LaCie's New Rugged Thunderbolt Drive Doesn't Need a Cord

By Leslie Horn on at

If you are a filmmaker who spends a lot of time on the road, LaCie's new rugged Thunderbolt drive should be on your wishlist. It's wrapped up in a neat little IP-54-rated water- and drop-resistant package, with the cord already attached. And it's about as fast as they come.

LaCie claims the USB 3.0 drive will give you transfer speeds of up to 387MB a second. At that rate, you should be able to move 100GB of video and photo content over in less than five minutes. You can also drop it from a mountain, given that mountain is only two metres tall and be sure your stuff will still be safe. It's dressed in a resilient, albeit loud, orange jacket, and it goes on sale in 1TB for £150 and 2TB for £220 capacities in mid-June. In early July, LaCie is also putting out 256GB and 550GB SSD versions for £240 and £399. This is the kind of drive you'd imagine someone like our pal Casey Neistat taking on the road with him.