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LaCie 1TB Rugged Triple Interface USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive

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LaCie 1TB Rugged Triple Interface USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive

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Product Highlights

  • Capacity of 1TB
  • 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
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You Pay: $149.99

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The 1TB 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 1.0 TB
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 1TB 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
    LaCie1TB Rugged Triple Interface USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive
     
    4.7

    (based on 139 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (110)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (25)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (78)
    • Easy to use (77)
    • Easy to set up (74)
    • Portable (69)
    • Large capacity / good size (56)

    Cons

    • No power switch (7)
    • Heavy / bulky (4)

    Best Uses

    • Back-up (52)
    • Photo storage (52)
    • Additional storage (48)
    • Video (41)
    • File transfer (28)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Power user (73), Casual user (21), Pro photographer (4)
      • Primary use:
      • Business (73), Personal (43)
      • Computer Platform:
      • Mac (108), PC (12)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (6)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Easy to use

    I use this product for three main purposes: (1) as a disk for Time Machine (thus backing up my entire computer); (2) to store old files (primarily documents) that I'd...Read complete review

    I use this product for three main purposes: (1) as a disk for Time Machine (thus backing up my entire computer); (2) to store old files (primarily documents) that I'd like to retain but don't need on a regular basis; and (3) to store media files. I really like the size of the drive. It's easy to use and to store. There's a ton of space available to store files and I'm not at all concerned about running out of space anytime soon. It was easy to partition the device for use with Time Machine and as storage space.Do note that the orange plastic is not tight-fitting and seems like it would slip off with a bit of effort; however, that doesn't really negatively affect using the drive. The Firewire cord that came with the drive is very stiff and can make placing the drive alongside my computer a little irritating. Another negative that I believe is specific to my item is that the download software necessary to set up the drive was corrupted upon my receipt of the drive. I was able to go online to learn how to set it up, but it was a pain to do so. Overall, I really like the drive. It has a ton of storage space, is very attractive, and once the set-up is over and done with, it's very easy to use. That being said, there are a few negatives, mainly just to do with the orange plastic being a bit looser than I anticipated (making me very, very slightly concerned about the level of protection that it provides) and my specific issue setting up the device. I'd definitely recommend purchasing this device if you're looking for a relatively small, easy to use and transport, and spacious portable external hard drive.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    BROKE IN 6 MONTHS!!! *DON'T BUY*

    I purchased this HD in June 2013 because it was reviewed as the 'best'. I barely put 1G of info on it and it started to make these 'clicking' noises and now...Read complete review

    I purchased this HD in June 2013 because it was reviewed as the 'best'. I barely put 1G of info on it and it started to make these 'clicking' noises and now won't show up on my Mac. The HD is now worthless. I've spoken with LaCie and all they can do is replace it or give me a 'refurbished' one. THEY WILL NOT RECOVER ANY OF MY INFO. If I'd like to have them recover it, it would cost in upwards of $500. LaCie has said that while their HDs are bus powered, they are NOT MADE for a laptop. The laptop doesn't have enough power to support the drive. This may be why it froze up. Now, why in the world would you make a drive that's not made for a laptop when 97% of the world uses laptops!!!???I will NEVER buy an external hard drive again. They are mechanical and not made to last. Do yourself a favor and save your money and back up your info online. There is [*] Disk and [*] that are a little more expensive in the long run, but you'll never have to worry about losing your info!

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    5.0

    Rugged af!

    By BeNice

    from Long beach

    Comments about LaCie 1TB Rugged Triple Interface USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive:

    A tad bit bigger than i thought but it's suppose to be. It's rugged. And fast. Tranfer time is super fast.

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    5.0

    Great!

    By George A.

    from Brooklyn, NY

    Comments about LaCie 1TB Rugged Triple Interface USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive:

    Best portable hard drive!

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    5.0

    Fast and portable

    By Alex Cordeiro

    from Curitiba/Brazil

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home

      Comments about LaCie 1TB Rugged Triple Interface USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive:

      So far I have no regrets on buying this HD. It's portable and fast.
      When I installed for the first time I used its default software to backup my files but I think it's too slow. Since I don't need it to control the files versions and updates I decided to copy it myself.

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

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      5.0

      Fast

      By Fc

      from New York

      Comments about LaCie 1TB Rugged Triple Interface USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive:

      Fast triple interface Usb 3.0 hard drive! Best Price on BH!

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      5.0

      Fast and easy

      By jdmr

      from san francisco

      About Me Power user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about LaCie 1TB Rugged Triple Interface USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive:

            Easy to use with my movie editing...I own two and keep everything on them....do all editing on a clean hard drive.

            • Computer Platform:
            • PC

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            5.0

            Works great

            By Jdmr

            from San francisco

            Comments about LaCie 1TB Rugged Triple Interface USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive:

            I use this as backup drive for my video and photo jobs. Easy and fast.

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            4.0

            Lifesaver!

            By Leighleigh

            from Colorado

            Comments about LaCie 1TB Rugged Triple Interface USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive:

            My LaCie is incredibly helpful as it gives me peace of mind that my data will not be lost and automatically is backed up! Very easy to use!

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            5.0

            Tough and reliable

            By Ron the slam editor

            from Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

            About Me Power user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • High Volume
              • Home

              Comments about LaCie 1TB Rugged Triple Interface USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive:

              I use this product to edit manufacturing clips that I shoot on multiple platforms and edit on multiple NLE systems. I would recommend this to any professional that needs portable and reliable media hard drives. Outstanding performance.

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

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              4.0

              My go-to portable drive

              By Ann

              from Schenectady, NY

              About Me Power user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy To Manage
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Fast
              • Good Connection Options
              • Highly Compatible

              Cons

              • Slow

              Best Uses

              • Location Shooting

              Comments about LaCie 1TB Rugged Triple Interface USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive:

              We use a large number of these for shoots and sending footage. I like the design and reliability.
              That said, I took off a star for a few recent drive failures. One was new - just formatted and sent out on a shoot and wouldn't save the footage. Really bad! I suppose a few bad apples aren't a trend but I hope LaCie is keeping up the quality control. And why doesn't LaCie make the larger drives in 7200rpm?

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

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              5.0

              Favorite Rugged Hard Drive

              By Austin Museum

              from Austin, TX

              About Me Power user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Bulky

              Best Uses

              • High Volume
              • Sensitive Materials

              Comments about LaCie 1TB Rugged Triple Interface USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive:

              Purchased another LaCie hard drive after having such good and long-lasting results with Rugged LaCies in the past. This hard drive is meant to travel around with a revolving cast of users, and I am confident it will keep all our files safe.

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

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              5.0

              Old Reliable

              By Tallbroad

              from Saint Louis, MO

              About Me Power user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Highly Compatible

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • High Volume

                Comments about LaCie 1TB Rugged Triple Interface USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive:

                When I needed an external hard drive to share with students working on various projects, I ordered LaCie. The durability allows me to pass it off with no worries and it can be used with Mac or PC. Just what I needed!

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

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                5.0

                A very solid, dependable drive

                By Archer4802

                from North Carolina

                About Me Power user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Highly Compatible

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about LaCie 1TB Rugged Triple Interface USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive:

                    I use lacie ruggeds to ship outdoor television episodes to the networks, they are constantly being wiped clean and new file placed and shipped out again. over 9 years of this with one mishap. A very dependable piece to use for my work.

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

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                    5.0

                    Awesome little beast!

                    By Vinnerboy

                    from New Jersey

                    Comments about LaCie 1TB Rugged Triple Interface USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive:

                    This hard drive is much faster and more versatile then its predecessor. I love the way you can assign how much space will be shared with PC's. You can go from all of it to none of it for those rare times a Mac user needs to open something on a PC. WIth the three options for connectivity (USB 3, 2, and FireWire 800) there are ways to connect this little traveller to any machine.

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                    4.0

                    Quick, reliable, easy to use

                    By PixelPusher

                    from Central PA

                    About Me Power user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home

                      Comments about LaCie 1TB Rugged Triple Interface USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive:

                      I've had many LaCie drives over the years which just proves that they work well and are reliable. I also like the added features that are included with purchase.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • PC

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                      5.0

                      An easy-to-use lifesaver

                      By Ryan the photog

                      from Culver City, CA

                      About Me Casual User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home

                        Comments about LaCie 1TB Rugged Triple Interface USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive:

                        I picked this up after my Apple Time Capsule committed hari-kari on me. I needed a new back-up drive immediately and the LaCie Rugged has a good rep. It was immensely simple to set up and has functioned flawlessly in the month or so that I've had it. Excellent value for the money.

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

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                        5.0

                        Great portable drive

                        By Ron

                        from Manchester, NH

                        About Me Power user

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Fast

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about LaCie 1TB Rugged Triple Interface USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive:

                            I bought this drive to backup everything from my old mac (with firewire 800) and copy select files onto my new mac (with USB 3). Very fast.

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

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                            5.0

                            Just what I needed

                            By Alyssa

                            from Florida

                            About Me Casual User

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home

                              Comments about LaCie 1TB Rugged Triple Interface USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive:

                              This is my 5th LaCie hard drive. I had only bought smaller ones before, so I needed a bigger one to back them up. It works perfectly. It's really fast and I can count on it working for me every time I plug it in.

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

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                              5.0

                              Great product

                              By Grandpa Nick

                              from Ooltewah, TN

                              About Me Casual User

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Easy To Manage
                              • Easy To Set Up

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Home

                                Comments about LaCie 1TB Rugged Triple Interface USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive:

                                Only issue was that the supplied firewire cable plug was too large at the end that plugged into my old imac so used an older Lacie cable that I had on hand

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

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                                5.0

                                Great Drive

                                By J the Producer

                                from Hollywood, CA

                                About Me Power user

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • High Volume
                                  • Small Networks

                                  Comments about LaCie 1TB Rugged Triple Interface USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive:

                                  Product works great for backing up and moving edit files between locations

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

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                                  3.0

                                  Typical drive

                                  By E

                                  from Boston, MA

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Drop Resistant

                                  Cons

                                  • Bulky

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about LaCie 1TB Rugged Triple Interface USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive:

                                    Seems like every other external hard drive I have owned. Nothing special but not bad either. I had to exchange because the setup crashed in the middle which made the drive useless.

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

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