• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Monster Transfer Speeds and Solid Design

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    I have two drives like this. Both work seamlessly. They are impressively fast, even on a USB2 bus. One of the drives has actually survived a watery adventure when my overenthusiastic friends threw me into a swimming pool at my birthday party. My RuggedKey, which was in the pocket of my jeans (and held plenty of photos and several gigabytes of videos) worked just fine following that. The cap is indeed waterproof..

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Loss of data, waste of time, money and nerves!

    • Written by from Endicott

    After first unit stopped mounting, I thought this may have been a defective unit. I exchanged it without much problem. The second unit that they shipped to me stopped working too. Both times I lost data because it happened unexpectedly. They send me a new one, which stopped working too. I had to ask for my money back. All three of the units would become very hot quickly when plugged into USB 3.0 port of my desktop or laptop.

    15 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fool me twice, shame on me

    • Written by from Lawrenceburg

    I to loved ther design of this unit, but after the second unit I purchased started to fail, I have become disenchanted with the pretty face. It mysteriously stopped working in two (not one, two) separate desktop PCs when plugged into the front USB Port at exactly the same time. Worked when I contorted and plugged it in to the rear port, but not the front. Less power in the front was the issue, according to tech support and so no warranty. Why did it work for 6 months and then stop. Sounds like weak and failing components, not a PC issue. I won't make this mistake again.

    28 of 38 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works very well

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    The drive is great. It works each and every time. Just plug it in and you are good to go. 32GB is awesome. The speed is great. It's well built, and seems to be very durable. I highly recommend this Ruggedkey to everyone who seeks quality.

    15 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Drive!

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    Awesome flash drive. 32 GB is plenty of room. Exactly what I needed. The drive is very sturdy and seems to be very reliable judging from the experience I have with it (four months of intense usage). The transfer speeds are outstanding. Would defiantly recommend it to anyone!

    21 of 24 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Fast but overheats

    • Written by from Phoenix

    The drive is a lot larger and bulkier than you would think, most of that being the more or less useless and easy to lose rubber sleeve.

    The plus: The drive is FAST. Really really fast.

    The minus: Can't transfer large amounts of data. Any copy operation over 4GB or so results in the transfer failing once the drive overheats. It gets very hot during this, and then stops transferring data. You have to wait for the copy to timeout, unplug the drive, and plug it back in again. Then you have to try again, this time in smaller amounts.

    I contacted LaCie customer support and they replaced the drive for me. The replacement does exactly the same thing. At this point, I'm going to chalk it up to a fundamental flaw.

    The drive works great, as long as you're not moving too much data around at a time. I was hoping to use it for bulk transfers and it is not suitable for that.

    29 of 39 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Durable and Fast

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    This drive is pretty compact, and seems to be very durable. It looks great on my key-chain. The ability to encrypt data is a very nice bonus for me. USB 3 speed is awesome. Very satisfied.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    very nice. fast and rugged

    • Written by

    I wanted something small and sturdy. With high capacity, and that can fit easily on a key-chain. This drive fits the bill perfectly. It seems really solid, and the transfer speeds are excellent with USB 3. Simply the best USB flash drive I've ever had!

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Rugged Design and Works Great

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    I don't know how many other USB drives would have survived a 6-story drop from a hotel balcony (don't ask), but this RuggedKey's bright orange jacket made it very easy to find it on the lawn below my room. And it's still going strong!

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Orange cover gets loose and falls off. I lost it within a month.

    • Written by from Miami

    The device itself is great. Super fast. Solid unit. The rubber casing however is pretty easy to lose and once lost not easy to replace.

    6 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    FDAILED DATA TRANSFER

    • Written by from Gloucester

    When I purchased this drive I forgot LaCie has no history of flash thumb drives. Grosso modo, transfered several times 18 Gb worth of files, and failed multiple times:

    - Drive overheated- very warm to the touch, never saw this in any 32 Gb drive ever
    - Drive failed to copy files (previously on Sandisk drives themselves)
    - Drive self disconnects - again, when testing larger data transfer.

    I would give it 0 stars but there is no zero. I do no believe I got a lemon, as flash technology is known to be good in very few models- even then relative to the sophistication of the flash controller. this Lacie fails and the worse thing for a drive is data transfer failure. Speed is irrelevant.

    17 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product!

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    Awesome storage device. Works great with my Macbook. High capacity, plus additional storage on the cloud. Great read and write speeds. Very rugged design. I would purchase again!

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Rugged and Fast

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    Looks really cool and is very durable. I've been carrying it around on my key-chain for a couple of months now, and it's been working perfectly. The design is nice aesthetically, yet very practical at the same time. I like the fact that unless you look really closely, the rubber sleeve doesn't make it look like there's a USB drive inside. I'm very pleased so far.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    CAUTION before purchasing

    • Written by from Tarboro

    My second LaCie, including my fairly new 32GB RuggedKey stopped mounting. It started not reading regularly recently - and now it is just dead. Perhaps a waste of money.

    25 of 33 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Rugged Key

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    I like the peace of mind the RuggedKey gives me, even though it's not very likely that I'll be using it in a searing desert or where it's icy cold. What attracted me was the two-year warranty, the ability to encrypt data, and the ability to keep a secure copy on the cloud. Apart from that the drive is reliable and effortless.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Small, sturdy, fast

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    I am so happy to see USB 3.0 capabilities on a thumb drive. I am even more impressed with the 1:1 cloud storage that LaCie are offering. I know that I can transfer key data to my 32 GB key and still have 32 GB available on the cloud. This is clearly my favorite USB key to date.

    52 of 53 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Flash Drive

    • Written by from Winter Park

    Great storage capacity, fast, matches my MacBook Air seamlessly and provides good protection from the elements, also has encryption and password protection.

    52 of 53 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works like it should...

    • Written by from Wyoming

    I've used a Corsair Survivor drive for years and was in the market for a new thumb drive. I decided to give the Lacie a try. Good read/write speeds, small and light. A little annoying that the drive itself is attached to the key chain as my keys constantly are in the way when I need to use the drive which results in having to remove the drive from my keychain in order to use it. No, I really don't want to carry a USB extension around in my pocket. The software is pretty useless. Also I see some comments about file size. The drive is formatted as FAT32 in order for it to work on Mac and PC, however that does limit your max file size to 4GB. Therefore if you want to store files larger than 4GB there are work arounds for that but formatting the drive to something else is easier, unless you do need to access it on Mac and PC.

    52 of 56 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    ok hardware, useless software

    • Written by from New Malden

    A colourful 32GB USB flash drive. I bought it for two reasons, I thought I'd be less likely to loose it, due to it's bright colour, and because the box offers 32GB online backup storage.

    The flash key is fine, although the finish is rough n ready and looks as if it's been finished in a school metal workshop. The software I found disappointing and a waste of time, to say the least.

    Registering for the online backup storage was a bizarre: the window for registering the product said registration failed, also that the Lacie product code on the box for online storage was invalid. Then 2 mins later LaCie emailed me saying the account had in fact been setup! I attempting login, only to be given an 50 digit failure code without explanation. I'm unable to reset or create a new account with my email address. There is little support from LaCie.

    If you want a colourful 32GB usb key, it's ok. Just don't even think of using LaCie software.

    33 of 43 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm in love with this little key

    • Written by from Cambridge

    I LOVE THIS:

    - It's small
    - It's portable
    - It's extremely fast (3.0)
    - It has huge capacity (32 GB means a 50% increase for my 64 GB Mac Air)
    - It's sturdy (with the rugged protection it can fall from 100mts and it's resistant to heat, cold and water)

    ... and listen to this... it comes with ANOTHER 32 GB for free at Wuala.com (regular free accounts are 5 GB).

    Can you ask for more? It's no so crazy expensive and if you look for more GBs in a very small space (32 GB in a pendrive + 32 GB online), it's a WIN-WIN.

    27 of 28 people found this useful