Not reliable. Avoid. Will die unexpectedly with your data.
Coup "Coup", Amazon
16 July 2014
Summary: Died after non-aggressive normal use. Simply would not connect one day. Customer service was only via email and SUCKED. Not sure why Apple Genius Bar uses these if they fail so easily. I switched after this to "My Passport For Mac" and love it.
Summary: This drive was recommended by my school's media department, but I have since regretted the purchase and moved onto a WD My Book Drive that I am much happier with. The drive claims to be "rugged" and "all-terrain" and tricks many buyers into thinking that with the orange plastic covering there is no...
Summary: AVOID this Company! Failed after one year. Email customer support is fast. Expect to spend hours waiting for customer service on the phone with extremely annoying taped messages played for your wait. There are better companies out there that make a better, cheaper product.
Summary: I'm not computer literate, so I inspected the holes in the unit's picture to insure I was ordering one with the older style firewire port. When I received it, it was the newer Thunderbolt port unit. I cannot use this.
Bad product over long-term; horrendous tech support
Arod McFoolish "A. McGowan", Amazon
20 March 2013
Summary: Be careful about buying LaCie products. I have purchased several LaCie hard drives over the years (including the Rugged 1tb most recently) and they have all initially work fine but broken down in the long haul.
Summary: I bought this latest LaCie Rugged portable external hard drive out of DESPERATION because two of the same Rugged All-Terrain 500 GB FireWire 800 drives I own malfunctioned: when plugged into my laptop they don't show up on my desktop. LaCie support issued a diagnosis with the port on the drive .