LaCie has extended its Rugged Hard Disk range with the addition of a 500GB model. The Hitachi Travelstar 5K500 2.5-inch drive is protected by a scratch-resistant aluminum shell and a shock-resistant rubber bumper, and comes in two versions — both with USB 2.0 connector but one adding a FireWire 400/800.
The drive comes pre-loaded with LaCie’s Setup Assistant that formats the drive for the computer platforms it will be used on.
Available now, the USB version starts at £189, and the FireWire version costs £229. Bright orangeness is free of charge.