LaCie Rugged Mini Disk USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive 7200RPM- 500GB


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This device has a single USB 3.0 port.

This device IS reverse compatible to USB 2.0 ports.

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The LaCie Rugged Mini Portable Hard Drive provides 500GB of space for storing your data and shares features with the popular Rugged Hard Disk, like shock resistance, drop resistance and a rubber sleeve for added protection. The Rugged Mini goes a step further than the Rugged Hard Disk: it’s also rain-resistant and pressure-resistant. Its small size makes it perfect to take with you wherever you go, and its Rugged exterior provides protection against accidental drops, shock or pressure.

With the Rugged Mini, you’ve got the speed of USB 3.0, and full backward compatibility with USB 2.0, meaning that you can use it on almost any computer. You can transfer a 700MB video file in less than 7 seconds with USB 3.0, compared to 25 seconds with USB 2.0. Additionally, you can use the LaCie Mac® USB 3.0 Driver to improve data transfer speed on your Mac (up to a 30% performance increase compared to FireWire 800).


  • USB 3.0 Interface
  • 7200 RPM Speed
  • Transfer Rate Up to 5GB/s
  • 47.2” Maximum Drop Height
  • LaCie Private-Public Software
  • Automatic Backup
  • 10GB of Wuala Online Storage
  • Windows® and Mac Compatible


Technical Information:


USB 3.0 port (USB 2.0-compatible)

Rotational Speed (rpm)

Interface Transfer Rate

  • USB 3.0: up to 5Gb/s
  • USB 2.0: up to 480Mb/s

Maximum Drop Height
1.2 m / 47.2 in. in non-operating mode (dropping is not recommended in operating mode)

86 × 135 × 19 mm / 3.4 × 5.3 × 0.75 in.

8.5 oz.

System Requirements

  • Computer with a USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 port
  • High-speed Internet for online storage
  • Latest version of Windows® XP, Windows Vista®, Windows 7 / Mac OS® X 10.5, 10.6
  • Minimum free disk space: 600MB recommended

For USB 3.0 Mac Compatibility

  • Mac Pro with LaCie USB 3.0 PCI Express Card (requires available PCI Express slot)
  • MacBook® Pro with LaCie USB 3.0 ExpressCard/34 (requires available ExpressCard/34 slot)
  • Check for adapter compatibility and the USB 3.0 Mac driver

2-year limited warranty from LaCie

What’s in the Box

  • LaCie Rugged Mini USB 3.0 Hard Disk
  • USB 3.0 cable (USB 2.0-compatible)
  • Quick Install Guide
  • Complete software suite preloaded: Private-Public, Backup Assistant, Eco-Mode, Wuala Secure Online Storage

Manufacturer Product#: 301556


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