Excerpt: I use the drive for backup of about 20 gig of data files.It rides in my pocket and easily stands up to that use. It's been dropped 3-4 feet and no apparent damage.Write speeds are faster that a USB 2.0 drive, but nowhere near advertised max transfer speeds. It's in the 20-30 MB/s range.Good overall product, but speeds are a bit disappointing.
Pros: Easy To Manage, Easy To Set Up, Highly Compatible
Failed Drive, Voided Warranty in attempt to save precious data
Bernard Lieberman, Amazon
15 January 2014
Summary: The controller on this drive failed for me after 3 short months of use. I paid the premium for having corrupted data and no way of recovery. I attempted the route of a data recovery center who destroyed the drive in attempting to acquire the NAND memory chips inside. Once they got the chips they discovered that LaCie is using such a new chip that the typical memory reader isn't able to decode.
Summary: With most LaCie products the price is a huge smack in the face (you can get a portable 1TB drive for $60 when i bought this for $130) But i can assure you this is almost completely worth the price tag, it's indestructible, and it has the fastest read and write speeds I've ever had on a flash drive. It bested my corsair survivor by a mile!
Summary: I'm a DJ and I thought this would be a perfect way to keep all my music safe from harsh conditions. I bought one for me and 2 for my other DJ friends as gifts. My friend started using his first and after a few hours it started generating read errors. So we replaced it. Since then I started using mine and the same thing happened. Now his second one also failed and so has my other friend's.