Imagine having your phone or computer stolen during a trip. It’s horrible. And while the shock and cost of replacing your belongings is often the first thing to come to mind, the real tragedy is your lost data. Hundreds of photos and hours of video gone. Memories never to be recovered. While cloud technology is improving and able to act as a good option for some, a lot of countries don’t have reliable internet connections that allow you to backup large quantities of data. If you don’t want to go through the heartache of losing everything you worked so hard for, it’s best to keep a second, physical copy around you just in case.
The LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt External Hard Drive is rough, tough, and ready to come with you, no matter where you are headed. It is the ideal way to keep a second, hard copy of the precious data you wouldn’t want to lose.
Featuring a hardy outer shell, the LaCie Thunderbolt can endure drops up to six feet in height and has a 54-level IP rating, meaning it can provide protection against dust and water. These handy attributes make the LaCie Thunderbolt capable of surviving life in your checked luggage. Separating your external hard drive from your carry-on bag that holds your cameras, phones, or laptop is often a smart way to ensure that if one goes missing, you will always have other as a backup.
One of the other major advantages of physical backup device is the speed at which it can be written. Where cloud services are limited by connection speeds, the LaCie Thunderbolt can transfer at speeds between 122 and 387 MB/s depending on your computer as well as the model and disk size you choose. Unlike cloud services, however, which can be set to backup your data anytime your device is in the presence of a connection, this external hard drive requires you to set aside a time to manually make your backup. We honestly recommend you do both, back up your files to the cloud when you have a connection, and back it up to the physical device when you don’t. You can never create too many fail safes to ensure your data is never lost.
The fact that the LaCie Thunderbolt has both a USB 3.0 and a Thunderbolt port makes it great for Macs and PCs. It’s entirely USB powered and requires no additional power source, so you only have to carry one extra connecting cable.