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LaCie Rugged

USB 3.0 & FireWire 800 Interface
Storage Solution

Mac / PC / USB 3.0 / FireWire 800
Triple Interface for the Best Performance
The LaCie Rugged Triple Hard Disk provides universal connectivity: you've got the superior speeds of USB 3.0 and FireWire 800, and full backward compatibility with FireWire 400 and USB 2.0. You can transfer a 700MB video file in less than 7 seconds with USB 3.0, compared to 25 seconds with USB 2.0. Whether your goal is super speed or complete compatibility, the Rugged Triple has everything you need.
Four Levels of Rugged Protection
The Rugged is one of LaCie's most popular hard disks, and it's the best way to protect your data. It conforms to military standard 810-F, and can support drops from up to two meters. It helps you carry your files with confidence, no matter where the road takes you, thanks to its shock-absorbing sleeve, aluminum anti-scratch casing, internal rubber bumpers, and a 1000G shock-resistant hard drive. Calculations are based on average read time.
A Fifth Level of Data Security
LaCie AES 256-bit encryption software comes standard with the Rugged Triple. LaCie made it easy for you to create a password-protected area on your drive where you can securely store all of your confidential information. AES 256-bit encryption technology is one of the most robust on the market today, and makes the Rugged Triple more secure than ever.


  • LaCie Rugged Triple Hard Disk
  • USB 3.0 cable (USB 2.0-compatible)
  • FireWire 800 cable
  • Quick Install Guide



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.

Product Specifications:

LaCie Part Number

  • 9000448

Standard Mechanism

  • 2.0TB 2.5" 5400RPM Hard Drive*

    *1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending upon operating environment (typically 5-10% less). The actual total capacity will depend on your own defined file settings/preferences.

Drive Interface

  • SATA (Serial ATA)

Port Configuration

  • USB 3.0 - (1) Micro-B port
  • FireWire 800 - (2) 9-pin ports

Max Data Transfer Rate

  • FireWire 800 - 100MB/sec
  • FireWire 400 - 50MB/sec
  • USB 3.0 - 500MB/sec
  • USB 2.0 - 60MB/sec
  • USB 1.1 - 1.5MB/sec

Macintosh System Requirements

  • Computer with a USB 3.0, USB 2.0, FireWire 800, or FireWire 400 port
  • Latest version of Windows® XP, Windows Vista®, Windows 7 / Mac OS® X 10.5 (Intel Only), 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9 and 10.10
  • Minimum free disk space: 600MB recommended
  • High-speed internet for online storage

Software (PC and Mac)

  • Easy setup (LaCie Setup Assistant)
  • Automatic backup (LaCie Backup Assistant)
  • AES 256-bit encryption: LaCie Private-Public software with password protection
  • Automatic Eco mode: lowers the power consumption by up to 40% when not in use (may vary from one drive to another)
  • 10GB Wuala Secure Online Storage (1 year included)

Maximum Drop Height

  • 2 m / 78.7 in. in non-operating mode (dropping is not recommended in operating mode)

Power Supply

  • Bus Power via FireWire 800 supported on all models equipped with an available FireWire 800 port either factory stock or via add on FireWire 800 PCI Card.
  • Bus Power via FireWire 400 on all models made in 2001 or later via Factory ports or any model with add on FireWire 400 PCI Card. (FireWire 800 to 400 cable sold separately)
  • Bus Power via USB on most computers with USB 3.0 port factory stock.

External Case Dimensions

  • 3.5" x 1" x 5.7" (90 x 28 x 145 mm)


  • 9.2oz. (260g)


Manufacturer provided specifications for Lacie p/n 9000448 UPC#: 093053009304
LaCie 2.0TB Rugged Mfr P/N: 9000448 OWC SKU: LAC9000448 USB 3.0 and FireWire 800 Interface Storage Solution, Bus-Powered LaCie 2 Year Limited Warranty
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