LaCie unveils first rugged eSATA hard drive

By andy

We like our LaCie hard drives at Forever Geek. They’re well designed (two of them made it into our top 12 best looking hard drives) and up-to-date with the latest tech.

Take the latest announcement: that of the first Rugged eSATA hard drive.

LaCie is keen to point out the cost savings of getting an eSATA hard drive over an equivalent eSATA SSD. Given how reliable hard drives generally are now (unless you are extremely unlucky) and the rugged nature of this drive — something LaCie does well — it’s a factor worth considering.

Obviously, you’ll need an eSATA port on your computer in order to take advantage of this, but they are becoming a lot more common.

You’ll get speeds of up to 90MB/s with Power eSATA, and also compatibility with existing USB 2.0 ports.

Protection-wise, the drive is housed in scratch-resistant aluminium, internal shock absorbers and shock-resistant rubber bumper. You’ll likely already be familiar with Neil Poulton’s design on this style.

Available in 500GB capacity for around £139 ($210).


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