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75 Global Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
75

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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"The LaCie Rugged Mini is a speedy USB 3.0 drive that will shrug off a taxing daily commute in a clumsy student's backpack. But it's not ideal for a six-week Outward Bound adventure on the Ross Ice Shelf."
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70
 
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Critic Reviews 2

85
 
Average User Score
User Reviews 2
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Specs

Key Specs

Type
Portable hard drive
Storage space
5001
Drive type
Platter
USB
Yes
FireWire / 1394
No
Type
Storage space
Drive type
USB
FireWire / 1394
Portable hard drive
5001
Platter
Yes
No

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75 Global Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
75

A good product that falls short of greatness.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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User Reviews

90
ILAN1
Good drive. Works well. I bought it a few months ago, and so far, so good. The...read more
80
fakerobot84
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
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