• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    On the Road / At Home

    • Written by from Toronto

    I love these HD's, nothing is more important with external drives than reliability and the LaCie Rugged line offers that. I work in photography and design and I needed something that I could use at home and on the road and not have to worry about babying it too much. The first one I bough a few years ago I still use for Time Machine and regular file backup, the other two are for my photo catalogues in LightRoom. They're clones of each other for backup purposes and that all told is peace of mind. If you need to carry an external with you as well as have it at home I highly recommend this line for their speed, connectivity options and reliability.

    45 of 45 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    1TB has troubles with iMac

    • Written by from San Francisco

    I bought the 1TB version to go with my new 27" iMac.
    All kinds of weird crashes & glitches ensued.
    I've been using the 500GB version without any trouble.
    I think its too late to return it so I'm stuck with a lemon i guess.

    46 of 70 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great, Reliable Product

    • Written by from clarksville

    I purchased this LaCie 1TB Rugged Hard Drive in late May 2012. I am currently in Afghanistan, which requires me to have a durable hard drive. My Passport lasted a month at the location I am in.

    This product has been 100% reliable since I've been in country (June 12 - Present). I use it via firewire, file transfer times are fast, I have yet to have a corrupt file.

    I also use the Private-Public which password protects a portion of your HD in order to protect your more sensitive files. I was used to setting a password for my entire HD which I would prefer, LaCie only allows you to allot a certain amount of space for private storage. According to forums there are ways to increase how much space is allotted, but they aren't very user friendly for basic computer users. A good thing about Private-Public is that it doesn't show your private partition when you open the HD. You need to dig a little to get to the point where you enter your password. It definitely protects your information significantly better than other HD's I've used.

    Although very expensive, I feel that you get what you pay for with this product.

    31 of 31 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Charleston

    I purchased this drive for the purpose of working between both a mac and a PC. I formatted it for both. It works great with the Mac, but it won't work with the PC. LaCie's customer service was less than helpful.
    I have another one of these drives that I use with just my Mac, and it is great. But if you need to switch between operating systems, I would try something else...

    49 of 75 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


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    As a photographer I needed a quick, easy solution for takings files to clients and on-the-go backup. The Rugged turned out to be a perfect solution. The quick transfer speeds let me get my data onto the drive quickly and with backwards compatibility with USB 2.0, and Firewire interface it'll work on most of my clients' computers.

    99 of 102 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Most reliable backup

    • Written by from SOUTH PORTLAND

    This is one of two of the same model I have owned for the past 2 years, and they have both performed flawlessly for daily staggered backups. I have a 1TB Time Capsule too, but based on its reliability, I'm not optimistic about a long life.

    What convinced to buy the first one was that the Apple Store employees were using them out on the floor.

    This Lacie drives works easily with Time Machine and the older Apple Backup software.

    I highly recommend it.

    110 of 115 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Sturdy Portable Drive

    • Written by

    I like that this drive comes with all cables that one would need to use it. It's rugged enough so that I don't have to worry about the bumps and grinds of everyday use. It's compact and has an excellent choice of interfaces. The speeds are awesome. So five stars on all of the above.

    100 of 105 people found this useful