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LaCie Rugged USB 3.0

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Reviews and Problems with LaCie Rugged USB 3.0

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Overall 4
4.0

Vulnerable cable connection

Motion blur, B&H Photo
23 July 2014
  • Excerpt: This is my third LaCie Rugged drive, and at some point they all developed problems, mainly with the cable connectors failing. I like the rubberised design, but they have other weak spots. Have also had problems with Lacies Quadra drives, so have decided they don't deserve any more of my money. Have to replace two Rugged drives now and decided to go for the the Buffalo Ministation Extreme, where the cable is attached to the enclosure, eliminating a weak spot.
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Overall 4
4.0

The USB port ripped off!

tinaboldman, Amazon
21 April 2014
  • Summary: Inside the case, the USB port is attached by nothing more than a quick solder and of course after very few uses, it wiggled its way right off and disconnected itself! I am currently deployed and was unable to return it to be fixed by the warranty, so we popped the case only to discover it wasn't a simple click back in but a solder job. Now I am searching for someone with a solder iron. UGH!!
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Overall 4
4.0

The one I received was defective....

Leyla, Amazon
31 March 2014
  • Summary: I bought this and it works.... when you can get it to actually connect. I suspect that there is a problem with the USB port on the one I received. I have used this product in the past for work and it was excellent. But this one purchased for personal use...it was just disappointing.
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Overall 4
4.0

Never again. Consider another brand.

D2121, Amazon
27 March 2014
  • Summary: Works great, but setup is a NIGHTMARE if you have any other Lacie products installed on your computer. Took me hours to install and transfer photos.
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Overall 4
4.0

Stopped working after about six months.

William Daly, Amazon
15 March 2014
  • Summary: I liked this drive a lot, until it suddenly stopped working on me for no discernible reason. Despite its billing as "Rugged", I treated it carefully; I never dropped it, and I never did anything which might be considered pushing the envelope. It just crapped out and stopped working, taking away with it some of my special memories, precious family photographs, and hours upon hours of work product.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not as fast as I had hoped

Verse402, Amazon
27 February 2014
  • Summary: So I like many other people got this drive for the speed...the thunderbolt speed. Of course I knew it would have some limitations based on it being an HDD and being a 5400rpm drive at that, but I figured it would have SOME degree of improvement over what I currently have. The read and write speeds in testing (107MBs Read, 106MBs write in Black magics disk speed tester tool) show that theoretically this drive should knock the socks off of my other drives...Well...
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Overall 4
4.0

Average Read/Write Speed

DArvayo, Amazon
13 December 2013
  • Summary: This external hard drive is way slower than advertised or expected. I am using it with my brand new 13 inch late 2013 macbook pro. The macbook computer has excellent write/reads speeds but not even the original Apple Thunderbolt cable is any help for this external hard drive. USB 3.0 gives me around 60 mb/s and Thunderbolt about 100 mb/s.
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Overall 4
4.0

Storage only - not a working drive

Shelli Gonshorowski, Amazon
1 December 2013
  • Summary: Cannot use this product as a working drive - not fast enough. Audio cuts out.
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Overall 4
4.0

Drive seems fine, but Thunderbolt broke after < 6 Months.

MC01, Amazon
24 November 2013
  • Summary: Purchased this in May 2013 as one of the only "affordable" Thunderbolt drives then available. I have a 2011 Macbook Pro w/1 Thunderbolt & only USB2.0, so using the Thunderbolt connection was the main reason I went w/this instead of the numerous other USB3/Firewire options. Drive worked great at first, although the included backup software is pretty awful. Probably should've just used Time Machine or Carbon Copy Cloner.
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Overall 4
4.0

OK for Thunderbolt but Not for USB3

Neal, Amazon
22 November 2013
  • Summary: I purchased this and within a year the USB 3 socket began having intermittent outages, causing the drive to be ejected prematurely. I sent it to Lacie which said they repaired it. But when I got it back, the socket and cable still would go out intermittently. Fortunately the Thunderbolt socket and cable works fine. Since I'm a Mac user I can use the Thunderbolt socket and cable and otherwise the drive works fine. But I just can't rely on the USB3 connection.
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