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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 75 reviews

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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Rugged as the name says

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    I'd owned the older rugged 500GB which required you also use USB for power for about 4 years. When I ran into laptop problems I ran to my Old Rugged at an Apple Store to backup as I waited for a repair. I didn't have the USB connector so I couldn't backup. While waiting I looked at the newer drives, but my issue was my laptop doesn't have USB 3.0 or Thunderbolt. I noticed this revamped Rugged 500BG drive which used firewire for faster transfer rates and no need for a power source.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Simply the best for travelers

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    After all the years that the Rugged has been on the market, you would think that the price would have gone down some, particularly when you're talking about a hard drive with only 500GB of space. That's not much space these days. Still, it's the only USB drive I will buy if shipping of the drive is an only option. I work with digital media, and it has become the norm to ship drives back and forth to clients. While I'm very careful to pack with care, the drives often come back to me in bare minimum protective packaging. Any drive I have may be shipped 12 times a year across the country. Not one Rugged hard drive has ever lost media or had any malfunctions. I can't say the same for the other three portable drives (not Ruggeds) that have crashed on me within a year of purchase, and this involved NO shipping or even an accidental drop. Gee, maybe I shouldn't complain about the Rugged price tag after all...

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Easy to use, sturdy build

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    This was my first purchase of an external hard drive. The LaCie Rugged Triple GB500 External hard drive was easy to use and I really like the sturdy case. I bought it to store thousands of pictures that were on my MacBook Pro.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Very portable.

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    I teach photography classes at a college in Fl and use this drive so my students can place their digital assignments in a folder to hand in. It is portable and can easily be passed around the class. It is armored with a rubber jacket so it gives it additional protection. It is also bus powered so it does not need an additional cable. It has been a very reliable drive and you can change the rubber jacket to a different color as an accessory from LaCie. The color change comes in handy when several different drives are used for different purposes, it makes them easy to see from a distance.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    If you need to connect to multiple interfaces

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    I bought a couple of these for field work. They hold up well (although I wouldn't test the 3.9 foot drop claim, they have stood up to being knocked around) and are reasonably fast. Some people have had problems with LaCie, I've always had good luck with their products. YMMV, I guess. The variety of ports is nice when you have a mix of old and new equipment.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Nice external hard drive

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    I don't own a Mac, but needed to purchase an external hard drive for a project in a studio. The studio's Mac did not have USB 3.0, so I needed a FireWire drive, but I don't own any PCs with FireWire. This hard drive is compatible with both Mac and PC, and has both USB and FireWire, so I'm able to continue using this drive for other purposes after we're done with it at the studio. It performs well and was very easy to just hook up and use.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Nice tough little drive

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    I have a few LaCie "rugged" drives. Never let me down, though I haven't drop any. Sending to someone in field to return files so wanted something a little tough. LaCie do make other color sleeves if orange is not your thing. Orange color does make it stand out.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    does what it is supposed to

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    It runs fast with the firewire 800. Which i needed bc i dont have a usb 3 computer at the moment and a tiny system drive. I can run pretty hefty games off it for now and store whatever else for the moment. I have a share partition for mac/windows use and a partition for purely running large programs i lack space for on the mac. It does what it says. Which is all i needed.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    great external drive

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    This is a great product. It is my 3rd Lacie external drive. I bought it because I know Lacie products are reliable, work well and an investment. The drive is tough and can handle all the traveling it must do in my world. Instructions are easy to follow.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Easy to use

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    I bought this because my Mac's operating system was outdated and I needed to backup my data before upgrading. This was the only external drive I could find that was compatible with my old operating system. I found that it was easy to setup and use. I like the protective case, but wish the price for the unit wasn't so high. Overall I am pleased with my purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Good product - bit expensive

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    It's a good product, but there are other products on the market, esp for PC's that are cheaper with higher memory for cheaper. I bought this product because it was the only one the met the needs for a MAC computer, which is what I was using for a school product. I do like that it is durable for taking back and forth to school.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    The Rugged Drive is disaster Preparation

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    I have purchased at least five of these Lacie Rugged Drives over the years for professional use.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great for storage on the go!

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    This transportable drive is working well for me. I'm backing up digital media...photos and video clips. It's working well so far.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Money well Spent

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    I've gone through a couple of drives because they weren't durable or had mechanical issues. This works perfectly, always been a fan of how sturdy it was and am glad I finally was able to purchase one.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Rugged & Dependable Portable Storage

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    I use this portable drive to shuttle media between acquisition devices in the field to an edit workstation. The drive is rugged, dependable and easy to use. I partition to the drive to work on both PC and MAC platforms, and trust this drive to perform all media transfer operations flawlessly.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great Portable Hard drive

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    I picked this one up on sale for like $49 it was a steal. I enjoy these portable drives because I can treat each one like a separate project. The ruggedness is cool, I've always liked the style. 500gb is enough for lite editing.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great little drive

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    Wanted a back up drive for my son's Mac Book Pro. Apple rep who happened to working in store that day suggested this drive. Seems to work just fine. Rugged case should help with high school son who is always in a hurry banging stuff around.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great Portable Hard Drive

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    I have several of these and they are almost as quick as the SSD devices with USB 3.0. I have dropped and it continues to purr. It is a staple in my business. You cannot go wrong with this hard drive especially when you can pick it up on sale from Best Buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great product for auto backup of MAC.

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    Have been using this product for over 5 years to back up work performed on a MAC. The hard drive is easy to use and provides rapid backup of all material.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Easy to use and works great

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    The laCie External storage unit has been a great product. It was very easy for my whole family to use. Instructions are very clear and understandable.

    I would recommend this to a friend