Product Comparison: LaCie Mobile Drive vs LaCie Rugged USB-C

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General Specifications
Mobile Drive
Rugged USB-C
About the Product
Perfect for on-the-go, high-speed file transfers, LaCie Mobile Drive is an elegant yet powerful portable external hard drive for Mac Pro, iMac Pro, Mac laptops, and PCs. Its lightweight, all-aluminum, moon silver design perfectly complements Macbooks.
From urban jungles to backwood trails, Rugged USB-C is ready to survive and ready to connect. Fusing legendary toughness with USB-C, USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatibility, it works seamlessly with Mac and Windows alike. Fast transfers. Easy, reliable backups.
Key Specs
Storage Drive Type
5000 GB
5000 GB
What customers say about "Key Specs"
LaCie Mobile Drive External Hard Drive for Mac (USB-C)
  • Extremely quiet. There are no vents which I hope means they have tested this well for overheating.
  • Data transfer rates are good. Transferred 93G worth of various SQL databases in 3:11.
  • Its plug and play with my Windows 10 Dell Laptop. Just plug it in and it powers up and is good to go.
  • It’s a good drive, great for supplemental storage or moving large files between machines.
  • The aluminium casing is plus for me because it's sturdy and strong.
LaCie Rugged USB-C External Hard Drive for Mac
  • The storage size and USB C connection are ideal for what I use in my video editing setup.
  • This would be perfect for anyone who needs a lot of portable storage.
  • I love the small compact build of this drive. Very light and travel friendly. No complaints.
  • This is a great hard drive. It's fast and so far reliable. The transfer rates are amazingly fast.
  • This is a quality product that plugged right in and worked great.
Size & Weight
White / Orange
0.79 in.
3.38 in.
4.88 in.
5.31 in.
3.59 in.
3.38 in.
14.11 oz.
14.11 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
LaCie Mobile Drive External Hard Drive for Mac (USB-C)
  • The external drive is so light that the cable can easily rock it around on your desk.
  • Compact size, will hold 5 TBs of data, easy to use.
  • This is compact, less than the size of my hand. Nice looking angles on a simple silver case but looks good.
  • The size of the drive is decent. The overall case is a bit thicker than some other products of the same class, not quite “in my back pocket” size.
  • LaCie for me is a prestigious name brand that I can trust. I do like how small and compact this is.
LaCie Rugged USB-C External Hard Drive for Mac
  • This drive is fantastic. Good size. Good price. Solid protection.
  • The drive is the size of a small wallet or a thin bar of soap, it's not like the older Lacie rugged drives that were huge and heavy.
  • Great performance. Very nice size.
  • The drive is compact, has a substantial feel and hopefully will travel well.
  • I've been a Lacie user for many years. This is my second Rugged Drive. It is compact and dependable.
OS Compatibility
Windows, Mac OS
Windows, Mac OS
USB 2.0 / USB 3.0
USB 2.0 / USB 3.0
Backup Function
Data Protection
Drop-resistant, AES 256-bit encryption protection
Drop-resistant, Crush resistance, Rain-resistant, AES 256-bit encryption protection
USB-C Ready, Enjoy Adobe Creative Cloud, All-aluminium build, Diamond-cut edges for style
Enjoy Adobe Creative Cloud, Rescue Data Recovery services, USB-C Ready, Bus powered, Easy Backup Software
What customers say about "Features"
LaCie Mobile Drive External Hard Drive for Mac (USB-C)
  • The hard drive works fine even with the daisy-chained cables. The look is sleek & matches the silver Macs.
  • This drive works perfectly and does not get confused when your MacBook goes to sleep, installs updates, or undertakes other operations.
  • I bought this 5TB drive for two reasons - it was big and it had USB-C port which is fast.
  • This drive will work seamlessly as your 'Time Machine' on a Mac Book Pro (2019 version); the USB 3 connects perfectly.
  • My only wish is that USB-C powered cables were not so thick and stiff.
LaCie Rugged USB-C External Hard Drive for Mac
  • The bright color makes it less likely to be forgotton on hotel trips. Seems super durable.
  • Very well built, compact and it feel solid in your hand.
  • This is the perfect drive to quickly make and update bootable clones as a secondary backup strategy.
  • Fast, this unit can download large files with easy and has a lightning fast USB 3.0 connection along with USB C.
  • Only drawback is that it is very slow, but this is only an issue when you write to the disk.
Additional Accessories
USB cable, USB-C to USB-A cable
USB-C to USB-A cable, USB cable
Number Of Drives
LaCie Toolkit
LaCie Toolkit
Power Supply
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
2 year(s)
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