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LaCie 2TB Rugged Thunderbolt External Hard Drive

B&H # LARTU2 Mfr # 9000489
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You Pay: $279.99
Product Highlights
  • 2TB Storage Capacity
  • 5400 rpm Rotational Speed
  • 1 x USB 3.0 Port
  • 1 x Integrated Thunderbolt Cable
  • Bus Powered
  • Shock, Dust, Water Resistant
  • AES 256-bit Encryption

The 2TB Rugged Thunderbolt External Hard Drive from LaCie features a rugged design complete with a removable cover and is IP 54 rated when the cover is attached. The 2TB storage capacity allows you to store a variety of files including photos, movies, videos, and more. Files can be easily transferred to and from both Windows and Mac computers as this hard drive comes equipped with both an integrated Thunderbolt cable and USB 3.0 port supporting data transfer speeds of up to 122 MB/s.

Enhanced Data Transfer Speeds
Get enhanced transfer speeds on Mac and PC thanks to the USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt interfaces. This hard disk drive performs at up to 122 MB/s, a 35% improvement over FireWire 800. Back up and transfer large amounts of data in a fraction of the time.
Universal Connectivity
With both USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt interfaces, the LaCie Rugged is a perfect match for your Mac and PC. Since USB 3.0 is backward compatible, you can connect it to any standard computer, anywhere. The integrated Thunderbolt cable also stows neatly when not in use, so that you'll never lose it. The LaCie Rugged is also fully bus powered through the USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt cables.
All-Terrain Data Protection
This rugged hard drive from LaCie comes MIL-compliant, which means that data is protected even during accidental drops of up to 6.6 feet (2 meters). During transit, connect the removable cover to provide IP 54-level protection against dust and water. The included software even protects your files with AES 256-bit encryption.
Automatic Backup
Easy setup and automatic backup for both Mac and PC.
Password Protection
With military-grade AES 256-bit encryption, LaCie Private-Public protects your files from unauthorized access with password protection.
Capacity 2 TB
Internal Storage Media 5400 RPM / 64 MB cache
Interface Technology 1 x Integrated Thunderbolt cable
1 x USB 3.0 port (USB 2.0 and UAS compatible)

To achieve full interface bandwidth, connect the product to either a USB 3.0 or Thunderbolt port on a computer or device
Interface Transfer Rate (Max) Thunderbolt: 10 Gb/s
USB 3.0: 5 Gb/s
Performance Benchmark Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 (reads):
122 MB/s

These transfer rates were achieved using AJA System Test with the SSD version connected to a Mac computer via the Thunderbolt interface. Actual data rates may vary depending on operating environment and other factors, such as chosen interface and disk capacity
Durability Dust & Water: IP 54 rated (when cover is attached)
Shock: Drops of up to 6.6 feet (2 meters) (in non-operating mode)
Pressure: 1 ton
Theft: Password protection with AES 256-bit software encryption
Software LaCie Backup Assistant (easy way to set up automatic computer backups)
LaCie Private-Public (password protection with AES 256-bit software encryption)
System Requirements Computer with a Thunderbolt, USB 3.0, or USB 2.0 port

Operating system
Thunderbolt: Latest version of Windows 7, Windows 8 / Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later
USB 3.0: Latest version of Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 / Mac OS X 10.6 or later
Minimum free disk space: 600 MB recommended
Dimensions 3.5 x 5.5 x 1.0" / 89 x 140 x 24 mm
Weight 12.3 oz / 530 g
LaCie 2TB Rugged Thunderbolt External Hard Drive
  • USB 3.0 Cable
  • Removable Cover
  • Limited 3-Year Manufacturer Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    LaCie2TB Rugged Thunderbolt External Hard Drive
     
    4.9

    (based on 13 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (12)
    • Easy to use (12)
    • Portable (12)
    • Compact (11)
    • Large capacity / good size (11)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Back-up (9)
      • Photo storage (9)
      • Additional storage (6)
      • File transfer (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Power user (10), Casual user (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (8), Business (5)
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac (13)

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      5.0

      Great Product

      By Susan

      from San Antonio, TX

      About Me Casual user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Easy to use
      • Portable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Photo Storage

        Comments about LaCie 2TB Rugged Thunderbolt External Hard Drive:

        Needed to get photos off of my computer and this HD did the job very well!

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac

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        5.0

        LaCie Backup Drive

        By LAW

        from St.Petersburg, FL

        About Me Casual user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Compact
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Easy to use
        • High Capacity
        • Portable
        • Quiet

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup

          Comments about LaCie 2TB Rugged Thunderbolt External Hard Drive:

          I have an iMac and was using a 2TB Western Digital drive for backup. It repeatedly disconnected from the computer. I had to repair the drive several times. Then the drive was no longer recognized by my computer and the power seemed to be intermittent. I tried a new power cord and no joy. I researched hard drives that were compatible with iMac and the 2TB Rugged Thunderbolt External Hard Drive by LaCie rated very high by a number of different sources. I checked prices and B&H had the best price and I knew from experience it would back what it sold. I received the new drive in two days, connected it, used Apple's Time Machine app and voila! Have not had any problems with disconnects and liked that I could format the drive with a partition for iOS and one for PC.Like that it is powered by USB (or in my case the Thunderbolt connection). The Thunderbolt connection is such much faster than my old drive. I rarely notice when a backup is occurring. Have not tried the USB 3.0 connection. It is small although the day glow orange silicone case, while protective, is hard to miss -- guess that's good if you travel with it.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • Mac

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          5.0

          Great small back up drive

          By Marcy

          from Mesa AZ

          About Me Power user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Easy to use
          • High Capacity
          • Portable

          Cons

          • A Little Bulky For Some

          Best Uses

          • Additional Storage
          • Backup
          • File Transfer
          • Photo Storage

          Comments about LaCie 2TB Rugged Thunderbolt External Hard Drive:

          This drive did just what I wanted - drag and drop photo files for back up -in the type of organization that I set up - plus it can be used with Time machine if you want - and it is portable and rugged

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • Mac

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          5.0

          Excellent external drive for Mac

          By DC

          from Shawnee, Kansas

          About Me Casual user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Easy to use
          • High Capacity
          • Portable
          • Quiet

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Additional Storage
            • Backup
            • Photo Storage
            • Video

            Comments about LaCie 2TB Rugged Thunderbolt External Hard Drive:

            I bought this thunderbolt drive to make a bootable copy of my IMac before upgrading to Yosemite. I first purchased Copy Cloner. Both the drive and the software were recommended on Apple Insider. Flawless!

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • Mac

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            5.0

            awesome product

            By d'Artiste Photgraphy

            from Oakdale N.Y.

            About Me Power user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Easy to use
            • High Capacity
            • Portable
            • Quiet

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Additional Storage
              • Photo Storage

              Comments about LaCie 2TB Rugged Thunderbolt External Hard Drive:

              I am a photographer, working with the d800, huge files making it an absolute necessity to store your images on a separate hard drive. This product downloads these huge files quick and has a good amount of space for a decent price.

              • Primary use:
              • Business
              • Computer Platform:
              • Mac

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              5.0

              Great Hard Drive for Travel

              By rocketdog2

              from somerville, ma

              About Me Power user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Easy to use
              • High Capacity
              • Portable
              • Quiet
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Photo Storage
                • Travel Between Computers
                • Video

                Comments about LaCie 2TB Rugged Thunderbolt External Hard Drive:

                I use this to be able to work on both my laptop and my iMac. The drive is my main photo storage. I got this to replace one of my Seagate GoFlex drives. I have had the Seagate drives fail at least twice for me, in one case, losing a few years' worth of photos (before I learned to backup!). I've only had it for a month or two, but it is working just fine and looks very rugged. The cord storage right in the drive itself is very handy.

                I am hoping that the built-in thunderbolt cable will last as long as the drive. Time will tell.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Computer Platform:
                • Mac

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                4.0

                Works great

                By Paddy9

                from Denver

                About Me Power user

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Easy to use
                • High Capacity
                • Portable
                • Quiet

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Photo Storage

                  Comments about LaCie 2TB Rugged Thunderbolt External Hard Drive:

                  These drives are reliable .i have bought tow more since for shooting on the road. The only one drawback , there is no thunderbolt input to daisy chain. So I give it 4 stars.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • Mac

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                  5.0

                  Convenient and very quiet

                  By jvwhite

                  from Cambridge, MA

                  About Me Power user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Compact
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Easy to use
                  • High Capacity
                  • Portable
                  • Quiet

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • File Transfer

                    Comments about LaCie 2TB Rugged Thunderbolt External Hard Drive:

                    Use this to backup my iTunes library (0.5 TB) and to backup my Transporter Library (Connected Data).

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • Mac

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                    5.0

                    Super speedy data transfer!

                    By jim the runner

                    from nyc

                    About Me Power user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Easy to use
                    • High Capacity
                    • Portable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • File Transfer
                      • Photo Storage

                      Comments about LaCie 2TB Rugged Thunderbolt External Hard Drive:

                      Super Speedy!!!
                      using it to organize photo files. No file too big so far.
                      love it. bought two.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • Mac

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                      5.0

                      Great Drive

                      By Paul

                      from Houston, TX

                      About Me Power user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about LaCie 2TB Rugged Thunderbolt External Hard Drive:

                            Does what it's supposed to do. Fast transfers. Build quality is great. What you'd expect from LaCie

                            • Primary use:
                            • Business
                            • Computer Platform:
                            • Mac

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                            5.0

                            The best rugged drive ever!

                            By rubiophoto

                            from Orinda, CA

                            About Me Power user

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attractive Design
                            • Compact
                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Easy to use
                            • High Capacity
                            • Portable
                            • Quiet

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Additional Storage
                              • Backup
                              • Photo Storage

                              Comments about LaCie 2TB Rugged Thunderbolt External Hard Drive:

                              LOVE this drive - I've been a rugged drive user for years, but now with an integrated Thunderbolt cord it's even more convenient for travel. And they thought of everything - a spare cord cover is included in case you lose one!

                              • Primary use:
                              • Business
                              • Computer Platform:
                              • Mac

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                              5.0

                              Excellent hard drive.

                              By Rapidograph

                              from New York, NY

                              About Me Power user

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attractive Design
                              • Compact
                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Easy to use
                              • High Capacity
                              • Portable
                              • Protected From Damages
                              • Quiet

                              Cons

                              • Price

                              Best Uses

                              • Additional Storage
                              • Backup

                              Comments about LaCie 2TB Rugged Thunderbolt External Hard Drive:

                              It it very compact which allows me to take it with me everywhere. I never afraid to brake it down when I work with it on the street. Of course it is very fast due to thunderbolt.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal
                              • Computer Platform:
                              • Mac

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                              5.0

                              Dependable External Hard Drive

                              By Mary

                              from Atlanta, GA

                              About Me Power user

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Easy to use
                              • High Capacity
                              • Portable
                              • Quiet

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Additional Storage
                                • Backup
                                • File Transfer
                                • Photo Storage

                                Comments about LaCie 2TB Rugged Thunderbolt External Hard Drive:

                                I have used a number of these hard drives over the years, and have yet to have one fail. I have tried other brands, but these have been the most reliable.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal
                                • Computer Platform:
                                • Mac

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