Today LaCie announced the launch of their new Rugged Thunderbolt 3 USB Type-C device and an updated version of the D2 external storage device with the same compatibility.
The new Rugged Thunderbolt USB-C drive can feature either a 9mm or a 12mm SSD/ HDD in a rugged container that makes it great for storage on the go, it also has an IP54 rating that means it is shock, dust, and water resistant.
LaCie also says that the drives are protected from 2-meter drops while being protected from being run over by a 2000-pound car, this also comes combined with AES 256-bit software encryption that results in what LaCie calls the Secure Mobile Storage.
LaCie also says that the SSDs will be pretty performant, with speeds up to 510MB/s for the SSD version and up to 130MB/s for the HDD version. Capacities for the 9mm version range from 500GB and 1TB SSDs to 2TB HDD options and the 13mm version will offer 4TB and 5TB HDD options.
The drives will be available in the first quarter of 2017, with retail pricing starting at $250. Every Rugged drive will come with a three-year limited warranty.
LaCie also updated their D2 storage device, also offering a Thunderbolt 3 connection, with capacities that includes 6TB, 8TB, and 10TB HDD Seagate BarraCuda Pro HDDs.
They will also be capable of providing up to 240MB/s of performance.
Around the back of the device there are three USB Type-C connections, two of which are Thunderbolt 3 and one is a normal USB 3.1 port, allowing it to support a single 5K display, two 4K displays, or six LaCie d2 drives daisy chained over a single cable.
Both of the Thunderbolt 3 ports are also powered so you can charge a compatible device over them.
The d2 will also be available in the first quarter of 2017, for from $430.