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5.7 out of 10

LaCie Rugged All-Terrain Hard Disk

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Reviews and Problems with LaCie Rugged All-Terrain Hard Disk

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Overall 6
6.0

FireWire 800 port failed in first 3 months

R. Fast "Buyer", Amazon
14 January 2013
  • Summary: I have owned MANY of these LaCie Rugged drives throughout the years — and unfortunately it's a little hit and miss on the quality. I've had drives fail, and this drive specifically I bought in June 2012 and in August the FireWire 800 port no longer worked. I had to expedite a harddrive replacement from LaCie which cost me $15 for overnight shipping and then move everything over. When they work, they're great!
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Overall 6
6.0

Runs hot

TV Shooter "TV Shooter", Amazon
4 October 2011
  • Summary: I'm a video editor and the description clearly says that it is a good drive for editing. Well, for me the drive runs hot and I've got too much on the line, a hot drive is not to reassuring! Otherwise the build is nice and I'm sure it would be fine for transferring files and storing photos and documents, but I wouldn't keep it running too long. I've returned the product!
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Overall 6
6.0

Too Hot To Handle???

Mark, MacMall
16 June 2010
  • Conclusion: Unit works excellent however if you need it for long term use where the drive has to be accessed frequently expect lots of heat. Unit really heats up and gets hot, I don't know if this will effect the life span of the unit. If used infrequently it stays cool. I have always bought LaCie products but due to the excessive heat of this product and my demanding long term use of accessing the drive I would not purchase another drive like this one.
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Overall 6
6.0

Too Hot To Handle???

Mark, MacMall
16 June 2010
  • Conclusion: Unit works excellent however if you need it for long term use where the drive has to be accessed frequently expect lots of heat. Unit really heats up and gets hot, I don't know if this will effect the life span of the unit. If used infrequently it stays cool. I have always bought LaCie products but due to the excessive heat of this product and my demanding long term use of accessing the drive I would not purchase another drive like this one.
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Overall 6
6.0

Too Hot To Handle???

onSale
16 June 2010
  • Summary: Unit works excellent however if you need it for long term use where the drive has to be accessed frequently expect lots of heat. Unit really heats up and gets hot, I don't know if this will effect the life span of the unit. If used infrequently it st...
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Overall 6
6.0

worked great. Then started crashing. Sent in for repair

scott taniguchi "415djs", Amazon
26 January 2010
  • Summary: Was all good for about a year. Then started acting funny. Would stop spinning while still mounted. Customer service was fast and after troubleshooting wouldn't help. I was able to send it in for repair. Repair was free and took about 2 weeks.
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Overall 6
6.0

Reliability yet to be seen

onSale
27 August 2009
  • Summary: I lost my faith in the LaCie brand when they stopped using IBM brand drives, and I watched two different drives fail completely. I decided to take a chance with this one, since a friend of mine has two, and he travels hardily and extensively.
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Overall 6
6.0

great for desktop, not so much for laptop

GameMaker, Amazon
30 July 2009
  • Summary: I bought one of these drives because I am taking a class on video, so it is convenient to take the drive to class, work on it there, and take by videos home. In that capacity, it works great. I'm impressed by the simplicity, the speed, and all the different connectivity options that it offers. So I bought a second one of these drives to use on my Dell XPS laptop.
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Overall 6
6.0

Not so rugged...

Patrick, Amazon
7 July 2009
  • Summary: Purchased for location backup of files on photo shoots. Under ordinary use (not abused) the USB and Firewire 400 ports failed after a couple months. Just became loose and detached inside the drive. Firewire 800 still functions, but I'm nervous to use at all for anything critical. Not really sure what makes this drive more "rugged" than any other portable hard drive...
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Overall 6
6.0

Broke in less than 1 month...

slim220, MacMall
22 June 2009
  • Conclusion: This was my first Lacie product that I ever owned and for the first 3 weeks it worked fine but then the HD began mount slower and slower until one day it just kept clicking and I lost all my movies, music etc. I opened it up as a desperate attempt because I wasn't about to shell out big bucks to recover the files as they weren't DOD files etc. When I opened it up I noticed that the HD was a seagate.
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