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LaCie 500GB Rugged Triple Interface USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive

B&H # LART5005 Mfr # 301982
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You Pay: $109.99
Product Highlights
  • Capacity of 500GB
  • USB 3.0 & FireWire 800 Ports
  • Works with FireWire 400 & USB 2.0
  • Max Data Transfer Rate of Up to 80MB/s
  • 5400rpm Disk Speed
  • AES 256-Bit Encryption
  • LaCie Backup Software
  • 10GB of Online Storage
  • Rugged Protection
  • Windows and Mac Compatible

The 500GB Rugged Triple Interface USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive from LaCie is a rough-and-tumble ready, high-speed, ultra-portable hard drive. In terms of protection, it features the famous orange, rubberized, shock-resistant exterior sleeve; aluminum anti-scratch casing; internal rubber bumpers; and a 1000g shock-resistant hard drive. Built to military specifications, you can be sure that the drive is protected from damage that can occur during daily use. If off, the drive can withstand drops of up to 2 meters.

The drive features a 5400rpm disk speed and can connect to your computer via the super-fast USB 3.0 port or via one of two FireWire 800 ports.* The USB 3.0 port is backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and the FireWire 800 ports are backwards compatible with FireWire 400. With the included software suite, you can setup the drive, establish AES 256-bit encryption on the drive, automatically backup your computer's data, and save up to 10GB of data online. The software also includes an Automatic Eco mode that lowers the drive's power consumption by 40% when it's not in use.

Note! * USB 3.0 for Mac is possible if you download the appropriate driver from LaCie and have installed their USB 3.0 Mac-compatible ExpressCard/34 in your computer. See the specs tab for more info as well as LaCie's website

Triple Interface for the Best Performance

LaCie Rugged Triple Hard Disk provides universal connectivity: you've got the superior speeds of USB 3.0 and FireWire 800, and full backward compatibility with FireWire 400 and USB 2.0
You can transfer a 700MB video file in less than 7 seconds with USB 3.0, compared to 25 seconds with USB 2.0. Additionally, you can use the LaCie Mac USB 3.0 Driver to improve data transfer speed on your Mac (up to a 30% performance increase compared to FireWire 800)

Four Levels of Rugged Protection

The drive conforms to military standard 810-F, and can support drops from up to two meters. It helps you carry your files with confidence, no matter where the road takes you, thanks to its shock-absorbing sleeve, aluminum anti-scratch casing, internal rubber bumpers, and a 1000g shock-resistant hard drive. Calculations are based on average read time

Fifth Level of Data Security

LaCie AES 256-bit encryption software comes standard with the Rugged Triple. We've made it easy for you to create a password-protected area on your drive where you can securely store all of your confidential information

User-Friendly Software Suite Included

The Rugged Triple also offers easy setup and automatic backup on both PC and Mac computers. It also features an automatic Eco mode that lowers the power consumption by up to 40% when not in use, increasing the battery life of your notebook. In addition, you get 10GB of Wuala Online Storage included for one year to securely store and share your data online
The full list of software for PC and Mac included with the drive is as follows:

• Easy setup (LaCie Setup Assistant)
• Automatic backup (LaCie Backup Assistant)
• AES 256-bit encryption: LaCie Private-Public software with password protection
• Automatic Eco mode: lowers the power consumption by up to 40% when not in use (may vary from one drive to another)
• 10GB Wuala Secure Online Storage (1 year included)
Performance
Capacity 500 GB
Interface 1x  USB 3.0 Port, backwards compatible with USB 2.0
2x  FireWire 800, backwards compatible with FireWire 400
Transfer Rate Interface Transfer Rate:
USB 3.0: up to 5.0 Gbps
USB 2.0: up to 480 Mbps
FireWire 800: up to 800 Mbps
FireWire 400: up to 400 Mbps (cable sold separately)
Drive Speed 5400rpm
Buffer Not specified by the manufacturer
Max. Sustained Transfer Rate Up to 80MB/s
System Requirements Computer with a USB 3.0, FireWire 800, FireWire 400, or USB 2.0 port
High-speed Internet for online storage
Latest version of Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 / Mac OS X 10.5 (Intel only), 10.6, 10.7, 10.8
Minimum free disk space: 600 MB recommended
Time Machine compatible

For USB 3.0 Mac compatibility:
Mac Pro with LaCie USB 3.0 PCI Express Card (requires available PCI Express slot)
MacBook Pro with LaCie USB 3.0 ExpressCard/34 (requires available ExpressCard/34 slot)
General
Mounting Desktop
Power Requirements Bus-powered
Environmental Requirements Not specified by the manufacturer
Dimensions (WxHxD) 3.5 x 1 x 5.7" / 9 x 2.8 x 14.5cm
Weight 9.2 oz / 260g
LaCie 500GB Rugged Triple Interface USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive
  • USB 3.0 Cable (USB 2.0-Compatible)
  • FireWire 800 cable
  • Quick Install Guide
  • 2-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    LaCie500GB Rugged Triple Interface USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive
     
    4.8

    (based on 17 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Portable (9)
    • Easy to set up (8)
    • Easy to use (8)
    • Quiet (8)
    • Compact (7)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Photo storage (8)
      • Back-up (7)
      • File transfer (7)
      • Video (6)
      • Additional storage (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Power user (7), Casual user (5)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (8), Business (7)
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac (14)

      Reviewed by 17 customers

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      4.0

      Lacie 500 GB Rugged

      By Samantha

      from Brooklyn NY

      About Me Power user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about LaCie 500GB Rugged Triple Interface USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive:

            It is rugged and does the job.

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

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            5.0

            Simple, Yet Powerful

            By Steady Eddy

            from Cape Cod, MA

            About Me Casual User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy To Manage
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Fast
            • Highly Compatible

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup storage
              • High Volume
              • Home
              • Sensitive Materials

              Comments about LaCie 500GB Rugged Triple Interface USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive:

              I use it to back up my photos and it has a lot of storage capacity. It's easy to set up, works great and because it has a variety of ways to connect to another device, it is very functional.

              I'm very pleased with its performance so far.

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

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              5.0

              Good Buy

              By Mad the Artist

              from New York, NY

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about LaCie 500GB Rugged Triple Interface USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive:

              It serves it's purpose as a hard drive. It works well for me!

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              5.0

              Good Brand

              By JCHPIX

              from Ilulissat, Greenland

              About Me Casual user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Photo Storage

                Comments about LaCie 500GB Rugged Triple Interface USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive:

                Just like the other 2 I bought at B&H, does it work perfectly. The only brand I trust to backup my photos.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Computer Platform:
                • PC

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                4.0

                Great and easy to use

                By Jez

                from NJ

                About Me Casual user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Photo Storage

                  Comments about LaCie 500GB Rugged Triple Interface USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive:

                  Bought as my previous Rugged was full, using with 800 Fire wire into the back of a Imoega 1 TB box into a MacBookPro for Photo Storage. Easy to use and to carry around

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

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                  5.0

                  Excellent Time Machine backup

                  By Chick who clicks

                  from East Bay, California

                  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
                    • File Transfer
                    • Photo Storage

                    Comments about LaCie 500GB Rugged Triple Interface USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive:

                    Purchased this for my daughter's Time Machine backup. LaCie quality is awesome, as is their customer service.

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

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                    4.0

                    Great quality

                    By Leonardo Batis

                    from Los Cabos, Mexico

                    About Me Power user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • File Transfer
                      • Video

                      Comments about LaCie 500GB Rugged Triple Interface USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive:

                      Backup and work with big size proyects/files.

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

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                      5.0

                      My third Rugged doesn't disappoint

                      By HD Photo

                      from New York

                      About Me Power user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Easy to use
                      • Portable
                      • Quiet

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Additional Storage
                        • Backup
                        • Photo Storage
                        • Video

                        Comments about LaCie 500GB Rugged Triple Interface USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive:

                        As a photographer I depend on these devices to back up my image files. I also store music on them. Occasionally they take a bit long to get up to speed but I've found them reliable and easy to use.

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

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                        5.0

                        Great for transporting media

                        By Cory

                        from New York, NY

                        About Me Power user

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Portable
                        • Quiet

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Additional Storage
                          • Backup
                          • File Transfer
                          • Photo Storage
                          • Video

                          Comments about LaCie 500GB Rugged Triple Interface USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive:

                          We send this to the field to ship or shuttle footage back and forth and between our buildings. Great compact design and holds up in the field... though we have known these to ocassionaly break. Fairly fast and holds quite a bit.

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

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                          5.0

                          500GB Rugged Triple Interface USB 3.0 Po

                          By Nick the Swimmer

                          from Los Angeles,CA

                          About Me Power user

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • High Capacity
                          • Portable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • File Transfer
                            • Video

                            Comments about LaCie 500GB Rugged Triple Interface USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive:

                            Works Great!

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

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                            5.0

                            Get what you paid for, it worth it.

                            By Larik

                            from Phnom Penh, Cambodia

                            About Me Casual user

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Additional Storage
                              • Backup
                              • File Transfer
                              • Photo Storage
                              • Video

                              Comments about LaCie 500GB Rugged Triple Interface USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive:

                              Easy to use, plug and play.
                              Drag and drop. Powerful and fast.
                              Drop free and worry free loosing data.
                              But the design not really slim.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal
                              • Computer Platform:
                              • Other

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                              5.0

                              Always reliable!

                              By Scenic Route

                              from Eugene, OR

                              About Me Power user

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                              • None

                              Best Uses

                              • Backup
                              • File Transfer
                              • Photo Storage

                              Comments about LaCie 500GB Rugged Triple Interface USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive:

                              I carry my LaCie with me everywhere and this little hard drive never lets me down. It can take bumping and dropping and it's lightweight. I love this product. I have all my students buy one.

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

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                              4.0

                              Standard Hard Drive

                              By Mwagito

                              from Washington, DC

                              About Me Casual user

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attractive Design
                              • Compact
                              • Portable
                              • Quiet

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Additional Storage
                                • Backup
                                • File Transfer
                                • Photo Storage
                                • Video

                                Comments about LaCie 500GB Rugged Triple Interface USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive:

                                This is a nice hard drive, pretty standard. Lots of software that is superfluous, especially for a Mac. They have a whole suite of back-up software and services that are only free for a small amount, then you sign up for a service - this is all optional of course.
                                The only design flaw, if you can call it that, is the rubber padding around the drive is pretty loose. This makes it easy for a technician to take off, but it's not as rugged as I had hoped.
                                Doesn't make a peep, and I ran it for a few hours transfering data, and no hiccups.

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

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                                5.0

                                Great product

                                By MusicMan

                                from Sherman Oaks, CA

                                About Me Teacher

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Multimedia

                                  Comments about LaCie 500GB Rugged Triple Interface USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive:

                                  Easy to set up. Small and light.

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

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                                  5.0

                                  PERFECT!

                                  By Lamar Brothers

                                  from Nashville

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Versatile

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Multimedia

                                    Comments about LaCie 500GB Rugged Triple Interface USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive:

                                    Love B&H. Always fast shipping ALWAYS best prices.

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

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                                    5.0

                                    Perfect

                                    By Lamar Brothers

                                    from Nashville

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Versatile

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Multimedia

                                      Comments about LaCie 500GB Rugged Triple Interface USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive:

                                      Love B&H. Always fast delivery and ALWAYS best prices.

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

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                                      5.0

                                      Great Drives

                                      By Cinematic Revolution

                                      from Los Angeles

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about LaCie 500GB Rugged Triple Interface USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive:

                                            Wonderful units. Rugged. Dependable.

                                            • Computer Platform:
                                            • Mac

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                                            Hard Drive Sleeves & Cases

                                            LaCie -  Rugged Sleeves for LaCie Rugged Hard Drive - 3-Pack
                                            • You Pay: $13.13
                                             

                                            Hubs

                                            Kramer -  VS30FW 3-Port FireWire-800 Repeater/Hub
                                            • You Pay: $140.00
                                             

                                            Host Adapters

                                            Transcend -  2-Port USB 3.0 PCI Express Expansion Card
                                            • You Pay: $12.99
                                             

                                            Warranties & Support

                                            LaCie -  Platinum Care Level 2
                                            • You Pay: $264.99
                                            Electronic Download i This product must be downloaded from the Manufacturer's website. You should receive the license code to complete your order within 1-3 business days. Orders placed on Weekends or Holidays are processed the next business day.
                                             
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