With the RuggedKey, the last thing to fear is data loss. The RuggedKey is drop resistant up to 100m, heat and cold resistant, and IP-54 certified for dust and water projection resistance. Plus, the AES 256-bit encryption means it’s secure from the inside out. And with the USB 3.0 interface, the RuggedKey boasts speeds up to 100MB/s.
- 100-metre drop resistant
- Heat and cold resistant
- IP-54 certified for dust and water projection resistance
- AES 256-bit encryption
- USB 3.0 transfer speeds up to 100MB/s
Did you notice?AES 256-bit encryption keeps your data secure while the RuggedKey casing keeps it safe.
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What's in the Box?
- LaCie RuggedKey USB 3.0 Flash Drive
- Software suite: LaCie Private-Public, Wuala
- Other Features: Data Encryption
- Connections: USB 2.0, USB 3.0
- Power Source: Bus Powered, USB
- OS X 10.5 or later
- USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 port
- Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
- USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 port
- Mfr. Part Number: 9000147
- UPC or EAN No.: 093053838652
Non-Apple Branded products / Third Party Products
- Note: Apple's One Year Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Non-Apple branded products may have the benefit of a manufacturer's warranty provided by the product manufacturer - Please see your product box and literature for details. Rights under the product manufacturer's warranty are in addition, and not instead of, any rights that you have under consumer protection laws.
- USB 3.0 speeds are only available on devices that support USB 3.0 interfaces
Ratings & Reviews
Unable to transfer file over 10 GB
The speed of this flash drive is very very fast, 10 GB within 1 - 2 mins. However the amount of heat it produced is enormous!! I t The speed of this flash drive is very very fast, 10 GB within 1 - 2 mins. However the amount of heat it produced is enormous!! I tried to transfer a 25 GB Blue Ray movie on to it. It says that it ll only takes 5 mins. Then after 2 mins, after it transfer around 10 GB, it flash drive is overheating so it stop automatically then ejected itself 1 min later. I can almost fry egg on it LOOOL. I tested it several times, it seems that u have to keep the file size smaller than 10 GB or it won't be able to finish the job without overheating …
- Written by JIEFENG Z from Baltimore
197 of 240 people found this useful
A durable USB key
I have lost data on a thumb drive before purely from age and dust getting into the device. After buying the Rugged Key I hope all I have lost data on a thumb drive before purely from age and dust getting into the device. After buying the Rugged Key I hope all of those experiences are gone. The device has a rubber casing all around, protecting it from humidity, dust and other elements. I also like to be able to carry this on my keychain, so I'm never searching for it. …
- Written by Peyton G
114 of 129 people found this useful
I am very happy with this drive. It easily attaches to my keys and the rubber encasing means that I don't have to worry about the I am very happy with this drive. It easily attaches to my keys and the rubber encasing means that I don't have to worry about the drive getting scratched or worse, losing data if the drive is dropped. I even like its secondary use as a keyring, much nicer than a generic USB drive anyway. …
- Written by Alanna H
107 of 119 people found this useful
ZERO STARS: Product FAILURE
For 6 weeks, my Rugged Key was a 5-star performer. I would have written a glowing review like many others have done here. I loved For 6 weeks, my Rugged Key was a 5-star performer. I would have written a glowing review like many others have done here. I loved it.
Then it simply failed. It self-dismounted off my desktop and never came back. Dead. Bricked. Now, like a substantial number of folks who had the same experience, I'm giving it zero stars if the site will let me.
Never had a USB drive fail. Ever. Never had any LaCie product (all excellent) fail before.
Word of advice about this USB drive, that I never thought would be necessary: BACK IT UP. Read the 1-star reviews before you plunk your cash down.
If you do buy, SAVE THE PACKAGING, because that's WHERE THE SERIAL NUMBER IS. And LaCie support has the nerve to ask for it. I didn't save mine. Who keeps packaging for a USB drive? And how would you know which drive goes which packaging if you buy more than one, as I did?
Long story short, after hemming and hawing they sent me a RECONDITIONED unit. So I'll ask for my money back.
Wish me luck. Hope yours is better. …
- Written by Mark W from Arlington
1 of 2 people found this useful
I bought two of these. Both failed after a few weeks with loss of all the data on them. I do not trust this brand any more.
- Written by Simon D from MELBOURNE
Outstanding so far!
I use my Ruggedkey everyday. It comes with a solid key loop, so I have it attached with my keys and I don't go anywhere without it I use my Ruggedkey everyday. It comes with a solid key loop, so I have it attached with my keys and I don't go anywhere without it. I use it with the Private-Public encryption software, in case I loose my keys. I transfer files to and from multiple computers at home and at work several times per day, and in almost a year of use, I haven't had ANY issues with it. …
- Written by Kate B
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Will this be compatible with OX Mavericks? Just want somewhere to keep my photos and videos safe in case my iMac hard drive ever fails.
- Asked by Brandon G from Orange
Can a flash drive like this be made bootable with the installation of Mac OS X?
- Asked by Stephen C from Twin Peaks
Do Lacie have storage device for a Mac OSX 10.4.11
- Asked by Barbara N from Berkhamsted
Can the following product be incorporated with the I-pad 2? LaCie 16GB RuggedKey USB 3.0 Flash Drive Key for a rugged lifestyle. Design by Neil Poul.
- Asked by Robert T from Madison