LaCie Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt (1TB) comparison

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Buffalo DriveStation DDR (3TB)

Buffalo DriveStation DDR (3TB)
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Price $199 to $239 at 4 stores $192 to $279 at 6 stores $152 to $242 at 5 stores $74 to $84 at 3 stores
CNET editors' rating
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.2 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.1 (4.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.1 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 4.0 stars out of 15 reviews 0 stars No reviews, write one! 0.5 stars out of 2 reviews 0 stars No reviews, write one! 2.0 stars out of 4 reviews
Release date September 24, 2012 June 24, 2012 May 06, 2013 September 24, 2012 June 11, 2012
The Bottom Line Fast, flexible, rugged, and affordable, the LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt is one of the best high-end portable drives on the market. Versatile, good-looking, and fast enough for most applications, the Buffalo MiniStation Thunderbolt HD-PATU3 makes an excellent buy for those looking for a portable Thunderbolt storage device. The Buffalo DriveStation DDR is by far the fastest single-volume external drive on the market and makes USB 3.0 a true alternative storage connection to Thunderbolt. Fast, flexible, rugged, and affordable, the LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt is one of the best high-end portable drives on the market. Seagate Backup Plus carries the flexibility of the GoFlex portable drive while adding performance and style to portable storage. The new drive makes an excellent buy.

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Packaged Quantity 1
1
Info unavailable 1
1
Localization Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable South America
North America
Spindle Speed 5400 rpm
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Enclosure Color Info unavailable Silver
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Dimensions (WxDxH) 3.5 in x 5.5 in x 0.9 in
3.2 in x 0.9 in x 5.1 in
Info unavailable 3.5 in x 5.5 in x 0.9 in
3.2 in x 0.6 in x 4.9 in
Capacity 1 TB
1 TB
Info unavailable 120 GB
1 TB
Power Source Info unavailable Thunderbolt bus
USB bus
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Features Shock resistant , 256-bit AES
Rugged
Apple Time Machine compatible
Aluminum enclosure
Bus Powered by USB
Info unavailable Shock resistant , 256-bit AES
Rugged
Automatic backup
Interface USB 3.0 / Thunderbolt
USB 3.0 / Thunderbolt
Info unavailable USB 3.0 / Thunderbolt
USB 3.0
Weight 9.2 oz
9.3 oz
Info unavailable 9.2 oz
7.9 oz
Data Transfer Rate Info unavailable 10 Gbps (Thunderbolt) / 5.0 Gbps (USB 3.0)
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Manufacturer Warranty 2 years warranty
3 years warranty
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2 years warranty
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