Review of LaCie 1TB Rugged All-Terrain Hard Drive

The LaCie Rugged XL Portable 1TB Hard Disk Drive is sleek and has a stylish design. It will meet all normal storage requirements on the go.

Specifications :

1 Terabyte of usable space.

Portable rugged design for spectacular performance.

Connectivity for eSATA as well as USB 2.0 at 3Gb/sec.

Compact size measuring 5.1(W) x 1.7(H) x 8.5(L) inches.

LED indicator for overheating alert.

A stylish and sleek design thanks to Neil Poulton.

Features :

This Hard Disk drive provides for one terabyte of usable storage space through a high-speed USB 2.0 interface and eSATA connection at 3 Gb/sec. Dissipation of heat generated during operation is helped by a scratch-resistant Aluminum alloy case. There is an inner bumper to provide for resistance to shocks. An external rubber surround on the hard disk protects it during transfers. The rubber surround is colorful too. The inner bumper and the rubber surround make Rugged XL so rugged.

Usability :

The Hard Disk provides for a massive amount of storage space. On a rough estimate it can store about 1,500 DivX movies, 350 thousand photos or 300 thousand songs. The Rugged XL works with a fast USB 2.0 connectivity or with an equally speedy eSATA interface. Exchange of data between two computers becomes simplicity itself using this device. No installation or drivers are needed for the Rugged XL drive on any of the Windows XP, Mac or Linux Operating Systems, the Hard Disk is Plug-n-Play. Data can be transfered at blinding speeds of 3Gb/sec. LaCie’s Software bundles that come with the Rugged XL include One-Click Backup (Mac & PC), SilverKeeper Backup (Mac only) and  Setup Assistant.

Conclusion :

At $250, this extremely tough, resistive and stylish looking Hard Disk comes with an internal bumper, a rubber sleeve and a heat dissipating cover. These features make LaCie Rugged XL equally sturdy and effective.

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