So my small Lacie 80gb 2.5inch HD died.
I'm kinda tempted by Lacie's rugged-line, but I also have doubts about the ruggedness.
Anyone use these in the field?
Anyone who can recommend though-as-nail HD enclosures? I'm guessing they're out there somewhere...just can't find 'em. Everyone claims their enclosure is rugged these days!
Thanks in advance,
Well, I got a rugged unit from Lacie, last Jan, by suggestion of a few people on this forum.
I got the Lacie Rugged 160Gb tripple interface. Ok, it's not 7200rpm, ok, it's not a huge, 250Gb HD... but it does it's job. I carry it around as my main backup unit on the road, and this far, no issues. I guess this piece of info will interest you, here it goes... last friday, it was dropped, from waist-level down. A careless assistant on a hurry, grabbed it by it's cord to carry from table to table in the studio, and as you can guess, it disconnected and dropped to the hard concrete floor. Bounced a couple of times, with me screaming like hell when I saw it. The assistant turned into a "OH SH*!#" shade of white. I instantly plugged it back into my notebook... and did breath relieved that all my data was there, intact.
Later, I conducted a surface test, no issues. The fall was within the resistance limits Lacie advertises, and I can vouch for them now Felt anyone who needs a sturdy, shock resistant, dust resistant unit would be happy to know that.
PS: Yes, the unit was already disconected ( so, nothing spinning in there ) when the accident took place.