LaCie rolls out rugged crypto hard drive

Fingerprint protection

LacCie Rugged Safe

LaCie has added a fingerprint reader to its rubber-wrapped Rugged external hard drive line.

LacCie Rugged Safe

LaCie said the drive - called the Rugged Safe - features "unbreakable 128-bit AES hardware encryption".

'Unbreakable' sounds a lot like 'unsinkable', as the iceberg said to the Titanic.

The drive will record up to ten sets of fingerprints, and can be connected to computers using either of its single USB 2.0 or two Firewire 800 ports.

LacCie Rugged Safe

It is available in 500GB and 1TB models. The former is abvailable now for around £165 - LaCie has yet to price up the terabyte drive. ®

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