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LaCie

Rugged Thunderbolt™
250GB SSD All-Terrain Storage

Mac / PC / Thunderbolt / USB 3.0
Tough in the Field. Fast Everywhere.
design by neil poulton
Built Tough
With the new LaCie Rugged, even if you go off-road, your project stays on time. With IP 54-rated resistance to the elements and blinding-fast speeds through Thunderbolt and USB 3.0, you don't have to compromise between durability, mobility, and speed.
No-Compromise Speed
Get lightning-fast transfer speeds on Mac and PC thanks to the USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt interfaces. With the SSD version, the LaCie Rugged delivers up to 387 MB/s — one of the fastest bus-powered products available*. Back up and transfer mountains of data in a fraction of the time. Enjoy noticeably more responsive photo library browsing.
Universal Connectivity
Don't let your project get derailed by incompatibility between your external drive and your computer. With both USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt interfaces, the LaCie Rugged is a perfect match for your Mac and PC. Since USB 3.0 is backward compatible, you can connect it to any standard computer, anywhere. The integrated Thunderbolt cable also stows neatly when not in use, so that you'll never lose it. The LaCie Rugged is also fully bus powered through the USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt cables. Its portability and interfaces make it the must-have sidekick to a new Mac or Ultrabook™.
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All-Terrain Data Protection
Your data is irreplaceable, so it's vital to protect it against any conceivable mishap wherever you go. That's why LaCie made the new Rugged tougher than ever. It's MIL-compliant, which means that data is protected even during accidental drops of up to two meters (6.6 feet). During transit, connect the removable cover to provide IP 54-level protection against dust and water. Whether the LaCie Rugged takes a jarring bicycle ride or gets splashed by a mud puddle, you stay confident that your data is still accessible. The SSD version goes a step further for the ultimate in resilience against vibration and shock. Both versions are tough enough to be shipped for reliable delivery to clients or partners. Included software even protects your files from prying eyes with AES 256-bit encryption.

Product Specifications:

LaCie Part Number

  • 9000490

Capacity

  • 250GB SSD

Interface

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

Interface Max Transfer Rate

  • USB 3.0: 5Gb/s
  • Thunderbolt: 10Gb/s

Average Transfer Rate

  • 387MB/s

Rugged Resistance

  • Dust & Water: IP 54 rated (when cover is attached)
  • Shock: drops of up to 2 meters (6.6 feet) (in non-operating mode)
  • Pressure: 1 ton
  • Theft: password protection with AES 256-bit software encryption

System Requirements

  • Computer with a Thunderbolt, USB 3.0, or USB 2.0 port*
  • Operating system:
    • Thunderbolt: Latest version of Windows 7, Windows 8 / Mac OS X 10.6.8 or greater
    • USB 3.0: Latest version of Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 / Mac OS X 10.6 or greater
  • Minimum free disk space: 600MB recommended

Dimensions

  • 3.5" x 5.5" x 1.0" (8.9 x 14.0 x 2.4 cm)

Weight

  • 8.8 oz. (280 g)

Warranty

Notes

* To achieve full interface bandwidth, connect the product to either a USB 3.0 or Thunderbolt port on a computer or device.
** These transfer rates were achieved using AJA System Test with the SSD version connected to a Mac computer via the Thunderbolt interface. Actual data rates may vary depending on operating environment and other factors, such as chosen interface and disk capacity.

When referring to drive capacity, one gigabyte, or GB, equals one billion bytes and one terabyte, or TB, equals one thousand billion bytes. Your computer's operating system may use a different standard of measurement and report a lower capacity. In addition, some of the listed capacity is used for formatting and other functions and will not be available for data storage.

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This product is compatible with... Learn how to find your Mac's model ID
Mac Pro
Mac Pro
(December, 2013)
Model ID: MacPro6,1
2.7GHz 3.0GHz, 3.5GHz, 3.7GHz
iMac Intel
iMac w/Retina 5K display
(27-inch Mid 2015)
(May 2015)
Model ID: iMac15,1
3.3GHz i5, 3.5GHz i5, 4.0GHz i7
iMac Intel
iMac w/Retina 5K display
(27-inch Late 2014)
(October 2014)
Model ID: iMac15,1
3.5GHz i5, 4.0GHz i7
iMac Intel
iMac (27-inch Late 2013)
(September 2013)
Model ID: iMac14,2
3.2GHz i5, 3.4GHz i5, 3.5GHz i7
iMac Intel
iMac (27-inch Late 2012)
(October 2012)
Model ID: iMac13,2
2.9GHz i5, 3.2GHz i5, 3.4GHz i7
iMac Intel
iMac (27-inch Mid 2011)
(May 2011)
Model ID: iMac12,2
2.7GHz i5, 3.1GHz i5, 3.4GHz i7
iMac Intel
iMac (21.5-inch Mid 2014)
(June 2014)
Model ID: iMac14,4
1.4GHz i5
iMac Intel
iMac (21.5-inch Late 2013)
(September 2013)
Model ID: iMac14,3
2.9GHz i5 or 3.1GHz i7
iMac Intel
iMac (21.5-inch Late 2013)
(September 2013)
Model ID: iMac14,1
2.7GHz i5
iMac Intel
iMac (21.5-inch Early 2013)
(March 2013)
Model ID: iMac13,1
3.3GHz i3
iMac Intel
iMac (21.5-inch Late 2012)
(October 2012)
Model ID: iMac13,1
2.7GHz i5 , 2.9GHz i5, 3.1GHz i7
iMac Intel
iMac (21.5-inch Late 2011)
(August 2011)
Model ID: iMac12,1
3.1GHz i3
iMac Intel
iMac (21.5-inch Mid 2011)
(May 2011)
Model ID: iMac12,1
2.5GHz i5 , 2.7GHz i5, 2.8GHz i7
Mac mini Intel
Mac mini (Late 2014)
(October, 2014)
Model ID: Macmini7,1
1.4GHz, 2.6GHz, 2.8GHz, 3.0GHz
Mac mini Intel
Mac mini (Late 2012)
(October, 2012)
Model ID: Macmini6,1 & Macmini6,2
2.3GHz, 2.5GHz, 2.6GHz
Mac mini Intel
Mac mini (Late 2012 Server)
(October, 2012)
Model ID: Macmini6,2
2.3GHz, 2.6GHz
Mac mini Intel
Mac mini (Mid 2011)
(July, 2011)
Model ID: Macmini5,1 & Macmini5,2
2.3GHz, 2.5GHz, 2.7GHz
Mac mini Intel
Mac mini (Mid 2011 Server)
(July, 2011)
Model ID: Macmini5,3
2.0GHz
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (15-inch Retina display Mid 2015)
(May, 2015)
Model ID: MacBookPro11,4; MacBookPro11,5
2.2GHz, 2.5GHz, 2.8GHz
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (13-inch Retina display Early 2015)
(March, 2015)
Model ID: MacBookPro12,1
2.7GHz, 2.9GHz, 3.1GHz
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (13-inch Retina Display 2013 - 2014)
(October, 2013 - July, 2014)
Model ID: MacBookPro11,1
2.4GHz, 2.6GHz, 2.8GHz, 2.9GHz, 3.0GHz
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (15-inch Retina Display 2013 - 2014)
(October, 2013 - July, 2014)
Model ID: MacBookPro11,2
2.0GHz, 2.2GHz, 2.5GHz, 2.8GHz
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (15-inch Retina Display 2013 - 2014)
(October, 2013 - July, 2014)
Model ID: MacBookPro11,3
2.3GHz, 2.5GHz, 2.6GHz, 2.8GHz
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (15-inch Retina Display 2013)
(January, 2013)
Model ID: MacBookPro10,1
2.4GHz, 2.7GHz, 2.8GHz
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (13-inch Retina Display 2013)
(January, 2013)
Model ID: MacBookPro10,2
2.5GHz, 2.6GHz, 2.9GHz, 3.0GHz
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (13-inch Retina Display 2012-2013)
(October, 2012)
Model ID: MacBookPro10,2
2.5GHz, 2.9GHz
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (15-inch Retina Display 2012)
(June, 2012)
Model ID: MacBookPro10,1
2.3GHz, 2.6GHz, 2.7GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (15-inch 2012)
(June, 2012)
Model ID: MacBookPro9,1
2.3GHz, 2.6GHz, 2.7GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (13-inch 2012)
(June, 2012)
Model ID: MacBookPro9,2
2.5GHz, 2.9GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (17-inch 2011)
(October, 2011)
Model ID: MacBookPro8,3
2.4GHz, 2.5GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (15-inch 2011)
(October, 2011)
Model ID: MacBookPro8,2
2.2GHz, 2.4GHz, 2.5GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (13-inch 2011)
(October, 2011)
Model ID: MacBookPro8,1
2.4GHz, 2.8GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (17-inch Early 2011)
(February, 2011)
Model ID: MacBookPro8,3
2.2GHz, 2.3GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2011)
(February, 2011)
Model ID: MacBookPro8,2
2.0GHz, 2.2GHz, 2.3GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2011)
(February, 2011)
Model ID: MacBookPro8,2
2.0GHz, 2.2GHz, 2.3GHz
MacBook Air
MacBook Air (13-inch Mid 2019)
(July 2019)
Model ID: MacBookAir8,2
1.6GHz i5
MacBook Air
MacBook Air (13-inch Late 2018)
(November 2018)
Model ID: MacBookAir8.1
1.6GHz i5
MacBook Air
MacBook Air (13-inch Mid 2017)
(June 2017)
Model ID: MacBookAir7,2
1.8GHz i5, 2.2GHz i7
MacBook Air
MacBook Air (13-inch Early 2015)
(March 2015)
Model ID: MacBookAir7,2
1.6GHz i5, 2.2GHz i7
MacBook Air
MacBook Air (11-inch Early 2015)
(March 2015)
Model ID: MacBookAir7,1
1.6GHz i5, 2.2GHz i7
MacBook Air
MacBook Air (13-inch Mid 2013)
(June, 2013)
Model ID: MacBookAir6,2
1.3GHz, 1.7GHz
MacBook Air
MacBook Air (11-inch Mid 2013)
(June, 2013)
Model ID: MacBookAir6,1
1.3GHz, 1.7GHz
MacBook Air
MacBook Air (13-inch Mid 2012)
(June, 2012)
Model ID: MacBookAir5,2
1.8GHz, 2.0GHz
MacBook Air
MacBook Air (11-inch Mid 2012)
(June, 2012)
Model ID: MacBookAir5,1
1.7GHz, 2.0GHz
MacBook Air
MacBook Air (13-inch Mid 2011)
(July, 2011)
Model ID: MacBookAir4,2
1.7GHz, 1.8GHz
MacBook Air
MacBook Air (11-inch Mid 2011)
(July, 2011)
Model ID: MacBookAir4,1
1.6GHz, 1.8GHz

Includes

Included Items
  • LaCie Rugged with integrated Thunderbolt cable
  • USB 3.0 cable (USB 2.0 compatible*)
  • Quick Install Guide
  • Removable cover

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.

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 5 / 5 4 out of 4 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Fhprintmkr Location: Fort Wayne, IN Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 MacSales/OWC is always FANTASTIC! October 27, 2016 This item was very pricy for me, but I wanted a thunderbolt external drive I didn't have to worry about. It is too early to tell if my expectations will be met, but I have confidence that they will. As far as the ordering and shipping; OWC is, and has always been, fantastic.

I would recommend this item to a friend! Customer Videos:

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Bangkok, Thailand Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Great way to speed up an iMac May 17, 2015 I've now dramatically increased the speed of three 2013 iMacs in our office by using these as boot drives. Took me a while to take the plunge to go through the hassle of setting them up, but, boy, is it ever worth it. Start-ups go from a few minutes to less than 30 seconds, and all applications — especially Adobe CC — are lightning quick when using them. There's something about the new slimline Macs with traditional internal hard drives that's frustratingly sluggish, even when maxed out with RAM. My nearly new office iMac was often slower than my 2009 model at home. With the change to these as the boot drive, it's turned those new iMacs into the speedy machines they should be. (Yes, should have gotten the internal hybrid drive from the start ... but this makes up for it entirely.)

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: QATAR Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 5-6 months
Rating: 5/5 Perfect Product November 29, 2014 i recommend this Super Duper HDD SSD

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: New Zealand Age: Over 65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Performs brilliantly September 5, 2014 As a second system disk to try out a new operating system, the LaCie 250GB SSD performs brilliantly. It attaches easily, boots quickly (and matches the internal SSD of my MacBook Pro.

This is the future of permanent storage and I'm delighted.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt™ 250GB SSD All-Terrain Storage Mfr P/N: 9000490 OWC SKU: LAC9000490 Bus-powered portable storage featuring USB 3.0 & Thunderbolt Interfaces. Orange & Silver Color. design by neil poulton LaCie 3 Year Limited Warranty
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