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
183 of 222 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
105 of 117 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
99 of 109 people found this useful
Good Design. Good speed.
I've had many thumb drives over the years, but this is the easiest to carry around. It's securely attached to my keyring, and it s I've had many thumb drives over the years, but this is the easiest to carry around. It's securely attached to my keyring, and it survives the daily commute to work and back home and everywhere else I've been taking it. It's a wonderful little drive, I'm really pleased with it. …
- Written by Hailey S
1 of 1 people found this useful
CAUTION: Buy at your own risk!
I have owned not one, but two of these Rugged Keys and BOTH completely stopped working within a few months. Both of them stopped m I have owned not one, but two of these Rugged Keys and BOTH completely stopped working within a few months. Both of them stopped mounting and were completely inaccessible, no matter the mac or PC I plugged them into. This was incredibly frustrating and devastating, especially since they naturally stopped working the night before I had major papers, projects, and reports to turn in. I lost an incredible amount of crucial and irreplaceable data. Of course, I should have backed my data up but quite frankly, I didn't expect a flash drive that is marketed for its extreme durability to die on me within a few months. It's supposed to be heat, cold, drop, and water resistant but apparently it can't handle functioning properly for too long. Your money is better spent elsewhere - stay away! …
- Written by Nekisa H from Newport Coast
0 of 1 people found this useful
Great companion to my MacBook Air
I needed something secure to store my projects. This RuggedKey fitted the bill perfectly. It works great, is solid, very fast and I needed something secure to store my projects. This RuggedKey fitted the bill perfectly. It works great, is solid, very fast and simple to use, just plug it in and it's on. I've had it for almost a year now, and so far no complaints! …
- Written by Charlie V
2 of 2 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Recommended for transfers of Data. Does that include audiobooks, music, photo, and movies? What about sound, video quality? Work with TV?
- Asked by Sandra S from Conyers
- Aug 9, 2012
It's simply a USB drive. Audio files, images, and movies are all data and thus will be able to be sa It's simply a USB drive. Audio files, images, and movies are all data and thus will be able to be saved on the LaCie Flash Drive.
It won't affect video or sound quality. …
- Answered by Lewys J
- Aug 13, 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
- Asked by Frederico E from Coral Gables
- Aug 15, 2012
No. As it turns out, even though the device is password protected, you will still need to download t No. As it turns out, even though the device is password protected, you will still need to download the file, edit it, then re-upload the file to the password-protected portion of the drive. …
- Answered by George J
- Aug 19, 2012