LaCie announces Rugged XL hard drive
LaCie is a name synonymous with portable hard drives, and to date they have released a fair number of such devices to cater for a myriad of users who range from the ordinary to those who demand the highest level of performance without compromising on protection. LaCie’s latest effort would be the orange-clad Rugged XL, offering a whopping 1TB of storage space which makes it the largest capacity hard drive in LaCie’s line of award-winning Rugged series. We like the color in which it comes in as it will add much needed character to any creative desktop. More on the LaCie Rugged XL hard drive right after the jump.
Users of the popular Rugged drive will find that the Rugged XL is based closely on its predecessors in the same line, offering protection of its interior with an aluminum casing while the signature orange rubber sleeve helps reduce the repercussions of unintentional shocks and drops. In addition, LaCie has also thrown in an internal bumper and heat dissipating features to further enable the LaCie Rugged XL to withstand the challenges and blunders that can occur on anyone’s desk (or outside of the office – you never know when Mr. Butterfingers might actually perform for all and sundry to see). The LaCie Rugged XL was developed to cater for speed-intensive applications as well as large-scale backups, emphasizing on its versatility in use by playing nice with both Windows and Mac computers.
Two key interfaces in today’s fast paced computing environment are supported – USB 2.0 for universal compatibility and the extreme speed of eSATA which is able to hit a whopping 3Gb/s for speedy data transfer. Beginners and seasoned veterans alike will find the LaCie Rugged XL a snap to use, since it comes bundled with a complete software range such as LaCie Setup Assistant for easy formatting and the Genie Backup Assistant software for Windows users and Intego Backup Assistant software for Mac users. If you’re interested in picking up the LaCie Rugged XL 1TB, you can do so for $159.99 via a variety of channels.