LaCie Rugged Hard Disk hard drive.
Interface: USB 2.0
Drive Type: Hard Drive
Rotational Speed: 5400
Cache Size: 8
Product Title: LaCie 120 GB External Hard Drive
Power Score: 4.1 | 5 Reviews
Capacity: 120 GB
Interface Type: USB 2.0
Interface Connection: IEEE 1394 - 6 pin Powered (Firewire), IEEE 1394b - 9 pin Unpowered (Firewire 800), USB - Universal Serial Bus 2.0
Drive Type: Hard Drive
Rotational Speed: 5400 rpm
Cache Size: 8 MB
Sustained Transfer Rate: 50 MBytes/sec
Weight: 8.8 oz
Warranty Information: 1 Year Limited Warranty
URL: Manufacturer Link
Brand Name: LaCie
Front Camera: LaCie
Product Reviews (5)
Does the Job - With Style!
Strengths: Triple interface, durability, cables included, panache.
Weakness: Cost is a little high, size is on the larger side.
LaCie has done a great job cramming three interfaces into a small size. With Firewire 400 and 800, and USB 2, I can use it in any configuration and get the bets of both worlds. As a Powerbook G4 user, I was concerned about power to the drive, and like many other large drives, this one will not run on USB alone without using the included power USB cable (takes up two ports total on your machine....
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LaCie has done a great job cramming three interfaces into a small size. With Firewire 400 and 800, and USB 2, I can use it in any configuration and get the bets of both worlds. As a Powerbook G4 user, I was concerned about power to the drive, and like many other large drives, this one will not run on USB alone without using the included power USB cable (takes up two ports total on your machine. However, with Firewire 800 - I just skip the USB and enjoy the speed.
The included cables are short - perfect for a laptop user, but if you want something longer, you will need to buy them separately. The drive has never had a problem mounting and 120GB is perfect for my needs as a graphic designer, with room to spare. The drive looks cool, and is plenty rugged for my needs - chucking it onto a laptop bag and carrying it daily.
The Rugged is a little larger than most "travel" drives, the orange rubber sleeve adds bulk, but it still is easy to take on the go. The biggest downfall was the price - but while it costs more than others, nothing compares to having three interfaces and knowing that, no matter the computer or where you go, you will be able to use the Rugged.
Overall - it is an excellent drive and has my recommendation.
By onjejank - Apr 7, 2007
LaCie Rugged All-Terrain External HD 120GB
Strengths: light, rubberized sides for safety if dropped.
This is a very cool external hard drive. It is compact and a great size overall. The overall design is great, and the drive itself is very light. I would recommend it to anyone.
By prpalumbo - Nov 8, 2006
Great Portable disk with high speed
Strengths: Portable but with USB and firewire 400 $ 800
Weakness: Without light indicator for drive status nad storage bag
This rugged portable disk let me feel more comfortable for data protection. The Firewire 800 can be the fastest speed for portable drive with true plug and play. When I use it in USB connection, I usually connect the USB power cable to ensure enough power for the drive.
By ran168 - Mar 3, 2008
Great for making that leap from computer to computer
Strengths: Portability, Triple interface
I do a lot of film editing and this is a great way to keep my projects mobile. I can edit between computers, take it on shoots to collect raw DV footage on location, edit in the field, you name it.
It's a nice way to keep the most current editing files with me in case I need to make any last minute changes. The rubber siding is a reassuring bet too, for those occasional falls and bangs.
By jrocah - Jun 8, 2007
LaCie Rugged All-Terrain Hard Drive USB2/FireWire
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By testseek.com - Mar 9, 2009