• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Attractive, but not very reliable.

    • Written by from Scranton

    I bought this flash drive because of its unique and attractive look at a reasonable price, and for a few months it worked well. Less than a year after purchase, my product just stopped working - I could not get it to be recognized by my Mac or other computers. LaCie replaced that flash drive as per the warranty, but just a few months later, the replacement drive also failed. Ultimately, I went to a different brand and would not buy LaCie again. If you do purchase this, I recommend you save your receipt and any other proof of purchase for this product, as it is required for replacement.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Shortlived ruggedness

    • Written by from Oslo

    I bought mine in the fall 2013. Today, after one year and nine months, it suddenly died on me (it doesn't show up any more on any of my three Macs).

    Well, I guess I can still use it as as my LaCie RuggedKey-ring ...

    Michael S., Oslo

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely Angered, Agitated and Would NOT Recommend.

    • Written by from Vancouver

    After finishing a large project and presenting it, my teacher was so impressed, he wanted a copy. Not to mention, I had 2 whole semesters of work on the USB. When going to send it over, my drive appeared corrupted, and could not read or write to the drive. Got a new one from apple, and the same thing happened AGAIN. WOULD NOT RECOMMEND. DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT. SAVE YOUR MONEY, AND YOUR TROUBLES.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy a LaCie Flash Drive!!

    • Written by from Warren

    Cared for and handled very tenderly--this device has ceased to work for no apparent reason. There was no damaging event and I have just lost all the data from a year hand a half in a PhD program. Don't be the next victim to spend $60 to loose all of their data :(

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely disappointed

    • Written by from Cortland

    This drive was serving its purpose well for a couple months. Without warning, everything was gone. The storage space seems to be used, but none of my files are there. I plugged it in to a few other computers with the same result. Thankfully this drive was a "shuttle" between work and home, so minimal files were truly lost. Even so, it looks to have been a waste of money, deserving of no stars. Caveat emptor...

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great flash drive. Works well.

    • Written by

    I have been using this USB key for a couple of months and it hasn't missed a beat. Upload and download speeds are as fantastic. The design is great. I love it.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 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.

    5 of 7 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!!

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    SOLID. WORKS LIKE A CHAMP.

    • Written by

    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.

    7 of 11 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!

    6 of 9 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.

    7 of 11 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

    • Written by

    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!!

    • Written by

    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.

    11 of 16 people found this useful