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LaCie Rugged Mini 500GB USB 3.0 2.5" External Hard Drive 301556 Orange

  • Mini Size | Rugged Design|USB 3.0 Performance
  • Shock-, rain-, and pressure-resistant
  • Password protection
  • 2-Year Limited Warranty
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LaCie Rugged Mini 500GB External Hard Drive
 
Overview
The LaCie Rugged Mini Hard Disk shares features with LaCie's popular, full-sized Rugged Hard Disk, like shock-resistance, drop-resistance, and a rubber sleeve for added protection. But the Rugged Mini is also rain- and pressure-resistant — you can drive over it with a one-ton car, and it still works!

Its small size makes it completely mobile, and its rugged exterior provides protection against accidental drops, shock, or pressure. The Rugged Mini is the most compact member of the LaCie Rugged family, and will appeal to a wide range of users.
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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 transportation.
 
 
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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 one-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.
 
 
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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 seven 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).
 
 
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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 access your password-protected files using any computer, ensuring complete data mobility - and complete data safety.
 
 
User-Friendly Software Suite Included
 
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Automatic Backup
Easy setup and automatic worry-free backup for both PC and Mac computers.
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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.
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Secure Cloud Storage
10GB of Wuala Online Storage included for one year to securely store and share your data online.
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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.
 
 

 


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Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • Michael T.
  • 11/13/2013 12:31:48 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGreat Drive, however

Pros: The drive is great.

Cons: The cable is sub standard for a rugged drive. The connection is easy to break just treating the drive like a rugged drive. Over all, I would say the drive is not really meant for rugged operation pretty much because of this. The enclosure's rubberized probably makes it a bit shock proof but don't take it mountain climbing.

Other Thoughts: I'd buy it again but would like the cable a bit more sturdy where it connects to the drive.

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  • Shawn H.
  • 12/17/2012 3:00:12 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsBad Sectors

Pros: Drive worked great for a while - until recently I would have given it 5 eggs.

Cons: Three months into use, it started to develop bad sectors, eventually corrupting the virtual machine I was running off of it and causing me to have to rebuild a new VM from scratch. I recovered the drive and tried to keep using it, hoping it was a fluke, then more file corruption occurred about a week later.

Other Thoughts: Drive sits, unmoved, attached via USB3 to my desktop computer most of the time. It's quiet and reasonably fast for spinning disks. If it weren't for the bad sectors...

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