LaCie 500GB Rugged Triple Interface USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive, FireWire 800 and 400, 5400rpm Disk Speed, Upto 80MB/s Data Transfer Rate

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About LaCie 500GB Rugged Drive

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 80MB/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.

LaCie 500GB Rugged Drive Features

  • Enhanced speed and connectivity
  • AES 256-bit encryption protection
  • Drop-resistant up to two meters

LaCie 500GB Rugged Drive Specifications

500 GB
1 x USB 3.0 port (USB 2.0-compatible), 2 x FireWire 800 port
Rotational Speed (rpm)
Interface Transfer Rate
USB 3.0: up to 5Gb/s
USB 2.0: up to 480Mb/s
FireWire 800: up to 800Mb/s
FireWire 400: up to 400Mb/s (cable sold separately)
Max Sustained Transfer Rate
5400rpm: up to 80MB/s
Maximum Drop Height
2 m / 78.7 in. in non-operating mode (dropping is not recommended in operating mode)
For PC and Mac: Easy setup (LaCie Setup Assistant)
Automatic backup (LaCie Backup Assistant)
AES 256-bit encryption: LaCie Private-Public software with password protection
Automatic Eco mode: lowers the power consumption by up to 40% when not in use (may vary from one drive to another)
10GB Wuala Secure Online Storage (1 year included)
System Requirements
Computer with a USB 3.0, FireWire 800, FireWire 400, 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
Time Machine compatible
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)
90 x 28 x 145 mm / 3.5 x 1 x 5.7 in.
260 g / 9.2 oz

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Red M  Hello Friends, Can I daisy-chain an older LaCie Rugged drive I bought in 2009 (with Firewire 800 port) onto this drive? Will they both show up on my desktop? I currently have a MacBook Pro running 10.5.8 and will soon get the latest 21" iMac running Mavericks. THANKS!
JERRY C  I've only daisy-chained two of this same model, which works fine. If the older one also has FireWire 800 capabilities, I'd expect it to work with the newer unit as well.
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