LaCie all rugged-terrain drive

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by maflynn, Mar 1, 2010.

  1. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    I know I over spent on buying this at the apple store, (I was there buying the aperture upgrade), and I'm having a bit of buyer's remorse.

    I needed a bus powered portable drive that's fairly resistant to damage from traveling.

    I had an OWC portable unit, and the HD crashed. I know I could have used that enclosure but I'm concerned that the drive would crash again.

    Thoughts and/or opinions

    I think I can still return it, but I'll have to eat the 10% restocking fee. I can get a 500gig drive for around 100 and slap it into the old enclosure or I can live with the LaCie drive for 167.
     
  2. Cool Runnings macrumors regular

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    Take it like a man.... and give it to me :D

    I had kept it... don't want to pay the restocking fee and the hassle with shipping and to order another drive.
     
  3. maflynn thread starter Moderator

    maflynn

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    That's kind of where I'm at now. The delta is about 50 bucks when you factor in the restocking fee and 50 bugs is like a dinner for two. Not that big deal right. I'll just tell the wife, I cannot take her out to dinner this weekend because I bought a new hard drive :eek:
     
  4. Signal-11 macrumors 65816

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    You asked for opinions, here's mine.

    Those LaCie Rugged All-Terrains aren't worth the premium and are just a marketing gimmick. It has no more effective environmental protection than half the externals/enclosures out there.

    A small Pelican or Otterbox (dustproof/waterproof/crushproof) case is a much better solution for serious environmental/travel conditions than a mere enclosure, which by design, cannot be sealed.
     
  5. lionheartednyhc macrumors 65816

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    Return it dude, there is no restocking fee on 3rd party stuff.
     
  6. polotska macrumors 6502

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    Agreed. If you ever take one apart, you'll see that the "ruggedization" is virtually non-existent—the rubber bumper on the outside is all that it amounts to.
     

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