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LaCie 2TB Rugged Thunderbolt USB-C Professional All-Terrain Mobile Storage Review

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   For the majority of consumers any regular 2.5" portable HDD model will probably be more than sufficient to cover their needs but that's not really the case when it comes to professionals who spend too much time in the wild (like photographers). For that particular segment of the market manufacturers had to come up with something far more durable when used in harsh conditions and this is where IP certified enclosures come in. IP certified enclosures (IP stands for international protection / ingress protection) come in different shapes and sizes and are usually not only water resistant and dust proof but they can also withstand impact (shock resistant) and large amounts of weight. LaCie has a history of introducing 2.5" portable hard drives with IP certified enclosures and their latest 2TB Rugged Thunderbolt USB-C Professional All-Terrain Mobile Storage (STFS2000800) is here with us today.


   LaCie, the premium brand of Seagate technology, designs world-class storage solutions for photographers, videographers, audio professionals, and other power users. With leading technology, performance, quality, and customer support, LaCie helps you realize your creative vision. We differentiate ourselves with a focus on design, unmatched technical performance, and long-term reliability. Since 1992, we have collaborated with visionary designers to bring you cutting-edge products. From Ziba Design to Porsche Design GmbH, as well as Karim Rashid, Ora-IIto, and Philippe Starck, a who’s-who list of prominent designers have made their mark on our products. The talent of these designers ensures that you are not just getting a way to store your files — you are buying a product where design and technology merge to result in complete usability. For the past 15 years, we have also had a close partnership with Scottish designer Neil Poulton, who designs all of our professional products, including our award-winning Rugged™, d2, 2big, 5big, and 8big Rack storage solutions. At LaCie, we protect your life’s work. And we expand what’s possible.


   As stated by its name the 2TB Rugged Thunderbolt USB-C Professional All-Terrain Mobile Storage by LaCie is not only compatible with Thunderbolt (ideal for MAC users) connectivity but also with USB 3.1/3.0 for data transfer speeds of up to 10Gb/s (for the SSD models). This specific rugged model is currently available either outfitted with regular HDDs 2/4/5TB (transfer performance of up to 130MB/s) in capacity or with SSDs 500GB/1TB in capacity (up to 510MB/s). Its IP 54-rated enclosure (once again designed by Scottish product designer Neil Poulton) is not only dustproof and water resistant but it's also shock-proof (protects again drops from up to 2.2 meters height) and can withstand up to 1 ton of pressure.