LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt / USB 3.0 for the on-the-go creatives

The professional bus-powered all-terrain storage impresses in both function and form

IntroThe portable LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt / USB 3.0 secures digital content with its durable case and tough data protection.


Have you ever had your files accidentally deleted or your computer suddenly broken down? Lucky you, if you haven’t. But these mishaps don’t really rely on luck. These could have been prevented with organized data storage system.

Data backups are a lifesaver. Equally important with the techniques and gears is the digital workflow – that is why professional photographers and videographers take backup and storage solutions seriously. Losing photos and videos is every pro’s nightmare.

Creative professionals transfer digital media files onto a computer after every shoot. Then they save copies of the large raw files on digital media storage like external hard drives. And even after files stored on the computer undergo conversion and manipulation, the creatives instinctively save these edited files on hard drives.

And so the creatives, especially those who are constantly on the go, are on the lookout for a portable and rugged external hard drive that can withstand shocks and bumps, and block ingress of dusts and liquids.

LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt USB 3.0 matches the description.

LaCie is Seagate’s premium brand and the Rugged series of external hard drives headline the company’s Professional products.

intro 2LaCie offers fast transfer speed and shared storage for both Windows and Mac users.

The external hard drive works on both Windows and Mac computers. And it’s easy to set up LaCie  on your device. However, there are two options for storage: LaCie Share and LaCie. LaCie Share allows compatibility with both Windows and Mac, and formats as FAT32. However, the maximum single size is limited to 4GB. LaCie, on the other hand, formats primarily for your operating system, NTFS for Windows or HFS+ for Mac. It is worth mentioning that to fully utilize the speed, the hard drive works best on Mac computers.

Aside from the USB 3.0 or universal connection, LaCie uses a Thunderbolt connection that doubles the transfer speed of USB 3.0’s 5Gbps to 10Gbps, which is also 20x faster than USB 2.0.

The Rugged Thunderbolt is also bus-powered, which means that the device draws power from the same connection used for transferring data without requiring power adapter for complete mobility.

The device itself is very portable, as it uses a mobile HDD with a 7mm profile. Even if one goes off-road, the saved data remain protected as its rugged cover – striking, orange sleeve, imagined by celebrity designer Neil Poulton – can hold pressure of one ton, and up to two meters of accidental drops. The cover also provides IP 54-rated level of protection against ingress of dusts and water splashes. LaCie also toughens its data security system with AES 256-bit encryption, which lets users password-protect the entire drive or selected files.


LaCie Promo Voucher


First 20 customers who will present a printed copy of this page can avail 20% discount on ALL LaCie Products from selected Switch Stores.

Participating Switch Stores: ATC, Glorietta, UPTC.
Duration: Until May 5, 2017
Note: LaCie Keys not included in the promo.

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