LaCie Rugged Mini USB-C 5TB

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Key specs

Hard drive type
2.5-inch
Total storage capacity
5 TB
Formatted for operating system
Mac, Windows
Build quality
Basic
Shockproof
Yes

Pros and cons

According to our HDD external hard drive expert
  • Thanks to the USB 3.1 connector, you can transfer files up to twice as fast than USB 3.0 at 10Gbps.
  • LaCie offers a 2-year warranty and data rescue service, so your drive is protected from accidents (registration voucher included).
  • This drive protects your data from shocks, bumps, splashes, and dust.
  • This drive doesn't have a Thunderbolt connection, which would allow for even quicker file transfer speeds.
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Description

The LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt USB-C 5TB is a portable 2.5-inch external hard drive for creative professionals who spend a lot of time on the go. As it's drop proof, shockproof, waterproof, and dustproof, the drive can withstand extreme conditions. In fact, the drive is so sturdy that even a 1000kg hatchback won't damage it by driving over it. If something goes wrong with your hard drive within 3 years, Seagate Rescue Service will repair it for you. That way, you won't lose precious photos and files. You can connect the device to your camera or laptop via USB-C, so you can transfer your creative projects, videos, and photos. It takes about 15 seconds to process 10GB of HD footage. When you're on the go, you won't need to find a socket, as the drive is powered via a USB port.

The LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt USB-C 5TB is a portable 2.5-inch external hard drive for creative professionals who spend a lot of time on the go. As it's drop proof, shockproof, waterproof, and dustproof, the drive can withstand extreme conditions. In fact, the drive is so sturdy that even a 1000kg hatchback won't damage it by driving over it. If something goes wrong with your hard drive within 3 years, Seagate Rescue Service will repair it for you. That way, you won't lose precious photos and files. You can connect the device to your camera or laptop via USB-C, so you can transfer your creative projects, videos, and photos. It takes about 15 seconds to process 10GB of HD footage. When you're on the go, you won't need to find a socket, as the drive is powered via a USB port.


Included by default

  • Manual (410.85 KB)
  • Usb cable
  • Usb C to usb A adapter
  • Data recovery voucher

Included by default

  • Manual (410.85 KB)
  • Usb cable
  • Usb C to usb A adapter
  • Data recovery voucher

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Key specs

Hard drive type
2.5-inch
Total storage capacity
5 TB
Formatted for operating system
Mac, Windows
Build quality
Basic
Shockproof
Yes

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Reviews

Most helpful reviews

  • 4.5 / 5 stars
    8,5/10
    The orange monster

    Rune Nollet | 24 February 2018 | Automatically translated from Dutch

    • USB-C
    • View
    • Durability
    • Price quality
    • 115MB/s

    The LaCie Rugged Mini, why this choice? Is it recommended? What are the turn-offs? You will find out all this in my review of this -quite unusual- hard drive.

    First of all, I will discuss the pros and cons. This hard drive immediately caught my eye for 2 reasons: USB-C and durability. USB-C is gradually becoming a standard, so this definitely had to be on my hard drive. Especially if you work with a laptop with no other ports. Say goodbye to the many adapters!
    My second point is durability. If you want to quickly take the hard drive on an adventure in your backpack, along with another camera pushed above it and a drone, it's easy not to think about a hard drive cover. Also, it is really easy that you are allowed to drop it without any damage to your files. (Because of course they are worth even more than the hard drive...) You even get a good look for your hard drive for free...

    Now that we've had these points I can move on to things in reality. How does this hard drive work? Who is it suitable for?
    I find the hard drive very easy to use, just plug it in (possibly format it for Mac and Windows) and you're good to go. Of the 2 TB, you have 1.84 TB effective. Transferring files goes smoothly without any problems. This drive is said to reach speeds of up to 135 Mb/s. In a test I got about 115 Mb/s, so not bad. If this is Chinese to some people, this is definitely not SSD but not slow either. You can perfectly edit photos directly from the disc, but this won't work for videos.
    A cable from USB-C to USB-A is also included, the USB connection that we all still know. (Note that speeds differ with USB-A.)

    Now the big question: if you had the choice, would you opt for this hard drive again? YES. It is easy to use, relatively fast, good looking and durable. In short: AMAZING!

    Rune Nollet | 24 February 2018 | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 1 / 5 stars
    2,0/10
    Lost all my data

    Kim Hiemstra | 28 May 2020 | Automatically translated from Dutch

    • Broken after 1 month

    Nothing indestructible! After a month of using this hard drive and transferring everything from my old laptop, this hard drive didn't work at all! Then I received a link from coolblue's customer service with which I could restore my data with start-up costs of € 60 and costs that rise to 800 euros. Lousy product and poor service for a month old product.

    Kim Hiemstra | 28 May 2020 | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 4.5 / 5 stars
    9,0/10
    number 1 hard drive on the market

    Altaseb Van den broeck | 31 August 2018 | Automatically translated from Dutch

    • can take a beating due to good protection
    • very reliable drive
    • nice design
    • splash water tight
    • more expensive side

    To me, this is the best kind of hard drive on the market. As a photographer it is great to use a Lacie rugged as they can take a beating and are also very reliable.

    Altaseb Van den broeck | 31 August 2018 | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 5 / 5 stars
    10/10
    works just perfect
    • very fast
    • easy to take with you
    • very strong
    • easy to use
    • nice color

    works well, efficient and is very fast

    John van Medevoort | 25 February 2018 | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 5 / 5 stars
    9,5/10
    Spring space, no noise and a beautiful design
    • You can drive over it with a tank
    • Matches my hair color
    • USB-C cable included
    • Super-fast through USB 3.0
    • I don't know how to pronounce the brand name
    • Too much space

    Super sturdy external hard drive that a tank can drive over (so to speak). Very fast thanks to USB 3.0 or USB-C. Enough space to store all of YouTube's cat videos locally if you feel like it.

    Ferron Alen | 9 September 2018 | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 5 / 5 stars
    9,5/10
    Always reliable and fast!
    • Ideal for travel.
    • Can take a beating.
    • usb 3.1
    • Power via USB.

    Needed a solution for a project to be able to import quickly and possibly also work on location.

    This is possible thanks to the USB 3.1. 2TB of capacity is sufficient for the time being.

    Rocky Roos | 3 August 2017 | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 5 / 5 stars
    10/10
    Beautiful design and fantastic performance
    • Fantastic design
    • Nice and quiet
    • Trustworthy
    • Fast
    • Price

    I've had it for about 2 weeks now and I use it for the backup of my photos. I think it looks super nice and it is very quiet and nice and fast. It says it's formatted for mac, but it defaults to ExFat which means it will work on Windows and other operating systems as well.

    Midas | 6 October 2019 | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 5 / 5 stars
    10/10
    Super solid and reliable product
    • Very fast
    • Solid construction
    • Beautiful design
    • Can take multiple knocks
    • Trustworthy
    • More expensive compared to other hard drives

    This is my first experience with the Lacie Rugged Mini. Because of my work I work a lot with hard drives. I have tried many different brands and drives but ran into many problems that the drives were not as reliable and fast. Because I travel a lot, the discs have to take a beating. With the Lacie Rugged Mini, I really feel like I've got my hands on a good, solid product. It works very quickly and reliably thanks to the USB-C connection. In addition, it is also a beautiful product to see

    Tarkan Bilgic | 2 July 2019 | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 5 / 5 stars
    9,5/10
    lots of storage for the price yet sturdy enough for travel
    • sturdy housing
    • 4TB in 2.5" form factor
    • Orange

    Fast for a 2.5" hard drive, lots of storage for the price

    Arjen Kamphuis | 6 July 2018 | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 4 / 5 stars
    7,5/10
    Good performance and good looks.

    Haven't had the HDD long but it works perfectly

    Geert Peeters | 28 October 2020 | Automatically translated from Dutch

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