LaCie Rugged Mini

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LaCie’s newest external hard drive is the Rugged Mini, a tiny titan which sounds perfect for backing up your images in the field. To best handle the rigors of the world, the drives are shock, rain and pressure resistant — you’ll be able to drop the drive from up to 1.2 meters, and put up to 1-ton of pressure on it without as much as a crack in the case.

The USB 3.0 hard drives also come loaded with LaCie’s Private-Public software to keep the information you’ve loaded on it safe and secure — whether from prying eyes or data thieves.

The external drives come in three configurations: 500GB at 5400RPM for $99; 500GB at 7200RPM for $119; and 1TB at 5400RPM for $159. We don’t have an official street date for when you’ll be able to buy these tough-as-nails devices, LaCie just says they’ll be available “soon”.

So if you’re thinking of going off and taking some awesome photos in crazy conditions, you can now have a hard drive that’s tough enough to keep up with your rugged camera.