Updated 27 Aug 2014

LaCie

Rugged (tested on Thunderbolt)

Snapshot: The LaCie Rugged is a 2TB portable hard drive with a Thunderbolt port. How fast does it work?

Rugged (tested on Thunderbolt)
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$471

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Test results

Overall score
69
Performance
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Software versatility
?/10

Good points

  • OK performance.
  • Easy to use.
  • Good software versatility.
  • Has a Thunderbolt port.
  • Has software encryption.
  • Special rugged construction.

But

  • Slow average write speeds.
  • Slow average read speeds.

How we test

Overall score Performance (70%)
Ease of use (30%): assesses hardware installation, design, and software installation

Software versatility (not included in the overall score) assesses backup, security and power management.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$471
Type
Portable hard drive

Specifications

Stated capacity (GB)
2000
Formatted capacity (GB)
-
Default file format

NTFS/FAT32. Can be NTFS and/or FAT32 (prompted during the initial setup of the drive in both Windows and OS X).

Weight (kg)
0.354
D x W x H (mm)
90 x 141 x 25
Write rate (MB/sec)
702
Read rate (MB/sec)
731
Write time (seconds)
64
Read time (seconds)
60
Wireless protocols (802.11)
n/a
Wireless bands (GHz)
n/a
Claimed number of concurrent wireless connections
n/a
Battery life (hh:mm)
n/a

Features

Thunderbolt port
Yes
Encryption type
Software
Supplied backup software
Limited
Online storage

10GB free online storage for 1 year

Kensington lock
-
Ethernet port
-
Internet sharing for Wi-Fi (GB)
-
Internet sharing for 3G/4G
-
Android AVI
-
iOS AVI
-
Android MKV
-
iOS MKV
-
Android MOV
-
iOS MOV
-
Android MP4
-
iOS MP4
-
Android WMV
-
iOS WMV
-