• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    I bought this drive a few months ago, been using it for backups and storing my music library. It's very simple to use - play-and-play, very fast, it works perfectly with Time Machine and the USB 3 speed is great. The casing doesn't get scratched easily, still looks like new.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    USB 3 on Express Card requires power (Y) cable

    I originally bought this drive to store photos taken during the London Olympic Games using a FireWire 800 connection. The Rugged worked fine.

    I recently bought a Sonnet USB 3 ExpressCard for my early 2008 MacBook Pro to take advantage of USB 3 CF card readers (working fine). When I tried to use the outlet to transfer data from the Rugged, it did not work. After further enquiries, I found I needed a USB 3.0 Y cable to get sufficient power from a second USB port.

    The cable is not available in Australia but is apparently shipped with the unit in the States.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Rugged and easy to use

    I got one of these for working on the go. I wanted something to store my travel photos and backups. It's nice and rugged, and it survived a good couple of month on the road! I still use it for backups and storage.

    26 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice rugged design, great speed

    I do a lot of video editing work both at home and in the studio. I just wanted a compact, sturdy drive to transfer video projects from my workstation to my new iMac, but I found that this drive was fast enough to use as a production drive. So now I simply keep my video projects on this drive, connected via USB 3.0, and use it for all my video work.

    25 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great gear

    I spend a lot of time in the field under less than ideal conditions. Sometimes there's no mains power and sometimes things get dropped. Thanks to the drive's Eco feature, my laptop's battery lasts longer. Thanks to the drive's MIL-STD-810F, I don't have to worry much about everyday shocks and bumps. The speeds are great. Bottom line: I can concentrate on my work.

    30 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    great product!

    A lot of my project data is quite sensitive and I always have a concern about data security at the back of my mind – especially when travelling. This portable drive fits the bill perfectly. It's solidly built, of aluminium and several layers of rubber padding, the data is encrypted and password protected and the drive small enough that I actually take it with me everywhere. Very nice.

    45 of 45 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    On the Road / At Home

    I love these HD's, nothing is more important with external drives than reliability and the LaCie Rugged line offers that. I work in photography and design and I needed something that I could use at home and on the road and not have to worry about babying it too much. The first one I bough a few years ago I still use for Time Machine and regular file backup, the other two are for my photo catalogues in LightRoom. They're clones of each other for backup purposes and that all told is peace of mind. If you need to carry an external with you as well as have it at home I highly recommend this line for their speed, connectivity options and reliability.

    53 of 53 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    1TB has troubles with iMac

    I bought the 1TB version to go with my new 27" iMac.
    All kinds of weird crashes & glitches ensued.
    I've been using the 500GB version without any trouble.
    I think its too late to return it so I'm stuck with a lemon i guess.

    66 of 95 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Sleek, rugged, fast

    I'd recommend this drive to anyone who travels frequently. It's well built and seems pretty secure to me. The data can be encrypted. I use it for storing my work stuff and for backups, it works perfectly and is fast, too. I also use the optional cloud storage that came with the drive for file sharing and extra backup, it's very convenient.

    29 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great, Reliable Product

    I purchased this LaCie 1TB Rugged Hard Drive in late May 2012. I am currently in Afghanistan, which requires me to have a durable hard drive. My Passport lasted a month at the location I am in.

    This product has been 100% reliable since I've been in country (June 12 - Present). I use it via firewire, file transfer times are fast, I have yet to have a corrupt file.

    I also use the Private-Public which password protects a portion of your HD in order to protect your more sensitive files. I was used to setting a password for my entire HD which I would prefer, LaCie only allows you to allot a certain amount of space for private storage. According to forums there are ways to increase how much space is allotted, but they aren't very user friendly for basic computer users. A good thing about Private-Public is that it doesn't show your private partition when you open the HD. You need to dig a little to get to the point where you enter your password. It definitely protects your information significantly better than other HD's I've used.

    Although very expensive, I feel that you get what you pay for with this product.

    37 of 37 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent!

    As a photographer I needed a quick, easy solution for takings files to clients and on-the-go backup. The Rugged turned out to be a perfect solution. The quick transfer speeds let me get my data onto the drive quickly and with backwards compatibility with USB 2.0, and Firewire interface it'll work on most of my clients' computers.

    173 of 178 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Most reliable backup

    This is one of two of the same model I have owned for the past 2 years, and they have both performed flawlessly for daily staggered backups. I have a 1TB Time Capsule too, but based on its reliability, I'm not optimistic about a long life.

    What convinced to buy the first one was that the Apple Store employees were using them out on the floor.

    This Lacie drives works easily with Time Machine and the older Apple Backup software.

    I highly recommend it.

    199 of 205 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Sturdy Portable Drive

    I like that this drive comes with all cables that one would need to use it. It's rugged enough so that I don't have to worry about the bumps and grinds of everyday use. It's compact and has an excellent choice of interfaces. The speeds are awesome. So five stars on all of the above.

    156 of 161 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent!

    As a server admin, I need a range of software tools available at all times on my portable drive. This 1TB Rugged Drive is perfect for my needs. It is able to hold the key information that I need to access within server rooms or on a client's computer to fix a wide range of problems. The drive works perfectly, and the transfer speeds are excellent..

    22 of 25 people found this useful