LaCie Rugged 250GB Thunderbolt + USB 3.0 Portable External SSD

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  • Shock and drop resistant up to 2 m in non-operating mode, conforming to military standard...
  • Thunderbolt speeds of up to 387 Mbps, plus universal compatibility via USB 3.0...
  • Compatible with PC & Mac

Product Description

LaCie Rugged 250GB Thunderbolt + USB 3.0 Portable External SSD

  •     Thunderbolt speeds of up to 387 MB/s*
  •     USB 3.0 for universal connectivity
  •     Bus powered for complete mobility
  •     Shock, dust, and water resistant for all-terrain use
With the new LaCie Rugged, even if you go off-road, your project stays on time. With IP 54-rated resistance to the elements and blinding-fast speeds through Thunderbolt and USB 3.0, you don't have to compromise between durability, mobility, and speed.
No-Compromise Speed

Get lightning-fast transfer speeds on Mac and PC thanks to the USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt interfaces. With the SSD version, the LaCie Rugged delivers up to 387 MB/s - one of the fastest bus-powered products available*. The hard disk version performs at up to 122 MB/s, a 35% improvement over FireWire 800. Back up and transfer mountains of data in a fraction of the time. Enjoy noticeably more responsive photo library browsing.
Universal Connectivity

Don't let your project get derailed by incompatibility between your external drive and your computer. With both USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt interfaces, the LaCie Rugged is a perfect match for your Mac and PC. Since USB 3.0 is backward compatible, you can connect it to any standard computer, anywhere. The integrated Thunderbolt cable also stows neatly when not in use, so that you'll never lose it. The LaCie Rugged is also fully bus powered through the USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt cables. Its portability and interfaces make it the must-have sidekick to a new Mac or Ultrabook™.
All-Terrain Data Protection

Your data is irreplaceable, so it's vital to protect it against any conceivable mishap wherever you go. That's why LaCie made the new Rugged tougher than ever. It's MIL-compliant, which means that data is protected even during accidental drops of up to two meters (6.6 feet). During transit, connect the removable cover to provide IP 54-level protection against dust and water. Whether the LaCie Rugged falls out of your backpack or gets splashed by a mud puddle, you stay confident that your data is still accessible. The SSD version goes a step further for the ultimate in resilience against vibration and shock. Both versions are tough enough to be shipped for reliable delivery to clients or partners. Included software even protects your files from prying eyes with AES 256-bit encryption.
User-Friendly Software Suite Included

Automatic Backup
Easy setup and automatic backup for both Mac and PC.

Password Protection
With military-grade AES 256-bit encryption, LaCie Private-Public protects your files from unauthorized access with password protection.

  • Capacity    250GB (SSD)

Internal Media Storage   
  • Hard Disk: 5400 RPM/64 MB cache
  • SSD: SATA 6 Gb/s

Interface Technology   
  • 1 x Integrated Thunderbolt™ cable
  • 1 x USB 3.0 port (USB 2.0* and UAS compatible)

Interface Transfer Rate   
  • Thunderbolt: 10 Gb/s
  • USB 3.0: 5 Gb/s

Performance Benchmark   
Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 (reads)**:

  •     1 TB hard disk: 110 MB/s
  •     2 TB hard disk: 122 MB/s
  •     250 GB & 500 GB SSD: 387 MB/s

Rugged Resistance   

  •     Dust & Water: IP 54 rated (when cover is attached)
  •     Shock: drops of up to 2 meters (6.6 feet) (in non-operating mode)
  •     Pressure: Run over by a 1-ton car (1000 kg / 2205 lbs)***
  •     Theft: password protection with AES 256-bit software encryption


  •     LaCie Backup Assistant (easy way to set up automatic computer backups)
  •     LaCie Private-Public (password protection with AES 256-bit software encryption)

  • Dimensions    89 x 140 x 24 mm / 3.5 x 5.5 x 1 in.
  • Weight         280 g | 8.8 oz

System Requirements   
  •     Computer with a Thunderbolt, USB 3.0, or USB 2.0* port
  •     Operating system:
  •         Thunderbolt: Latest version of Windows® 7, Windows 8 (see here for drivers information) / Mac OS® X 10.6.8 or later
  •         USB 3.0: Latest version of Windows XP, Windows Vista®, Windows 7, Windows 8 / Mac OS X 10.6 or later
  •     Minimum free disk space: 600 MB recommended

Box Contents   

  •     LaCie Rugged with integrated Thunderbolt cable (37cm | 14.5 in.)
  •     USB 3.0 cable (USB 2.0 compatible*) (50cm | 19.7 in.)
  •     Quick Install Guide
  •     Removable cover

Technical Specification

LaCie Rugged 250GB Thunderbolt + USB 3.0 Portable External SSD

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support Limited warranty - 3 years
Service & Support Details Limited warranty - 3 years


Device Type Solid state drive - external (portable)
Features Shock resistant, water resistant, rugged pocket-sized design, password authentication, dust-proof, automatic backup, software encryption, 256-bit AES
Capacity 250 GB
Interface USB 3.0 / Thunderbolt
Internal Drive Interface SATA 6 Gb/s
Width 89 mm
Depth 140 mm
Height 24 mm
Weight 280 g


Interface Transfer Rate 10 Gbps (Thunderbolt) / 5.0 Gbps (USB 3.0)
Max Data Transfer Rate 387 MB/s

Expansion & Connectivity

Interfaces 1 x USB 3.0


Power Source USB bus, Thunderbolt bus

Software & System Requirements

Software Included LaCie Backup Assistant, LaCie Private-Public
OS Required Apple MacOS X 10.6 or later, Microsoft Windows Vista / XP / 7 / 8


Included Accessories Protective cover
Cables Included 1 x Thunderbolt cable - integrated ¦ 1 x USB 3.0 cable - external
Compliant Standards IP54

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