The LaCie Rugged Triple Hard Drive provides universal connectivity: It gives you the superior speeds of USB 3.0 and FireWire 800, and full backward compatibility with FireWire 400 and USB 2.0. You can transfer a 700MB video file in less than seven seconds with USB 3.0, compared to 25 seconds with USB 2.0. And the 7200-rpm spindle speed (500GB model only), allows speeds up to 110MB/s. Whether your goal is super speed or complete compatibility, the Rugged Triple has everything you need. Four levels of rugged protection Conforms to military standard 810-F, and can support drops from up to two meters (6.56 ft). Carry your files anywhere with confidence, thanks to a shock-absorbing sleeve, aluminum anti-scratch casing, internal rubber bumpers and a 1000G shock-resistant hard drive. A fifth level of data security Standard LaCie AES 256-bit encryption software makes it easy for you to create a password-protected area on your drive where you can securely store all of your confidential information.