Welcome to the User Manual for the LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt™. Your drive features two cutting-edge interfaces: Thunderbolt technology and SuperSpeed USB 3.0. Not only does your drive let you copy huge amounts of data with fast transfer rates, it is also compatible with USB 2.0 for universal connectivity. Your LaCie Rugged is ideal for videographers, photographers, and heavy data users that demand extraordinary performance both in the office and the field.
This manual guides you through the process of connecting your LaCie product. If you have questions during setup or use, consult the Getting Help page.
You can connect your LaCie device to a computer with a Thunderbolt, USB 2.0, or USB 3.0 port.
The removable cover on the rear of the LaCie Rugged offers enhanced protection for the hard drive. To remove the cover, place your index finger on its right edge and gently pry it open.
It is highly recommended to attach the cover when:
The removable cover cannot be fastened to the LaCie Rugged when using the USB 3.0 port.
The Ingress Protection (IP) rating is a standard for defining the types of protection supported by equipment and devices. Users should review the IP two-digit code to understand the conditions that the device can withstand. The two digits are independent, with each number representing a different level of protection.
Your LaCie Rugged is rated IP 54.
The LaCie Rugged is also protected when it is dropped from heights up to 2 meters.