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LaCie Introduces 1TB Rugged XL
Storage specialist LaCie has released an XL model in its Rugged series of external hard drives. The new rugged drive has been designed by Neil Poulton.
Featuring a 1TB internal 3.5in hard-drive covered by an aluminium caddy, the Rugged XL is encased inside a rubber sleeve for additional safety. An internal rubber bumper inside the casing prevents the drive for shifting even if it is dropped or knocked around. The drive also comes with eSATA, USB2.0, and a bunch of software.
LaCie has priced the Rugged XL at $160 for the US market and surprisingly, at £160 including VAT for the UK market. Not considering the exchange rate difference, the XL is still steeply priced when compared to other 1TB external drives currently on the market – extra packaging or otherwise.