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LaCie Rugged RAID 4TB

Toughest in the Field. Fast and Secure Anywhere.

  • Thunderbolt™ and USB 3.0 for speeds of up to 240 MB/s
  • Bus powered via Thunderbolt for mobile workflows
  • Hardware RAID 0/1 flexibility for speed or security
  • Shock, dust, and water resistance for all–terrain use

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R 7,134.60

SKU: STFA4000800. Categories: , , , .

Product Description

More Speed, Less Waiting
When getting the win hinges on speed, you need Thunderbolt – the fastest interface on the market. The LaCie Rugged also includes two internal hard drives that are preconfigured in hardware RAID 0 for sustained performance of up to 240 MB/s*.

Versatility Anywhere, on Any Computer
Tailor the LaCie Rugged to your precise needs. Leave it in RAID 0 (striped mode) to maximize speed and capacity. Or choose RAID 1 (mirrored mode), where your data is duplicated across the two drives. So even if a drive fails in the field, your files remain completely accessible.

Using LaCie Setup Assistant, it’s incredibly easy to make the LaCie Rugged compatible with any Mac computer, PC, or both. And with Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 interfaces and hardware RAID, any computer will recognize the LaCie Rugged▴. It lets you transport a massive amount of data – with complete security – and access it freely from any computer.

Innovative Design for True Mobility

LaCie has designed acclaimed Rugged storage products for nearly a decade. With the Rugged RAID, LaCie makes your data more mobile than ever. Carry fewer hard drives, fewer cables, and encounter zero roadblocks.

  • Rugged Design
    The LaCie Rugged is tested to withstand drops** of up to 1.5 meters (5 feet) and being run over by a 1-ton car***. So whether the LaCie Rugged falls out of your backpack or is crushed by stacks of suitcases in the airplane cargo hold, your data remains safe.
  • Protective Cap
    With its cap in place, the LaCie Rugged is IP 54-rated for superior resistance to dust and water splashing – even during operation. So even during a dust storm or tropical downpour, you stay confident that your data remains accessible.
  • Massive Capacity, Compact Footprint
    With 4 TB in a portable size, the LaCie Rugged can store the equivalent of thirty 128 GB memory cards. Capacity finally meets mobility.
  • Integrated Thunderbolt Cable
    Ensure you never lose your cable, stow it neatly when not in use, while saving space in your luggage.
  • No Power Cable Needed
    Powered through the Thunderbolt cable, the LaCie Rugged lets you access your data anywhere – no power outlet required.
  • Hardware RAID
    The LaCie Rugged’s RAID system is operating system independent, so any computer recognizes it.

Professional Value
The LaCie Rugged includes everything professionals need for secure backup in the field: a backup software suite and compatibility with Time Machine™ and Windows® Backup. It also includes LaCie Private-Public software, which lets you password-protect the entire drive or only certain volumes with AES 256-bit encryption.

For the ultimate in peace of mind and value, the LaCie Rugged features a three-year limited warranty that can also be extended and upgraded. The included limited warranty provides comprehensive, complimentary web-based resources, expert in-house technical support, and worldwide repair and/or replacement coverage.


Capacity : 4 TB

Internal Storage Media : 2 x hard drives

Interface :
Thunderbolt™ bus Powered
USB 3.0* (USB 2.0** and UAS compatible)

Interface Transfer Rate : 
Thunderbolt: 10 Gb/s
USB 3.0: 5 Gb/s

Performance Benchmark : 
Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 (in MB/s)***:
RAID 0: 240 reads | 240 writes
RAID 1: 115 reads | 120 writes

RAID Modes :
Preconfigured RAID 0
Hardware RAID 0 / 1
Easy RAID selection

Rugged Resistance : 

  • Dust & Water: IP 54 rated
  • Shock: drops up to 1.5 meters (5 feet) (in non-operating mode)
  • Pressure: Run over by a 1-ton car (1000 kg / 2205 lbs)^
  • Theft: password protection with AES 256-bit software encryption

Software : 

  • LaCie Setup Assistant (easily format and create partitions for use on Mac®, PC, or both)
  • LaCie Private-Public (password protection with AES 256-bit software encryption)
  • LaCie Backup Assistant

Dimensions : 34 x 91 x 148 mm

Weight : 0.56 kg

System Requirements : 

  • Computer with a Thunderbolt, USB 3.0, or USB 2.0** port
  • Operating system:
  • Thunderbolt: Mac OS® X 10.6.8 or later
  • USB 3.0: Latest version of Windows Vista®, Windows 7, Windows 8 / Mac OS X 10.6 or later
  • Minimum free disk space: 600 MB recommended

Box Content : 

  • LaCie Rugged RAID with integrated Thunderbolt cable
  • USB 3.0 cable (USB 2.0 compatible**)
  • Removable cover and spare
  • Power supply*
  • Quick Install Guide

Comments : 

* With USB 3.0 it is necessary to use the included external power supply

** For optimal performance, the product must be connected to a USB 3.0 host port.

*** These transfer rates were achieved using AJA System Test when connected to a Mac computer. Actual data rates may vary depending on operating environment and other factors, such as chosen interface, RAID mode, and disk capacity.

^ 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-ton car (1000 kg / 2205 lbs).

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