Yesterday LaCie announced the Rugged eSATA, which is the first mobile external hard drive on the market that features a Power eSATA interface.
If you would like to know if your computer is Power eSATA ready, click here.
eSATA 3Gb/s | USB 2.0
- Make your hard drive eSATA bus-powered with the Power eSATA interface
- eSATA lets you work faster; up to 90MB/s
- Works with more than 120 million PCs
- Rugged: ideal for protecting valuable data
- Power eSATA cable included
- Design by Neil Poulton
The LaCie Rugged Hard Disk has both the universal USB 2.0 interface as well as the new Power eSATA interface, which, when connected to a Power eSATA port on your laptop, will allow your drive to be bus-powered. With the included USB power-sharing cable, it can also work with a standard eSATA port as well, making it incredibly compatible. Its unique varnished, scratch-protected aluminium shell and shock-resistant metal and rubber design with internal anti-shock bumpers make the LaCie Rugged Hard Disk especially resistant to harsh elements for extra protection wherever you go.
|Capacity :||500 GB|
|Interface :||USB 2.0, eSATA 3Gb/s|
|Rotational Speed (rpm) :||7200|
|Interface Transfer Rate :||USB 2.0: up to 480Mbits/s; eSATA: up to 3Gbits/s|
|Data Transfer Rate :||USB 2.0: up to 36MB/s; eSATA: up to 90MB/s|
|Seek Time (Read) :||<15.5ms|
|Maximum Drop Height :||2.2 m / 86.6 in. in non-operating mode (dropping is not recommended in operating mode)|
|Software :||LaCie Backup Assistant; LaCie Setup Assistant|
|Size :||90 x 145 x 25 mm / 3.5 x 5.7 x .9 in.|
|Weight :||239 g / 8.8 oz.|
|System Requirements :||• Computer with an eSATA or USB 2.0 port
• High speed Internet for online storage
• Latest versions of Windows® XP, Windows Vista®, Windows 7 / Mac OS X 10.5 or 10.6
• Minimum free disk space: 600MB recommended
|Box Content :||• LaCie Rugged Hard Disk
• USB 2.0 cable
• USB power-sharing cable
• Power eSATA cable
• Quick Install Guide
|Warranty :||3-Year Limited Warranty|
So if you want a top of the line rugged external hard drive, and you want to take advantage of the new Power eSATA capabilities, you might want to take a look at this little beauty.
This could make a great addition to your portable storage needs, and you could take you data with you wherever you go.
The rugged eSATA drive retails at £129.99 – expect a review soon.