Thinking of storing and accessing impossibly large amount of data on-the-go safely and with a lot of style? Well, if so, then the LaCie Rugged RAID Shuttle Portable Hard Drive might a worthy candidate. When it comes to LaCie, there is no question about style. The Seagate-owned company is synonymous with style. The LaCie Rugged RAID Shuttle is no different. In fact, the LaCie Rugged RAID Shuttle shares the same design language as the rest of the Rugged lineup as penned by product designer Neil Poulton, featuring the iconic orange rubber shell.
This little big guy is no small fly, inside and out. While it is physically larger than the rest of the Rugged lineup, it is compact and flat enough to slip into a backpack or shipping envelope. Under the hood, it packs a massive 8 TB drive that offers up to 250 MB/s in RAID 0 for performance, and RAID 1 for data redundancy – each configurable with the LaCie Toolkit. On the rugged aspect, an IP54 rated construction keeps out dust and water, while a tight build, together with the signature orange rubber band, protects it against shock and top from as up to 1.2 meters (4 feet).
It is tough on the software end too, boasting USB 3.1 Gen 1 (USB Type-C) interface, compatible with next-generation Thunderbolt 3 and at the same time, it is backward compatible with USB 3.0, and AES256-bit hardware encryption to keep your data safe from unauthorized access. Each LaCie Rugged RAID Shuttle Portable Hard Drive comes with a 3-year limited warranty, along with Seagate’s Rescue Data Recovery Services, plus a complimentary 1-month subscription Adobe Creative Cloud All-Apps plan, featuring Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and more.
LaCie Rugged RAID Shuttle Portable Hard Drive will be released in May and costs $529.99. Uh. OK. That’s a sticker befitting the LaCie’s target market of creative professionals and prosumers. It is definitely not a device for everyday users. But hey, if you have the dough to drop, the why the hell not? If anyone cares, there’s a product video after the post.
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