LaCie's Rugged Mini Hard Drive Is Kind of Begging to Be Abused

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I'm pretty paranoid about losing my data to a hard drive failure, so the LaCie Rugged Mini drive is at once awesome and terrible for me. It's great because the thing's fast and basically indestructible, but I can't help thinking I'll just screw with it until I find a way to break it.

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The tiny new hard drive is about half the size of LaCie's larger Rugged Safe drive, has USB3.0 and all of the protections of the older model, like shock and drop resistance. But it also adds rain and pressure resistance, to the point that LaCie claims you can drive a 1-ton car over it and it will be fine. Really! How is anyone supposed resist that kind of challenge? [LaCie]

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frankurd
Arggh! there goes a...snake a snake!

"to the point that LaCie claims you can drive a 1-ton car over it and it will be fine."

I feel like driving a car over it isn't really proof of it's robustness. I've had a car drive over my foot before too and, although it hurt, my foot was perfectly fine. I think there are many regular hard drives that would pass this test.

That being said, I'd love to do some "tests" on these hard drives.