Instead of heading forward to the USB 3.0 standard, LaCie with the help of their designer Neil Poulton has created a new Rugged Safe external hard drive with hardware encryption.
The LaCie Rugged Safe has been equipped with a fingerprint scanner, where you can protect your hard drive accessibility with 128-bit AES hardware encryption with your own biometric fingerprint data.
LaCie Rugged Safe Drive is weighs in 298 grams only, featuring USB 2.0 and FireWire 800 interface. This portable hard drive with fingerprint scanner will be available in 500GB and 1TB capacities, and it has been backed with a convenient 3-year warranty.
The pricing will be about $189.99 for 500GB model, and $299.99 for the 1TB model.