Craving a storage solution that will stand up to the toughest environments imaginable? From professional filmmaking to simply capturing treasured holiday snaps, LaCie’s Rugged range of portable external hard drives has you covered, from the studio all the way to the harshest outdoor conditions possible.

Hard drive, protected

Starting with the iconic rubber sleeve protector designed by Neil Poulton, and featuring an array of technologies like IP67-rated water proofness, along with drop, rain, dust and crush resistance, LaCie’s rugged Hard Drives have been designed to keep your data safe, no matter what the operating conditions.

Capable of withstanding submersion in water up to one metre deep for up to 30 minutes, drops of up to 3 metres, and 2 tonne car crushes, the Rugged range’s durability makes them perfect for content creation in the toughest terrains, ensuring your data is safely and reliably captured, transferred, and transported, in the office or in the wild.

It’s no wonder the Rugged range has become the industry standard, and the choice of professional and amateur filmmakers, photographers and musicians alike, since 2005.

Feature rich

The Rugged range’s features don’t simply end with a tough exterior though. With a variety of hard drive sizes and options available, from 500GB to 8TB, using cost effective traditional spinning disk drives right through to the latest NVMe SSDs, you’ll be sure to find a model that meets your budget and your performance needs within the LaCie Rugged range.

With these SSDs boasting speeds up to two times faster than traditional SATA SSDs, transferring and editing 4K video, for example, is possible at speeds of up to 950 MB/s. For extreme performance, the Rugged SSD Pro combines Seagate FireCuda NVMe SSD technology with Thunderbolt 3 for speeds up to 2800 MB/s.

At that pace, playing back and rendering 4K, 6K, 8K and even super slo-mo video is a breeze. Both the Rugged SSD and Rugged SSD Pro are compatible with USB 3.1 Gen 2 technology too.

A few extras

Cross-platform connectivity is a snap as well. The Rugged range sports the gamut of interface options out there – you’re good to go whether you need to use USB 3.0, USB Type-C or Thunderbolt technologies, ensuring simple editing, sharing and collaborating across both Windows 10 and macOS X.

Protecting your videos, photos, audio recordings and other files or projects is also easy thanks to Seagate’s Secure Technology, available on select LaCie Rugged hard drives, which uses AES-256 encryption to keep your data safe.

Backing up their impressive durability, LaCie also offers their Rescue Data Recovery Services on selected Rugged hard drives, which offers an in-lab data recovery service if you suffer data loss due to any cause, be that malware, water damage or even unpredictable events. The French manufacturer has ensured that this service lasts the length of the drive’s warranty.

Tough to beat

Whether you’re a professional filmmaker, photographer or content creator working in the most demanding environments out there, or an avid amateur trying to capture your next vlog, photoshoot, or film in extreme conditions, LaCie’s feature-packed range of Rugged hard drives are sure to keep your data safe, no matter what obstacles you face.

LaCie’s Rugged Hard Drives are available locally through distributor Rectron, who you can contact here.

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