Reviews and Problems with LaCie Rugged All-Terrain Hard Disk
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15 August 2013
Summary: I am a big fan of these rugged Lacie drives. I've had really good luck with them over the years. FireWire 800 connection is a must for me because I work with video and I don't have a USB 3.0 slot on my laptop. USB 2.0 is still at least 1/3 if not 1/2 slower when downloading videos -- compared to FireWire800. If you don't care about how fast you download items, you could save money and buy one of these drives with fewer options.
Summary: I've been using two of these drives for over a year now. The drive still works great and I'm very happy with its durability. My only wish is that they used 7200RPM drives in the 1TB models rather than 5400 RPM. I've been using it for video editing and the extra speed would be nice. Even if you were just transferring data, when you get up into the range of transferring 1TB of data, the extra speed is welcomed. I use these mostly just for shuttling low priority jobs now.
one month after purchase, the firewire 800 port stopped working
6 March 2012
Summary: Yep, one month after I purchased this hard drive, the firewire 800 port stopped working. Freaking fabulous. I purchased a LaCie because I was under the impression that they sold quality products. I'm so looking forward to contacting the company and getting this sorted out when I'm in the middle of a giant project. Seriously?? one month?! This made me quite angry. Granted, once I called the company, I spoke to a wonderful man named Sutton B. who seriously made my day.
Summary: I bought this to back up my computer's internal drive, and it works well for that purpose. I really like that it's powered from the USB or firewire cable, so you don't need an external AC adapter. Also nice are the large capacity in a small package, it doesn't have any lights (which annoy me on other external drives), and the fact that it's really quiet. It looses a star because it's a little more expensive than other 1TB drives.
Summary: I travel a lot for my photojournalism and wedding photography. When I'm on-site or traveling I need something tough to withstand the bumps and jangles of travel while still read/write/store my information. The rugged does just that and fits nicely into my camera bag. I also like the multiple interface (FireWire and USB) so not only do I have an additional place to store my shoots aside from laptop, but also more than one way to connect to it.
Summary: I bought this drive to run my Windows XP virtual machine off of my MacBook Pro. I didn't have to load or update anything. I literally plugged in the firewire cable and it worked. Because it is firewire, it's super speedy and I have not noticed any kind of lag when using it (remember, I'm running Windows off of it, a challenged operating system anyway, so it really is amazing it's running so fast.
Summary: Very nice looking, runs fast. It's not clear from the description but you do NOT need to order cables. It comes with a USB power sharing cord, a Firewire 400, a Firewire 800, and a UCD 2.0 cable. I'm very pleased with this purchase. I use it on a mac and did have to reformat the drive (versus running their software) but what a great piece of hardware.
Summary: So far, so good. Seems to be rugged, but I have not dropped it yet. It replaced an OWC drive that stood vertically and died (head crash) when it fell over while capturing video. Since this drive does not stand up vertically, it cannot fall over an...