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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 695 reviews

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    Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars

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    Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars

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94%would recommend to a friend
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  • Pros mentioned:
    Rugged, Storage

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent product and am very happy.

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I like it very sturdy and has a good case and more storage. Perfect for my use and will recommend to my friends.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Price, Storage

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    LaCie Rugged 5TB External Drive

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Great Lacie 5TB for the price and storage that you will have on it ! Run's good Perfect...

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Reliable

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Sturdy

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    You literally can’t go wrong with these, I travel for work so all my hard drives take some sort of impact us at some point whether through TSA or regular wear and tear while traveling, so it’s always good to be able to relax because I know these hard drives don’t easily get damaged. I probably have 24 of these

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    you need this 1

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    love this external usb down bad!! my sims live on here, my music lives on here, my documents live on here and so much more! there's room for literally a whole universe, and then some

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Rugged

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    5TB LaCie HDD is a reliable and sturdy find!

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    Posted . Owned for 8 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    A sturdy and reliable hard disk drive. I am a photographer and use this as my backup hard drive for all my RAW photos - it's quick to upload files to, and a great portable HDD.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Storage

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    My LaCie Drive

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I absolutely LOVE my LaCie! I never have to worry, I trust this hard drive and I love the extra protection and the storage!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Reliable

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    LACIE

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    Posted . Owned for 1 year when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    My favorite storage device and easy to travel with. Very durable too! I make music so it’s important to have something reliable as this!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Reliable

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    LaCei storage

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I love it. This is the second one I bought because this time I needed much larger. I’m very happy with it, and I would buy it again.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Reliable

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for photography and other high storage

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I use these to store my photographs as an active library in lightroom and they work perfectly. I've never had an issue with one like I did with WD drives and a few others.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Rugged

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Cheers

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    Posted . Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    The product worked great! Nice safe storage device that had a rugged exterior

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Best item

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Good item, perfect performance and good quality. Perfect space

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Price

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    LaCie can’t be shocked ;)

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Lightning fast, easy to use, & reasonably priced for a large amount of storage.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for DJs

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Works PERFECTLY... Very low lag time once taken out of sleep mode... I'm a mobile DJ and use this thing all the time... no issues yet... Small, Rugged, and Efficient... definitely a BestBuy Dj Tempest

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Wanted one for the longest!

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    Posted . Owned for 2 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Ive been wanting this drive for the longest! And the wait was worth it!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Storage
    Cons mentioned:
    Speed

    Rated 1 out of 5 stars

    Extremely slow speeds

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    Posted . Owned for 9 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I've owned this drive for several months now and I'm not very happy with the performance. Although this is a USB-C/USB 3.1 drive, it's extremely slow due to the spinning hard drive. I knew what I was buying when I decided to purchase this model, but I did not expect the transfer speeds to be THIS slow. I get about 50-60 MB/s transfer speed benchmarked using Blackmagic Disk Speed Test. Drive is connected to a Thunderbolt 3 port on an iMac capable of a theoretical 40 Gb/s. This drive might as well be connected to a USB 2.0 port and you still wouldn't max out USB 2.0 transfer speeds. Bottom line, the bottleneck is the spinning hard drive, not the interface, and from the looks of it, this is one heck of a slow spinning drive. I thought I might be able to use this to expand my video editing library on iMovie, but I was very wrong. Unusable for anything other than storage. You can't run anything live from this drive and expect any kind of usable performance.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Storage

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Small but mighty

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Love it! This works great for storing video content. 5TB is actually more than you think.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Reliable

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Reliable & Rugged for RAW Video

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Reliable & Rugged. I've had the 2tb version for 5+ years, and when I needed mobile large storage for offloading RAW video files, I knew this was the best option for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Good storage item for enthusiast photographers

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    Posted . Owned for 2 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I use this to hold photos from my SLR. Highly portable and fast enough to edit on the fly. Works flawlessly with iPad Pro as well as PC. An excellent fast and reliable file bucket. Might get a second for backup given how cheap it is. Software is actually useful for that purpose. Syncs with Adobe easily. Just point Lightroom to it and it’s a seamless experience. Pros might want something more like a NAS with RAID, but as an enthusiast this fits the bill.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent product

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Works just as described! Excellent product. Will definitely be recommending this to others!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Reliable
    Cons mentioned:
    Speed

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Durable and reliable but a bit slow.

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I've owned this model drive for years and just bought three in 5TB sizes for my photography work. I've found them reliable and certainly durable. However, they are a bit slow so I would not recommend them for video. However, for photos these drives are just fine and I've never had one break on me before. The read/write speeds on these drives is roughly 120/110MB/s. For comparison's sake, the read/write speed for my MacBook's internal drive is 6,000+/4,000+, a huge difference. FWIW, I'm running a 2023 MacBook Pro with the M3Pro chip, 18GB of ram and Thunderbolt 4 ports. Finally, I had a world of trouble with the MacOS randomly disconnecting the drives until I reformatted them as MacOS Journaled. Since then, I've had no issues at all.

    I would recommend this to a friend