LaCie 2TB Rugged Mini Portable Hard Drive

LaCie 2TB Rugged Mini Portable Hard Drive

LaCie 2TB Rugged Mini Portable Hard Drive

B&H # LARMD2 MFR # LAC9000298
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Product Highlights

  • USB 3.0 Interface
  • 5400 rpm Speed
  • Transfer Rate Up to 130 MB/s
  • 4' Maximum Drop Height
  • LaCie Private-Public Software
  • Automatic Backup
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Capacity: 2TB


Price: $99.99

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LaCie Mini Overview

  • 1Description

The LaCie Rugged Mini Portable Hard Drive provides 2TB of space for storing your data. In addition, the drive, as its name suggests, has a hard-boiled design that can stand up to the hazards of daily living. In fact, this drive can take a fall from up to 4' (non-operating mode) without harm to the drive or your information. The Rugged Mini is also pressure-resistant and rain-resistant as well. However, the familiar orange trim probably already told you that.

Being tough is one thing, but the Rugged Mini is also a true performer. The drive features a USB 3.0 interface - which is also USB 2.0 compliant - and a supports a maximum theoretical transfer rate of up to 5Gb/s. When it comes to rpm, the drive functions at 5400 rotations per minute. Beyond speed, the Rugged Mini has security on its agenda. The LaCie Private-Public software that comes built-into the drive ensures that you can keep private files private with the help of a password protected section of the drive.

Note: In order to take advantage of the 1-month membership to Adobe Creative Cloud, customers will need to register this drive on once it has been received. Upon registration, they will then receive an email with code redemption instructions for one complimentary month of all Adobe Creative Cloud apps, including Lightroom CC, Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, Adobe XD CC, Premiere Pro, Dreamweaver, 100GB of cloud storage, and more. This offer is stackable with existing Adobe Creative Cloud memberships and expires July 21, 2020. It is not available in all countries, so please check eligibility.

For any LaCie product purchased on or after April 1, 2018 that does not contain the Adobe activation code flyer in the box, please contact Customer Support at with a valid proof of purchase for your code.

General Features

The Smallest Member of the Rugged Family
With its iconic orange design and secure form factor, the Rugged has been one of our most popular hard drives. With the Rugged Mini, we've shrunk the Rugged, and added tons of new features, making it a solid investment for on-the-go data transport
Maximum Reliability
The LaCie Rugged Mini Hard Disk shares features with our popular Rugged Hard Disk, like shock resistance, drop resistance, and a rubber sleeve for added protection. But with the Rugged Mini, we've gone a step further: it's also rain-resistant, and pressure-resistant-you can drive over it with a 1-ton car, and it still works! Its small size makes it perfect to take with you wherever you go, and its Rugged exterior provides protection against accidental drops, shock, or pressure
The Speed of USB 3.0
With the Rugged Mini, you've got the speed of USB 3.0, and full backward compatibility with USB 2.0, meaning that you can use it on almost any computer. 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)
LaCie Private-Public
The Rugged Mini doesn't just keep your data safe from external forces-it also protects against intrusion. With secure password protection software built-in, it's easy to make sure that your files are secure and protected, no matter where you go. You can even use access your password-protected files using any computer, ensuring complete data mobility-and complete data safety
Automatic Backup
Easy setup and automatic worry-free backup for both PC and Mac computers
Password Protection
With LaCie Private-Public software built-in, it's easy to make sure that your files are secure and protected, no matter where you go
40% Energy Savings
Automatic Eco mode lowers the power consumption by up to 40% when not in use, increasing the battery life of your notebook or laptop
Maximum Drop Height
1.2m / 47.2 in non-operating mode (dropping is not recommended in operating mode)
UPC: 093053003272
In the Box
LaCie 2TB Rugged Mini Portable Hard Drive
  • Micro-USB 3.1 Gen 1 to USB Type-C Cable
  • Micro-USB 3.1 Gen 1 to USB Type-A Cable
  • Complete Software Suite
  • Quick Install Guide
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    LaCie Mini Specs

    Storage Capacity 2 TB
    Connection Interface 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (USB Micro-B)
    Maximum Read Speed 130 MB/s
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    Type Hard Disk Drive
    Rotational Speed 5400 rpm
    External Enclosure
    Bus Power USB
    Dimensions (L x W x H) 5.3 x 3.4 x 0.7" / 13.5 x 8.6 x 1.9 cm
    Weight 0.5 lb / 0.2 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.8 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.4 x 5.0 x 1.4"

    LaCie Mini Reviews

    2TB Rugged Mini Portable Hard Drive is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 92.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quiet and Efficient I've had the hard drive for only a short time but it has performed very well thus far. I use it for photo storage and upload image files every 1 to 2 days, typically several gigabytes at a time. The drive plugs into my computer and draws its power through a USB 3.0 port. The draw appears to be minimal. The drive is also near silent in operation. I hear it on occasion, but generally it performs as intended with virtually no notice. The bright orange casing is a plus and makes misplacing it very unlikely. I suspect the casing, being something similar to silicone, will also provide an extra measure of protection in the case of dropping it from moderate heights. I've yet to discover any negatives.
    Date published: 2015-10-30
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from No matter how many times Ive tried these... an unacceptable percentage of the minis simply stop working.  One day, you plug in the device, and it just starts clicking.  The information cannot be retrieved....poof. In one case, I put the information on two minis, because I always back things up in 2 or 3 spots...and both minis died.  No reason that I can figure out.  Im just storing photos.  Nothing that should cause issues. I own maybe 400 of the regular-sized 1- and 2-TB Rugged version, and I have only lost 1.  I give those 5 stars. Ive owned maybe 20 minis and Id guess 5 have gone bad.
    Date published: 2018-12-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Flawless & Portable This hard drive functions perfectly, and is very easy to set up and use. It offers a fantastic amount of space, considering its compact size. It is both portable and durable - I transport it to and from work every day, 45 minutes each way on my bike through bumpy, potholed New York City streets without issue. No complaints whatsoever: I highly recommend this product!
    Date published: 2015-10-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have already bought two of these This hard drive is very fast and works very well. Its size is great.
    Date published: 2016-12-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best external drive for travel and fieldwork. I use Lacie Rugged drives for outdoor fieldwork in the Rocky Mountain region, in every season. I also send them to clients when I have a large number of images. They always work - fast. These are the only external drives I'll use in the field.
    Date published: 2015-06-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Saved my laptop! I have a laptop with a rather small, 370-GB hard drive. I take a lot of photographs and in the last year or so having been shooting in RAW (about 17 MB per image) instead of JPG (about 4 MB per image). This new habit filled up my hard drive quite rapidly. This LaCie product is the perfect external-drive answer to my problem: 2TB should last me a long time, it's small, and by itself rugged enough to be carried in my laptop's case by itself (no need for an optional hard case). It looks cool too.
    Date published: 2014-11-25
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Backing up photos I wanted a second backup for my Mac, to use just for photos. Seems to be working well!
    Date published: 2016-03-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a great back-up hard drive! I've had other back-up hard drives in the past but this is the easiest to use. I can back-up my files on it and then plug it into my other computer which I keep at a different location. It is so easy to access my files this way. Love it!
    Date published: 2016-04-05
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