The LaCie 500GB Rugged Triple Hard Drive provides universal connectivity with superior speeds of USB 3.0 and FireWire 800 and full backward compatibility with FireWire 400 and USB 2.0. You can transfer a 700MB video file in less than 7 seconds with USB 3.0, compared to 25 seconds with USB 2.0.
With the Rugged Triple's 500GB, you can even achieve speeds up to 110MB/s. 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). Whether your goal is super speed or complete compatibility, the Rugged Triple has everything you need.
Reviewed by 2 customers
I use this drive as a secondary/redundant time machine backup drive. It mirrors my other/current 500GB Iomega drive. Besides running hot, it does the job well. Runs very quiet, I hardly notice it at times. I would give it five stars, but for me the "running hot" issue is a concern to me.
Shooting video for out of down producer's has always been dicey. They either don't have a hard drive for their material or they show up with something with a usb1 port. These drives are small, fast and inexpensive. Depending on the codec they'll hold up to 5 hours of material. You can keep a couple in a case for emergency situations and because they only have one usb3 port you don't need to carry a bunch of cables with you.