We have seen a few of these rugged external hard drives from LaCie before on Geeky Gadgets, they have now launched a new version which supports the new USB 3.0 standard.
The new LaCie USB 3.0 rugged external hard drive is compatible with USB 3.0 and also backwards compatible with USB 2.0. It supports transfer speeds of about 110MBps which is around three times faster than USB 2.0.
The LaCie USB 3.0 rugged external hard drives comes with 500GB of storage and it features a 2.5 inch, 7,200RPM hard drive. It is designed to withstand drops of up to 7.2 feet and is also scratch resistant.
The LaCie USB 3.0 rugged external hard drive will hit the stores in May and will retail for $150.]
via Gizmo Watch