LaCie Introduces Thunderbolt 3 And USB-C Rugged SSD Drives

LaCie has released three portable SSD storage devices that encompass faster drives and Thunderbolt 3.

LaCie said the new models are the SSD Pro, Rugged SSD and Rugged Boss SSD. The Rugged SSD Pro is the fastest, featuring a Seagate FireCude NVMe SSD with up to 2800MB/s in transfer speeds.

Boss SSD

Boss SSD

It features IP67 dust and water resistance, three-meter drop protection and two-ton crush resistance. Instead of LaCie’s traditional rugged orange bumper, the Rugged SSD Pro is all black with complete silicone coverage. It comes in 1TB and 2TB configurations.

The Rugged SSD is similar to the Rugged SSD Pro, with USB 3.2 type C for connectivity. This limits it to 950MB/s in read/write speeds.

The Rugged Boss SSD is a wireless model needing no computer. It has an internal battery and a display for working on location. It can connect to a Mac or PC over USB-C, but a Lightning and micro USB cable are also included for connecting directly to iOS or Android devices through the LaCie Boss app. The Rugged Boss SSD has speeds up to 430MB/s.

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