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LaCie Rugged RAID Pro User Manual 
LaCie Rugged RAID Pro User Manual 

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Cables and Connectors

USB-C protocols

USB is a serial input/output technology for connecting peripheral devices to a computer. USB-C is the latest implementation of this standard and it provides higher bandwidth and new power management features.

USB-C supports many protocols:

Thunderbolt 3 transfer rates up to 40Gb/s
USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 transfer rates up to 10Gb/s
USB-C 3.1 Gen 1 transfer rates up to 5Gb/s
SuperSpeed USB 3.0 transfer rates up to 5Gb/s
Hi-Speed USB 2.0 transfer rates up to 480Mb/s

The USB-C port on the LaCie Rugged RAID Pro is USB 3.1 Gen 1. You can connect your Rugged RAID Pro to any USB-C or USB Type A port but transfer rates vary. See below for more details.

Cables

Your LaCie hard drive is shipped with two cables for universal compatibility with modern computers.

USB-C to USB-C cable

For optimal transfer rates, use the USB-C to USB-C cable to connect your computer to the USB 3.1 Gen 1 port on LaCie Rugged RAID Pro.

USB-C to USB Type A cable

Use the USB-C to USB Type A cable to connect LaCie Rugged RAID Pro to a computer’s Type A port (USB 3.0 or USB 2.0).

Transfer rates with USB Type A connections have the potential to reach the following speeds:

SuperSpeed USB 3.0 transfer rates up to 5Gb/s
Hi-Speed USB 2.0 transfer rates up to 480Mb/s