Rough on Exteral HD? New Lacie Rugged

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  1. bodeh6 macrumors 6502a

    bodeh6

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    Lacie is introducing a new line of External HD with a rugged shell to them. Suppose to help protect against scratches and drops.

    Lacie Rugged

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  2. jrk07 macrumors regular

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    Looks like a raft you would float down the river in. Ugly, but probably functional and hopefully more durable than most external hard drives.
     
  3. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    I don't even know about functional

    Isn't the main problem with dropping a hard drive damage to the read/write heads inside? How does adding a rubber rim around the outside help this? I guess they could add in the sudden motion sensor that portables have, now that might actually have an effect. Otherwise, I guess it keeps the enclosure from being scratched....
     
  4. trogdor! macrumors regular

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    Thats awesome, but you also need a hard drive that has shock resistance built in mind for this to be the ultimate rugged device.
     
  5. alexstein macrumors 6502a

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    Looks a little ugly don't you think? I usually like Lacie products but this is a little to much.
     
  6. ipacmm macrumors 65816

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    I think it is the color that looks really bad...but it is nice to see some new products from LaCie...even though I really don't take my external anywhere.
     
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  8. bodeh6 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Don't most people have their external drives on a desk so it is unlikely to fall? Nice attempt though.
     

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