LaCie Rugged RAID
Professional All-Terrain Hardware RAID

Rugged Raid

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With the LaCie Rugged RAID, you get it all in one package – with zero tradeoffs. It delivers a game-changing blend of PC and Mac compatibility, capacity, speed, mobility, and reliability. As the ultimate solution for on-the-go professionals, the LaCie Rugged adapts to your needs for performance or complete data security.

More Speed, Less Waiting

When getting the win hinges on speed, you need Thunderbolt – the fastest interface on the market. The LaCie Rugged also includes two internal hard drives that are preconfigured in hardware RAID 0 for sustained performance of up to 240 MB/s1.

At this speed, you can store and transfer content twice as fast as before. It’s a time-slashing solution for field-based professionals who collect and move tons of data onto external storage.

Versatility Anywhere, on Any Computer

Tailor the LaCie Rugged to your precise needs. Leave it in RAID 0 (striped mode) to maximize speed and capacity. Or choose RAID 1 (mirrored mode), where your data is duplicated across the two drives. So even if a drive fails in the field, your files remain completely accessible.

Using LaCie Setup Assistant, it’s incredibly easy to make the LaCie Rugged compatible with any Mac computer, PC, or both. And with Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 interfaces and hardware RAID, any computer will recognize the LaCie Rugged. It lets you transport a massive amount of data – with complete security – and access it freely from any computer.

Performance (RAID 0)
Performance (RAID 0)

Protection (RAID 1)
Protection (RAID 1)

Innovative Design for True Mobility

LaCie has designed acclaimed Rugged storage products for nearly a decade. With the Rugged RAID, LaCie makes your data more mobile than ever. Carry fewer hard drives, fewer cables, and encounter zero roadblocks.

  • Rugged Design - The LaCie Rugged is tested to withstand drops of up to 1.5 meters (5 feet) and being run over by a 1-ton car2. So whether the LaCie Rugged falls out of your backpack or is crushed by stacks of suitcases in the airplane cargo hold, your data remains safe.
  • Protective Cap - With its cap in place, the LaCie Rugged is IP 54-rated for superior resistance to dust and water splashing – even during operation. So even during a dust storm or tropical downpour, you stay confident that your data remains accessible.
  • Massive Capacity, Compact Footprint - With 4 TB in a portable size, the LaCie Rugged can store the equivalent of thirty 128 GB memory cards. Capacity finally meets mobility.
  • Integrated Thunderbolt Cable - Ensure you never lose your cable, stow it neatly when not in use, while saving space in your luggage.
  • No Power Cable Needed - Powered through the Thunderbolt cable, the LaCie Rugged lets you access your data anywhere – no power outlet required.
  • Hardware RAID - The LaCie Rugged's RAID system is operating system independent, so any computer recognizes it.

Perfect for Professional Environments, Packed with Value for Pros

The LaCie Rugged includes everything professionals need for secure backup in the field: a backup software suite and compatibility with Time Machine™ and Windows Backup. It also includes LaCie Private-Public software, which lets you password-protect the entire drive or only certain volumes with AES 256-bit encryption.

For the ultimate in peace of mind and value, the LaCie Rugged features a three-year limited warranty that can also be extended and upgraded. The included limited warranty provides comprehensive, complimentary web-based resources, expert in-house technical support, and worldwide repair and/or replacement coverage.

1 With USB 3.0 it is necessary to use the included external power supply.
2 Determined by a test that approximates a real-world scenario in which the hard drive remained functional, despite aesthetic damage, after the product was driven over by an approximately 1-ton car (1000 kg / 2205 lbs).


Item Number: LAC9000601
Capacity 4 TB
Internal Storage Media 2 x hard drives
Interface Thunderbolt™ bus Powered 
USB 3.01 (USB 2.02 and UAS compatible) 
Interface Transfer Rates
(maximum bus speed)
Thunderbolt: 10 Gb/s
USB 3.0: 5 Gb/s
Performance Benchmark Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 (in MB/s)3
RAID 0: 240 reads | 240 writes
RAID 1: 115 reads | 120 writes
RAID Modes Preconfigured RAID 0
Hardware RAID 0 / 1
Easy RAID selection
Rugged Resistance Dust & Water: IP 54 rated
Shock: drops up to 1.5 meters (5 feet) (in non-operating mode)
Pressure: Run over by a 1-ton car (1000 kg / 2205 lbs)4
Theft: password protection with AES 256-bit software encryption
Software  LaCie Setup Assistant (easily format and create partitions for use on Mac, PC, or both)
LaCie Private-Public (password protection with AES 256-bit software encryption)
LaCie Backup Assistant
Dimensions  34 x 91 x 148 mm / 1.3 x 3.6 x 5.8 in.
Weight  0.56 kg / 1.2 lbs
System Requirements 
  • Computer with a Thunderbolt, USB 3.0, or USB 2.02 port
  • Operating system:
    • Thunderbolt: Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later
    • USB 3.0: Latest version of Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 / Mac OS X 10.6 or later
  • Minimum free disk space: 600 MB recommended
Box Content LaCie Rugged RAID with integrated Thunderbolt cable
USB 3.0 cable (USB 2.0 compatible2)
Removable cover and spare
Power supply1
Quick Install Guide

1 With USB 3.0 it is necessary to use the included external power supply.
2 For optimal performance, the product must be connected to a USB 3.0 host port.
3 These transfer rates were achieved using AJA System Test when connected to a Mac computer. Actual data rates may vary depending on operating environment and other factors, such as chosen interface, RAID mode, and disk capacity.
4 Determined by a test that approximates a real-world scenario in which the hard drive remained functional, despite aesthetic damage, after the product was driven over by an approximately 1-ton car (1000 kg / 2205 lbs).