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LaCie Rugged XL
5.8 out of 10

LaCie Rugged XL

The LaCie Rugged XL, Design by Neil Poulton combines Read more

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Reviews and Problems with LaCie Rugged XL

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Overall 6
6.0

broke after a year

Anna D., Amazon
26 March 2014
  • Summary: unfortunately, mine broke afteronly a year. not sure why or if this is my fault, but it's important to mention.
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Overall 6
6.0

RUGGED

RAJ, Amazon
17 May 2012
  • Summary: SENT ME WRONG ONE .ALTHOUGH HE CHARGED ME FOR 2 TB SENT ME 1 TB . I CALLED HIM AND HE WAS ASKING ME TO RETURN AND SEND ANOTHER ONE. SO FAR NO LABELS TO SEND IT BACK. THE DEALER SHOULD REFUND EXCESS MONEY HE COLLECTED FOR 2 TB AND SENT 1TB RUGGED LACIEINSTEAD.
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Overall 6
6.0

not so rugged

Mark E., Newegg
10 October 2011
  • Summary: Overall a nice drive, but don't expect it to be particularly tough.
  • Pros: Nice set of connections; allows easy daisy-chaining with 1394, along with USB2.
  • Cons: The connections have a tendency to break inside and fall inward. This happened to me with the USB port, and to a friend on both of his 1394 ports. The "rugged" thing is based purely on the cute little orange bumper that surrounds it, which almost certainly does next to nothing.
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Overall 6
6.0

Firewire

Kenzie, Amazon
3 September 2011
  • Summary: The external is good but the only problem I'm having is that the firewire that came with this product is already falling apart. I've only had this item for about 2 weeks now.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good External, Bad esata port

Matt S., Newegg
26 March 2011
  • Summary: The USB port still works, but it's annoying that I have to RMA it for the bad eSATA port.
  • Pros: Definitely extremely rugged. Comes with an eSATA port, the current version being sold by LaCie discontinued this it appears.
  • Cons: The eSATA port, one of the main reasons I bought this drive, was not functional.
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Overall 6
6.0

Beware - not a 2.5" drive

Warren Anderson, Amazon
26 January 2010
  • Summary: The other drives in this series are 2.5" (small easily portable) dirves. "XL" does not correspond to drive capacity in this case, but to the fact that it is the large 3.5" format drive. I don't really consider this format a portable drive, so in the end I will not be using it.
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Overall 6
6.0

Not certified to work with Windows 7

FREDERICK S., Newegg
19 November 2009
  • Summary: Their response: Unfortunately, this unit has not been tested or certified with Windows 7 at present. While we do not generally expect our units to have problems with new operating systems, there are sometimes exceptions to this.
  • Pros: Large drive which appears to be well-made and truly rugged. The cons listed below will not really interfere with our ability to use the drive. The drive seems to work on other systems as well.
  • Cons: The following is my conversation with technical support which summarizes the issue: Me: We have a LaCie 1GB ESata (http://www.lacie.com/products/product.htm?pid=11257). This drive is recognizable by USB on other Windows 7 and XP machines (32 bit OS). However, this drive is NOT recognizable by USB...
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Overall 6
6.0

Good but with reservations

djs, Amazon
2 January 2011
  • Summary: I have used smaller versions of this drive before, and they are pretty good, but it is a pity that this one can't seem to take its power from the USB socket; you have to use the power unit and plug it into the mains electricity, which is a nuisance when compared to my old one.
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Overall 6
6.0

Soundlady

soundlady, Amazon
21 August 2010
  • Summary: It's not bad, I'm sure as a drive to sit on your desk it's great, but it's limited connectivity was the deal-breaker for me. Very good price for the amount of storage. I much prefer the smaller LaCie rugged, much more versatile.
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Overall 6
6.0

Stopped working after only 3 months!!

lee Daniels "Lee", Amazon
4 August 2010
  • Summary: My computer lost the drive designation so I couldn't access my data. The lacie team were helpful and by using diskmgmt.msc in vista I have now reassigned the drive letter and can access my data again .. phew!
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