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LaCie again produced great device
on 7 October 2014
LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt Mobile 500GB SSD HD same as his family member with half capacity comes with integrated Thunderbolt Cable.
Both models are actually upgrade of older Rugged HD model while introducing two additional features:
- Integration of Thunderbolt cable
- Better damage resistance (waterproof, dustproof, shockproof)
For those in need of speed (or not having time to waste) SSD version is fully recommended option, due to its extreme speed of around 360 MB/s (still bit less compared to advertised 387MB/s).
As already written besides permanent Thunderbolt cable which increases protection against environment influence (dust, water) using provided dust cap will enable usage of USB 3.0 interface.
Two nice add-ons are:
- dust cap can be in place even when the device is used
- when not in use Thunderbolt cable is protected by the cover.
Though being shockproof taking into account its price I was not willing to test that ability - based on specification fall from height up to 2m should not be harmful which is additionally confirmed with IP54 durability standard which this disk bears.
Therefore, the same as it was the case for SSD 250GB model, LaCie made produced great device, though its only drawback for many will be its price ($500), Still, if you look for best ratio of value received for money you just cannot miss with LaCie Thunderbolt SSD disks.
I received a sample of LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt Mobile 500GB SSD HD for the purpose of testing and unbiased review, while all the presented information is based on my impressions.