USB 3.0 is getting more recognized so a lot of company’s are now upgrading their USB 2.0 External Storage Devices. Samsung recently announced the upgrade of its STORY Station External Hard Drive to USB 3.0 and today LaCie is announcing its upgrade of the LaCie Rugged Hard Drive also. With its new SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface, the LaCie Rugged Hard Drive now provides up to 110MB/s transfer speed.
The Drives is still drop-resistant up to 2.2 meters and is also backward compatible with USB 2.0. LaCie’s USB 3.0 drive comes in 7200RPM and 5400RPM versions in 500GB storage capacity. The 7200RPM Rugged USB 3.0 is priced at $149.99 and will be available in May.