LaCie Rikiki USB 2.0 1TB Mobile Drive
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The Lacie Rikiki Portable Hard Drive Boasts A 1 Tb Storage Capacity And Is Oneof The Smallest Models On The Market. With A Compact And Sturdy Body, The Rikiki Fits Snugly Into Thepalm Of Your Hand, Enabling You To Pack Up Your Files And Take Them Everywherewith You. As Well As Having A Usb Port, The Lacierikiki Is Compatible With Bothwindows And Mac: Simply Hook It Up To Your Computer To Get Going.
Ultra-compact portable Drive with embedded cable. Its brushed aluminum casing works on two levels: it helps protect your data, but also gives the Rikiki a sophisticated look. The aluminum exterior is tough, but it's also light enough for mobility, ensuring your data will always make it to its destination. Its integrated USB cable tucks away when not in use for convenience, and it also means you'll never lose it.See all Product Description
Top Customer Reviews
I read loads of reviews on portable hard drives before buying this one.
Here's the full low down on this drive.....
1. If you read numerous reviews on Amazon everyone seems disappointed with any hard drive that they buy, as they are never the full 1000GB that is stated.
No hard drives are EVER their full stated capacity!
They will always show 937GB or something like that.
That is the norm!
2. This hard drive comes preloaded with Lacie's backup software so only appears as a 499MB drive.
It looks like that because it's only showing the software partition on the drive.
3. This doesn't mean that you have to install the packaged software though!
4. If you just want the hard drive as a drag and drop storage solution you can reformat the drive to any requirement you like and it will perform fine.
It comes formatted as FAT32 which is fine for both Mac and PC.
As I'm a mac user and have an older G4 powerbook and user a new Mac mini at work I chose to re-format the drive as a Mac OS journaled volume.
The drive comes partitioned into one tiny partition with the software on and one big partition for storage.
All you need to do on a mac is open disk utility on the Mac, go to the partition bit, pick the drive, pick one partition, Name the drive whatever you want and select Mac OS journaled and then press go.
Hey presto it's a drag and drop drive!
I'm not sure of the procedure on a pc but it's really simple on a mac.
Here's the "how to" I found online.
There's also a useful manual online too for thjose of us who's mac is so old that you can't run the installer
The fact is that now I've lost every single thing that was ever saved onto this drive.
[All of my most precious, and irreplaceable photos of my children from birth onwards. these are all now gone forever, leaving me with just my own memories of these most treasured moments in time.]
I RECOMMEND THAT YOU DON'T BUY ANYTHING FROM THIS COMPANY - "LACIE"
ALL OF THEIR PRODUCTS ARE SUB-STANDARD & INFERIOR QUALITY.
THEY WILL NOT LAST VERY LONG BEFORE THEY'RE COMPLETELY BROKEN!!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very pleased with this hard drive, appears to be well made and I like the convenience of the built in USB connecting lead at an extremely good price. Read morePublished on 22 Nov. 2013 by R. James
After the first Lacie that died, I decided to buy another one because I like their design... Both died in two years time... with minimum use...Published on 30 July 2013 by Yiannakis
Does what it was said to do. No bells and whistles just quiet efficiency and so SMALL. three more wordsPublished on 22 May 2013 by Mr. Philip H. Corkill
I've had this now for two months and it does the job. Using it to back up my Mac (time machine device) and there have been a few times when it has needed to be repaired, but... Read morePublished on 16 Feb. 2013 by SamTuchband
Purchased this for my husband and it seems to be just what he needed to back up our Mac. Looks good and sits nicely just behind the screen.Published on 21 Jan. 2013 by EllieTV