Summary: This drive has been sitting in my drawer not long after I made the uninformed purchase in 2010. I concluded that paying the premium for a LaCie product would save me from hardware issues/failure. I was wrong. This drive frequently disconnects from computers--tried on 3 different laptops.
Summary: My computer stopped recognizing this drive within months of purchase. I should have known better than to take another chance with a LaCie product after using many of LaCie's rugged portable drives for work and watching them slowly become recognizable by the machines I connected them to.
Only a good buy if you can guarantee you'll never drop it
2 November 2014
Summary: The drive itself works. . . very . . . slowly. Even viewing the thumbnails of a series of photos you have takes ages to render if you have too many. It's a small drive with a lot of space but only buy it if you're absolutely certain it will never be dropped.
Summary: I was hesitant about the design as I should have been. A manufacturer defect in the case deleted the partition. I opened the case to try and recover the files. I was mostly unsuccessful. However now I have voided the warranty.
Summary: My LaCie Rikiki portable Hard Drive is not being recognized by any laptop and makes strange noises when connected. I recently contacted the LaCie online technical support. they recommend sending the unit for repair. where can i send it to this?