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LaCie Rugged Mini 500GB USB 3.0 2.5" External Hard Drive 301556 Orange

  • Mini Size | Rugged Design|USB 3.0 Performance
  • Shock-, rain-, and pressure-resistant
  • Password protection
  • 2-Year Limited Warranty
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Learn more about the LaCie 301556

Model

Brand
LaCie
Series
Rugged Mini
Model
301556

Performance

Color
Orange
Interface
USB 3.0
Capacity
500GB
RPM
7200 RPM

Physical Spec

Form Factor
2.5"
Dimensions
5.3" x 3.4" x 0.75"
Weight
0.53 lbs.

Features

Features
Shock-, rain-, and pressure-resistant

Password protection

USB 3.0: up to 4x faster than USB 2.0

Packaging

Package Contents
LaCie Rugged Mini USB 3.0 Hard Disk
USB 3.0 cable (USB 2.0-compatible)
Quick Install Guide
Complete Software suite: Pr (preloaded: Private-Public, Backup Assistant, Eco-Mode, Wuala Secure Online Storage

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • Michael T.
  • 11/13/2013 12:31:48 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGreat Drive, however

Pros: The drive is great.

Cons: The cable is sub standard for a rugged drive. The connection is easy to break just treating the drive like a rugged drive. Over all, I would say the drive is not really meant for rugged operation pretty much because of this. The enclosure's rubberized probably makes it a bit shock proof but don't take it mountain climbing.

Other Thoughts: I'd buy it again but would like the cable a bit more sturdy where it connects to the drive.

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  • Alan L.
  • 12/28/2012 9:54:54 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: It's quiet, cool and reasonably quick. The design is solid and reassuringly easy to pack, carry or move.

Cons: None so far. The capacity is relatively small nowadays, however.

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  • Shawn H.
  • 12/17/2012 3:00:12 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsBad Sectors

Pros: Drive worked great for a while - until recently I would have given it 5 eggs.

Cons: Three months into use, it started to develop bad sectors, eventually corrupting the virtual machine I was running off of it and causing me to have to rebuild a new VM from scratch. I recovered the drive and tried to keep using it, hoping it was a fluke, then more file corruption occurred about a week later.

Other Thoughts: Drive sits, unmoved, attached via USB3 to my desktop computer most of the time. It's quiet and reasonably fast for spinning disks. If it weren't for the bad sectors...

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