The new Rugged Drive has upgraded everything. The external housing is stronger and more durable to improve the already great shock, dust, and water resistance. The external interface is now USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt for the fastest connections possible. The standard model is SSD based with speeds up to 387 MB/s (122 MB/s for mechanical drive version). If you need software ruggedness, it also comes with software for AES-256-bit encryption for outstanding protection.
The LaCie Rugged Drives will be available mid-June through LaCie resellers in 1 TB ($219.99) and 2 TB ($299.99) capacities. The 250 GB SSD ($299.99) and 500 GB SSD ($499.99) capacities will be available early July. If need data on the go with protection you never need to worry about, these are the drives for you