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LaCie 500GB Rugged Triple Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0 / 2 x Firewire800 Model LAC301983 Orange

  • Enhanced speed and connectivity
  • AES 256-bit encryption protection
  • Drop-resistant up to two meters

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years
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  • Anonymous
  • 12/9/2015 6:12:20 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot rugged at all

This review is from: LaCie 500GB Rugged Triple Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0 / 2 x Firewire800 Model LAC301983 Orange

Pros: Fast drive

Cons: Flawed usb connector. The connector broke off inside the housing. Don't transport this drive with a USB cable connected. No amount of ruggedness can prevent these cheap flimsy USB connectors from breaking. And LaCie was no help. Drive was out of warranty so they just gave me the cold shoulder. I'll be replacing all of my LaCies with somethings else.

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/2/2013 5:36:35 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsDrive fine, connector not

This review is from: LaCie 500GB Rugged Triple Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0 / 2 x Firewire800 Model LAC301983 Orange

Pros: Looks nice. The drive itself worked fine. Rugged orange rubber bumper is a good idea.

Cons: Worked for about 9 months, then the connector began to act spotty. It became difficult to maintain obtain or maintain a connection.

The special funky and delicate USB connector that manufacturers seem to be so fond of now was just not making good contact anymore.

Tried different cables, but the connector in the drive case itself is bad.

Other Thoughts: No way to even salvage the drive inside, as LaCie uses the same type of weird screws with pins in the middle that Apple uses on their products to lock them down.

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1 out of 5 eggsEh

This review is from: LaCie 500GB Rugged Triple Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0 / 2 x Firewire800 Model LAC301983 Orange

Pros: Nice Design
Looks neat
Seems Rugged

Cons: Terrible ports

Other Thoughts: My USB port went out in about 6 months.

Don't buy this...

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  • James T.
  • 2/26/2013 4:12:39 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDead after 3 days

This review is from: LaCie 500GB Rugged Triple Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0 / 2 x Firewire800 Model LAC301983 Orange

Pros: Great design idea, capacity, USB 3.0 and firewire.

Cons: Price

Other Thoughts: Drive died after 3 days. It was extremely frustrating because I had loaded 6 hours worth of work onto the drive. Come Friday and I need access the files and the drive would not show up in "Computer." I plugged it into my mac and still nothing. I could hear the disk spin but nothing would happen.

The data on the disk were crucial so I had to figure out a way to access the data. I thought to myself "what if the controller just went bad but the disk is still good," well what do you know? I took the risk, cracked open the case (voided my warranty obviously), plugged into my desktop and bam! My drive was working and my files were retrived. Now I have the enclosure laying around in pieces but atleast i got my data back. At the end, it was indeed the controller that went bad and not the drive.

I am out 140 bucks...

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  • Aaron G.
  • 11/23/2012 3:35:08 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNo complaints

This review is from: LaCie 500GB Rugged Triple Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0 / 2 x Firewire800 Model LAC301983 Orange

Pros: Fast transfer times, no issues with reliability, consistently stays in my backpack and doesn't show any signs of damage/wear, all necessary connection cables provided

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I was going to complain about a seemingly-proprietary connection cable between the drive and the USB 3.0 cord but it looks like that's just the new version of the USB "mini-b" connector. It's my first USB 3.0 device so I didn't know what to expect :).
I don't think my usage of this drive really warrants necessity of its "rugged construction" but I will say that the build quality has held up for the last couple of months despite riding in my backpack every day.

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