LaCie Doubles Rugged Thunderbolt SSD Capacity
Designed by award-winning product designer Neil Poulton, the Rugged will be available this month through the LaCie Online Store.Seagate Technology has doubled the capacity of its premium brand of LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt solid state drives (SSDs), which will now be available in a 1 terabyte (TB) capacity, with no size or weight increase compared to the 500 GB offering. Designed by award-winning product designer Neil Poulton, the Rugged will be available this month through the LaCie Online Store and the company’s network of resellers. The LaCie Rugged is MIL–compliant, which means that data is protected even during accidental drops of up to 6.6 feet. With its cap in place, the drive is also IP 54–rated for protection against dust and water splashing — even during operation. In addition, the drive is resistant to vibration and shock and can be shipped for reliable delivery to clients or partners.
"Design is in LaCie’s DNA. This stems from our first collaboration with Philippe Stark two decades ago. It’s guided by our intent to not only offer great looking products, but products in which the design serves a purpose," Erwan Girard, LaCie business unit manager, told eWEEK. "We could talk for hours about the painstaking amount of detail that goes into every product we make. This is all aimed at offering best-in-market, one-of a kind products."