LaCie has announced its new line of Rugged line of compact hard drive called the Rugged Mini. LaCie’s Rugged Mini measures 86x135x19mm, weighs in at 240 grams and will be available in the three version, 500GB with 5400 or 7200RPM and 1TB with 5400 RPM.
The LaCie Rugged Mini was designed by Neil Poulton, it utilizes a USB 3.0 interface and it will protect itself from scratches, shocks, drops and water splashes plus it has the ability to withstand pressure as well. The Rugged Mini comes with an automatic Eco mode that will lower power consumption by up to 40% plus it also comes bundled with 10GB of Wuala Online Storage but you will have to do a new subscription in one year.
Both the Rugged Mini 500GB and 1TB Hard Drives comes pre-loaded with the LaCie Private-Public software that provides security for private files plus the user gets two-year warranty. The 500GB 7200 RPM Rugged Mini goes for the price of $119.99 while the 500GB and 1TB models with 5400 RPM goes for $99.99 and 159.99, respectively.