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LaCie Rugged Mini 1TB USB 3.0 2.5" External Hard Drive 301558 Orange

  • Mini Size | Rugged Design|USB 3.0 Performance
  • Shock-, rain-, and pressure-resistant
  • Password protection
  • 2-Year Limited Warranty
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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 transport.

Product Overview
The LaCie Rugged Mini Hard Disk shares features with LaCie’s popular Rugged Hard Disk, like shock-resistance, drop-resistance, and rubber sleeve for added protection. But the Rugged Mini is also rain- and pressure-resistant—you can drive over it with a 1-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.

Target Market and Use Cases
Security-minded consumers and creative professionals
Channels: CES, Office, and VAR
Suggested Industries:
Students: Store music, video, and confidential school documents into a secure device that fits in your backpack.
Travelers: Protect valuable data from loss, theft, or accident while on the road.
Photographers: Small form factor and toughness is good for use in the field or to safely deliver large files to customers and partners, and encryption adds extra layer of intellectual property protection.
Videographers: Small form factor and toughness is good for use in the field or to safely deliver large files to customers and partners, and
USB 3.0 speeds allow quick throughput. 

  • newegg Small Form Factor Small enough to toss in your backpack, purse, or pocket, and it’s bus-powered so you don’t need to use a power cable.
  • newegg Maximum Reliability The Rugged Mini resists a host of dangers: shock, drop, rain, and pressure, ensuring you can always count on your data to make it safely to its destination.
  • newegg Software-Level Protection Set up password-protected encryption and protect your confidential data from prying eyes in the case of loss, theft, or unauthorized access.
  • newegg Performance Transfer files or back up your computer significantly faster than with USB 2.0. It’s even Mac-compatible thanks to the LaCie Mac USB 3.0 Driver, which improves transfer speed on your Mac (up to a 30% performance increase compared to FireWire 800).
  • newegg Complete Software Suite Included LaCie Backup Assistant for automatic backup, Eco mode for 40% energy savings, and 10GB of Wuala for secure online storage.

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

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/30/2014 9:46:33 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat performance and rugged design

This review is from: LaCie Rugged Mini 1TB USB 3.0 2.5" External Hard Drive 301558 Orange

Pros: Very well built, durable, good transfer speeds with USB 3.0.

Cons: A choice of colors would be nice.

Other Thoughts: I use this as a travel drive for editing video. It's very solid, fast and has an excellent build quality. All my other older USB2 drives are sitting in at the bottom of my drawer now.

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  • Ravi B.
  • 3/18/2013 4:16:10 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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4 out of 5 eggsRugged, Expensive, Odd

This review is from: LaCie Rugged Mini 1TB USB 3.0 2.5" External Hard Drive 301558 Orange

Pros: Super Rugged, Self Powered, hard to lose

Cons: Emergency orange isn't my favorite color.

Still a spinning disk so the chance of surviving a drop is still very low.

Other Thoughts: The software on this is weird, its made for a mac power user which there are very few of.

It lets you partition HFS+/FAT and manage some other advanced details.

In my experience very few mac users know the technical terms to use the provided software.

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