LaCie 2TB Rugged USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C External SSD

BH #LASTHR200080 • MFR #STHR2000800
LaCie 2TB Rugged USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C External SSD
Key Features
  • 2TB Storage Capacity
  • USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C Interface
  • Up to 1050 MB/s Data Transfer Speed
  • Bus Powered
Built with a Seagate FireCuda NVMe M.2 SSD, the 2TB Rugged USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C External SSD from LaCie offers filmmakers and DITs data transfer speeds of up to 1050 MB/s, which is enough bandwidth to transfer and edit raw 4K video. To help guard your data, the Rugged features a durable exterior that protects against drops up to 9.8' and up to two tons of crush resistance. It is also IP67 rated, making it resistant to dust and water, and drive security is further enhanced by Seagate Secure self-encrypting technology.
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LaCie Rugged External SSD Overview

Built with a Seagate FireCuda NVMe M.2 SSD, the 2TB Rugged USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C External SSD from LaCie offers filmmakers and DITs data transfer speeds of up to 1050 MB/s, which is enough bandwidth to transfer and edit raw 4K video. To help guard your data, the Rugged features a durable exterior that protects against drops up to 9.8' and up to two tons of crush resistance. It is also IP67 rated, making it resistant to dust and water, and drive security is further enhanced by Seagate Secure self-encrypting technology.

LaCie's Rugged is compatible with systems running Windows 7 or later, as well as macOS 10.12 or later with an available USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.2 Gen 1 (USB 3.0), or USB 2.0 port. It comes equipped with a USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port, which is also known as USB 3.1 Gen 2 or USB 3.1. Included is a USB Type-C to Type-C cable. Additional protection is provided by a limited 5-year warranty with Rescue Data Recovery Services plan.

General Features

Data Transfer Speeds up to 950 MB/s

Transfer 60GB of video in under a minute, edit multiple streams of uncompressed 4K video directly from the drive, and share files with FireCuda NVMe SSD speeds of up to 950 MB/s.

Rugged Construction

Confidently tackle terrain with extreme IP67-rated water resistance, as well as dust, 9.8' drop, and a two ton crush resistance.

Hardware Encryption

Need to protect projects from unauthorized access? LaCie's Rugged SSD helps keep them confidential with Seagate Secure self-encrypting technology and a password system.

Works with Thunderbolt 3, USB Type-C, USB 3.0, and USB 2.0

Work seamlessly and collaborate with multiple interfaces and standards on Windows and Mac systems.

Compact

The small and lightweight LaCie's Rugged SSD fits in the palm of your hand, making it suitable for teams carrying lots of equipment.

Five-Year Data Rescue

Disasters strike when least expected, but if something happens to the Rugged SSD, it's covered by five years of Rescue Data Recovery Services.
UPC: 763649134269

LaCie Rugged External SSD Specs

Storage Capacity2 TB
Connection1 x USB 3.2 / USB 3.1 Gen 2 (USB Type-C)
Read SpeedMaximum: 1050 MB/s
Write SpeedMaximum: 1050 MB/s
Internal Drive
Internal InterfacePCIe
TypeSolid-State Drive
Form FactorM.2
External Enclosure
Power SourceThunderbolt/USB Bus Power
Cooling SystemPassive
Environmental ResistanceCrush, Drop
IP RatingIP67
Dimensions (L x W x H)0.7 x 2.6 x 3.9" / 17.0 x 64.9 x 97.9 mm
Weight0.22 lb / 0.1 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.51 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.6 x 3.6 x 1.5"

LaCie Rugged External SSD Reviews

Great Drive, Broken Cable, Poor Service

By Matt
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-16

I bought this drive for editing RED footage in Adobe Premiere on my 2021 MacBook Pro. After about 1 hour of use I started getting disk not ejected properly errors once every few minutes. I switched from the included Thunderbolt 3 cable to a slower USB-C cable, which solved the immediate connection problems. Unfortunately, when I contacted support about getting a replacement TB3 cable, their only solution was to RMA the whole device - which is not possible when you're on a deadline. In my opinion, it is outrageous that at this price point, Seagate support cannot supply me with a working cable. It's not that the support staff were rude or unhelpful, but Seagate policy means their hands are tied. This is a great product and I'd like to purchase more of them for future projects, but the hassle of the broken cable, inadequate support, and having to go out of pocket for an Apple TB3 cable sours my outlook considerably.

The amazing little LaCie

By Vanessa
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-01

Power in my pocket. A great SSD with solid construction unlike it's top competition.

AMAZING PRODUCT!

By Libert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-24

I love this LaCie SSD, I have been using it since I got it. I use it to keep my important photos and videos backed up, as well as saving them on other devices. This is more of a backup for me.

Excellent Quality

By Finn
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-04

Works well, great SSD for managing large files that are still being edited.

Great

By Petras
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-22

Great product

Mighty Mite

By art
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-15

Just bought my second one for an upcoming ad campaign shoot. I'll use it to back up everything and be completely assured of speed and reliability. It's so very fast and so small it's great for location work.

Small and easy to use

By Michael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-03

We are backed up to the cloud from our iMac, but it is great to have pictures and Time Machine backed up to something easy to take, easy to hide, etc. It is the pictures that are the most important. The 5 year recovery guarentee gives us some confidence as well

The best portable solution for Apple M1 Pro Audio work

By Graciela
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-23

I've been down the m2 SSD rabbit hole with the sole pursuit of reliability and stable performance, not insane speeds. What I've found is that 1GB of constant Read and Write speed is perfect for my workflow in Audio Post and Film Scoring. And this unit delivers exactly that on an M1 Mac Mini working on Pro Tools, Logic Pro and other audio related software. No drops in performance in long sessions, and no random disconnects from the system. It has worked great all the time, the performance has no dips it's very a well engineered controller and m2 memory and heat dissipation is no problem at all. As with all these units, under heavy load, it will get hot, but there's no throttling of transfer speed. I've had a Crucial m2 SSD with a Sabrent enclosure with decent speed at the beginning, and sudden performance dropoffs and disconects. Samsung SSDs on OWC enclosures with off the charts Read and Write speeds that drop off after a couple of GB are transferred and disconnects. Then a Sandisk Extreme drive which was good but suffered from the same write drop off. So bad that it topped off at 100MB transfer at times, I couldn't load audio samples from the disk for playback. Testing on another system on other mundane tasks these SSDs perform just fine, but under heavy work load they start to croak. Working with audio is all about thousands of small audio files being manipulated, rendered, deleted, sampled, recorded and exported, and if the hard drive cant keep up the DAW freezes and work gets lost. Read and write speeds of very small files never reach more than 800 to 1000 GBps transfer even on the fastest drives or interfaces. So after putting this drive through all my toughest and biggest sessions, it's just like working off the integrated Mac Mini drive, seamless. It's built for pro work, not show-off speeds that drop after intense workload. The disconnects of other SSDs I could assume are the result of bad heat management. The price is what it is, but for my peace of mind it's worth it. No more enclosures, spec diving, You Tube demos with Blackmagic Speedtest as the ultimate wow factor. This drive is truly great for pro work, recommended Con: The provided cables are laughably small, be sure to purchase larger ones

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