• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great

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    The aluminum enclosure and rubber bumper look and feel great. The drive seems to be solid and well built. The setup was a breeze. Both USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt interfaces deliver very high speed data transfers. I frankly can't find one bad thing to say about this drive.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good So Far

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    I needed a portable drive to transfer data between various office sites. I did my fair share of looking around before deciding on this model, and was very happy when I found it. It offers a nice solid design, great speeds, as well as an attractive feature set. It's been nearly six months and so far so good.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Rugged, fast, quiet

    • Written by from Houston

    I use this drive with my MyBook Pro. It's compact, rugged, bus-powered, and very quiet. It's also very fast with USB 3. I'm using it for backup. It hasn't given me any trouble in the six months I've had it.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great mobile drive

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    We've bought a handful of these drives for our office, and so far they have all performed admirably in the field. They are being used as back up drives, and formatted as boot backups too. I am very pleased with the compact size of the drives and their robust nature.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Portable Drive

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    I bought a couple of these drives for backing up data on film shoots. It's not worth the risk to have all the data in one drive, but with the USB 3 and Thunderbolt interfaces on this drive I can connect several of them to my MBP and have duplicates made simultaneously, and send them back to base.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Solid and fast

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    I needed a new portable external drive for video editing for my new MacBook Pro. I talked to my friends and colleagues, looked at different options and finally decided to go for this Rugged drive and so far I've been very happy with the results. It's plenty fast. I can easily take it anywhere with me and know that my files are safe because the drive is rugged. The Thunderbolt connection is an added bonus in my eyes.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

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    I needed a drive that I knew would still survive if the kids managed to reach up onto the desk when I wasn't looking, the natural solution was the Rugged. The 1TB unit holds the backups of the family videos and it is nice and easy to carry it around when we visit the grandparents.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    LOVE THIS LITTLE DEVICE !!!

    • Written by from Helotes

    The size is great and you can easily transport it. The speed is supa dupa fast!!! It has cut my file transfers and clone backups in half the time. I love using this at my desktop and then just tossing it in my messenger bag when I need to. Yes I did say TOSS... it's rugged enough for it. Unlike some other backup drives, this is also QUIET... shhhhhhhhh... lol ... Last the only negative thing I'd say about it is, I wish it came with a bit longer cord. That's it folks!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great storage device

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    After several months of far from "gentle" use, I'm still very happy that I bought this drive. It is very sturdy, reliable and definitely has fast transfer speeds. I am very happy to recommend it to others.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works like a charm

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    For security, I used to always copy the files I needed for a meeting onto a usb stick rather than taking the drive with all of the supporting documentation. Thankfully with the encryption that comes with the Rugged, I know that my data is secure so rather than waste time copying a few files, I can take the drive with me. The drive has good speeds, and it has not given me any connection problems using USB3 or Thunderbolt.

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Rugged and Reliable

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    I do a lot of travelling so this drive was the logical choice for me. After 3 trips, I am yet to have any problems due to how sturdy the exterior casing is. I can quickly and easily access not only any files that I have backed up to it, but it's also a good way to backup my photos from my camera.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Sturdy, fast, reliable

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    This drive does its job well. It was easy to setup. No software installation needed. It has a nice solid design, and it matches well with my iMac. It needs only one cable to charge. The speeds are excellent. I use it mainly with the Thunderbolt interface, and it hasn't given me any trouble in more than four months now.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    **** GREAT DRIVE...TESTED 30 OF THEM!!! ****

    • Written by from Thunder Bay

    I teach at a Canadian college in Northern Ontario and we purchased 30 of these for our 1st year students. The USB 3.0 port broke on 2 of them, so be careful not to force the connector in the wrong way. The Thunderbolt is very durable and has not broken on any of the devices. I have used mine since January of 2013 and I cannot believe the speed and reliability. My own test shows 6 Gigs being transfered in 55 seconds on both Thunderbolt and USB 3.0. Test repeated 20 times. Great value...buy this disk!

    29 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great

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    So far so good. The drive works just as expected. It's pretty much plug and play and very fast with USB3. It's the perfect size to easily slide into the bag I'm taking with me wherever I go. 1TB holds all of my work files and backups. All in all, it's been good to me and I'd definitely recommend it.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    IM IN LOVE WITH THIS DRIVE!!!!

    • Written by from Philadelphia

    I JUST PICKED THIS DRIVE UP TODAY.. AND I AM IMPRESSED WITH THE TRANSFER SPEED ON THIS THING... WITH THUNDERBOLT.. I NEVER GOT TO USE THE THUNDERBOLT PORT UNTIL NOW.. IM SOO GLAD I GOT THIS DRIVE I READ ALOT OF GOOD REVIEWS ON IT.. AND I LOVE THE RUGGED DESIGN OF IT ALSO... THE DRIVE DOES GET HOT.. BUT IT DOESNT SLOW DOWN ANY OF THE TRANSFER SPEEDS AT ALL.. :)

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Rugged Design. Great Performance.

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    I have absolutely no complaints about this drive. It has suited my needs very well so far. What I love the most about it are the fast transfer speeds and the rugged design. It's nice to know that this drive is able to take the knocks that come with daily life, and I don't have to gingerly place it in my bag every time I leave my office. I've been using it for more than five months now.

    15 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fast, Portable, Rugged

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    Excellent product. Rugged, fast, easy to setup and use. Needs no external power, powered by usb connection. I use it for on the go backups with my Macbook Pro. It comes with optional software for backups and security. I would recommend this product.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent for portable backup

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    I got one of these for my video projects, and it works as advertised. It's very quiet, doesn't require a separate power supply, and transfers files really fast. I'm using it with my MacBook Pro and Time Machine, and I haven't had a single issue in the four months I've owned it. I liked this drive very much, and would recommend to others without hesitation.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I needed a portable, large capacity drive that would work with my Macs/PCs

    • Written by from Beaverton

    For transferring files between Macs and PCs I needed a drive that would let me go from Mac to PC and back without spending a lot of money. For maximum speed, I could have gone with the SSD version of this drive, but I wanted capacity.

    For older Macs, the drive connects via USB 2.0, and I am seeing about 30MB/sec thruput. I see similar speeds with Windows PCs using USB 2.0, too.

    Some of the newer Windows PCs I encounter have USB 3.0 ports, but I see speeds ranging from 30MB/sec up to 100MB/sec with this drive. I guess performance depends on the implementation of the USB 3.0 interface in some of those PCs.

    On the Mac side, there are some Macs that provide USB 2.0 and Thunderbolt ports, I like the flexibility that the faster Thunderbolt port provides, as I consistantly experience 100+MB/sec performance; definiitely faster than what USB 2.0 provides. On the newer Macs that have both USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt, I am seeing the same performance on both ports.

    I like the drive since I only need a cable and the drive. No need to lug around a power supply. It is a great general purpose drive that addresses my need to copy files to all the Windows and OS X computers I encounter. Just need to make sure the drive is formatted as FAT32 for this kind of application, since that is the only format that both operating systems will reliably read/write files without special driver software.

    There is a great app from Mediafour, MacDrive which permits read/write access to Mac formatted drives, but that is software one would need to purchase.

    When I need the speed, I am happy with the SSD version of this drive. No complaints with its nearly 400MB/sec performance. I'm only limited space - 120GB or 256GB.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Speed Boost

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    I do a lot of graphics editing and prefer to work on an external drive if possible so I can carry the files around easily. This is by far the best unit I've tried recently and it's keeping up with everything I throw at it. The speeds are great. The drive works great with my iMac. I don't have to worry about lag anymore and the 1TB is the perfect size for my needs.

    15 of 19 people found this useful