LaCie, known for its data storage solutions (hard drives, drives, USB drives and NAS), has launched marketing of its Rugged USB 3.0 mobile device.
Dimensions 9 x 2.8 x 14.5 inches and weighs 241 grams, it is a 2.5-inch external hard drive operating at 7200 revolutions per minute and with a storage capacity of 500GB.
It uses a USB 3.0 connection for supply of 5 volts and a transfer speed capped at 110 MB / s (write, as you might expect). It also enjoys an aluminum hull for good heat dissipation and shock absorbing internal and a rubber sleeve for a good resistance to shocks. Indicates a LaCie conclusive test for a drop height of 2.2 meters (inactivity, of course).
Comes with all accessories (installation guide, user manual, USB 3.0 / 2.0 cable and power) and a home backup solution compatible with both Windows and Mac OS (LaCie Backup Wizard), the hard disk LaCie Rugged USB 3.0 is announced to 159.90 euros and enjoys a two year warranty.