View Full Version : Rugged storage disk - any good?
Jul-21-2008, 05:17 AM
The question of a rugged storage disk seems to come up regularly. Is this one suitable for the traveling photographer, do you think? Price is Aus$ which is not too different to US nowadays.
Jul-21-2008, 07:24 AM
The Lacie web site's price is $319.99.
I have had great luck with Lacie products.
Jul-21-2008, 07:35 AM
And B&H as usual comes through with an even better price. For the USB only model cited above, it is $299.95 http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/558881-REG/LaCie_301370_500GB_Rugged_All_Terrain_USB.html . FireWire/USB variant is $50 more.
Jul-21-2008, 08:29 AM
I cannot remembr the brand nor the magazine the article was in...however.....one of the big Hdd companies got a contract to make a "HUMMVEY" of a hdd..it had to be able to run in extremely high temps (gulf War), sealed to all types of weather, sand , dust etc etc....it could withstand a drop of like 6 feet or so......it was completely rubber sealed and the case seam was O-ringed......It seemed odd that the price wasn't much higher than this Lacie.
I am sure an astute googler could find it though.
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