The LaCie RuggedKey flash drive features tough rubber construction that helps it withstand accidental drops from heights far above what you'd encounter on your way to the office. That means ultimate protection for your key—and your data.
Withstands everyday disasters
Heat and cold resistance protect you in the most extreme of climates. Plus the RuggedKey is IP-54 certified for resistance to damage from dust and water projection.
Full-throttle transfer speeds
The USB 3.0 interface delivers speeds up to 150MB/s for blazing-fast file transfers that are dramatically faster than USB 2.0. But since the interface is backward compatible with USB 2.0, there's never any worry about connectivity.
Ultra-secure AES 256-bit encryption protects your data from the inside—complementing the RuggedKey's tough exterior. It lets you easily create a password-protected area on the key to securely store all of your confidential information.
Secure cloud storage
LaCie makes it easy to integrate Wuala secure cloud storage into your RuggedKey, so it's a snap to store and share your files, photos or videos. You get a year of one-to-one storage ratio with Wuala (for example, a 16GB RuggedKey comes with 16GB of Wuala Secure Cloud Storage). That means you can back up your key's entire contents or double your storage capacity. Even access your files on the go with Wuala Mobile.
- Withstands drops from as far up as 328 feet/100 meters
- Heat- and cold-resistant
- IP-54 certified for resistance to water and dust
- Ultra-fast USB 3.0 performance
- Secure from the inside out with encryption and password
Did you notice?USB 3.0 delivers rapid transfers and substantial design protects against data loss from drops, heat, cold, dust and water.
Apple Recommends ForBackup and exchange large volumes of data from your Mac wherever you go.
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: 9000146
- UPC or EAN No.: 093053838645
- Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.
- Warranty: Two-year limited
- USB 3.0 speeds are only available on devices that support USB 3.0 interfaces
Ratings & Reviews
Sturdy and Sleek
I wanted a USB key that I could put on my keyring and not worry about scratches or other damage. This Rugged key fits the bill per I wanted a USB key that I could put on my keyring and not worry about scratches or other damage. This Rugged key fits the bill perfectly! It's very solid, portable, performs well and looks awesome. I love it! …
- Written by Scott S
128 of 135 people found this useful
LaCie is arguably the best quality external drive made. This flash drive is also typical LaCie quality. It has fast USB 3.0 to wor LaCie is arguably the best quality external drive made. This flash drive is also typical LaCie quality. It has fast USB 3.0 to work on the new Macbook Air and has the cool orange rubber protection case similar to the LaCie rugged external hard drives. This is the best flash drive that you can buy. …
- Written by Ted A from ANCHORAGE
100 of 106 people found this useful
This is yet another wonderful product from LaCie. The Rugged Key lets me quickly transfer my data and looks good too. The bright o This is yet another wonderful product from LaCie. The Rugged Key lets me quickly transfer my data and looks good too. The bright orange rubber casing lets me not only find it easily but also helps keep my data safe in case of accidental drops. Can't recommend enough! …
- Written by Makayla B
81 of 83 people found this useful
Extremely Angered, Agitated and Would NOT Recommend.
After finishing a large project and presenting it, my teacher was so impressed, he wanted a copy. Not to mention, I had 2 whole se After finishing a large project and presenting it, my teacher was so impressed, he wanted a copy. Not to mention, I had 2 whole semesters of work on the USB. When going to send it over, my drive appeared corrupted, and could not read or write to the drive. Got a new one from apple, and the same thing happened AGAIN. WOULD NOT RECOMMEND. DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT. SAVE YOUR MONEY, AND YOUR TROUBLES. …
- Written by Richard R. C from Vancouver
Do not buy a LaCie Flash Drive!!
Cared for and handled very tenderly--this device has ceased to work for no apparent reason. There was no damaging event and I have Cared for and handled very tenderly--this device has ceased to work for no apparent reason. There was no damaging event and I have just lost all the data from a year hand a half in a PhD program. Don't be the next victim to spend $60 to loose all of their data :( …
- Written by Mary L from Warren
2 of 2 people found this useful
This drive was serving its purpose well for a couple months. Without warning, everything was gone. The storage space seems to be This drive was serving its purpose well for a couple months. Without warning, everything was gone. The storage space seems to be used, but none of my files are there. I plugged it in to a few other computers with the same result. Thankfully this drive was a "shuttle" between work and home, so minimal files were truly lost. Even so, it looks to have been a waste of money, deserving of no stars. Caveat emptor... …
- Written by Thomas D from Cortland
2 of 2 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Can this device be used to transfer data between mac and windows? I use a Mac at home and windows at work.
- Asked by Jacqueline R from Maudsland
- Nov 4, 2014
Transferring between Mac and Windows is not dependent upon the USB drive but the file system used on Transferring between Mac and Windows is not dependent upon the USB drive but the file system used on the USB drive. If you format a USB drive as FAT (ExFAT) then both Mac & Windows will be able to read & write to it …
- Answered by Media M from Wellington
- Jan 21, 2015
Yes this will work with Mavericks.
Generally using a USB key as a backup is not great though as t Yes this will work with Mavericks.
Generally using a USB key as a backup is not great though as they are more likely to fail or get lost. …
- Answered by David H
- May 25, 2014
Can a flash drive like this be made bootable with the installation of Mac OS X?
- Asked by Stephen C from Twin Peaks
- May 15, 2014
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
- May 4, 2014
Do Lacie have storage device for a Mac OSX 10.4.11
- Asked by Barbara N from Berkhamsted
- Sep 3, 2012
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
- Dec 4, 2012