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. A drive I owned dropped once from the height of about a bathroom tub onto carpet and that little drop caused something internally to dislodge.
Summary: I bought two of these drives, the first to keep music, photos, videos on, the second as a backup for the first. The drives are beautiful and match my Macbook Air nicely, in size and style. The cord is short and folds flush against the case, so it's very portable, too. Great so far, but... After about six months, the cable on drive one frayed and I had to replace it (with the cable from drive two). After a few more months, that one frayed, too.
Summary: Ok, so I bought the Lacie Rikiki 1tb and was extremely exited about it. It was small, it looked good, it didn't have a separate power cord, it loaded information extremely fast because of its 3.0 USB drive, etc... Essentially, it had a lot of features that appealed to me. However, in one month's time it broke down. I started getting a weird beeping sound when connected and then it would just not mount.
Summary: I purchased this hard drive, but received it with rust on the USB plug. It was still in it's original packaging, but I think it just wasn't stored properly. I returned it. And they were very easy to deal with.
Summary: This is a nice little drive. Aesthetically gorgeous and incredibly portable. Mine failed 11 months in (there's a two year warranty on this product). LaCie's customer service is seriously lacking. They are unapologetic for any failure of their product and could seriously care less about helping you retrieve your data.
Summary: First let me say that the USB boost driver on windows AND mac does help as claimed. And the drive *IS* very cool to the touch. Second, I haven't owned this drive long enough to really give it a fair review either good or bad, SO i will just updated this more as time goes on. For now let me just say I would give this 4 or even 5 stars however ... ****My only gripe with it is Ubuntu support seems very unstable and unreliable.
LaCie Rikiki 640 GB USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive 301911 beware of the usb
28 February 2011
Summary: had this thing and it was great for a few months then i started having issues with the usb port. After a while the usb didn't work. If i wasn't tec savvy I would have lost my mind because all my data was trapped on there... If your using this as a temp solution something that may not get much use it's great but if your going to use this as your primary on the go drive I would not recommend it.
Summary: I ordered this product in August 2012 and it worked great until a couple of weeks ago (December 2013), when I could no longer access my data from the hard drive. I have had somebody look at it and I was told there were some badly damaged sectors within the drive and I would need to send it off to a professional data recovery company, I'm looking at having to spend up to £1000 to get my data back (if it can be retrieved).
Summary: I bought my Lacie Rikiki Portable 500GB about two years ago and I never regret it! In the beginning was the size that attracted me because I travel a lot and I needed something really portable. And Lacie Rikiki Portable 500GB has travel around India, around Greece and U.K !!! Is fast, reliable, light and small. The ONLY PROBLEM is that comes with a USB gable so small that you cannot avoid damage it! Also, in the size that comes ( only 3 inches!!!