB 3.0 Mobile HDD is Fast and Tough

Paul Lilly

As any videogame player getting ready to choose to an on-screen character will tell you, speed and toughness don't always go hand-in-hand. But that isn't the case with LaCie's new Rugged 3.0 USB mobile hard drive which, according to LaCie, boasts the fastest interface on the market.

The result is speeds of up to 110MB/s, which is pretty darn fast. In fact, that's three times as fast as the speed of USB 2.0, allowing you to transfer an HD movie in its entirety in less than 3 minutes rather than the more than 8 minutes it would take via USB 2.0.

"We are pleased to add USB 3.0, the fastest interface available, or our most recognized mobile solution," says Anne-Sophie Marchand, Consumer Product Manager. "Now the most demanding customers can get the best performance out of a 2.5-inch hard drive -- making the Rugged USB 3.0 the only hard drive necessary for work in the field."

The Rugged drive comes encased in a scratch resistant aluminum shell. Combined with internal shock absorbers and a shock resistant rubber bumper, LaCie says its new drive can withstand drops up to 2.2 meters ( about 7.2 feet ).

LaCie sells the Rugged USB 3.0 in 500GB capacity for $150.

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