LaCie 2TB Rugged Mini USB 3.0 External Hard Drive

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LaCie 2TB Rugged Mini USB 3.0 External Hard Drive
Key Features
  • 2TB Storage Capacity
  • USB 3.0/3.1 Gen 1 Interface
  • Up to 130 MB/s Data Transfer Speed
  • Bus Powered
Designed for students, travelers, photographers, and videographers, the 2TB Rugged Mini USB 3.0 External Hard Drive from LaCie features shock, drop, and pressure resistance, as well as a rubber sleeve for added protection. It can also withstand up to one ton of crush resistance, including being driven over by a car. Aside from its tough exterior, the Rugged Mini provides a storage capacity of 2TB and data transfers of up to 130 MB/s. It connects to your host Windows or Mac system using its USB 3.0 interface and includes a micro-USB 3.1 Gen 1 to USB Type-C cable.
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LaCie Mini External HDD Overview

By B&H Photo's

Designed for students, travelers, photographers, and videographers, the 2TB Rugged Mini USB 3.0 External Hard Drive from LaCie features shock, drop, and pressure resistance, as well as a rubber sleeve for added protection. It can also withstand up to one ton of crush resistance, including being driven over by a car. Aside from its tough exterior, the Rugged Mini provides a storage capacity of 2TB and data transfers of up to 130 MB/s. It connects to your host Windows or Mac system using its USB 3.0 interface and includes a micro-USB 3.1 Gen 1 to USB Type-C cable.

Also included is LaCie's Rescue Data Recovery Services, although this is not available in all countries, as well as a one-month membership to Adobe's Creative Cloud All Apps plan, which is redeemable during product registration and available to users 13 years and older. A network connection and an Adobe ID are required. The Adobe trial is not available in China and a full list of countries can be found on Adobe's site.

General Features
Shock-, rain-, and pressure-resistant
Password protection
The USB 3.0 interface, which is also known as USB 3.1 Gen 1 and USB 3.2 Gen 1, delivers speeds of up to 130 MB/s
Use Cases
Students
Store music, video, and confidential school documents on a secure device that fits in a backpack
Travelers
Protect valuable data from loss, theft, or accident while on the road
Photographers
Its small form factor and toughness make this product good for use in the field or to safely deliver large files to customers and partners, and encryption adds an extra layer of intellectual property protection
Videographers
Good for shuttling dailies or other footage to the studio and transferring files quickly, thanks to USB 3.0
System Requirements
Windows 7/8, macOS 10.12 and later
UPC: 093053003272

LaCie Mini External HDD Specs

Host ConnectionUSB-C 3.0 / 3.1/3.2 Gen 1
Inputs/Outputs1 x Micro-USB (USB 3.0 / 3.1/3.2 Gen 1)
Storage CapacityTotal: 2 TB SATA 2.5" HDD
Read SpeedMaximum: 130 MB/s
External Enclosure
Cooling SystemPassive
Environmental ResistanceCrush, Drop, Shock
Electrical
Power SourceUSB Bus Power
General
Dimensions5.3 x 3.4 x 0.8" / 135 x 86 x 19 mm
Weight0.66 lb / 0.3 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.775 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.35 x 5.1 x 1.4"

LaCie Mini External HDD Reviews

Great price, great product

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-16

I'm a professional audio engineer and studio owner. These Lacie ruggeds really work well and are what they say, 'Rugged'. B&H always ship on time and their selection is huge.

Ready for a trail ride!

By Sallie
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-20

I travel and photograph cross country equestrian trail rides. This EHD stood up to bumps and trots. Just finished one with 150 cowgirls for a week. 2000 plus images.....Love it.

Makes traveling easy

By Mike
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-05

Good solid HDD that can take a few bumps here and there. Great for traveling.

good lacie 4TB, good price

By Thomas
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-22

works fine. Price was good.

Great product

By Linda
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-26

I have three of these to store my thousands of photos. It allows me to get the photos off the desktop. I have one LaCie for each category of photo. It's perfect for my needs. Easy to set up and use. No drawbacks that I can see.

LaCie 4TB Ext HDD

By Frank B.
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-15

Works as expected; no problems connecting to Win10 laptop. Very speedy data transfer via USB-C

You Can Only Get USB-C Cable

By Paula
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-16

The drive is great. I own 4 LaCie Drives and this is the second MiniRugged style. The problem is the description on the B&H site. I had is I purchased this identical drive 1TB with the USB 3.1 Gen 1 Micro-B option in 2020. I purchased a 4TB drive making the same selection yesterday and got a USB-C cable so I can't connect the drive without making an extra purchase. I have never had an issue with B&H but now wish I'd just gone and bought this at my local Best Buy instead which lists it with the same cable that the 1TB came with.

Not As Good As Peoople Say

By Joshua
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-25

Just like other people have written about, the connector has failed me and is now costing me money to buy a new one, and is impeding my ability to deliver images to one of my organizations, further costing me money from not getting paid in any reasonable time frame. As a professional photographer, this is totally unacceptable. I am furious right now. Also, to begin with, after hearing so many good things about this drive, I was very surprised with how slow it downloads images. I mean, the slowest out of any external hard drives that I've ever experienced. What a piece of junk. COMPLETELY OVERRATED.

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Is there a difference in speed if I format it specifically for mac? I can do both right? Part of the drive only readable for mac and part of it can be configured to work with windows?
Asked by: Eugene C.
Yes, the software included with the drive (which is on the drive when you buy it) enables you to format the drive for Macintosh or Windows, including the ability to have a partition for each if you'd like. There are some benefits to formatting for Macintosh if you'll be on Mac OS X, so I strongly recommend that approach. But you can leave a portion of the drive (you can specify how much) as a Windows-compatible partition to make file-sharing easier.
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Asked by: Sergio
That sounds slow for this drive. I use them regularly to offload and ship media on. Try to reformat the drive.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-12-27

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I make movies on Iphone 8. Can I transfer those movies directly from an iphone to the LaCie or is there another step?
Asked by: ph11g
can't use with a phone directly.
Answered by: shmuel
Date published: 2020-06-30

question

do the LaCie Private-Public software will still work if ill format the drive?
Asked by: Shiran S.
Yes, it will work if you format the drive, however, since the contents of the drive will be deleted when you format the drive, you will need to re-download the software from the Lacie website.
Answered by: Andrea O.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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Would this drive be good for recording from the AJA Helo?
Asked by: James
Yes it would be. The AJA HELO H.264 Streamer & Recorder has a USB connection that will allow you to use this drive, BH #AJHELO.
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Date published: 2019-08-01

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Can it interface with an older MacBook Pro with Type A USB using a cable included with the drive?
Asked by: Barry
Hi Barry - This product only comes with a cable that connects through USB-C interface, however you can find many different alternatives to work with your older USB-A (Micro USB to USB-A)
Answered by: LaCie Product Support
Date published: 2022-08-22

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Will this cable work on a Dell laptop? Ifnot, where can I buy the correct one and what is it? J. Payne
Asked by: James W
It will work.
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Date published: 2021-12-08

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Can I use this portable HD with the Apple 12.9" iPad Pro (Mid 2017, 512G)?
Asked by: Jennifer
No, this hard drive would not work with an iPad.
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Date published: 2020-01-19
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