• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    ZERO STARS: Product FAILURE

    • Written by from Arlington

    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.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless

    • Written by from MELBOURNE

    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.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding so far!

    • Written by

    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.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent!!

    • Written by

    I got rid of all my other USB keys two weeks after I bought this one, they simply do not compare. This RuggedKey is tough, but the best thing about it are the USB3 and high level of data protection. I'm very happy with it and would recommend it to anyone.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't trust them!

    • Written by from Robina

    Twice now, these have failed on me, losing all data on it. No apparent reason - they just are wiped or won't boot. I'd not buy one again - I simply don't trust them anymore.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love this flash drive

    • Written by

    This thing is very handy. Great for a key-ring and easy to spot on a clattered desk thanks to its bright orange protective sleeve. It's fast and comes with a nice amount of storage space, especially if you consider that it's bundled with the equivalent amount of free cloud storage. I love it, not only because it effectively gives me double the space, but because I can easily get at my files from my iPhone or Android tablet.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Died

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    Just plain ol stopped working. Wont mount or show up in Disk Utility. Just used it for office use transferring files back and forth from different computers. Never had a flash drive die before.

    3 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very poor product

    • Written by from SITTINGBOURNE

    Have had the RuggedKey for around 1 month and have not used it regularly, it has now stopped working. It will no longer be reconised be my Macbook. Very disappointing for a expensive USB drive.

    Do not buy!

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    • Written by

    Great product. Worked right out of the box. Very fast with USB3 and seems to be pretty reliable.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great design and performance

    • Written by

    Great USB key for both design and performance. It's fast, solid and holds a lot of data. I like that the drive has a protective rubber sleeve, and the Public-Private software has solved all of my issues. Most of my files are now encrypted and protected. I'll be buying these again..

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very satisfied

    • Written by

    Bought this drive to backup my ongoing projects and other files I need on a daily basis. It's very fast, and since most of the stuff I copy to and from my device are gigabyte-class files, having a piece of hardware like this is a really good thing. Plus, it's pretty solid and cool looking. Very satisfied.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent USB Drive!

    • Written by

    Everything I expected. Very easy to use.Solid. Fast. Comes with encryption software. But the really great thing about it, besides its military strength, is that you don't have to encrypt the whole RuggedKey, and you can create groups of files that are protected with a password that, by the way, isn't stored in some cloud database (in any form). That's the way to go in this day and age. Great product!

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works like a charm

    • Written by

    I really love this drive. It works exactly how I wanted it to. I use it every day to backup my graphics and web design files, and it's been running smoothly. I've been using for a year with no problems with access speed or with reading files.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    So far so good

    • Written by

    My dog grabbed my RuggedKey when it rolled off the kitchen bench and slobbered all over it. I grabbed it back before she managed to chew through the rubber sleeve, but I really thought the thumb drive was cactus. Still, I dried it off, plugged it into the computer to check and it still worked! This is one really tough little gadget..

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Durable, fast and does its job

    • Written by

    This key is great. It's compact, lightweight and so much faster than USB 2. I also like the fact that I can put it on my key ring. It travels with me everywhere, and seems to be very solid.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    • Written by

    I was looking for a high-quality, roomy portable storage and this key fitted the bill perfectly. It has a nice rugged design, huge capacity and it comes with an equivalent amount of cloud storage. Works great and seems to be quite durable.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No trouble at all

    • Written by

    I needed a USB key that could get beat up. I travel a lot, so this Ruggedkey is perfect for me. It strikes a perfect balance between size, protection and large capacity. And you get the added bonus of 32GB of cloud storage free (for a year) with it.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It simply works..

    • Written by

    This is an awesome little thumb drive. I've been using it for a couple of months, and it does everything I needed it to do. It's fast, study and I really like the rubber orange sleeve. It protects the drive from getting bumped and scratched. Overall, highly satisfied.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Design. Good speed.

    • Written by

    I've had many thumb drives over the years, but this is the easiest to carry around. It's securely attached to my keyring, and it survives the daily commute to work and back home and everywhere else I've been taking it. It's a wonderful little drive, I'm really pleased with it.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    CAUTION: Buy at your own risk!

    • Written by from Newport Coast

    I have owned not one, but two of these Rugged Keys and BOTH completely stopped working within a few months. Both of them stopped mounting and were completely inaccessible, no matter the mac or PC I plugged them into. This was incredibly frustrating and devastating, especially since they naturally stopped working the night before I had major papers, projects, and reports to turn in. I lost an incredible amount of crucial and irreplaceable data. Of course, I should have backed my data up but quite frankly, I didn't expect a flash drive that is marketed for its extreme durability to die on me within a few months. It's supposed to be heat, cold, drop, and water resistant but apparently it can't handle functioning properly for too long. Your money is better spent elsewhere - stay away!

    12 of 22 people found this useful