Review: LaCie Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt Series

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LaCie Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt Series Review

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Mark Levien says:

So if the speed of the usb3 and thunderbolt is comparable, the only advantage of getting this drive over a standard usb3 is the ruggedness?

Jefferson Ramirez says:

great video and info, let me to ask you a question i would like to buy and upgrade this hard drive (7200rpm spinning 500 gb) to and solid state drive (any like 850 pro samsung), will it work? (upgradable?) could help me with it so i can buy this lace rugged drive, thanks mate

Ctrèsbeau Claude says:

Your informations are much to fast to understand. 

Alex Mandujano says:

is this only mac? or can it be used with PC as well?

Purplebeard says:


Loic Reviews says:

I have a MBP Retina 13′ and I use the 2 USB ports and was looking for a good external hard-drive that I can use without getting a USB-hub just because I didn’t wanted the speed to be affected.

Thanks for your video because now I’m really sure of which product I’m going to use for my file savings and Time Machine 😉

Steven Hintz says:

I’ve been wanting to know is this an SSD drive? Or disk?

workon1t says:

Has this been named Thunderbolt, without hidden reference to its connection type being used, expressed or implied 🙂 ?

মহামান্য আকাশ says:

Ur lack of knowledge and your “Religion of Apple” is giving me laughter !


is it only for Apple?

মহামান্য আকাশ says:

Brilliant camerawork BTW. Loved it.

Conor O'Mara says:

Sorry could somebody just explain to me why I shouldn’t get this because I have a windows computer. Is it because I could get a similar storage for a much cheaper price or because it doesn’t work as fast with it. Or what is the reason?

thecodposter52 says:

Megabits haha funny you mean 100 megabytes

Real Pic Productions says:

SO the speed between the USB3 or Thunderbolt look pretty much the same!!!

Joe The Scientist says:

Hey if you had go with Lacie Rugged thunderbolt series Or 1Tb or G-Technology – G-DRIVE mobile with Thunderbolt 1TB. Which one would you go for? Both the same price but im not sure witch one to get. 

TerrrafrostGames says:

The “other end” of the USB cable is a regular micro-USB 3.0 connector and shouldnt be difficult to find at all.

47 says:

They could do a bit more work on the aesthetics. A metal box with an ugly orange removable bumper… Even though ADATA HD Durable range didn’t perform as well on the benchmark tests, they at least put a bit more thought and creativity into the design. I was sort of inclined to swap my adata for a lacie and pay a bit more… But didn’t seem to grab me!

Armando Santos says:

annoying repetition be concise

Matt Joyce says:

I got this off ebay refurbished for $137 US (final price, including shipping). There’s another person selling one right now for $118/$147 final price, less than 6 months old, like new condition

Humdidalaytor says:

You’re review was super helpful!

Cam Will Thom says:

Stop shouting.

Ananthakrishnan Tharakesh says:

Now, all of you out there. Don’t get fooled with the ‘ password protection” mentioned on the box. actually, it is not as advertised. When I called the support, they asked me to download the ‘public-private’ software from their site and download it to the drive. It actually can encrypt only 50 Gb of data. So it is not a password protection. Its just a 50 GB maximum encryption.
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Darlene Sterling says:

I appreciate this very much! Explained well and helped me decide which one I needed and what is worth the money! Thanks

Trulla says:

Is it true that it cannot be used for permanently backing up files? Is it only good to use while editing?

Kevin Schmidt says:

2.5 mins into this video and i still dont know if it is solid state or a hard disk. how did nobody else notice this

John Coles says:

The “funky cable” is a standard USB 3 cable. Just FYI.

ichisuke ryu says:

I really want this product, but i read multiple times from different websites including apple that the thunderbolt cable attached to the device was always failing. at least 80% of people from different sites mentioned it. And thats making me skeptical to buy this….

Carl says:

I came here expecting to see the HD get thrown across the room. That’s how I gauge the quality of these babies.

John Snow says:

nice review. esp mentioning other options for memory

Tom O'Toole says:

i set it all to mac only storage accidentally… am i fucked?

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