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LaCie Doubles Capacity of Best-Selling Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt Series
PARIS, FRANCE – Today, LaCie announced that its award–winning Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt™ Series hard drive is now available in a 2TB version. With double the storage of its predecessor, the new LaCie Rugged is the highest capacity bus–powered storage solution with Thunderbolt technology on the market. Plus, the 2TB model achieves speeds up to 127MB/s, a 15 percent increase from the previous version. With these speeds users can transfer 750 RAW photos or one HD movie in less than one minute. Built for heavy data users who require complete mobility, the LaCie Rugged is the ideal sidekick to a new Mac® or Ultrabook™.
“With video and photo file sizes increasing exponentially, creative pros are generating more digital content than ever before,” said Erwan Girard, Professional Business Manager, LaCie. “Today, we’ve addressed their number one demand by doubling the LaCie Rugged’s capacity. This allows on–the–go pros to store more data on fewer drives and lets them stay in the field longer.”
The new LaCie Rugged offers the same great features that current users appreciate with no size or weight increase. It continues to feature USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt ports so users have the fastest transfer speeds available on PC or Mac. Since USB 3.0 is backwards compatible, the LaCie Rugged can also connect to any standard computer via USB 2.0. Additionally, it protects data from drops of up to 1.2 meters (4 feet) and from unauthorized access with AES 256–bit software encryption.
The LaCie Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt Series 2TB HDD, design by Neil Poulton, is available through the LaCie Online Store and LaCie Resellers for $299.99 (MSRP). It is protected by a two–year limited warranty. Thunderbolt cable is included.
With operations in the Americas, Europe and Asia, LaCie is a leading manufacturer of storage devices for Apple®, PC and Linux. LaCie has differentiated itself through sleek design and remarkable technical performance. Find out more about our products at www.lacie.com.