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LaCie - Rugged 2TB External Thunderbolt and USB Type-C Portable Hard Drive - Orange/Silver-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 113 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Juggling Hard Drives- rugged helps

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    AndyS
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    When I was looking for smaller fast portables for taking my creative life on the road as I juggle data from drive to drive. I found rugged to be a necessary spec. With three of these I am able to complete my act. The supple orange rubber helps me see them then they are in the air and allows them to absorb impact for those (rare) occasions where I miss one. I constantly rotate my drives and keep three always as redundant backups when I’m the road for special projects. These are fast. And with my Mac thunderbolt 3/USBc port I can work in real time with my edits while I juggle my hard drives.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very rugged yet stylish

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    Diana
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    This external drive was an accessory to my sons Microsoft surface book. We though that this one was great having the built in protective case. He’s a senior in high school but will be going to college in the fall of 2019 so this will add the extra storage on the computer because we only purchased the 128 gb one instead of the 256 gb.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Hands down the most dependable external drives!

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    Crash1969
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    After several issues with Seagate drives, both major and minor, and to a lesser degree, issues with WD units, I only use LACIE brand - and these rugged units are a personal favorite and are definitely worth a few extra bucks. This was my 6th Lacie Rugged purchase and I plan to buy 2 more in the near future.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome!

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    REVTNT
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    I cannot believe that 2TB of memory now comes on this size of an external drive. As they continue to make them smaller, this will be a game changer. I am a bit concerned that the connector is hardwired into the drive, but I love the protective case, and its color, (I still dig orange things!) and the size of the external HD!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Specifications wrong

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    imajazrgal

    The specifications listed on Best Buy's website state that the drive is compatible with Apple MacOS X 10.5 or later, but the packaging says 10.9 or later. Therefore, the setup software will not launch on my computer. I'm sure the drive itself works fine, but I will have to return it. (I have my reasons for not updating my OS. Will probably set up a dual-boot soon.)

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Hmm

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    ST021
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    Purchased it and it went down on the 1st day.. maybe i just got a defective one but i didnt bother repurchasing or exchanging. The 3/5 stars is for the design, and rugged build. Almost certain if i got a replacement i would have been good. Just left a bad taste for a HD to fail in the 1st day though.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great design; good price; rugged.

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    LIVideoMaker
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    I love the style of this drive (I've a few), and they hold up pretty well (I've had one go down). I do like this design though. Western Digital is great too... but this one has a cable that tucks around the drive itself. ALWAYS BACK UP EVERY DRIVE.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great, high quality product

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    Cartur295
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    I've had several hard drives in the past from other competitors and I've been known to drop them a couple of times. With the outer protection on this hard drive, there's no need to be caution and worrying about dropping it. It also runs smooth and is a great product to use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fast external drive

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    SleepyHawaiian
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    I didn’t really need the rugged rubber casing as I’m using this primarily at home to move my iTunes and photos off my primary MacBook drive. It’s worked as expected and transfer speed seems to be fast through the thunderbolt cable. No regrets.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Overall Great Product

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    richroks
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    I've used many hard drives in the past and the first thing that comes to mind with this one for me is quality. It's fast when launching and transferring files (including HD video files) and I just feel confident in its ability to last. Feel very durable. Highly recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Rugged

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    Adam
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    Well, what is there to say about a hard drive. It stores stuff...lots of it. It has data recovery insurance built in which is AWESOME. Do you know how expensive it is to recover data from a broken hard drive? SUPER EXPENSIVE.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Does the job

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    Buddy22
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    My Mac has thunderbolt connections so I use that interface but the USB-C connection would equally work with newer laptops that have the USB-C interface; handy to have the two ways to connect, no issues with speed. The drive does warm up a bit when in use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Durable and fast

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    whistletutor
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    Just what I was looking for in a hard drive to carry with me on the road. I've used it now with the native Thunderbolt 2 cable and (on my new MacBook Pro) the USB-C interface and they're both incredibly fast. Can't go wrong with LaCie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Never so excited

    Posted
    Randy
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    Thunderbolt ROCKS! Never thought it could make such a difference but when you are backing up a season worth of photos and the 120 gigs only takes a few minutes rather than hours... worth the extra $

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Balked at the price, now love this drive

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    familyof4
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    I've owned Lacie drives before, and love them. But I had never purchased the "higher" end ones before this one. I absolutely love this drive, fast, flexible, and very easy to use with my latest MacOS. So glad I returned the cheap drive I bought initially and went with this one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent product, and now a good value

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    PuraVida
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    I purchased two of these hard drives on sale, and I am very happy with them. The speeds that I get using Thunderbolt are awesome; just as fast as my internal 72 RPM hard drives. I'm not a fan of the loud orange color, but it is growing on me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Durable, Reliable

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    Trentimus
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    My wife uses this for storing photographs. These units are particularly revered for their reliability and durability. If you just hold one in your hand you will see why there is a premium on these over other comparable units.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Need more memory?

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    RexRules
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    This external hard drive is perfect for those people who are constantly on the go. No need to worry about dropping the unit and damaging it. The robust design protects the hard drive if you accidentally drop it

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty good

    Posted
    VTSOUND
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    It is a touch pricy, but seems very solid. I accidentally dropped mine from a second floor balcony to the first floor onto wood floors. Picked it up and barley any visible marking and it still works.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent portable drive for photographers

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    azulbyer
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    The Lacie portable drives are fantastic, durable and fast. And I love the cable storage feature in the rubber case. Very cool product!

    I would recommend this to a friend