Reviewed by C. Craig2013-10-10
Best drive for shipping
Since our business has to ship videos and other multi-GB collateral from time to time, we’ve invested in a few of these 1TB LaCie Rugged drives for shipping purposes. We’ve read a lot of positive reviews about the durability of these hard drives and all the reviews have been completely true so far.
Our clients have never complained of receiving damaged hard drives. On occasion, we ask clients to ship the Rugged hard drives back to us and we’ve never had an incident where the hard drives are rendered unusable. The thick rubber sleeve wrapped around the edges of each hard drive does a great job at protecting from shock and vibration. We did have an incident once where the rubber sleeve had slipped off the drive but we were able to mount the drive and get full use out of it.
Like most LaCie drives, these drives’ transfer speeds are consistently high, so we never have to worry about them slowing down the workflow. The drives’ compatibility with both USB 3.0 and FireWire, and backward-compatibility with earlier interfaces, makes them more valuable to us because we can use them on any computer in the office.