LaCie has expanded their external hard drives with new Rugged USB 3.0 model. The device not only has rugged casing, but also comes with the SuperSpeed USB interface.
LaCie Rugged USB 3.0 offers file transfer up to 110 MB/s – triple faster than other USB 2.0 hard drives. It means that you can copy a HD movie in less than 3 minutes (it would take over 8 minutes in case of USB 2.0). Aluminum casing with rubber elements is scratch resistant and also protects the device from damaging after being dropped. The pricing for the LaCie Rugged USB 3.0 with 500GB capacity is $150.