LaCie Rugged Mini USB 3.0

Rugged Mobile Storage

Pros Trust the Rugged Family.

Since 2005, LaCie Rugged® portable hard drives have thrived where only the toughest survive — the film sets, photo shoots, and music studios of the world’s most influential creative pros. Why? Because LaCie Rugged products are the industry’s most trusted way to capture and transport data in the field.

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Ruggeds into the wild since 2005

Rugged Drives for All-Terrain Reliability.

Drop, rain, dust and crush resistant — durability like this is the core reason creative storytellers choose Rugged shuttle drives. Compact, sturdy, and ready for anything, they’re the ideal solution for transporting data on set, in the studio, and into the hands of your clients.

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Thunderbolt, USB-C, and USB 3.0 Ready.

A common scenario: You need to edit and deliver a project to a client, but you use a USB-C Macbook Pro and they use a USB 3.0 computer. What do you do? Simple — go for Rugged. This family of drives embraces a wide array of interface compatibilities so that you can edit, collaborate and share seamlessly.

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Spacious Hard Drives.
RAID Versatility.
Blazing-Fast SSDs.

Say goodbye to long, drawn out transfers. Rugged hard drives, RAID solutions, and SSDs are engineered with high capacity and high-speed performance so that you’re no longer at the time-stealing mercy of RAW image files and 4K video. Transfer, edit, and hit your deadlines — faster.

Encrypted Drives for Extra Protection.

Select Rugged drives are designed with the self-encrypting magic of Seagate Secure™ Technology — ensuring your ideas and hard work stay safe from unauthorised access and intellectual property theft.

Prefer to travel minimally? This super compact, high-capacity hard drive is a must for USB 3.0 computers.

LaCie Rugged™ Mini

The most portable of LaCie’s field-tested mobile hard drive range, the Rugged Mini is also enhanced with cutting edge SuperSpeed USB 3.0 for lightning-fast transfer speeds. While its casing may be small and lightweight for easy travel, it still withstands bumps and drops of up to 1.2 meters. No matter where you take it, plug the Rugged Mini into a USB 3.0 port to transfer data with the fastest speeds on the market.

Cables and Connectors

USB 3.0

USB is a serial input/output technology for connecting peripheral devices to a computer. SuperSpeed USB 3.0 is the latest implementation of this standard, and it provides higher bandwidth and new power management features.

Transfer rates can attain up to 5 Gbits/s as opposed to USB 2.0’s 480 Mbits/s. This means USB 3.0 is theoretically up to ten times faster than its predecessor.

Your LaCie drive is shipped with a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 cable to ensure maximum data transfer performance when connected to a compatible USB 3.0 port. The cable will also work when connected to a USB 2.0 or 1.1 port, but drive performance will be limited to their respective transfer rates.

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USB-Y Cable

In the event that the USB bus on your computer does not provide the necessary power to operate your mobile LaCie hard disk, you can connect a USB-Y cable to the drive and to your computer’s USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 ports to ensure adequate power. If a USB-Y cable is not included in the packaging, you can purchase one from

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  1. Attach the single connector end of the USB-Y cable to the back of your LaCie drive.
  2. Attach the double connector end of the USB-Y cable to two USB ports on your computer.

Internal Storage Media1, 2, and 4 TB: 1 x 5,400 RPM hard drive
500 GB: 1 x 7,200 RPM hard driveInterfaceUSB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible To achieve full interface bandwidth, connect the product to a USB 3.0 port on a computer or device.)Interface Transfer RateUSB 3.0: 5 Gb/s
USB 2.0: 480 Mb/sAll-Terrain Resistance

• Water: rain resistant

• Shock: drops of up to 1.2 metres (4 feet) (in non-operating mode)

• Pressure: Run over by a 1 tonne car (1,000 kg / 2,205 lbs) Determined by a test that approximates a real-world scenario in which the hard drive remained functional, despite aesthetic damage, after the product was driven over by an approximately 1 tonne car (1,000 kg / 2,205 lbs).

• Theft: password protection with AES 256-bit software encryption


• LaCie Backup Assistant

• Eco Mode

Dimensions (W x D x H)500 GB, 1 TB, & 2 TB: 86 x 135 x 19 mm / 3.4 x 5.3 x 0.75 in.
4 TB: 86 x 135 x 26 mm / 3.4 x 5.3 x 1 in.

Weight 500 GB, 1 TB, & 2 TB: 260 g / 9.2 oz.
4 TB: 342 g / 12.1 oz.

System Requirements Computer with a USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 port
Latest version of Windows® 7 or later / Mac OS® X 10.5 or later
Minimum free disk space: 600 MB recommended

Capacity: 1TB, 2TB, 4TB

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LaCie Rugged Mini USB 3.0