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LaCie 301290 250GB Rugged All-Terrain USB 2.0 Portable Hard Disk
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To survive in the real world, your data needs the protection of the LaCie Rugged All-Terrain Hard Disk. The exclusive creation of world-renown designer Neil Poulton, this durable, portable storage solution offers a Hi-Speed USB 2.0 interface connection. Simply plug it into any PC or Mac with a USB port for backup, archiving and large data exchange anywhere. Its unique scratch-protected aluminum shell and shock-resistant rubber bumper make the LaCie Rugged Hard Disk especially resistant to harsh elements for extra protection along the road of your adventures.

The LaCie Rugged All-Terrain 301290 250 GB USB 2.0 Portable Hard Disk is built to survive the harsh elements of the real world. This durable, portable storage drive offers 250 GB of storage with a high-speed USB 2.0 interface, and is built with a rugged, drop-resistant aluminum alloy shell and a shock-resistant rubber bumper.

The LaCie Rugged All-Terrain 250 GB USB 2.0 Portable Hard Disk offers:
  • Rugged drop \-resistant and shock-resistant enclosure.
  • Power from the USB bus so no extra adapter is required.
  • 250 GB of disc space; 5400 RPM spin rate and 8 MB of cache for maximum drive performance.
  • Driver-less operation for simple set up.
  • Free one-year online backup service.

USB bus-power means no extra power adapter to carry. View larger.

World-renowned designer Neil Poulton is responsible for the stunning look. View larger.

The Rugged All-Terrain withstands bumps and shocks to keep your data safe and secure.
Ultra-Portable Data Shuttle
If you travel a lot with your data, the Rugged All-Terrain is the drive is for you. Perfect for users who need backup, storage and large-volume exchange for office files, photos, music and even video clips, the Rugged All-Terrain is USB bus-powered, which means that it uses the power of the connected computer to operate and doesn't require an additional AC adapter or power cord.

The Rugged All-Terrain offers the cross-platform convenience of high-speed USB 2.0 interface and is USB 1.1 backward compatible. With its driver-free and plug-and-play functionality, exchanging data between Macs and PCs is as easy as it gets--simply plug it into any computer with a USB port and you're ready to go. (The Rugged All-Terrain requires no extra drivers for Windows XP/2000/Vista and Mac OS X operating systems.) It even comes with a power-sharing cable for low-powered USB hubs and computers.

The drive features a spin speed of 5400 RPM, an 8 MB cache, and a transfer rate of up to up to 480 Mbits per second. Measuring a mere 3.5 x 1 x 5.7 inches (WxHxD) and weighing less than nine ounces, the Rugged All-Terrain is designed to travel and will fit easily in your briefcase or backpack. Take it with you on business trips and vacations, or use it for transferring files from one desktop computer to another.

Included with the drive are LaCie software bundles to enhance its performance and functionality, including LaCie's 1-Click Backup Software (for Mac and PC) and SilverKeeper Backup Software (Mac).

Mobile, All-Terrain Protection
Designed exclusively for LaCie by world-renowned designer Neil Poulton, the Rugged All-Terrain is built like an off-road vehicle, ready to withstand the bumps and bruises of your travels. Its unique, scratch-protected aluminum shell and shock-resistant rubber bumper make it especially resistant to harsh elements. In fact, the drive is designed to withstand vertical drops of up to 35 inches while in non-operating mode. (Dropping the drive while it's in operation, however, could cause damage, so be careful!)

For additional styling points, the Rugged All-Terrain can be outfitted with additional colorful bumpers that will keep your drive protected. Easy-to-change and durable once on, they are made of the same quality rubber as the original bright orange Rugged sleeve. The optional set of three additional bumpers, which is sold seperately, includes green-grey, blue-grey and black bumpers.

Free One-Year Unlimited Backup Service
With the purchase of this LaCie Hard Disk, you will also receive a full year of LaCie's Online Backup service. With this service, the data that you store on your computer will be encrypted twice and uploaded to the offsite data center where they will remain encrypted, maintaining your privacy.

When you sign up for the service, software is added to your computer that looks for new and changed files to update. The service is completely automated and only backs up new and modified files when your computer is idle, so you don't have to do a thing, and your computer's performance will never be affected.

This service lets you upload an unlimited amount of photos, music, video, and documents for a full year. After that you can continue with the service for a low monthly fee. This is LaCie's way of ensuring that should anything happen to your Hard Disk -- should it get stolen or damaged, for instance -- your invaluable data will remain completely protected and accessible.

The LaCie Rugged All-Terrain Portable Hard Drive is backed by a 2-year limited warranty.

About LaCie
Established in France in 1989, LaCie is a leading manufacturer of computer peripherals for Windows, Apple and Linux users. With offices and plants in the USA, Canada, Japan, Australia, Europe, Singapore and Hong Kong, LaCie develops and manufactures external storage solutions and color monitors that help professionals and everyday people easily manage their digital lives. LaCie has differentiated its products through original designs and leading-edge technology.

What's in the Box
LaCie Rugged Hard Disk, high-speed USB 2.0 cable (USB 1.1 compatible), USB power-sharing cable, quick install guide, user's manual, LaCie 1-Click Backup Software (Windows/Mac), LaCie SilverKeeper Backup Software (Mac), and LaCie Silverlining Software (Windows/Mac).

Optional bumpers let you easily change the look of your Rugged All-Terrain.

  • Ultra durable 250 GB USB portable storage for people on the go
  • USB powered; no bulky power adapter required
  • Drop-resistant aluminum alloy shell with bumpers can withstand vertical drops of up to 35 inches
  • Includes one-year online backup service providing unlimited off-site backup storage
  • Measures 3.5 x 1 x 5.7 inches (WxHxD); weighs less than 9 ounces; 2-year limited warranty

Customer Reviews:

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    The LaCie Rugged All Terrain Portable Drive is a great value. I have seen it advertised in computer magazines for $30 more. It is easy to carry and simple to use. Connect, and it works like magic. I use it with Time Machine with my MacBook Pro. It is the easiest portable drive that I have!...more info
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    This product has already proven its worth by surviving a bad fall and i still have all the data for my phd thesis!!...more info
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    I purchased 2 LaCie drives to transport with me on deejay jobs to support my music library on my Apple. I enjoyed using these drives so much that I purchased this particular unit to use with my Vista machine. Note: be sure to order the
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  • So far so Good!
    I have looked for a while for a robust product like this that would be compatable with my Macbook, old Macbook pro, and the PC's I work with too. This product did not at first appear on my Mac desktop but after trying again, all was well and it was simplicity to use. It is light and the rubber casing is easily removed should you want to keep it clean. I was sure it would be good for my Mac since my local UK Apple store stock the smaller version of this....more info
  • Easy to use!
    The LaCie was recommended to me and I agree wholeheartedly! Like it's name, it's Rugged and you don't have to worry about it getting knocked around a little in your work bag, etc. Easy to use with my Macbook too. Just connect and start copying over!...more info
  • Great Product!
    Plug and Play! According to a Mac expert friend of mine, if you use this hard drive for most of your work and storage, you can extend the life of your MacBook hard drive. I run big software programs from this - Vectorworks, etc. instead of putting them on my Mac....more info