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The LaCie Rugged Safe is a high-end external hard drive available in 500GB and 1TB capacities.

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Pros

The finger print reader software is on the drive, no external software required

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MIL-STD-810F certifications, the drive can resist drops from up to 2.2m

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Includes FW 400 to 800 cable, good for Widnows PC users where FW400 is more common on laptops

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Full AES 128 encryption, great option for the security minded people

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Rugged casing that can take a few bumps and knocks

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Cons

Strange to find that transfer rates in Mac OS X is better than Windows

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Disappointing to see that only the top and bottom of the case is made from aluminium, the sides are all plastic

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The LaCie Rugged Safe is a high-end external hard drive available in 500GB and 1TB capacities. As a premium product, this drive features a secure, “all-terrain” design. The manufacturer claims the enclosure is shock-proof with its rubberized edges and brush-metal plating. Also featured is a fingerprint reader, allowing up to 10 users to lock down the Rugged Safe with biometric authentication. Additional security measures include hardware-based 128-bit AES encryption and LaCie’s SAFE utilities, which come preloaded on the drive. The LaCie Rugged Safe is bus-powered, and compatible with USB 2.0 and FireWire 800 connections.

Features
  • 500GB and 1TB capacities
  • Biometric authentication (up to 10 users)
  • 128-bit AES hardware encryption
  • Bus-powered
  • Mac and PC compatible
  • Shock-proof rugged design
  • USB 2.0 and FireWire 800 connectivity
  • LaCie SAFE Utilities and Backup Assistant included
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