• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    • Written by from Long Beach

    I've had nothing but great experiences with LaCie products, so I was looking forward to using this flash drive for a long time, especially because of its durability. It's been about three weeks since my original purchase, and I've had to return two of these drives because they've failed. I'm very careful with my drives, and I always make sure to eject them properly every time, but for some reason I've had two of these fail on me and I lost everything on both occasions. Very disappointed in this product, but I'm giving it another shot with a third drive. The only bright side was Apple's excellent customer service at two different stores and willingness to exchange these drives immediately. Hopefully the third time's the charm with this product.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Rugged, fast and dependable = worth it

    • Written by from Innisfil

    I keep this on my key fob at all times; 16 gigs has enough storage for all my important files/ documents plus enough for some extras.

    The durability of this USB is what made it well worth the price; with protection from anything you could expect to be thrown at it (and probably more) this USB was built to last! I've never had to worry about losing my files because of water damage when I bike through the rain- heck with the ruggedness of this thing I don't worry about losing my files at all.

    Easily the best USB I've ever had!

    Do recommend!!

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    SOLID. WORKS LIKE A CHAMP.

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    16GB storage space is awesome, it's just what I need to store all my work documents and carry project files home and back. With USB 3.0 connection there is no hang time, so transferring files is really speedy. The drive is plug and play, with some options for automatic backup, encryption and cloud storage. No complaints from me. I've had it for almost a year now.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working after 2 weeks

    • Written by from Mountain View

    It was only after my drive stopped working within two weeks of purchase that I read the reviews. The one-star reviews accurately reflect my experience. I had written data on the rugged drive. I then deleted the source. Walked over to the computer that I was going to copy it to, and then the drive was never recognized again. I tried about 3 different computers. It really did stop working.

    If the drive actually works, only use it as a shuttle drive to immediately copy the data to another location. Don't delete the source data until you are sure that the data has been copied to another location.

    The drive really is fast when it works.

    I was able to exchange the drive for a similar model at the Apple store. I'm going to see how many weeks of usage I can get out of this one.

    6 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DEFECT!

    • Written by from Londrina

    I buy this flash drive 3 months ago and today this "RuggedKey" just stopped working.
    I'm very disappointed!
    $39 in the trash!

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    fast and reliable

    • Written by

    this is a quality USB flash drive with a clever design. it's got the right amount of storage space on it, and a fast connection and it works exactly as I had hoped. I love the ruggedness, too.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice little thumb drive

    • Written by

    I needed an extra USB key for work, came across this one. I liked its design and size. It's compact, but not too small to get lost easily. It does the job well, has good storage capacity, and seems quite durable as well.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great quality, good performance

    • Written by

    Great drive. Stylish, high quality. Feels sturdy, and reliable. Fits snugly into the UBS port of my Macbook Pro. Works well. It's also nice to have it always on the key-chain.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Solid Product

    • Written by

    I've used many USB keys over the years, and so many of them were fragile and breakable. This RuggedKey is tough and keeps data secure. The bright orange shell and the key ring make it hard to misplace, and it works like a charm. Will buy another one.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm not real thrilled with this product

    • Written by from Huntsville

    I bought one in early 2013. It looked sleek and worked nicely at first. I carried it on my key chain. I really liked the fact that there was substantial metal holding it to the key chain. Many USB drives have flimsy plastic loops which quickly break.

    But then the orange cover started slipping off and falling on the floor when I took my keys out of my pocket. Then the cover became lost for good back in October 2013. I just kept the bare metal part on my key chain. Yesterday I plugged it in to take a backup of files and it would not mount. I tried repeatedly with Disk Utility on my Mac without any success.

    I'm sure the lack of cover didn't help but I've had several other USB sticks that worked fine for several years.

    5 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good looking and really fast

    • Written by

    Back when my work product consisted of a couple of tens of megabytes of files, it really didn't matter if my thumb drive worked over USB 2.0 or USB 3.0, but today, when a good day at work will generate about two dozen gigabytes of files, I just don't have the time to wait. The drive is fast on both writes and reads.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Rugged Flash Drive

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    Don't ask me how, but after a particularly frustrating day on the road, my RuggedKey ended up rolling under the balcony railing of my hotel room and down several stories. The orange jacket helped me find it once I got downstairs, and when I plugged it back into my machine, it worked! Wish I would have found it sooner.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great!!

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    The drive works as advertised and better. I haven't had one issue with it. It works like a charm with my MacBook Pro, and I love the fact that it's keychain-friendly, and very fast.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy

    • Written by from Basking Ridge

    I have had two of these LaCie Flash Drives, and both stopped working after having worked fine for several weeks. Do not buy these.

    9 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fast, small and reliable

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    I use this drive for my off-site backups. The solid shell protects the storage device from different kinds of damage, and the orange rubber sleeve acts as both protector for the connection and impact absorber. I just love it, and it has a heap of space too.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Awesome

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    This flash drive is great. I can't say enough good things about it. I have it hanging on my key-ring, and it works brilliantly every time I need it. The design is awesome and the transfer speeds are blazing fast.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent USB Key

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    Having gigabytes of files isn't very useful if you have to wait forever to get those files onto or off of a USB device. This was driven home to me while using my old thumb drive, which wasn't built for USB 3.0. My RuggedKey does have USB 3.0, and data moves back and forth like it's flying! A really great investment!

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful Flash Drive

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    I got two of these RuggedKeys and they work great! I was very happy to find out that they are top-notch quality, and actually faster than I expected. I've been using them for several months now, without any issues. The key-ring is a nice touch. The drive is easy to carry around and it doesn't get scratched by all my keys and bits and bobs.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lost my data with this drive

    • Written by from Vancouver

    This drive worked fine for the first 2 weeks, then completely failed and I lost some important data. Replaced the drive and the very next day it failed. Will never buy this again and I caution you against it. Use at your own risk.

    13 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No Complaints

    • Written by

    I've been using this drive for over a year now for backups and file storage without any issues. It seems to be very reliable, and so far it's worked each and every time. It has good speeds, and a good amount of space for the money. Would purchase again.

    3 of 3 people found this useful