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LaCie 120GB Rugged USB 3.0 / Thunderbolt SSD

B&H # LARHDTB120GB Mfr # 9000291
You Pay: $199.99
Product Highlights
  • 120GB SSD Drive Capacity
  • 1 x USB 3.0 Port (USB 2.0-Compatible)
  • 1 x Thunderbolt Port
  • SATA 6Gb/s Connectivity
  • USB 3.0 - 5Gb/s Transfer Rate
  • Thunderbolt - 10Gb/s Transfer Rate
  • AES 256-bit Data Encryption
  • 4 ft Maximum Drop Height

The 120GB Rugged USB 3.0 / Thunderbolt SSD from LaCie is a durable solid state drive that is impact-resistant to a height of 4 ft. The integrated USB 3.0 port allows for data transfer speeds of up to 5Gb/s, while the Thunderbolt port provides data transfer speeds of up to 10Gb/s. Multiple high-speed connection options allow you to connect this hard drive to almost any computer, making it both rugged and versatile.

This SATA 6Gb/s solid state drive comes with a variety of software options making it simple to not only backup your computer, but to manage your drive as well. Take advantage of Easy setup to configure your drive, Automatic backup makes it simple to backup your data quickly and efficiently, and 10GB Wuala Secure online storage allows you to backup your information to the cloud. Your data stored within the Rugged USB 3.0 Solid State Hard Drive will remain more secure with integrated 256-bit encryption standards.

Universal Connectivity
Featuring both USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt ports, the LaCie Rugged is a perfect match for your Mac and PC. And because USB 3.0 is backwards compatible, you can connect it to almost any standard computer. The LaCie Rugged is also fully bus-powered through the included 3.0 and Thunderbolt cables. Its portability and interfaces make it the must have sidekick to a new Mac or Ultrabook.
High-Speed Data Transfer
Get fast transfer speeds on Mac and PC thanks to the USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt interfaces. This SSD delivers enhanced data transfer speeds of up to 385MB/s. Back up and transfer large amounts of data in a fraction of the time.
Complete Data Protection
Protect your data with the LaCie Rugged MIL-compliant drive providing superior data protection from accidental drops up to 4 ft. Whether it falls off your desk or out of the pocket of your jacket, you can remain confident your data will still be accessible. This SSD version goes a step further for enhanced resilience against vibration and shock. This drive is tough enough to be shipped for reliable delivery to clients or partners. Included software even protects your files from prying eyes with AES 256-bit encryption.
Drive Capacity 120 GB SSD
Drive Type SSD SATA 6 Gb/s
Interface 1 x USB 3.0 port (USB 2.0-compatible)
1 x Thunderbolt port
Interface / Transfer Rate USB 3.0: 5 Gb/s
Thunderbolt: 10 Gb/s
Average Transfer Rate Thunderbolt & USB 3.0: 385 MB/s
Maximum Drop Height 4' (1.2 m) in non-operating mode
System Requirements Thunderbolt: Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8; Mac OS X 10.6 +

USB 3.0: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8; Mac OS X 10.5 +

Computer with an Thunderbolt, USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 port

Minimum free disk space: 600MB recommended

Dimensions 3.5 x 5.5 x 1.0" (89 x 140 x 24 mm)
Weight 9.2 oz (260 g)
LaCie 120GB Rugged USB 3.0 / Thunderbolt SSD
  • USB 3.0 Cable (USB 2.0 compatible)
  • Thunderbolt Cable
  • Quick Install Guide
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty

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    LaCie120GB Rugged USB 3.0 / Thunderbolt SSD

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    Perfect for traveling !

    By Sarahbee

    from Mobile, al

    Comments about LaCie 120GB Rugged USB 3.0 / Thunderbolt SSD:

    Was looking for a portable hard drive for photography when I travel. This one is great and durable. The transfer speed is wonderful, so when I have to transfer a SD card full of pictures it took no time at all. Love that.

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    A stellar TB/USB 3.0 enclosure.

    By Teach Hart

    from Washington, DC

    About Me Power user

    Verified Buyer


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


      Best Uses

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

      Comments about LaCie 120GB Rugged USB 3.0 / Thunderbolt SSD:

      I cannot speak for the SansDisk SSD that came in this enclosure, considering I replaced it with a Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD. I can, however, attest that it functions great.

      I do not advise doing this unless you care not about your warranty with LaCie, but for me, it was a must.

      As an enclosure, it does works very well. There are instances where my system will say the disk was ejected improperly (OS X Mavericks), but that could be an issue with the OS and not the enclosure. In any event, I've experienced no data loss by result.

      It runs a little warm, but that is to be expect.

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

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      Freaky Fast

      By Scott

      from Texas

      About Me Frequent User

      Verified Buyer


      • Fast
      • Quiet
      • Reliable


        Best Uses

        • High-End Multimedia

        Comments about LaCie 120GB Rugged USB 3.0 / Thunderbolt SSD:

        Externally this is a typical LaCie rugged with the comforting rubber shell. Internally it is an incredibly fast SSD. I tested it with video and write speeds exceed 180MBps with read speeds twice that fast.

        I did not really care about the software it came with but a huge bonus of this drive is that it comes with a thunderbolt cable in addition to the USB 3 cable. I use it with a Blackmagic Ultrastudio Mini which is thunderbolt only but doesn't come with a cable so buying this drive saved me the ridiculous cost of that one cable.

        It is more expensive than a spinning drive but the speed and included cables make it worth it.

        • Primary use:
        • Business

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