LaCie Continues Partnership with Neil Poulton, Releases Next Gen Rugged Hard Drive

LaCie has introduced the newest version of their Rugged external hard drive. It’s rugged and fast, and if you’re looking for a new external, it’s probably a good bet.

The LaCie Rugged lives up to its name thanks to dust, water and shock resistance. Specifically, you’ll be covered for drops up to 2 meters (6.6 feet), with a removable cover offering IP54 dust and water resistance. On the inside, there’s AES 256-bit encryption software for use with all of your files.

It’s also about as fast as it can be – it’s compatible with both Thunderbolt and USB 3.0. When it goes on sale, you’ll be able to choose from SSD and HDD models, with the SSD model’s write speed topping out at 387 MB/s. The HDD model will get up to 122 MB/s.

The LaCie Rugged HDD will hit stores this month, at $220 for 1 TB and $300 for 2 TB. The SSD model will come in July at $300 for 250 GB and $500 for 500 GB.

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