Summary: I paid way too much for this drive in December of 2010 and it worked for about a year. After that year, it started ejecting itself every so often. I'd be working off the drive and suddenly I'd get a dialogue window saying it had been improperly ejected.
LaCie Rikiki 640 GB USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive 301911 beware of the usb
19 July 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...
Summary: EDIT, LaCie tech support asked me to use the cable supplied with the drive, It works. I just do not like to have the drive dangling in the air at the end of the 3" short cable they supply. ------ I purchased this drive to create an off site backup. No problem to backup.
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.
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...
Only a good buy if you can guarantee you'll never drop it
18 July 2011
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: 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.
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.