LaCie has launched a 1TB version of its rugged Thunderbolt external SSD for $949.99, allowing Mac users to keep their files safe even under adverse conditions.
The new version has double the storage space of the next largest Thunderbolt SSD drive from LaCie.. The company says that it has a transfer speed of 387 MB a second. It adds:
The LaCie Rugged is MIL–compliant, which means that data is protected even during accidental drops of up to 2 meters (6.6 feet). With its cap in place, the LaCie Rugged is also IP 54–rated for superior protection against dust and water splashing — even during operation. Plus, it is resistant to vibration and shock and is tough enough to be shipped for reliable delivery to clients or partners.
LaCie is directly marketing the use of the 1TB Rugged SSD by professional photographers and videographers who might have to do a lot of work in the field. It says:
With a laptop and a LaCie Rugged, a photographer or videographer has everything they need to back up footage or complete a project on location. This time savings and convenience is key for field–based professionals.
In addition to its integrated Thunderbolt cable, the new drive also has a USB 3.0 port for better compatibility with PCs and Macs. The company recently announced plans to launch the Porsche Design Mobile Drive, with a USB-C port, for owners of the upcoming new MacBook sometime later this quarter.