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5 Best LaCie External Hard Drives in the US - January 2020

Updated 17 December 2019 by Matthew
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5 best LaCie external hard drives

Which Are the Best LaCie External Hard Drives?

Don't have time to read our analysis of the best LaCie external hard drives? No problem, let's cut to the chase, the best LaCie external hard drives are:

  • 1) LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB - $66.50 Adorama
  • 2) LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB - $87.00 eBay
  • 3) LaCie Rugged - 1Tb - $89.94 RitzCameras
  • 4) LaCie Porsche Design Mobile - 2Tb - $50.00 Adorama
  • 5) LaCie Rugged USB-C - 4Tb - $159.94 Adorama

What LaCie External Hard Drive to Buy in January 2020?

LaCie is one of the most popular external hard drive brands as well as being well known for its . The company behind LaCie also manufacturers Seagate External Hard Drives.

LaCie are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and popular external hard drives and start at $66 for the Porsche Design - 1TB which has a hard drive capacity of 1TB and a weight of 240g and go up to $500 for the d2 - 6Tb which has a hard drive capacity of 6TB and a weight of 1.7kg. The average price of a new LaCie external hard drive is $192.

Let's take a look at the top 5 LaCie external hard drives currently for sale in the US, compared side by side:

Best Buy Great Price
LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB LaCie Rugged - 1Tb LaCie Porsche Design Mobile - 2Tb LaCie Rugged USB-C - 4Tb
LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB LaCie Rugged - 1Tb LaCie Porsche Design Mobile - 2Tb LaCie Rugged USB-C - 4Tb
$66.50 Buy Now
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$87.00 Buy Now
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$89.94 Buy Now
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$50.00 Buy Now
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$159.94 Buy Now
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1TB
5 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
RATE
5,400 RPM
HARD DRIVE
ROTATIONAL
240g
2TB
5 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
RATE
240g
1TB
10 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
RATE
7,200 RPM
HARD DRIVE
ROTATIONAL
100g
2TB
5,000 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
193g
4TB
5 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
RATE
5,400 RPM
HARD DRIVE
ROTATIONAL
400g
130MB/s
WRITE SPEED
66
Brand Rating
Good Brand
88
Features
Fully-Featured
93
Popularity
Widely Available
88
Value for Money
Very Good
88
Kagoo Score
Excellent
66
Brand Rating
Good Brand
85
Features
Fully-Featured
85
Popularity
Quite Popular
85
Value for Money
Very Good
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent
66
Brand Rating
Good Brand
85
Features
Fully-Featured
83
Popularity
Quite Popular
86
Value for Money
Very Good
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent
66
Brand Rating
Good Brand
86
Features
Fully-Featured
82
Popularity
Quite Popular
86
Value for Money
Very Good
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent
66
Brand Rating
Good Brand
81
Features
Fully-Featured
76
Value for Money
Very Good
76
Kagoo Score
Very Good
A fully featured and cheap 240g external hard drive. It is USB powered and has a password protection. A fully featured and bargain price 240g external hard drive. It is USB powered and has a password protection. A cheap and sensationally light weight USB powered external hard drive, with a very good spec. A fully featured and bargain price 193g external hard drive. A fully featured and good value for money 400g external hard drive. It is USB powered and has a hard drive capacity of 4TB.
3 Reasons For
Password Protection
Better Kagoo Score
More Shops Are Selling it
1 Reason For
Password Protection
1 Reason For
Significantly Lighter
1 Reason For
Cheaper by $17
6 Reasons Against
140g Heavier
Smaller Hard Drive Capacity
1,800 RPM Slower Hard Drive Speed
4,995 Mbit/s Slower Data Transfer Rate
More Expensive by $17
Older by Over Two Years
7 Reasons Against
Heavier
Vastly Smaller Hard Drive Capacity
Slower Data Transfer Rate
Worse Kagoo Score
$37 More Expensive
Less Retailers
Over Four Years Older
7 Reasons Against
Vastly Smaller Hard Drive Capacity
Does Not Have a Wi-Fi
Slower Data Transfer Rate
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by $40
Less Retailers
Older by Over Two Years
5 Reasons Against
A Lot Heavier
2TB Smaller Hard Drive Capacity
Does Not Have a Wi-Fi
Worse Kagoo Score
Fewer Sellers
9 Reasons Against
A Lot Heavier
Does Not Have a Wi-Fi
Slower Maximum Data Transfer Rate
Vastly Slower Hard Drive Speed
Vastly Slower Data Transfer Rate
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by $110
Fewer Sellers
Older by Over One Year
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LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB

$66.50
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LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB

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1TB
5 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
RATE
5,400 RPM
HARD DRIVE
ROTATIONAL
240g

The LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB has a Kagoo Score of 88. With a price tag of $66.50 this external hard drive is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB or read our article on whether you should buy a LaCie external hard drive.

Features We Love:
USB powered
Password protection

A fully featured and cheap 240g external hard drive. It is USB powered and has a password protection.

88
Features
Fully-Featured
93
Popularity
Widely Available
88
Value for Money
Very Good
88
Kagoo Score
Excellent
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3 Reasons For for Choosing the LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB

Password Protection

The LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB has a password protection, and so does the LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB, however the LaCie Porsche Design Mobile - 2Tb, the LaCie Rugged - 1Tb and the LaCie Rugged USB-C - 4Tb do not. More ...

'Password Protection' indicates whether the hard drive has password protection as a security measure against unauthorised entry.

Setting a password on your hard drive stops anyone plugging it in and reading the information stored on it - it's a good mid-level security feature.

Better Kagoo Score

The LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB has received a Kagoo Score of 88, but the LaCie Porsche Design Mobile - 2Tb scored 84, the LaCie Rugged - 1Tb scored 84, the LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB scored 84 and the LaCie Rugged USB-C - 4Tb scored only 76.

More Shops Are Selling it

A greater number of sellers increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this external hard drive.

6 Reasons Against for Choosing the LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB

140g Heavier

The LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB has a weight of 240 (as does the LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB), however the LaCie Porsche Design Mobile - 2Tb is a 193g external hard drive (47g lighter), the LaCie Rugged - 1Tb is a 100g external hard drive (140g lighter) and the LaCie Rugged USB-C - 4Tb is a 400g external hard drive (160g heavier). More ...

'Weight' denotes the weight of the external hard drive, measured in grams (g).

A heavier hard drive will be bulkier, and more annoying to carry around.

Smaller Hard Drive Capacity

The LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB has a hard drive capacity of 1 (as does the LaCie Rugged - 1Tb), but the LaCie Porsche Design Mobile - 2Tb and the LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB are both 2TB external hard drives (1TB bigger) and the LaCie Rugged USB-C - 4Tb is a 4TB external hard drive (3TB bigger). More ...

'Hard Drive Capacity' denotes how much data the hard drive can hold, measured in gigabytes (GB).

A bigger hard drive capacity means that it can hold more files and data at once.

1,800 RPM Slower Hard Drive Speed

The LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB is a 5 hard drive rotational speed external hard drive (as does the LaCie Rugged USB-C - 4Tb), whereas the LaCie Rugged - 1Tb is a 7,200 RPM hard drive rotational speed external hard drive (1,800 RPM faster). More ...

'Hard Drive Speed' is a measurement of the speed of the hard-drive, measured in revolutions per minute (RPM).

Higher RPMs means the hard drive is spinning faster, meaning data on the drive can be accessed with less delay and more efficiently.

4,995 Mbit/s Slower Data Transfer Rate

The LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB is a 5 data transfer rate external hard drive, and so do the LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB and the LaCie Rugged USB-C - 4Tb. That's 4,995 Mbit/s slower than the LaCie Porsche Design Mobile - 2Tb (5,000 Mbit/s) and 5 Mbit/s slower than the LaCie Rugged - 1Tb (10 Mbit/s). More ...

'Data Transfer Rate' indicates how fast data can be transferred to/from the external hard drive.

Faster data transfer speeds means that you will be able to transfer larger files to/from the hard drive faster.

More Expensive by $17

The LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB is $17 more expensive than the LaCie Porsche Design Mobile - 2Tb.

Older by Over Two Years

The LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB is three years older than the LaCie Porsche Design Mobile - 2Tb, eight months older than the LaCie Rugged - 1Tb and 14 months older than the LaCie Rugged USB-C - 4Tb.

The cheapest price that we could find for the Rugged Mini - 1TB in the US is $66.50 and in total we found 9 prices for it.

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LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB

$87.00
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LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB

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LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB
2TB
5 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
RATE
240g

The LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB has a Kagoo Score of 84. With a price tag of $87.00 this external hard drive is fair value for money. For further details check out our full review of the LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB or read our article on whether you should buy a LaCie external hard drive.

Features We Love:
USB powered
Password protection

A fully featured and bargain price 240g external hard drive. It is USB powered and has a password protection.

85
Features
Fully-Featured
85
Popularity
Quite Popular
85
Value for Money
Very Good
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent
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1 Reason For for Choosing the LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB

Password Protection

The LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB has a password protection (as does the LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB), whereas the LaCie Porsche Design Mobile - 2Tb, the LaCie Rugged - 1Tb and the LaCie Rugged USB-C - 4Tb do not have this feature. More ...

'Password Protection' indicates whether the hard drive has password protection as a security measure against unauthorised entry.

Setting a password on your hard drive stops anyone plugging it in and reading the information stored on it - it's a good mid-level security feature.

7 Reasons Against for Choosing the LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB

Heavier

The LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB is a 240 external hard drive, and so does the LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB. That's 47g heavier than the LaCie Porsche Design Mobile - 2Tb (193g), 140g heavier than the LaCie Rugged - 1Tb (100g) and 160g lighter than the LaCie Rugged USB-C - 4Tb (400g). More ...

'Weight' denotes the weight of the external hard drive, measured in grams (g).

A heavier hard drive will be bulkier, and more annoying to carry around.

Vastly Smaller Hard Drive Capacity

The LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB is a 2 external hard drive, and so does the LaCie Porsche Design Mobile - 2Tb. That's 1TB bigger than the LaCie Rugged - 1Tb and the LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB (1TB) and 2TB smaller than the LaCie Rugged USB-C - 4Tb (4TB). More ...

'Hard Drive Capacity' denotes how much data the hard drive can hold, measured in gigabytes (GB).

A bigger hard drive capacity means that it can hold more files and data at once.

Slower Data Transfer Rate

The LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB has a data transfer rate of 5 (as do the LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB and the LaCie Rugged USB-C - 4Tb), but the LaCie Porsche Design Mobile - 2Tb is a 5,000 Mbit/s data transfer rate external hard drive (4,995 Mbit/s faster) and the LaCie Rugged - 1Tb is a 10 Mbit/s data transfer rate external hard drive (5 Mbit/s faster). More ...

'Data Transfer Rate' indicates how fast data can be transferred to/from the external hard drive.

Faster data transfer speeds means that you will be able to transfer larger files to/from the hard drive faster.

Worse Kagoo Score

The LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB has received a Kagoo Score of 84, however the LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB scored 88.

$37 More Expensive

The LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB is more expensive than the LaCie Porsche Design Mobile - 2Tb by $37 and more expensive than the LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB by $21.

Less Retailers

Only 5 stores sells the LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB, whereas 9 shops sell the LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB. More ...

Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this external hard drive and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Over Four Years Older

The LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB is older than the LaCie Porsche Design Mobile - 2Tb by four years, older than the LaCie Rugged - 1Tb by two years, older than the LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB by 19 months and older than the LaCie Rugged USB-C - 4Tb by three years.

The cheapest price that we could find for the Rugged Mini - 2TB in the US is $87.00 and in total we found 5 prices for it.

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LaCie Rugged - 1Tb

$89.94
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LaCie Rugged - 1Tb

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LaCie Rugged - 1Tb
1TB
10 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
RATE
7,200 RPM
HARD DRIVE
ROTATIONAL
100g

The LaCie Rugged - 1Tb has a Kagoo Score of 84. With a price tag of $89.94 this external hard drive is fair value for money. For further details check out our full review of the LaCie Rugged - 1Tb or read our article on whether you should buy a LaCie external hard drive.

Features We Love:
Fast hard drive speed (7,200 RPM)
USB powered
Lighter than average (100g)
Waterproof

A cheap and sensationally light weight USB powered external hard drive, with a very good spec.

85
Features
Fully-Featured
83
Popularity
Quite Popular
86
Value for Money
Very Good
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent
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1 Reason For for Choosing the LaCie Rugged - 1Tb

Significantly Lighter

The LaCie Rugged - 1Tb has a weight of 100, whereas the LaCie Porsche Design Mobile - 2Tb is a 193g external hard drive (93g heavier), the LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB and the LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB are both 240g external hard drives (140g heavier) and the LaCie Rugged USB-C - 4Tb is a 400g external hard drive (300g heavier). More ...

'Weight' denotes the weight of the external hard drive, measured in grams (g).

A heavier hard drive will be bulkier, and more annoying to carry around.

7 Reasons Against for Choosing the LaCie Rugged - 1Tb

Vastly Smaller Hard Drive Capacity

The LaCie Rugged - 1Tb has a hard drive capacity of 1 (as does the LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB), however the LaCie Porsche Design Mobile - 2Tb and the LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB are both 2TB external hard drives (1TB bigger) and the LaCie Rugged USB-C - 4Tb is a 4TB external hard drive (3TB bigger). More ...

'Hard Drive Capacity' denotes how much data the hard drive can hold, measured in gigabytes (GB).

A bigger hard drive capacity means that it can hold more files and data at once.

Does Not Have a Wi-Fi

The LaCie Rugged - 1Tb does not have a Wi-Fi (As do the the LaCie Porsche Design Mobile - 2Tb and the LaCie Rugged USB-C - 4Tb), whereas the LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB and the LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB do. More ...

'Wi-Fi' indicates whether the hard drive can connect to wireless networks or not.

A wi-fi connection on your hard drive means that you can connect directly to it to read/write data without an actual physical connection, meaning you can access your storage from anywhere.

Slower Data Transfer Rate

The LaCie Rugged - 1Tb is a 10 data transfer rate external hard drive. That's 4,990 Mbit/s slower than the LaCie Porsche Design Mobile - 2Tb (5,000 Mbit/s) and 5 Mbit/s faster than the LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB, the LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB and the LaCie Rugged USB-C - 4Tb (5 Mbit/s). More ...

'Data Transfer Rate' indicates how fast data can be transferred to/from the external hard drive.

Faster data transfer speeds means that you will be able to transfer larger files to/from the hard drive faster.

Worse Kagoo Score

The LaCie Rugged - 1Tb has received a Kagoo Score of 84, however the LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB scored 88.

More Expensive by $40

The LaCie Rugged - 1Tb is $40 more expensive than the LaCie Porsche Design Mobile - 2Tb and $23 more expensive than the LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB.

Less Retailers

The LaCie Rugged - 1Tb is only stocked by 4 stores, whereas the LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB is stocked by 9 stores and the LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB is stocked by 5 sellers. More ...

Fewer numbers of shops reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this external hard drive remaining in stock.
Older by Over Two Years

The LaCie Rugged - 1Tb is two years older than the LaCie Porsche Design Mobile - 2Tb and six months older than the LaCie Rugged USB-C - 4Tb.

The cheapest price that we could find for the Rugged - 1Tb in the US is $89.94 and in total we found 4 prices for it.

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LaCie Porsche Design Mobile - 2Tb

$50.00
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LaCie Porsche Design Mobile - 2Tb

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LaCie Porsche Design Mobile - 2Tb
2TB
5,000 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
193g

The LaCie Porsche Design Mobile - 2Tb has a Kagoo Score of 84. With a price tag of $50.00 this external hard drive is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the LaCie Porsche Design Mobile - 2Tb or read our article on whether you should buy a LaCie external hard drive.

Features We Love:
Very light (193g)
USB powered

A fully featured and bargain price 193g external hard drive.

86
Features
Fully-Featured
82
Popularity
Quite Popular
86
Value for Money
Very Good
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent

1 Reason For for Choosing the LaCie Porsche Design Mobile - 2Tb

Cheaper by $17

The LaCie Porsche Design Mobile - 2Tb is $39.94 cheaper than the LaCie Rugged - 1Tb, $16.50 cheaper than the LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB, $37 cheaper than the LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB and $109.94 cheaper than the LaCie Rugged USB-C - 4Tb.

5 Reasons Against for Choosing the LaCie Porsche Design Mobile - 2Tb

A Lot Heavier

The LaCie Porsche Design Mobile - 2Tb has a weight of 193, but the LaCie Rugged - 1Tb is a 100g external hard drive (93g lighter), the LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB and the LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB are both 240g external hard drives (47g heavier) and the LaCie Rugged USB-C - 4Tb is a 400g external hard drive (207g heavier). More ...

'Weight' denotes the weight of the external hard drive, measured in grams (g).

A heavier hard drive will be bulkier, and more annoying to carry around.

2TB Smaller Hard Drive Capacity

The LaCie Porsche Design Mobile - 2Tb has a hard drive capacity of 2 (as does the LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB), whereas the LaCie Rugged - 1Tb and the LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB are both 1TB external hard drives (1TB smaller) and the LaCie Rugged USB-C - 4Tb is a 4TB external hard drive (2TB bigger). More ...

'Hard Drive Capacity' denotes how much data the hard drive can hold, measured in gigabytes (GB).

A bigger hard drive capacity means that it can hold more files and data at once.

Does Not Have a Wi-Fi

The LaCie Porsche Design Mobile - 2Tb does not have a Wi-Fi (As do the the LaCie Rugged - 1Tb and the LaCie Rugged USB-C - 4Tb), but the LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB and the LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB do. More ...

'Wi-Fi' indicates whether the hard drive can connect to wireless networks or not.

A wi-fi connection on your hard drive means that you can connect directly to it to read/write data without an actual physical connection, meaning you can access your storage from anywhere.

Worse Kagoo Score

The LaCie Porsche Design Mobile - 2Tb has received a Kagoo Score of 84, whereas the LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB scored 88.

Fewer Sellers

The LaCie Porsche Design Mobile - 2Tb is only stocked by 3 shops, but the LaCie Rugged - 1Tb is stocked by 4 retailers, the LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB is stocked by 9 shops and the LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB is stocked by 5 sellers. More ...

The fewer the number of shops that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst shops to keep prices low.

The cheapest price that we could find for the Porsche Design Mobile - 2Tb in the US is $50.00 and in total we found 3 prices for it.

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LaCie Rugged USB-C - 4Tb

$159.94
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LaCie Rugged USB-C - 4Tb

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LaCie Rugged USB-C - 4Tb
4TB
5 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
RATE
5,400 RPM
HARD DRIVE
ROTATIONAL
400g
130MB/s
WRITE SPEED
130MB/s
READ SPEED

The LaCie Rugged USB-C - 4Tb has a Kagoo Score of 76. However with a price tag of $159.94 this external hard drive is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the LaCie Rugged USB-C - 4Tb or read our article on whether you should buy a LaCie external hard drive.

Features We Love:
Big hard drive capacity (4TB)
USB powered

A fully featured and good value for money 400g external hard drive. It is USB powered and has a hard drive capacity of 4TB.

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Features
Fully-Featured
76
Value for Money
Very Good
76
Kagoo Score
Very Good

9 Reasons Against for Choosing the LaCie Rugged USB-C - 4Tb

A Lot Heavier

The LaCie Rugged USB-C - 4Tb has a weight of 400, but the LaCie Porsche Design Mobile - 2Tb is a 193g external hard drive (207g lighter), the LaCie Rugged - 1Tb is a 100g external hard drive (300g lighter) and the LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB and the LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB are both 240g external hard drives (160g lighter). More ...

'Weight' denotes the weight of the external hard drive, measured in grams (g).

A heavier hard drive will be bulkier, and more annoying to carry around.

Does Not Have a Wi-Fi

The LaCie Rugged USB-C - 4Tb does not have a Wi-Fi (As do the the LaCie Porsche Design Mobile - 2Tb and the LaCie Rugged - 1Tb), but the LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB and the LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB do. More ...

'Wi-Fi' indicates whether the hard drive can connect to wireless networks or not.

A wi-fi connection on your hard drive means that you can connect directly to it to read/write data without an actual physical connection, meaning you can access your storage from anywhere.

Slower Maximum Data Transfer Rate

LaCie Rugged USB-C - 4Tb is only 5 max data transfer rate. That's 4,995 Mbit/s slower than the LaCie Porsche Design Mobile - 2Tb and the LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB (5,000 Mbit/s). More ...

'Data Transfer Rate' indicates how fast data can be transferred to/from the external hard drive.

Faster data transfer speeds means that you will be able to transfer larger files to/from the hard drive faster.

Vastly Slower Hard Drive Speed

The LaCie Rugged USB-C - 4Tb has a hard drive speed of 5 (as does the LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB), however the LaCie Rugged - 1Tb is a 7,200 RPM hard drive rotational speed external hard drive (1,800 RPM faster). More ...

'Hard Drive Speed' is a measurement of the speed of the hard-drive, measured in revolutions per minute (RPM).

Higher RPMs means the hard drive is spinning faster, meaning data on the drive can be accessed with less delay and more efficiently.

Vastly Slower Data Transfer Rate

The LaCie Rugged USB-C - 4Tb is a 5 data transfer rate external hard drive, and so do the LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB and the LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB. That's 4,995 Mbit/s slower than the LaCie Porsche Design Mobile - 2Tb (5,000 Mbit/s) and 5 Mbit/s slower than the LaCie Rugged - 1Tb (10 Mbit/s). More ...

'Data Transfer Rate' indicates how fast data can be transferred to/from the external hard drive.

Faster data transfer speeds means that you will be able to transfer larger files to/from the hard drive faster.

Worse Kagoo Score

The LaCie Rugged USB-C - 4Tb has only received a Kagoo Score of 76, whereas the LaCie Porsche Design Mobile - 2Tb scored 84, the LaCie Rugged - 1Tb scored 84, the LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB scored 88 and the LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB scored 84.

More Expensive by $110

The LaCie Rugged USB-C - 4Tb is $110 more expensive than the LaCie Porsche Design Mobile - 2Tb, $70 more expensive than the LaCie Rugged - 1Tb, $93 more expensive than the LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB and $73 more expensive than the LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB.

Fewer Sellers

The LaCie Rugged USB-C - 4Tb is only stocked by 1 store, but the LaCie Porsche Design Mobile - 2Tb is stocked by 3 sellers, the LaCie Rugged - 1Tb is stocked by 4 stores, the LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB is stocked by 9 sellers and the LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB is stocked by 5 retailers. More ...

The fewer the number of shops that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Older by Over One Year

The LaCie Rugged USB-C - 4Tb is 19 months older than the LaCie Porsche Design Mobile - 2Tb.

The cheapest price that we could find for the Rugged USB-C - 4Tb in the US is $159.94 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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