LaCie 4TB Rugged Mini USB 3.0 External Hard Drive

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LaCie 4TB Rugged Mini USB 3.0 External Hard Drive
Key Features
  • 4TB 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 4TB 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 4TB 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

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Designed for students, travelers, photographers, and videographers, the 4TB 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 4TB 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 10.5 and later
UPC: 093053014117

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: 4 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 1" / 135 x 86 x 26 mm
Weight0.88 lb / 0.4 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.06 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9 x 8.95 x 2.05"

LaCie Mini External HDD Reviews

Quiet, great storage

By Rodrigo
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-31

This is my second Lacie Rugged, great design, sturdy and lots of storage! great price

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.

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.

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.

Great portable hard drive

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-15

Bought 2 of these during the sale price. best hard drives for the price. quality brand and came with 2 cables to connect to different USB.

Portable hard drive

By Jane
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-13

The cord was easy to insert into the other opening in the back of the apple desktop once I figured that out it made a huge difference in my rating! Wish me luck getting images off the iCloud on to the Portable hard drive.

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Is the software Windows 10 compatible? It is not listed in the specs. I am paranoid of the dreaded Windows 10 system thread exception . Thanks
Asked by: Avery C.
I downloaded from a windows 10 computer to LaCie and it worked.
Answered by: VICKI F.
Date published: 2019-05-28

Can you do a dual format so the drive is readable ...

Can you do a dual format so the drive is readable by both PC and Mac systems?
Asked by: Kayli
Yes, you may reformat it in exFAT to use it on both systems or you could make a partition for each one.
Answered by: Miguel
Date published: 2021-06-23

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Does this model comes with the wraparound hidden cable?
Asked by: Dominic
This model does not have a built in cable.
Answered by: Dana G.
Date published: 2018-08-26

I purchased the micro-B version by mistake, ...

I purchased the micro-B version by mistake, instead of the type-c. It came with one cable which doesn't connect to my macbook. Have I completely messed up or is it possible to get a cable that connects this hard drive to my computer?
Asked by: Hazel
I am sure if you check around there are micro B to C cable. You can also purchase an attachment as I have done for your mac to allow for multiple inputs. My Anker has 2 standard USbs, an HDMI, and 2 Apple C connectors. Really comes in handy when working with different devices. Not everyone is all MAC like us.
Answered by: mark
Date published: 2022-01-03

Will this be fast enough to edit 4k video w ...

Will this be fast enough to edit 4k video w Premier if my footage is stored here?
Asked by: Jerrod
The Rugged Mini has a maximum transfer rate of 130 MB/s.
Answered by: LaCie Product Support
Date published: 2019-12-04

Is this a solid state or mechanical drive?

Is this a solid state or mechanical drive?
Asked by: Ronald
This is a mechanical drive (HDD), not a SSD.
Answered by: Moe
Date published: 2021-04-05

Does this drive come with a plug to seal and ...

Does this drive come with a plug to seal and protect the cable port?
Asked by: Dustin
It does not come with any kind of protection to seal and protect the cable port but it has worked excellent for me but I have not exposed it to extremely humid conditions.
Answered by: Rodrigo Alberto
Date published: 2019-06-18

question

Is this a normal hard drive with just an orange rubber for protection or there is extra protection inside the actual drive case?
Asked by: Anonymous
The case itself is a protective all metal enclosure, however most of the protection comes from the rubber around the drive itself.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2022-01-09
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