Today LaCie announced its Rugged hard drive is the first storage solution to feature both Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 technology on a high-performance SSD.
The LaCie Rugged SSD delivers speeds up to 380MB/s - making it the fastest bus-powered product ever. Respectively, the hard disk version performs up to 110MB/s, a 35 percent improvement over FireWire 800. This means that the LaCie Rugged can move 10GB in a few seconds.
The LaCie Rugged is MIL-compliant for great data protection from accidental drops up to 1.2 meters (4 feet). And thanks to SSD technology, it can resist intense vibration and shock. It also includes AES 256-bit encryption software to protect files from prying eyes or theft.
The Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt Series, design by Neil Poulton, comes in a 1TB HDD model and 120GB SSD model. It is available through Apple Retail, as well as the LaCie Online Store and LaCie Resellers starting at $199.99.