Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/07/20/lacie_rugged_mini/

LaCie reduced Rugged HDD size not capacity

SuperSpeed USB 3.0 included

By Hard Reg

Posted in Hardware, 20th July 2011 09:21 GMT

LaCie has shrunk its rubber-wrapped Rugged external hard drive.

Well, a little. Despite the word "Mini" being appended to the new drive's handle, it's not radically smaller than the current Rugged.

LaCie Rugged Mini

It's 135 x 86 x 19mm to the regular Rugged's 145 x 90 x 28mm - 40 per cent smaller by volume, but only a centimetre off the length and height.

The Mini has a 5400rpm 500GB hard drive, but LaCie also readying 5400rpm 1TB and 7200rpm 500GB models. The three will be priced at £89.90, £139.90 and £99.90, respectively.

They have USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 connectivity through a single port. ®