If you need an extra place to back up all your photos, videos, music, documents, and more, you want some external storage. The problem is that SSD-based drives are super expensive, which is why an external hard drive is preferable since they’re much more affordable (this deal on a portable WD SSD, however, is worth checking out). But HDDs can be delicate, right? Not if you have the LaCie Rugged Mini External Hard Drive.
Drop this drive from 4 feet up or get some water (or dust) on this drive — it doesn’t matter. This USB 3.0 drive will last a long time thanks to its famously orange and eye-catching cushion case design.
All these LaCie Rugged Portable HDDs have huge price drops
It supports up to 130MB/s transfer speeds via that 3.0 port and can work on a PC or Mac. It has password protection built-in for security as well.
For size options, all of them are on sale today. That includes 1TB ($52), 2TB ($70), 4TB ($95), and the big boi 5TB for $120. Obviously, the more storage you get the cheaper the cost per megabyte, making those 2TB or 4TB options the sweet spot.
Whether you need a drive for home, or one for the beach, travel, or the rough outdoors, the LaCie Rugged Mini 5TB External Hard Drive Portable HDD can’t be beaten.
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