The pocket-sized LaCie 500GB Rugged Mini Portable Hard Drive is shock, rain and pressure resistant and features both a USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 interface meaning that you can use it on almost any computer. Transferring your precious moments via USB 3.0 is a breeze, the Rugged Mini Portable can transfer a 700MB video file in less than 7 seconds, compared to 25 seconds with USB 2.0. With the 7200rpm model, you can even achieve speeds up to 110MB/s.The Rugged Mini doesn't just keep your data safe from external forces but with secure protection software built-in it also stops anyone from accessing your files. Its small size makes it perfect to take with you wherever you go.
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LaCie 500GB Rugged Mini Portable Hard Drive - 7200 RPM
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 transport.
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 1-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.
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 7 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).
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
Easy setup and automatic worry-free backup for both PC and Mac computers.
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.
Secure Cloud Storage
10GB of Wuala Online Storage included for one year to securely store and share your data online.
40% Energy Savings
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Automatic Eco mode lowers the power consumption by up to 40% when not in use, increasing the battery life of your notebook or laptop.