(WA - Midland Officeworks)
Went in to buy the standard LaCie Rugged USB-C Portable Hard Drive 2TB and saw this one sale.
Website only says clearance but not available online.
I don't think this would be close to a deal. maybe if it was SSD.
Sorry. NO DEAL
That is a different drive BTW, still agree it's not much of a deal.
Only difference is there's the lack of Thunderbolt and it has USB 3 only. But no Thunderbolt is no big deal. It's definitely not worth the higher price tag.
Just checked, Specs for STFS2000800 says only USB 3.0 compatible on the Lacie Website.
And the only difference between this and the STFR2000800 Model listed at $163 @AmazonAU is the lack of Thunderbolt.
I get the rugged build is good for some people, but these seem to be seriously high in price for this amount of storage on a mechanical.
2TB drives can be had for half this price.
They used to be great and highly reliable, but after being taken over by seagate and having one failed on me for no reason I can not recommend them anymore.
Just get an SSD and it’s more rugged to begin with (shock wise anyway)
Was going to post this, SSD doesn't have moving parts and is much more rugged to medium level impacts .. and if I need it really rugged I would also get a rubber case to go around your portable ssd case ..
paperweight really. a spinning drive? in 2020? external? wtf
get a bigger internal SSD
speed usb 3.0 vs thunderbolt for large file transfer >10gb
Seriously this is a small physical hard drive. USB 3 is going to be plenty. It's by no means an SSD.