Product Comparison: LaCie Rugged USB-C vs G-Technology G-DRIVE

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General Specifications
Rugged USB-C
About the Product
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.
G-DRIVE USB delivers high performance storage in a compact and robust yet stylish package. Featuring a remarkably fast USB 3.0 interface that meets the needs of the creative professional, this 7200RPM drive is encased in an all-aluminum enclosure that looks as good on your desk as it does on the road.
Key Specs
Storage Drive Type
5000 GB
4000 GB
What customers say about "Key Specs"
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.
G-Technology G-DRIVE 4TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive
  • I had been very impressed with the quality G-Tech drive, so I ordered my 4 TB G-Tech drive (which lives permanently in my house for backup).
  • Used a 1 Tera for years but needed to go up to 4 Tera. I like this drive.
  • Purchased this only four months ago and was only storing about 2TB of data on a 4TB hard drive. Good memory.
  • I use the G-Drive USB G1 0G03594 (4-TB) with my MacBook Pro as my main external drive for all my photos. It is fast and (so far) reliable.
  • The drive is simply too noisy for desktop use.
Size & Weight
White / Orange
3.38 in.
1.26 in.
5.31 in.
7.7 in.
3.38 in.
5 in.
14.11 oz.
38.4 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
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.
G-Technology G-DRIVE 4TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive
  • Good size and to date I've experienced no issues.
  • It does better than others in the price range and size.
  • Easy to travel with and edit on the go and that's what I bought it for. Good size for desktop drive.
  • It's small and compact as well as very sturdy and high quality.
  • Quiet, nice design but the blinking light it a tad annoying, although not an issue. Good size.
OS Compatibility
Windows, Mac OS
Mac OS X 10.9 or higher, Windows 10/8.1/7
USB 2.0 / USB 3.0
USB 3.0
Backup Function
Data Protection
Drop-resistant, Crush resistance, Rain-resistant, AES 256-bit encryption protection
Password protection
Enjoy Adobe Creative Cloud, Rescue Data Recovery services, USB-C Ready, Bus powered, Easy Backup Software
Transfer rates up to 245MB/s, Solid, stylish, all-aluminum case for durability, High-performance 7200RPM, Apple® Time Machine® compatible
What customers say about "Features"
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.
G-Technology G-DRIVE 4TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive
  • ON/OFF SWITCH - a very important feature to me, since switching on the drive only when I want to back up saves greatly on wear on the drive.
  • Features a Kensington lock to keep it from getting stolen.
  • Light Indicator on the front is awesome.
  • Has rubber grip pads on the bottom to keep firmly on surface.
  • Sometimes gets hot on the top. It’s not bus-powered.
Additional Accessories
USB-C to USB-A cable, USB cable
USB 3.0 cable, AC adapter
Number Of Drives
LaCie Toolkit
Time Machine
Power Supply
AC adapter
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
3 year(s)
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