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1.0TB Rugged Mini

Rugged Design. Mini Size.

Mac / PC / USB 3.0
The Smallest Member of the Rugged Family
Design by Neil Poulton
With its iconic orange design and secure form factor, the Rugged has been one of LaCie's most popular hard drives. With the Rugged Mini, they've shrunk the Rugged, and added tons of new features, making it a solid investment for data transport.
Maximum Reliability
The LaCie Rugged Mini Hard Disk shares features with the popular Rugged Hard Disk, like shock resistance, drop resistance, and a rubber sleeve for added protection. But with the Rugged Mini, LaCie has gone a step further: it's also rain-resistant, and pressure-resistant-you can drive over it with a 1-ton car, and it still works! Its small size makes it perfect to take with you wherever you go. It is bus-powered, and the Rugged exterior provides protection against accidental drops, shock, or pressure.
The Speed of USB 3.0
With the Rugged Mini, you've got the speed of USB 3.0, and full backward compatibility with USB 2.0, meaning that you can use it on almost any computer. You can transfer a 700MB video file in less than 7 seconds with USB 3.0, compared to 25 seconds with USB 2.0.*
Interface Comparison
LaCie Private-Public
The Rugged Mini doesn't just keep your data safe from external forces-it also protects against intrusion. With secure password protection software built-in, it's easy to make sure that your files are secure and protected, no matter where you go. You can even use access your password-protected files using any computer, ensuring complete data mobility-and complete data safety.

Product Specifications:

LaCie Part Number

  • 301558


  • 1.0TB

Rotational Speed

  • 7200RPM


  • 1 x USB 3.0 port (USB 2.0-compatible)

Interface Max Transfer Rate

  • USB 3.0: 5Gb/s

Maximum Drop Height

  • 1.2 meters (4 feet) in non-operating mode (dropping is not recommended in operating mode)

System Requirements

  • Computer with a USB 3.0, or USB 2.0 port**
  • High-speed internet for online storage
  • Operating system:
    • Latest version of Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 / Mac OS X 10.5 (Intel only), 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9 and 10.10
  • Minimum free disk space: 600MB recommended


  • Bus-Powered


  • 3.4" x 5.3" x 0.75" (8.6 x 13.5 x 1.9 cm)


  • 8.5 oz. (240 g)


*Transfer rates vary from one computer to another and may vary slightly from one drive to another.
**1TB (Terabyte) = 1000GB. 1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending upon operating environment (typically 5-10% less).
***Capacity availability varies from region to region. Please visit www.lacie.com for up-to-date information.
^For optimal performance, the drive must be connected to a USB 3.0 host port.




Included Items
  • LaCie Rugged Mini
  • USB 3.0 cable (USB 2.0-compatible)
  • Quick Install Guide
  • Complete software suite preloaded

User-Friendly Software Suite Included

Automatic Backup
Easy setup and automatic backup for both Mac and PC.
Password Protection
With military-grade AES 256-bit encryption, LaCie Private-Public ensures that your files are protected from unauthorized access.
Secure Cloud Storage
10GB of Wuala Secure Cloud Storage is included for one year to store and share your data online with industry-best security.

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 5 / 5 2 out of 2 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: LiLee Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Excellent May 14, 2017 I have used Lacie external drives for many years. They tend to last a long time. Thats why I chose the rugged mini. I just needed an additional back up disk. It works fine and keeps my data safe and sound. No problems at all.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: TNMom Location: Johnson city, TN Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Excellent Product May 10, 2017 This is a great product. It is meant to be a "tough" case so young kids do not have to worry about it falling. And, it is tough. Our son has been using it for a school project and has not abused it, but used it in some sporting activities and hiking, so it has taken some falls and is working perfectly. I would highly recommend this product. The product arrived in a timely fashion and is exactly what we needed.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

LaCie 1.0TB Rugged Mini Mfr P/N: 301558 OWC SKU: LAC301558 All-Terrain Hard Disk - USB 3.0 Interface, Bus-Powered LaCie 2 Year Limited Warranty
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