Instead of getting on another cool looking external hard drives, LaCie is hopping on to manufacturing more rugged portable HDD that could protect your hard drive and data from a shock or scratch.
Their latest member to their existing rugged portable HDD is the Rugged USB 3.0, an external hard drive that has fully harnessing the USB 3.0 capability while still providing the backward compatibility to USB 2.0.
Under USB 3.0, LaCie Rugged hard drive can offer transfer speed of 110MB/s, which is about three times of the USB 2.0 speed. On the top of that, LaCie offers another great features that exist in all of its rugged model. The portable hard drive features a unique scratch-resistant aluminum shell for outer protection, while it has a shock resistan rubber bumper enclosing all edge inside the case for shock resistant, and it capable of resisting major drops up to 2.2 meters.
LaCie Rugged USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive will be available in May with MSRP $149.99.