Seagate and their LaCie branded rugged drives have long been a favorite for the traveling photographers of the world thanks to their ability to keep your data safe through rough and unexpected situations. So it should come as no surprise that the company has announced a new LaCie Rugged product aimed at today’s creatives that is sure to perk up some ears; the LaCie Rugged RAID Pro 4TB. This is not only rugged data storage for the traveling professional creative, but thanks to the RAID array, it is also a reliable system that protects your data on multiple drives while you’re on the go.
The Rugged RAID Pro 4TB is the first in their ‘next generation’ of Rugged RAID devices. According to Seagate, the Rugged RAID Pro 4TB can offer speeds of up to 240 MB/s in RAID 0 or RAID 1 configurations, and the addition of a built-in SD card reader means data can easily be backed up in the field with the peace of mind in knowing it is protected by RAID technology. This puts the Rugged RAID PRO 4TB up against other devices like the [amazon_textlink asin=’B01F5LVTO4′ text=’WD MyPassport Wireless’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’3411bd37-3c2e-11e8-a50a-7d9b500b16eb’] and the [amazon_textlink asin=’B0758DLRBX’ text=’Gnarbox’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’3c904522-3c2e-11e8-af42-678fcab25f89′], which are also devices meant to be used for on the job backups and access to files.
The LaCie Rugged RAID Pro 4TB will also be coming with the latest and greatest connector, USB-C; which will make the device easily compatible with the latest Mac and PC products through either USB 3 or Thunderbolt 3. This means transfers to and from the device will remain speedy, all while the device is also shock, dust, crush, and water resistant. This is a clear advantage for the Seagate product over its competition.
Coming in at $349, it is not exactly the cheapest mobile storage solution for photographers. But for those who need its unique feature set, reliability, and performance; this is definitely a product that is worth a look. You can get all the details from LaCie over on their website.