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LaCie Rugged Secure User Manual
LaCie Rugged Secure 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 3.1 Gen 2 transfer rates up to 10Gb/s
USB 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 SECURE is USB 3.1 Gen 1. You can connect your Rugged SECURE 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 3.1 (USB-C) cable

For optimal transfer rates up to 5Gb/s , use the USB 3.1 (USB-C) cable to connect LaCie Rugged SECURE. Connecting the device is easy since the cable is identical on both ends.

USB 3.1 (USB-C)—to—USB Type A cable

Use the USB 3.1 (USB-C)—to—USB Type A cable to connect LaCie Rugged SECURE 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