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LaCie External Hard Drive Model 301984

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Rugged Triple offers high performance USB 3.0 and FireWire 800 portable storage in a drop-resistant enclosure. With USB 3.0 FireWire 800 support and backward compatibility with USB 2.0 and FireWire 400, it works with nearly any PC or Mac, providing extreme speeds that enable you to transfer a 700MB video file in less than seven seconds with USB 3.0. With available 256-bit AES hardware encryption, you can easily protect your data from unwanted access by simply assigning a password. Store, back up and transport your content with SuperSpeed plug-and-play connectivity.



Triple Interface for the Best Performance

The LaCie Rugged Triple Hard Disk provides universal connectivity: you've got the superior speeds of USB 3.0 and FireWire 800, and full backward compatibility with FireWire 400 and USB 2.0. You can transfer a 700MB video file in less than seven seconds with USB 3.0, compared to 25 seconds with USB 2.0. With the Rugged Triple's 7200RPM model, you can even achieve speeds up to 110MBps. Whether your goal is super speed or complete compatibility, the Rugged Triple has everything you need.


Four Levels of Rugged Protection

The Rugged is one of our most popular hard disks, and it's the best way to protect your data. It conforms to military standard 810-F, and can support drops from up to two meters. It helps you carry your files with confidence, no matter where the road takes you, thanks to its shock-absorbing sleeve, aluminum anti-scratch casing, internal rubber bumpers, and a 1000G shock-resistant hard drive. Calculations are based on average read time.


A Fifth Level of Data Security

LaCie AES 256-bit encryption software comes standard with the Rugged Triple. We've made it easy for you to create a password-protected area on your drive where you can securely store all of your confidential information. AES 256-bit encryption technology is one of the most robust on the market today, and makes the Rugged Triple more secure than ever.

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3 Year
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  • John W.
  • 12/19/2013 1:15:16 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot Great

Pros: Lots of storage, compact and rugged. Software is simple and easy to use.

Cons: Purchased so I could use with my Dell laptop's Firewire port. Sadly, after purchasing this item and a $25 Firewire cable, LaCie's tech support tells me it does not work with my Firewire port. This should be clear in the specs and the manual. It is never mentioned. The issue is that unless you use a 9-pin Firewire to 9-pin Firewire cable you are out of luck. I have a 4 PIN Firewire in my laptop as does most of the world. I've never even seen a 9-PIN Firewire on a laptop. This is an absurd requirement for a decide typically used to backup a laptop computer.

I feel very misled and feel that LeCie is not being upfront in their marketing.

Other Thoughts: Would not purchase.

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/3/2013 12:56:32 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Portable Drive

Pros: This is a really simple to use and friendly little drive. It's very fast with USB 3.0, and it's big enough to hold the gazillion pictures I've got of our kids, vacations, etc. The drive doesn't need an external power supply, which is very convenient. And it's very portable thanks to its rugged design.

Cons: It'd be great if it existed in other colors.

Other Thoughts: Good stable performance, great quality

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  • Uwe H.
  • 6/29/2013 1:35:52 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Looking promising

Cons: Have now 3 LaCie hard drives laying around... the ports on all of them gave out just around the time the warranty expired... Should have learned my lesson after this happened to the 2nd drive (Rikiki), but instead had to add a 1TB Rugged to this graveyard.

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  • Simon E.
  • 5/28/2013 12:25:21 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsDeteriorate just from lying on shelf

Pros: look rugged and feel as reliable device, but appearance are deceiving

Cons: I bought it as back up storage for all my photo archive. After 4 years of very careful handling, never dropped, only used for storage of photos, without deleting or overriding, it started loosing data, LaCie software requested reformat. I have secondary WD drive so I re-formatted LaCie and try to cope all back, but now it stop working at all. The drive was used to less than 30% capacity

Other Thoughts: do not trust

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  • Gari V.
  • 3/3/2013 9:31:32 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Hard Drive

Pros: This is a great hard drive. Fast via Firewire 800. Dual ports for daisy chaining works great with my other firewire 800 drives.

Write Speeds via Firewire 800:
79.8 MB/s
Read Speeds
82.5 MB/s
Using Black Magic Design, Disk Speed Test app.
Test file size set to 5GB

Cons: non so far.

Other Thoughts: Faster the any other 2.5 inch FW800 drive I own.
I own a LaCie Rugged (301924) and have had issues with the FW800 port not keeping a good connection. I'm curious to see how this one holds up and if it will have the same problem.

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  • Kevin P.
  • 1/4/2013 12:02:52 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorkhorse Drive

Pros: This drive is reliable, easy to use, large capacity, and comes with IEEE/Firewire 800 connection. Perfect for use with an older MacBook Pro, Mac Pro, or iMac. Ideal for video field video storage for these systems.

Cons: At only 5400 RPM, video editing files stored on the drive is not ideal.

Other Thoughts: I use two LaCie Rugged drives and have had no problems. If you still use Mac products with IEEE 800 ports, this is a great portable drive.

I shoot HD video on SDHC cards and this drive with a MacBook Pro allows me to quickly and easily off load the contents of the card. The fast IEEE/Firewire 800 speed makes the process easy and quick, freeing up the SDHC card for reformatting and use. The 1TB size lets me store video from multiple shoots on one drive.

At only 5400 RPM it isn't ideal for video editing, but will do in a pinch.

I can then quickly off load the video files on my edit workstation at the office and get right to work.

I have also shipped the drive several times to other videographers for sharing large video files and have had no problems after shipping.

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  • James D.
  • 6/27/2012 9:15:47 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsUnreliable product with misleading name

Pros: New Egg is a great company!

This particular product was purchased elsewhere. But the warning about the bad product is warranted.


Cons: The alleged rugged drive failed upon taking it out of the box. On the first upload files of on it, it immediately failed. LaCie would not do anything to replace it. Horrible customer service. Please do not waste your time, files or money.

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