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LaCie 500GB Rugged Mini - SuperSpeed USB 3.0 - 5400 rpm - 301555


With its iconic orange design and secure form factor, the Rugged has been one of our most popular hard drives. With the Rugged Mini, we've shrunk the Rugged, and added tons of new features, making it a solid investment for on-the-go data transport.   Learn more about the product
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The Smallest Member of the Rugged Family
With its iconic orange design and secure form factor, the Rugged has been one of our most popular hard drives. With the Rugged Mini, we've shrunk the Rugged, and added tons of new features, making it a solid investment for on-the-go data transport.



Maximum Reliability
The LaCie Rugged Mini Hard Disk shares features with our popular Rugged Hard Disk, like shock resistance, drop resistance, and a rubber sleeve for added protection. But with the Rugged Mini, we've gone a step further: it's also rain-resistant, and pressure-resistant-you can drive over it with a 1-ton car, and it still works! 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.


The Speed of USB 3.0
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 MacĀ® USB 3.0 Driver to improve data transfer speed on your Mac (up to a 30% performance increase compared to FireWire 800).


LaCie Private-Public
The Rugged Mini doesn't just keep your data safe from external forces-it also protects against intrusion. With secure password protection software built-in, it's easy to make sure that your files are secure and protected, no matter where you go. You can even use access your password-protected files using any computer, ensuring complete data mobility-and complete data safety.

General
Device Type Hard drive - external ( portable )
Capacity 500 GB
Interface USB 3.0
Features Shock resistant, pressure-proof, rugged, rain resistant
Width 3.4 in
Depth 5.3 in
Height 0.7 in
Weight 8.5 oz
Performance
Interface Transfer Rate 5.0 Gbps (USB 3.0)
Spindle Speed 5400 rpm
Expansion & Connectivity
Interfaces 1 x USB 3.0
Power
Power Source USB bus
Software & System Requirements
Software Included LaCie Backup Assistant, LaCie Private-Public
OS Required Apple MacOS X 10.6, Microsoft Windows Vista / XP / 7, Apple MacOS X 10.5
Miscellaneous
Cables Included 1 x SuperSpeed USB cable - external
Manufacturer Warranty
Service & Support 2 years warranty
Service & Support Details Limited warranty - 2 years
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Very pleased, 2013-07-14
By Hudson 
Rugged and water resistant, the Rugged Mini has just the features I need to feel safe transporting my files with me where ever I go. The unit is pretty compact too making it the best drive on the market for my needs. Very pleased with this design an...
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Good drive, 2013-07-03
By Jack Leary 
I'm an amateur photographer, I've had this drive for some time, and I carry it with me 24/7. I use it for backing up my work before I leave the location. It's the perfect backup drive for my needs - it's rugged, fast, and rather compact. And it wor...
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Works great!, 2013-05-01
By RM 
This drive was very easy to connect and setup. I've setup a secure partition for my private documents, password protected and encrypted, so even if I misplace the drive, my data will be safe. The drive doesn't get hot even if working for long hours,...
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Very good, 2013-04-24
By rlam 
This is a seriously tough and efficient unit. It's very well designed, and it works like a charm. The speeds are excellent. I bought it mainly for travel, but now I use it just about every day for backups and file transfers - it's very handy!
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Well designed, 2013-03-26
By LMallory 
I'm a lecturer in film and new media and I usually carry around a hard drive in my bag for all sorts of eventualities in my day. This drive fits my needs perfectly. It's rugged, fast, and so far it has been working seamlessly.
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Great deal, 2013-03-17
By kyazzie 
Setting up this drive took me only a couple of moments. The USB 3.0 is wonderful and fast and the entire unit is light. I was sick of boring external drives so I love the design of this one and it's even better knowing that it's water resistant for ...
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A Quality Drive!, 2013-01-25
By SCherry 
I've had this drive for a while now - bought it especially for USB 3.0 speeds. It's brilliant, so fast and reliable! I use it for backups, though I don't use any special software, it's easy to just drag and drop. It's a real plug-and-play unit, work...
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Portable and powerful, 2013-01-11
By bholman 
I got this drive for Christmas. It turned out to be a very practical present. The design is really cool, I love orange, and the drive seems to be tough and looks very secure. So far it has been working amazingly well.
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Great Drive, 2012-11-26
By LouiseE 
I bought one of these to use mostly with my media player. I copied all my videos and music to it and now I can play them back on my TV. The drive's nice and fast, so it didn't take long at all! When I travel I take it with me, and it seems to be pre...
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Great for on the go backup, 2012-11-05
By Rowen L. 
I bought this drive for backup when I travel. While it's small in size, it does everything that I need. Fast transfer speeds and the data encryption lets me rest knowing my data is safe if someone else gets their hands on my drive. It's also nice to...
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Reviewed by Hudson
2013-07-14
Very pleased
Rugged and water resistant, the Rugged Mini has just the features I need to feel safe transporting my files with me where ever I go. The unit is pretty compact too making it the best drive on the market for my needs. Very pleased with this design an...
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Reviewed by Jack Leary
2013-07-03
Good drive
I'm an amateur photographer, I've had this drive for some time, and I carry it with me 24/7. I use it for backing up my work before I leave the location. It's the perfect backup drive for my needs - it's rugged, fast, and rather compact. And it wor...
 Read more

Reviewed by RM
2013-05-01
Works great!
This drive was very easy to connect and setup. I've setup a secure partition for my private documents, password protected and encrypted, so even if I misplace the drive, my data will be safe. The drive doesn't get hot even if working for long hours,...
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