January 29, 2008 LaCie has announced increased capacity to its Rugged all-terrain hard disk, making a total space allowance of 320GB.
Designed for users on the go, the sturdy design and bright orange coloring give this hard disk a sporty look. The varnished shell and rubber bumper make the hard disk especially resistant to harsh elements for extra protection wherever you go. The look and feel of the device comes from world-renown designer Neil Poulton, and is essentially the LaCie PocketDrive with a new and improved design and added storage capacity.
The Rugged has USB 2.0, FireWire400 and FireWire800, the latter allowing transfer rates of up to 800Mbits/s. The triple interface makes it simple to exchange data between Macs and PCs and the device comes with a USB power-sharing cable for low powered USB hubs/computers.
Retailing for USD$289.99, the LaCie Rugged All-Terrain Hard Disk is due to ship in early February 2008.