LaCie Rugged Mini 1TB External Hard Drive - Orange

  • Model #: 301558
  • Web Code: 10182920
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Protecting your life’s work

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LaCie has premium storage solutions for professionals and power users who need leading technology to protect all their content for the long haul.


The Rugged Mini is the smallest member of the LaCie Rugged family. With its iconic orange design and secure form factor, the Rugged has been one of LaCie's most popular hard drives. With the Rugged Mini, you get the renowned features of the popular Rugged, plus added tons of new features making it a solid investment for on-the-go data transport.

More Information

  • 1TB storage capacity
  • Features shock resistance, drop resistance, and a rubber sleeve for added protection
  • It's also rain-resistant, and pressure-resistant - you can drive over it with a 1-ton car, and it still works
  • Its small size makes it perfect to take with you wherever you go, and its Rugged exterior provides protection against accidental drops, shock, or pressure
  • With the Rugged Mini, you've got the speed of USB 3.0, and full backward compatibility with USB 2.0, meaning that you can use it on almost any computer
  • You can use the LaCie Mac USB 3.0 Driver to improve data transfer speed on your Mac (up to a 30% performance increase compared to FireWire 800)
  • With secure password protection software built-in, it's easy to make sure that your files are secure and protected, no matter where you go
  • Easy setup and automatic backup on both PC and Mac computers
  • An automatic Eco mode lowers the power consumption by up to 40% when not in use, increasing the battery life of your laptop
  • In addition, you get 10GB of Wuala Online Storage included for one year to securely store and share your data online

What's in the Box?

  • USB 2.0 Compatible
  • Preloaded Software Suite
  • Quick Install Guide

Manufacturer's Warranty:

  • Parts - 1 Year(s)

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Customer Reviews

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  • from Scarborough, ON

Traveled the world with this

I've had this hard drive for when I travel to film. Extremely reliable, I've experienced no failures with it. I've had this hard drive for 5 years so far.

  • from Langley, BC

Amazing product!

This drive is so amazing! It moves files really fast and its so easy to use! 5/5!!! Would definitely recommend!

  • from Toronto


I've bought that hard drive in July 2012 before moving to Canada. From the beginning I've had issues that were barely handled by the customer service. After a year, they finally sent me another one (that I guess was refurbished even if they told me they were sending a new one as the plug was instable and disconnections were constant). Finally, the hard drive just stopped being recognized in July 2014, and I can't even access the data. It's detected by the computer but all I can do is formatting it so I'm going over the recovery softwares to try to find something. The customer service (after tons of tests) told me that I can send it to their recovery company at my expense, or find my own if I couldn't afford it. I really thought Lacie was a serious and reliable company but it's really not worth the price. So now I'm going to buy another hard drive and really don't recommend this device.

  • from Kingston, ON


Works well. I get very fast transfer speeds and it is probably the most compact hard drive I've ever seen. Seems very durable. Has a solid metal casing under the orange cover thing.

  • from Montréal, QC

Got this one for extra toughness

I dropped a WD on the floor from (no kidding)6 inches and it broke,lost everything on it so I bought this one to be sure this will not happen again.

  • from Burnaby, BC

Bought It For Travel

I use this for uploading photos while away traveling, so decided to spend the extra money for the extra protection against mishaps that the LaCie Rugged Mini offers. Plus, LaCie drives come with backup software that works every time easily providing you are backing up to another LaCie drive. I have several LaCie drives of various models and did have one of their desktop drives fail, which customer support tried to fix over the phone and when that didn't work, promptly replaced it. So, overall, the LaCie Rugged Mini is an excellent product which the manufacturer stands behind, if a little on the pricey side. compared to other brands.

  • from Milton, ON

LaCie is Amazing

Whenever I am buying a hard drive or thumb drive I always buy LaCie. They are always functional, reliable and beautifully designed. Installation is super easy and fast.

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