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: 9000147
- UPC or EAN No.: 093053838652
- 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
Unable to transfer file over 10 GB
The speed of this flash drive is very very fast, 10 GB within 1 - 2 mins. However the amount of heat it produced is enormous!! I t The speed of this flash drive is very very fast, 10 GB within 1 - 2 mins. However the amount of heat it produced is enormous!! I tried to transfer a 25 GB Blue Ray movie on to it. It says that it ll only takes 5 mins. Then after 2 mins, after it transfer around 10 GB, it flash drive is overheating so it stop automatically then ejected itself 1 min later. I can almost fry egg on it LOOOL. I tested it several times, it seems that u have to keep the file size smaller than 10 GB or it won't be able to finish the job without overheating …
- Written by JIEFENG Z from Baltimore
197 of 240 people found this useful
A durable USB key
I have lost data on a thumb drive before purely from age and dust getting into the device. After buying the Rugged Key I hope all I have lost data on a thumb drive before purely from age and dust getting into the device. After buying the Rugged Key I hope all of those experiences are gone. The device has a rubber casing all around, protecting it from humidity, dust and other elements. I also like to be able to carry this on my keychain, so I'm never searching for it. …
- Written by Peyton G
114 of 129 people found this useful
I am very happy with this drive. It easily attaches to my keys and the rubber encasing means that I don't have to worry about the I am very happy with this drive. It easily attaches to my keys and the rubber encasing means that I don't have to worry about the drive getting scratched or worse, losing data if the drive is dropped. I even like its secondary use as a keyring, much nicer than a generic USB drive anyway. …
- Written by Alanna H
107 of 119 people found this useful
ZERO STARS: Product FAILURE
For 6 weeks, my Rugged Key was a 5-star performer. I would have written a glowing review like many others have done here. I loved For 6 weeks, my Rugged Key was a 5-star performer. I would have written a glowing review like many others have done here. I loved it.
Then it simply failed. It self-dismounted off my desktop and never came back. Dead. Bricked. Now, like a substantial number of folks who had the same experience, I'm giving it zero stars if the site will let me.
Never had a USB drive fail. Ever. Never had any LaCie product (all excellent) fail before.
Word of advice about this USB drive, that I never thought would be necessary: BACK IT UP. Read the 1-star reviews before you plunk your cash down.
If you do buy, SAVE THE PACKAGING, because that's WHERE THE SERIAL NUMBER IS. And LaCie support has the nerve to ask for it. I didn't save mine. Who keeps packaging for a USB drive? And how would you know which drive goes which packaging if you buy more than one, as I did?
Long story short, after hemming and hawing they sent me a RECONDITIONED unit. So I'll ask for my money back.
Wish me luck. Hope yours is better. …
- Written by Mark W from Arlington
1 of 2 people found this useful
Outstanding so far!
I use my Ruggedkey everyday. It comes with a solid key loop, so I have it attached with my keys and I don't go anywhere without it I use my Ruggedkey everyday. It comes with a solid key loop, so I have it attached with my keys and I don't go anywhere without it. I use it with the Private-Public encryption software, in case I loose my keys. I transfer files to and from multiple computers at home and at work several times per day, and in almost a year of use, I haven't had ANY issues with it. …
- Written by Kate B
I got rid of all my other USB keys two weeks after I bought this one, they simply do not compare. This RuggedKey is tough, but the I got rid of all my other USB keys two weeks after I bought this one, they simply do not compare. This RuggedKey is tough, but the best thing about it are the USB3 and high level of data protection. I'm very happy with it and would recommend it to anyone. …
- Written by Lucy N
1 of 1 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
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
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
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