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PC Mag Sep 20, 2012

If you need the fastest, rugged portable storage, the LaCie Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt is the drive you want. It's made for a Mac, but is strong enough for a PC, especially now that Thunderbolt is available on Windows laptops.

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Gizmodo Sep 25, 2012

If you need backup storage (and you do), you might be willing to spend extra dough for the fastest possible speeds. In that case, yes, this should be the one you buy.

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Macworld Nov 27, 2012

After testing countless drives, LaCie’s Rugged USB3 is one of my favorites to date. It’s simple to setup and use, it has Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 interfaces, it’s backwards compatible with USB 2.0, and offers SSD speed without a ridiculously high price tag.

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CNET Sep 25, 2012

Fast, flexible, rugged, and affordable, the LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt is one of the best high-end portable drives on the market.

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PhamM PhamM

I've been using Rugged drives for years, and they've always been reliable and pretty handy. I like that this model has Thunderbolt interface. Now media files move quickly, backups are smoother, and my overall productivity has improved with this drive. It's also nice to know the unit was built...

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Fallyn Fallyn

Great drive. Rugged, silent and very fast. Have been using this for more than a year now. No problems at all. Would buy again.

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Magggie Magggie

I bought this drive a couple of months ago, and happy to say that it's working as advertised. No problems with cables or connections, setting it up took minutes and it's very reliable. It doesn't need an external power supply, which is a nice bonus. I like the orange rubber sleeve, too, it keeps...

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The speed is great, I have a Late 2011 Macbook Pro, so it doesn't have USB 3.0 but it does have Thunderbolt, its about twice as quick using Thunderbolt. The portability is good but with the big rubber ring around it it can get covered in dirty and grim but can be easily wiped off. The design is...

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