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LaCie har för vana att lansera stilrena och designade lagringslösningar för PC-marknaden men med deras senaste externa hårddisk har man valt att fokusera på lite andra saker. Framför estetisk design har man satt säkerhet och deras 1TB Rugged XL hårddisk ska med sitt gummiklädda aluminiumchassi kunna ta en hel del stryk innan man riskerar att förlora sin data. LaCies Rugged XL enhet kopplas in i en datorn (PC eller Mac) med antingen USB2.0 eller eSATA-gränssnittet. Den externa hårddisken kommer även med mjukvara för att enkelt säkerhetskopiera filer på användarens dator.

Mer information om Rugged XL finns i pressmeddelandet;

Rugged XL: A Resilient, High Capacity, Hard Disk for Creative

  • Modeled after award-winning LaCie Rugged Hard Disk, design by Neil Poulton
  • Tough and durable aluminum casing, with external and internal shock
  • Performance hard drive with Hi-Speed USB and eSATA interfaces
  • Complete software bundle for easy formatting and backup

PORTLAND, OR (April 14, 2009) – Today LaCie announced the Rugged XL, a
super-sized expansion to LaCie’s award-winning line of Rugged hard drives.
Showcasing more than just its extra-large exterior, the Rugged XL doubles
capacity to 1TB, and will surely amplify the style of any creative desktop.

Rugged XL leverages the design and durability of the popular Rugged
drive, offering aluminum casing for superior protection on your desktop, as well
as the signature orange rubber sleeve. Taking advantage of the Rugged’s
reputation for resilience, the Rugged XL also features an internal bumper and
heat dissipating features, making the LaCie Rugged XL able to withstand the
challenges and blunders that can occur on anyone’s desk.

Suited for speed-intensive applications or for large-scale backups,
the Rugged XL is versatile and compatible with both Mac and PC environments. In
addition, it supports two key interfaces: Hi-Speed USB for universal
compatibility, and the extreme speed of eSATA 3Gb/s. The new drive also includes
a complete software bundle for easy formatting with LaCie Setup Assistant, as
well as Genie Backup Assistant software for Windows users and Intego Backup
Assistant software for Mac users.

“Since the launch of the original
Rugged drive, users have shared stories of admiration for the robust materials,
functionality and design of the Rugged family of hard drives,” said Lise
Manteau, Desktop Hard Disk Product Manager. “It was a natural progression to
expand the Rugged family and offer customers the same durability and style in a
solution suited for safeguarding data in the desktop environment.”

LaCie Rugged XL makes a statement on your desktop, combining a durable design
and colorful presence. Its warm orange LED strip on its underside underscores
LaCie’s dedication to superior design and functionality. With its
unconventional, uncomplicated, and usable design, the Rugged XL stands above
other desktop solutions.

The LaCie
Rugged XL will be available in a 1TB capacity, through the LaCie Online Store,
LaCie Reseller+ or LaCie Storage Partner starting, at the suggested retail price
of $159.99. For more information, visit

Neil Poulton

Neil Poulton was born in Thurso, Scotland. A graduate
in Industrial Design from Edinburgh University and Milan’s Domus Academy,
Poulton first came into public view in 1989 as the creator of ”the ageing pens,”
pens made from a “living,” wearing plastic that changes color and form with use.
Today, Neil Poulton designs and develops best-selling, award-winning products
for a variety of international clients including LaCie & Artemide. Since
1991, Poulton has lived and worked in Paris, France.

About LaCie
Located in the USA, Canada, Japan, Australia,
Europe, Singapore and Hong Kong, LaCie is the leading manufacturer of computer
peripherals for Windows, Apple and Linux users. LaCie creates external storage
solutions and color monitors that help professionals and everyday people easily
manage their digital lives. LaCie has differentiated its products through
original designs and leading-edge technology. Established in France in 1989,
LaCie is listed on Euronext under FR0000054314 (LAC). For more information,


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