LaCie Introduces the USB 3.0 Rugged Drive

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USB 3.0 is still pretty new, but boy is it exciting.  The new standard has a lot of potential and LaCie's new rugged drive is a great example.

Adding USB 3.0 connectivity means that LaCie's new drive can take advantage of the lightning fast interface.  It boasts speeds of up to 110MB per second, that's almost twice the theoretical limit of USB 2.0 and it's far faster than other external drives.  At a speed like that, the 500GB drive can be emptied in just over an hour.

The USB 3.0 version of the Rugged still has all the things that make LaCie's drives desirable for backup when travelling, hiking, or photographing outdoors.  It's drop resistant up to 2.2 meters (or about 7 feet) and it's nice and light at just 8.5 ounces.

The LaCie Rugged USB 3.0 comes with a 2 year warranty, 10GB of secure online storage and a USB 3.0 cable that's backwards compatible to USB 2.0.  You can pick it up now for a price of $149.99.