• La Cie Lac9000298 Rugged Mini 2 Tb External Hard Drive Portable Hdd   Usb 3.0 Usb 2.0 Compatible, Drop
  • La Cie Lac9000298 Rugged Mini 2 Tb External Hard Drive Portable Hdd   Usb 3.0 Usb 2.0 Compatible, Drop
  • La Cie Lac9000298 Rugged Mini 2 Tb External Hard Drive Portable Hdd   Usb 3.0 Usb 2.0 Compatible, Drop
  • La Cie Lac9000298 Rugged Mini 2 Tb External Hard Drive Portable Hdd   Usb 3.0 Usb 2.0 Compatible, Drop
  • La Cie Lac9000298 Rugged Mini 2 Tb External Hard Drive Portable Hdd   Usb 3.0 Usb 2.0 Compatible, Drop
  • La Cie Lac9000298 Rugged Mini 2 Tb External Hard Drive Portable Hdd   Usb 3.0 Usb 2.0 Compatible, Drop
  • La Cie Lac9000298 Rugged Mini 2 Tb External Hard Drive Portable Hdd   Usb 3.0 Usb 2.0 Compatible, Drop
La Cie Lac9000298 Rugged Mini 2 Tb External Hard Drive Portable Hdd   Usb 3.0 Usb 2.0 Compatible, Drop
La Cie Lac9000298 Rugged Mini 2 Tb External Hard Drive Portable Hdd   Usb 3.0 Usb 2.0 Compatible, Drop
La Cie Lac9000298 Rugged Mini 2 Tb External Hard Drive Portable Hdd   Usb 3.0 Usb 2.0 Compatible, Drop
La Cie Lac9000298 Rugged Mini 2 Tb External Hard Drive Portable Hdd   Usb 3.0 Usb 2.0 Compatible, Drop
La Cie Lac9000298 Rugged Mini 2 Tb External Hard Drive Portable Hdd   Usb 3.0 Usb 2.0 Compatible, Drop
La Cie Lac9000298 Rugged Mini 2 Tb External Hard Drive Portable Hdd   Usb 3.0 Usb 2.0 Compatible, Drop
La Cie Lac9000298 Rugged Mini 2 Tb External Hard Drive Portable Hdd   Usb 3.0 Usb 2.0 Compatible, Drop

La Cie Lac9000298 Rugged Mini 2 Tb External Hard Drive Portable Hdd Usb 3.0 Usb 2.0 Compatible, Drop

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So much space, but sooo slow.The good side, and the reason I bought this hard drive, was the storage capacity. 4TB (3.2 TB in actual available space) for roughly $150 is a pretty good deal in my opinion. But the transfer rates...jeez. I wanted to backup my photos on one location just in case anything happened to my SSD's, but I was getting about on average 2-4MB per second. For context, an SSD gets about 8-12MB/s write speeds. I even did a side by side comparison using the same connections and transferring the same files to get a more accurate assessment.But, I knew that going into this purchase (which is why I was happy to buy the LaCie), but I've seen some advertising suggesting that the LaCie has "fast" read/write speeds. If your only experience is with hard-drives, then sure, you might not be surprised. But if you've been using SSD's for a while, it might come as a shock. Just wanted to throw that out there.3I Bought Two, Both FAILED! After a few hours after opening the box and using it for the first time, the external hard drive started making a CLICKING sound. I got a little paranoid because I had just transferred about 40GB of videos and photos. I tried accessing the photos and videos but the drive was frozen, I couldn't play anything. I disconnected it and connected it again and it seemed fine, but to be safe, I asked for a replacement from Amazon.Today I opened the NEW replacement and transferred all of the 40GB and deleted from the original one. This evening, I tried accessing some files and I get a BEEPING sound!! I can't access the files because it doesn't even show on my computer! I have now lost 40 GB of memories!!! How can I get my files back?? DO NOT BUY THIS!!! 1Crashed I was so excited to try this product because many professional peers have had positive things to say. I am a commercial and portrait photography and my hard drives and storage are critical for my business (I cant have lost or damaged photos). I was so disapointed that after I spent $120 dollars on this item it crashed after just a few months. It wasnt dropped, zero water damage, zero damage AT ALL. It just spins and you can hear it clicking internally but wont actually read. I have so many shoots on this drive from clients and they are now completely gone. When I contacted Laci customer support I was told they could send me a "refurbished" item but all the data that was lost I would need to contact another outside company and pay them to see if they could even possibly restore any of the lost data. I will NEVER buy one of these again. I am so frustrated with this and still screwed out of tons of images, which Laci seemed to not be able to care less about. 1Never again!!!I went through 3 of these over a period of about 18 months. They all failed over a short period of time. Lost the info on it (which was photos of my children sadly.) I HIGHLY suggest you look into another brand.1Not Rugged at all!I bought this because it was "Rugged". I've dropped my much cheaper Seagate multiple times and never had a problem. The La Cie Rugged fell off my couch onto carpeted floor and is dead. Can't access any files and crashes my computer. Total waste of money and very disappointed. I lost an entire wedding I had just edited, around 20 hours of work. Thankfully I had all my RAW files backed up and still on the cards.1and I couldn't be happier. It runs very smoothlyI originally bought the LaCie hard drive because my MacBook was running out of storage. I rely heavily on my computer for online school as well as photography/filmmaking. Importing footage used to be a nightmare, and I was constantly deleting apps for space. My biggest worry was losing all of my essays, photographs, and short films, so I purchased the 1TB LaCie Rugged Mini. I've been using it for about 4 months now with absolutely no problems. Other than SD cards and limited space USB drives, this is my first real external storage device, and I couldn't be happier. It runs very smoothly, backs up my computer quickly, and has the space for all of my school work, imported footage, edited footage, and final projects. I've read reviews saying back ups were lost, but I have had no issues with crashing or loss of data. One of the main reasons I got the rugged mini was because I am a college student and I knew I would be carrying this around often. The size is no bigger than my iPhone, and I've noticed no damage from the few drops it has endured since purchase (about 5, 3 foot drops over the past 4 months). Another pro about this external hard drive is that it is compatible with MacOS (a feature I noticed other products didn't tend to have for some reason-mine is currently running on 10.12 Sierra). If I run out of storage again, this will be my go-to. Highly recommend. I'll post any updates if I encounter any problems down the line.5Good External Memory; Not as rugged as it looked Good memory device... still use caution with them as they are nio indestructible ... I've actually has a Western Digital survive a harder fall with no ill effects whatsoever; this one fell about 2 feet onto a vinyl flooring not too hard and no longer functioning...only makes a weird sound when plugged in now. Hoping maybe someone will comment on this review if they know a way I can possibly recover as I had a significant amount of files saved only to this drive...nothing too dramatic but sure would like to have them back.The drive itself is good - just not as rugged as expected. When it did function it was fast and effective. Just had an unfortunate fall which is certainly not the manufacturers fault but again, my review takes into consideration the extra price paid for "cushioning" which in this case did not work. 3Dead after 4 months Died after less than 6 months...Everything was working fine until I left it plugged in to my computer, I was uploading stuff to the cloud... When I came back, the Hard drive was making weird noises and I noticed it was not recognized by my computer. I restarted my machine, tried with 3 different Macs, 2 different cables and nothing... It just doesn't work. It still turns on but unrecognizable by any computer, only makes weird sounds like scratching and bleeping and the LED blinks fast... Never had a HD that failed after such short time. I don't think I'm ever buying LaCie or Seagate products again... I may have lost all my data... 1Second time having issues with a La Cie product Purchased this item less than 5 months ago. I transferred all my photos on it for safe keeping. I was getting warning signs that something was not right after just a few months but believed the problem to be with the USB cables. Three months in the drive stopped working. I took it to a local computer repair store to have them retrieve my 3,000+ photos but they were unable to get anything. The drive was shipped off and now I am waiting to see if a company that apparently has more resources can retrieve any of the photos. My price will be between $550 and $1500. This has turned out to be a very expensive external HD. 1Not Confident I had a brief scare with another drive and quickly purchased this one to back up the other. Plugging it in, I was welcomed with a program called Lacie Setup Assistant. "Wow, that's great!" I thought, knowing I didn't want to research once again how to partition my drive. A few clicks later, it was formatting and said, "Do Not Unplug - Formatting". I waited five hours, and then finally decided that it was hung up. Unplugging it, I found that the computer would not recognize the drive when plugged in anymore. Frustrated, I looked at several websites, and finally found one that told me to go to: disk management, (right click on the drive) and initialize disk, (right click on the unallocated space) and click on "new simple volume"), and assign a letter for a drive path (Windows 10). After several hours of online research, it finally worked and was recognized by the computer. If it wasn't for the fact that I needed it asap, I would have returned it, but the fact that it caused me several hours of inconvenience, along with the other reviews I read of others having problems with their computer not recognizing the drive give me little confidence in this expensive investment that contains my important files. Does the drive work? I think so, but I'm not sure, which is not a good thing for a hard drive. 3Great! ....Until it died two weeks after I got it.This worked wonderful until the Drive died on me about 2 weeks after my purchase. I luckily was able to save all of the files on this, but I believe I was given a drive with a faulty interface. I am a college student and I was using this drive to edit off of for my film classes, and It would take forever to connect to my computer, and accessing the files on it was a whole other story. It would have to load any and all files for 20-30 mins before I could use them. It was very inconvenient, and after having dropped a large amount of money on this, I hope to get mine replaced by Lacie soon. Other friends of mine have used this drive before and had no problem, so I know my issue is a personal one with my specific drive. I hope to replace it soon.1Used to be my favorite hard drive brand... now it's terrible I'm a professional photographer and have been using versions of these orange Lacie drives for about 5 years now. I go through 4-6 of them a year. And have been really happy with them until now. I purchased this one in March 2018 and it died after 3 months & I lost all the files on it. Replaced it and am already having issues with the new one. If you are working on a laptop and move even slightly you get the "disk wasn't ejected properly" message. The replacement I bought is already making a clicking noise, which I know now is bad news. I don't know what changed, but unfortunately I no longer trust Lacie hard drives at all and won't be buying again. 1WARNING! DO NOT BUY!!! Dead Hard drive after a few monthsI waited to make a review most of these reviews below are right after purchase. These drives are faulty. You can hear them click when copying files to them. I used my on occasion only when I had to leave town. After a few months of using my hard drive a couple times a month it died. Lacie was bought out by Seagate so you have to use Seagates website to do a return then when you type in the model and serial info gives you get an error. So then you have to call Seagate to do a return which they then tell you will cost $50. I returned mine and received another one, same issue 5 months later drive will no longer open and I lost all my data again. Do not buy!1BE ADVISED...TRANSFER SPEEDS ARE MUCH SLOWER THAN STATED!They state, "Thunderbolt speeds up to 510MB/s with SSD (HDD up to 130MB/s)". This was not true for me!I own about 20 external drives, so I am quite familiar with what to expect. This drive is among the slowest I have encountered. I have a 6 year old USB 1 drive that speedier than this drive. Using a MacBook Pro 2018 with Thunderbolt 3 USB 3.1 connections, this drive transfers data at the rate of about 25 MB per second, not the 510 MB stated on the product. I am less than impressed at these speeds. For example, I am transferring 2 TB of data right now, and it will take about 24 hours to complete the process. If you do the math, it is about 25MB per second...a far cry from their advertised speeds. Even at 130MB per second, the minimum of what they state, this job would take 4 hours, not 24 hours.The other annoying thing about this drive is that it states that it is USB 3.0 compatible but it is not Thunderbolt 3. They do provide all of the cabling you will need to connect to most any computer, but there is a pre-installed cable that wraps around the drive and tucks in at the end. If you own a computer that uses this connection, then you are good as gold. But if your computer doesn't have this connection, then you are stuck with the cable wrapped around the drive that you will never use. It's annoying and it is in the way and it cannot be removed. While I agree with the idea of what Lacie is trying to do, it only serves those people who own computers that use that specific cable connection. If you don't have a computer with that connector, then it's a useless appendage and an annoyance.I would expect to see better performance and product from a company like Lacie. I own many of their older drives, so I thought to give them another shot, but sadly disappointed.And lastly, I paid a premium of about 80% more for this drive over a similar drive, just so that I could take advantage of the USB Thunderbolt speeds, only to find the speed to be about 5% or at best 10% of the stated transfer speeds.One final point of fact, I took a 335 GB group of files and simply duplicated them on the drive itself....meaning that the information was not transferred from one device to another device...they were just copied on the same drive itself. That task took more than 4 hours. If you do the math, you will find that the transfer (duplication) speed was 23.3 MB per second!1A Good Drive, But Not GreatI have used this drive as an external drive for photo editing in Lightroom. It is a great drive, but is not nearly as fast as indicated in the description when you are moving thousands of small files around.Pros:- Great capacity to price ratio- As a backup drive, it is really fast for a spinning disk- It really will survive a waist high dropCons:- Really slow in Lightroom - even with USB-CIf this review was helpful to you, please click the "yes" button below - it helps Amazon (and those of us who write reviews) know if the information provided is of value to others.3Faulty custome reviews, obviously bought.Bought this drive with the reputation of LaCie (having 3 more such drive with Thunderbolt 2 and USB 3.0. Never had issues until I bought this specimen. Not only it is not recognized by a regular OS drive utilities, but it actually asks you to use their "Seagate, obviously not LaCie" utility. Horrible experience. Never buy this drive. Being using LaCie on Mac, Linux and Windows with the OLD LaCie -- never had a problem. Seagate screwed up the copmany's best lines of products. But them what is new. This one is not recognized as a 5TB size by anything -- neither Mac, Linux nor Windows. What kind of fresh hell is this? Seagate?What the hell product did you come up with, dear Seagate? Is it an apple, pear, orange or simply a flop? Why?It is not enoigh the Google owns you guys, you just have to give in to your precious data storage too -- Seagate. Once exemplary, now the bottom of the hole.Will NEVER BUY LaCie after Seagate flop miracle!!! Suggest DO NOT BUY to anyone who respects themselves as specialist in the field or simply advanced consumer.APPARENTLY SEAGATE CAN BUY 6 GOOD REVIEWS, BUT CAN YOU TRUST THESE AT ALL?NO RESPECT FOR SUCH COMPANY FROM ME!With disrespectVery disappointed customer!!!1Slowest hardrive I ve ever used. And the cable comes out too easily. This is the slowest hard drive I have ever had. I just looked up my order to make sure it was actually usb 3. It is truly slower than some of the usb 2 drives that I have had in the past. I am using this as a 3rd copy of my Lightroom files. I am using goodsync. I am able to see what speed it is copying at. Sometimes as low as 4.2 mb. The other drives I m using are western digital. One is older than this drive. Both are copying the same files using the same syncing software and the speeds are averaging around 50mb, sometimes 65mb. I may stop using this hard drive as I m wasting too much time waiting for it to copy. Another issue is the cable comes out so easily. I ve managed to repair the disk at least 3 different times when the cable has come out when files are copying. I ve cut away some of the orange rubber that is close to the port. That was in the way of the cable, but even now that it s gone, the cable is still so loose. I have to resort the leaving the laptop on a table and not using it at all while the drive is attached. This is a very slow and unreliable hard drive. I have had 2 older models of rugged Lacie drives. They each had 3 ports. Usb and FireWire. On each of the drives one of 3 ports stopped working. I will never purchase this brand again. 2So rugged it won't even survive shipping.This "Rugged" Drive didn't even survive shipping. This is the second LaCie drive I have had, and come to think of it my first one failed too. Unit would not mount on either my Mac or my PC. Drive was not visible via disk management and was beeping constantly. RMA'd and will be ordering a Western Digital drive. I am done buying these overpriced, overrated drives.1
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So much space, but sooo slow.The good side, and the reason I bought this hard drive, was the storage capacity. 4TB (3.2 TB in actual available space) for roughly $150 is a pretty good deal in my opinion. But the transfer rates...jeez. I wanted to backup my photos on one location just in case anything happened to my SSD's, but I was getting about on average 2-4MB per second. For context, an SSD gets about 8-12MB/s write speeds. I even did a side by side comparison using the same connections and transferring the same files to get a more accurate assessment.But, I knew that going into this purchase (which is why I was happy to buy the LaCie), but I've seen some advertising suggesting that the LaCie has "fast" read/write speeds. If your only experience is with hard-drives, then sure, you might not be surprised. But if you've been using SSD's for a while, it might come as a shock. Just wanted to throw that out there.3I Bought Two, Both FAILED! After a few hours after opening the box and using it for the first time, the external hard drive started making a CLICKING sound. I got a little paranoid because I had just transferred about 40GB of videos and photos. I tried accessing the photos and videos but the drive was frozen, I couldn't play anything. I disconnected it and connected it again and it seemed fine, but to be safe, I asked for a replacement from Amazon.Today I opened the NEW replacement and transferred all of the 40GB and deleted from the original one. This evening, I tried accessing some files and I get a BEEPING sound!! I can't access the files because it doesn't even show on my computer! I have now lost 40 GB of memories!!! How can I get my files back?? DO NOT BUY THIS!!! 1Crashed I was so excited to try this product because many professional peers have had positive things to say. I am a commercial and portrait photography and my hard drives and storage are critical for my business (I cant have lost or damaged photos). I was so disapointed that after I spent $120 dollars on this item it crashed after just a few months. It wasnt dropped, zero water damage, zero damage AT ALL. It just spins and you can hear it clicking internally but wont actually read. I have so many shoots on this drive from clients and they are now completely gone. When I contacted Laci customer support I was told they could send me a "refurbished" item but all the data that was lost I would need to contact another outside company and pay them to see if they could even possibly restore any of the lost data. I will NEVER buy one of these again. I am so frustrated with this and still screwed out of tons of images, which Laci seemed to not be able to care less about. 1Never again!!!I went through 3 of these over a period of about 18 months. They all failed over a short period of time. Lost the info on it (which was photos of my children sadly.) I HIGHLY suggest you look into another brand.1Not Rugged at all!I bought this because it was "Rugged". I've dropped my much cheaper Seagate multiple times and never had a problem. The La Cie Rugged fell off my couch onto carpeted floor and is dead. Can't access any files and crashes my computer. Total waste of money and very disappointed. I lost an entire wedding I had just edited, around 20 hours of work. Thankfully I had all my RAW files backed up and still on the cards.1and I couldn't be happier. It runs very smoothlyI originally bought the LaCie hard drive because my MacBook was running out of storage. I rely heavily on my computer for online school as well as photography/filmmaking. Importing footage used to be a nightmare, and I was constantly deleting apps for space. My biggest worry was losing all of my essays, photographs, and short films, so I purchased the 1TB LaCie Rugged Mini. I've been using it for about 4 months now with absolutely no problems. Other than SD cards and limited space USB drives, this is my first real external storage device, and I couldn't be happier. It runs very smoothly, backs up my computer quickly, and has the space for all of my school work, imported footage, edited footage, and final projects. I've read reviews saying back ups were lost, but I have had no issues with crashing or loss of data. One of the main reasons I got the rugged mini was because I am a college student and I knew I would be carrying this around often. The size is no bigger than my iPhone, and I've noticed no damage from the few drops it has endured since purchase (about 5, 3 foot drops over the past 4 months). Another pro about this external hard drive is that it is compatible with MacOS (a feature I noticed other products didn't tend to have for some reason-mine is currently running on 10.12 Sierra). If I run out of storage again, this will be my go-to. Highly recommend. I'll post any updates if I encounter any problems down the line.5Good External Memory; Not as rugged as it looked Good memory device... still use caution with them as they are nio indestructible ... I've actually has a Western Digital survive a harder fall with no ill effects whatsoever; this one fell about 2 feet onto a vinyl flooring not too hard and no longer functioning...only makes a weird sound when plugged in now. Hoping maybe someone will comment on this review if they know a way I can possibly recover as I had a significant amount of files saved only to this drive...nothing too dramatic but sure would like to have them back.The drive itself is good - just not as rugged as expected. When it did function it was fast and effective. Just had an unfortunate fall which is certainly not the manufacturers fault but again, my review takes into consideration the extra price paid for "cushioning" which in this case did not work. 3Dead after 4 months Died after less than 6 months...Everything was working fine until I left it plugged in to my computer, I was uploading stuff to the cloud... When I came back, the Hard drive was making weird noises and I noticed it was not recognized by my computer. I restarted my machine, tried with 3 different Macs, 2 different cables and nothing... It just doesn't work. It still turns on but unrecognizable by any computer, only makes weird sounds like scratching and bleeping and the LED blinks fast... Never had a HD that failed after such short time. I don't think I'm ever buying LaCie or Seagate products again... I may have lost all my data... 1Second time having issues with a La Cie product Purchased this item less than 5 months ago. I transferred all my photos on it for safe keeping. I was getting warning signs that something was not right after just a few months but believed the problem to be with the USB cables. Three months in the drive stopped working. I took it to a local computer repair store to have them retrieve my 3,000+ photos but they were unable to get anything. The drive was shipped off and now I am waiting to see if a company that apparently has more resources can retrieve any of the photos. My price will be between $550 and $1500. This has turned out to be a very expensive external HD. 1Not Confident I had a brief scare with another drive and quickly purchased this one to back up the other. Plugging it in, I was welcomed with a program called Lacie Setup Assistant. "Wow, that's great!" I thought, knowing I didn't want to research once again how to partition my drive. A few clicks later, it was formatting and said, "Do Not Unplug - Formatting". I waited five hours, and then finally decided that it was hung up. Unplugging it, I found that the computer would not recognize the drive when plugged in anymore. Frustrated, I looked at several websites, and finally found one that told me to go to: disk management, (right click on the drive) and initialize disk, (right click on the unallocated space) and click on "new simple volume"), and assign a letter for a drive path (Windows 10). After several hours of online research, it finally worked and was recognized by the computer. If it wasn't for the fact that I needed it asap, I would have returned it, but the fact that it caused me several hours of inconvenience, along with the other reviews I read of others having problems with their computer not recognizing the drive give me little confidence in this expensive investment that contains my important files. Does the drive work? I think so, but I'm not sure, which is not a good thing for a hard drive. 3Great! ....Until it died two weeks after I got it.This worked wonderful until the Drive died on me about 2 weeks after my purchase. I luckily was able to save all of the files on this, but I believe I was given a drive with a faulty interface. I am a college student and I was using this drive to edit off of for my film classes, and It would take forever to connect to my computer, and accessing the files on it was a whole other story. It would have to load any and all files for 20-30 mins before I could use them. It was very inconvenient, and after having dropped a large amount of money on this, I hope to get mine replaced by Lacie soon. Other friends of mine have used this drive before and had no problem, so I know my issue is a personal one with my specific drive. I hope to replace it soon.1Used to be my favorite hard drive brand... now it's terrible I'm a professional photographer and have been using versions of these orange Lacie drives for about 5 years now. I go through 4-6 of them a year. And have been really happy with them until now. I purchased this one in March 2018 and it died after 3 months & I lost all the files on it. Replaced it and am already having issues with the new one. If you are working on a laptop and move even slightly you get the "disk wasn't ejected properly" message. The replacement I bought is already making a clicking noise, which I know now is bad news. I don't know what changed, but unfortunately I no longer trust Lacie hard drives at all and won't be buying again. 1WARNING! DO NOT BUY!!! Dead Hard drive after a few monthsI waited to make a review most of these reviews below are right after purchase. These drives are faulty. You can hear them click when copying files to them. I used my on occasion only when I had to leave town. After a few months of using my hard drive a couple times a month it died. Lacie was bought out by Seagate so you have to use Seagates website to do a return then when you type in the model and serial info gives you get an error. So then you have to call Seagate to do a return which they then tell you will cost $50. I returned mine and received another one, same issue 5 months later drive will no longer open and I lost all my data again. Do not buy!1BE ADVISED...TRANSFER SPEEDS ARE MUCH SLOWER THAN STATED!They state, "Thunderbolt speeds up to 510MB/s with SSD (HDD up to 130MB/s)". This was not true for me!I own about 20 external drives, so I am quite familiar with what to expect. This drive is among the slowest I have encountered. I have a 6 year old USB 1 drive that speedier than this drive. Using a MacBook Pro 2018 with Thunderbolt 3 USB 3.1 connections, this drive transfers data at the rate of about 25 MB per second, not the 510 MB stated on the product. I am less than impressed at these speeds. For example, I am transferring 2 TB of data right now, and it will take about 24 hours to complete the process. If you do the math, it is about 25MB per second...a far cry from their advertised speeds. Even at 130MB per second, the minimum of what they state, this job would take 4 hours, not 24 hours.The other annoying thing about this drive is that it states that it is USB 3.0 compatible but it is not Thunderbolt 3. They do provide all of the cabling you will need to connect to most any computer, but there is a pre-installed cable that wraps around the drive and tucks in at the end. If you own a computer that uses this connection, then you are good as gold. But if your computer doesn't have this connection, then you are stuck with the cable wrapped around the drive that you will never use. It's annoying and it is in the way and it cannot be removed. While I agree with the idea of what Lacie is trying to do, it only serves those people who own computers that use that specific cable connection. If you don't have a computer with that connector, then it's a useless appendage and an annoyance.I would expect to see better performance and product from a company like Lacie. I own many of their older drives, so I thought to give them another shot, but sadly disappointed.And lastly, I paid a premium of about 80% more for this drive over a similar drive, just so that I could take advantage of the USB Thunderbolt speeds, only to find the speed to be about 5% or at best 10% of the stated transfer speeds.One final point of fact, I took a 335 GB group of files and simply duplicated them on the drive itself....meaning that the information was not transferred from one device to another device...they were just copied on the same drive itself. That task took more than 4 hours. If you do the math, you will find that the transfer (duplication) speed was 23.3 MB per second!1A Good Drive, But Not GreatI have used this drive as an external drive for photo editing in Lightroom. It is a great drive, but is not nearly as fast as indicated in the description when you are moving thousands of small files around.Pros:- Great capacity to price ratio- As a backup drive, it is really fast for a spinning disk- It really will survive a waist high dropCons:- Really slow in Lightroom - even with USB-CIf this review was helpful to you, please click the "yes" button below - it helps Amazon (and those of us who write reviews) know if the information provided is of value to others.3Faulty custome reviews, obviously bought.Bought this drive with the reputation of LaCie (having 3 more such drive with Thunderbolt 2 and USB 3.0. Never had issues until I bought this specimen. Not only it is not recognized by a regular OS drive utilities, but it actually asks you to use their "Seagate, obviously not LaCie" utility. Horrible experience. Never buy this drive. Being using LaCie on Mac, Linux and Windows with the OLD LaCie -- never had a problem. Seagate screwed up the copmany's best lines of products. But them what is new. This one is not recognized as a 5TB size by anything -- neither Mac, Linux nor Windows. What kind of fresh hell is this? Seagate?What the hell product did you come up with, dear Seagate? Is it an apple, pear, orange or simply a flop? Why?It is not enoigh the Google owns you guys, you just have to give in to your precious data storage too -- Seagate. Once exemplary, now the bottom of the hole.Will NEVER BUY LaCie after Seagate flop miracle!!! Suggest DO NOT BUY to anyone who respects themselves as specialist in the field or simply advanced consumer.APPARENTLY SEAGATE CAN BUY 6 GOOD REVIEWS, BUT CAN YOU TRUST THESE AT ALL?NO RESPECT FOR SUCH COMPANY FROM ME!With disrespectVery disappointed customer!!!1Slowest hardrive I ve ever used. And the cable comes out too easily. This is the slowest hard drive I have ever had. I just looked up my order to make sure it was actually usb 3. It is truly slower than some of the usb 2 drives that I have had in the past. I am using this as a 3rd copy of my Lightroom files. I am using goodsync. I am able to see what speed it is copying at. Sometimes as low as 4.2 mb. The other drives I m using are western digital. One is older than this drive. Both are copying the same files using the same syncing software and the speeds are averaging around 50mb, sometimes 65mb. I may stop using this hard drive as I m wasting too much time waiting for it to copy. Another issue is the cable comes out so easily. I ve managed to repair the disk at least 3 different times when the cable has come out when files are copying. I ve cut away some of the orange rubber that is close to the port. That was in the way of the cable, but even now that it s gone, the cable is still so loose. I have to resort the leaving the laptop on a table and not using it at all while the drive is attached. This is a very slow and unreliable hard drive. I have had 2 older models of rugged Lacie drives. They each had 3 ports. Usb and FireWire. On each of the drives one of 3 ports stopped working. I will never purchase this brand again. 2So rugged it won't even survive shipping.This "Rugged" Drive didn't even survive shipping. This is the second LaCie drive I have had, and come to think of it my first one failed too. Unit would not mount on either my Mac or my PC. Drive was not visible via disk management and was beeping constantly. RMA'd and will be ordering a Western Digital drive. I am done buying these overpriced, overrated drives.1
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