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LaCie Rikiki USB 3.0 (500 GB)

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Product Highlights
  • Mobile Drive With SuperSpeed USB 3.0
  • Transfer Rates Up To 5 Gbps
  • Compatible With USB 2.0
  • Resistant Aluminum Construction
  • Powered Via USB Connection
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Backup Assistant Software
  • 10 GB Wuala Secure Online Storage

The LaCie Rikiki USB 3.0 (500 GB) is efficacious in producing quick data transfers from anywhere your laptop can go. The SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface maxes out at a rate of 5 Gbps and is also compatible with the slower, USB 2.0 interface. The compact and resistant aluminum frame houses a fanless hard drive, which is bus-powered via USB cable. This liberates you from needing an AC power source.

The bus-powered mobile Rikiki fits in the palm of your hand and has a storage capacity of 500 GB. The lightweight aluminum frame is recyclable and protects your drive from the inevitable wear, tear, shocks and bumps of mobile use. It also features software that can restore your data and settings if they're lost. As an extra measure of security, LaCie includes one year of Wuala Online storage, which affords a 10 GB capacity to back up content through the Internet storage site.

The included backup/restore and secondary storage software prevents your content from being lost and the rugged aluminum frame protects your device from damage. The Rikiki is secure, ultra-portable, compact and highly productive. It's also flexible. Not only is it compatible with USB 2.0 connectivity, but it works with several operating systems for both Mac and PC. Whether you need a Rikiki USB 3.0 (500 GB) mobile hard drive for extra storage, backup or data creation; it certainly has the adaptability, mobility and performance to avail all of your needs and efforts.

SuperSpeed USB 3.0
The Rikiki USB 3.0 gives you SuperSpeed performance. USB 3.0 reaches up to 5 Gbps, making it ideal for mobile professionals looking for high transfer speeds. It's also compatible with USB 2.0
Ultra-Compact & Mobile
The Rikiki USB 3.0 fits in the palm of your hand and is powered via the USB connection. It combines speed with an ultra-compact/portable size, making it ideal for users on the go who need 500 GB of storage and quick transfer speeds
Aluminum Construction
The resistant aluminum construction is as protective as it is stylish. It's also recyclable
Software
The Rikiki USB 3.0 includes setup and backup software. It also includes one year of Wuala 10 GB online storage
General
Mounting Mobile
Case Material Aluminum
Capacity 500 GB
Interface / Transfer Rate (Max) USB 3.0 (5 Gbps)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbps)
System Requirements Computer with a USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 port
High-speed Internet for online storage
Windows XP, Vista, 7
Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6
600 MB of free disk space recommended (minimum)
Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.9 x 0.5 x 4.6" (7.5 x 1.3 x 11.9 cm)
Weight 6.2 oz (176 g)
LaCie Rikiki USB 3.0 (500 GB)
  • USB 3.0 Cable (USB 2.0 Compatible)
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    LaCieRikiki USB 3.0 (500 GB)
     
    4.5

    (based on 16 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Attractive (14)
    • Compact (13)
    • Quiet (13)
    • Portable (11)
    • Easy to set up (9)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Back-up (12)
      • Additional storage (8)
      • Photo storage (8)
      • File transfer (7)
      • Video (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Power user (8), Casual user (7)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (11), Business (4)
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac (10)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      A little larger than it's sibling.

      A good solid package and though it is USB 3 the drive is actually slightly larger than it's USB 2.0 sibling and also has a different USB port configuration and does not have the simple...Read complete review

      A good solid package and though it is USB 3 the drive is actually slightly larger than it's USB 2.0 sibling and also has a different USB port configuration and does not have the simple built in USB cable but a rather large cable that I find too big for laptop/travel use. So if your looking for something exactly like the original Rikiki you may be disappointed. I also don't like the status light as much they opted for a super bright white LED while the previous version had a more diminutive orange LED which I like better.

      Other than that the drive housing seems just as robust and it is still more compact than many similar drives of this size. Basically just wanted to use as a back up but I figure the USB 2.0 will be better for this and the 3.0 will be better for media storage which works better with the improved speed

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Not formatted for Mac

      I thought I was ordering a drive already formatted for Mac but this one isn't. I haven't been able to format and use it yet because I'm not sure how to save what I...Read complete review

      I thought I was ordering a drive already formatted for Mac but this one isn't. I haven't been able to format and use it yet because I'm not sure how to save what I have on my hard drive? The instructions for formatting save and then erase what is on it.. Save it where? Not computer literate enough to do it.. Disappointed.

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      5.0

      Get it, got it, good!

      By GB

      from L.A., CA

      About Me Casual user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Compact
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Easy to use
      • Portable
      • Quiet

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup

        Comments about LaCie Rikiki USB 3.0 (500 GB):

        Needed a clone back up drive. Works fine... wish I had a faster connect 3.0 on my computer. But I knew that when I bought it.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac

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        5.0

        Perfect laptop backup drive

        By molownia

        from New York, NY

        About Me Power user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Compact
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Easy to use
        • Portable
        • Quiet

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Additional Storage
          • Backup

          Comments about LaCie Rikiki USB 3.0 (500 GB):

          It is slim, sturdy and works perfectly well backing up my MacBook Pro with Time Machine. I have three of these and no issues at all. Thumbs up.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • Mac

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          5.0

          perfect backup drive

          By jdstvvideo

          from Apex, NC

          About Me Power user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Compact
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Easy to use
          • High Capacity
          • Portable
          • Quiet

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Additional Storage
            • Backup
            • File Transfer
            • Photo Storage
            • Video

            Comments about LaCie Rikiki USB 3.0 (500 GB):

            THis is a small but powerful USB 3.0 drive that is perfect for using as a backup to your hard drive.

            • Primary use:
            • Business
            • Computer Platform:
            • Mac

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Rikiki USB 3.0 (500 GB) by LaCie

            By micreteag

            from tennessee

            About Me Power user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Compact
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Easy to use
            • High Capacity
            • Portable
            • Quiet

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Additional Storage
              • Backup
              • File Transfer
              • Photo Storage

              Comments about LaCie Rikiki USB 3.0 (500 GB):

              no problems at all setting up on my 2007 imac5,1 intel core 2 duo. it automatically copied every on my internal hard drive. it also updates everything on a user supplied time interval.

              • Primary use:
              • Business
              • Computer Platform:
              • Mac

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              5.0

              nice drive, great for back up

              By jtmayer

              from skaneateles, ny

              About Me Casual user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Compact

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Additional Storage
                • Backup
                • File Transfer
                • Photo Storage
                • Video

                Comments about LaCie Rikiki USB 3.0 (500 GB):

                great drive

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Computer Platform:
                • Mac

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                (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Not formatted for Mac

                By O.

                from Santa Fe, N.M.

                About Me Casual user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Portable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Photo Storage

                  Comments about LaCie Rikiki USB 3.0 (500 GB):

                  I thought I was ordering a drive already formatted for Mac but this one isn't. I haven't been able to format and use it yet because I'm not sure how to save what I have on my hard drive? The instructions for formatting save and then erase what is on it.. Save it where? Not computer literate enough to do it.. Disappointed.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • Mac

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  A little larger than it's sibling.

                  By Setwalker

                  from Los Angeles, CA

                  About Me Power user

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Compact
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Easy to use
                  • High Capacity
                  • Portable
                  • Quiet

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Additional Storage
                    • Photo Storage
                    • Video

                    Comments about LaCie Rikiki USB 3.0 (500 GB):

                    A good solid package and though it is USB 3 the drive is actually slightly larger than it's USB 2.0 sibling and also has a different USB port configuration and does not have the simple built in USB cable but a rather large cable that I find too big for laptop/travel use. So if your looking for something exactly like the original Rikiki you may be disappointed. I also don't like the status light as much they opted for a super bright white LED while the previous version had a more diminutive orange LED which I like better.

                    Other than that the drive housing seems just as robust and it is still more compact than many similar drives of this size. Basically just wanted to use as a back up but I figure the USB 2.0 will be better for this and the 3.0 will be better for media storage which works better with the improved speed

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • Mac

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                    4.0

                    good external hard drive

                    By hank

                    from new york

                    About Me Power user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Compact
                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • High Capacity
                    • Portable
                    • Quiet

                    Cons

                    • Slow

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about LaCie Rikiki USB 3.0 (500 GB):

                      was a little bummed by the actual transfer speed. either way, it works well as a back up andhave no complains.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • PC

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                      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Great product

                      By Jenna

                      from New York, NY

                      About Me Casual user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Compact
                      • Portable

                      Cons

                      • Difficult To Use

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup

                      Comments about LaCie Rikiki USB 3.0 (500 GB):

                      Great external hard drive. It backed up my computer extremely fast.

                      Only complaint was the file on the external to reformat for Mac OS didn't work, and i had to go through the step by step process on LaCie's website.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • Mac

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great backup drive for MacBook Air

                      By Chris K.

                      from OC, California

                      About Me Power user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Compact
                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Easy to use
                      • High Capacity
                      • Portable
                      • Quiet

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup
                        • File Transfer

                        Comments about LaCie Rikiki USB 3.0 (500 GB):

                        Being one of only a few USB 3.0 drives available as of June 2012, I bought this drive due to the LaCie name. I had a few of their other external drives in the past and never had issues. This drive did not disappoint.

                        I run this drive on OSX only, sending files and movies from my Mac Pro to my MacBook Air. You can sense the difference in transfer times between 2.0 and 3.0 as the files going to the Air are done much faster than those coming from the Mac Pro. Time Machine backups are super quick too.

                        The construction is beautiful and simple. Time will tell on durability and reliability but I don't foresee any issues. I'm very happy with this purchase, it's a great drive.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • Mac

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Very good overall

                        By Giorgio Martin

                        from Jamaica, NY

                        About Me Power user

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design
                        • Compact
                        • Quiet

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • File Transfer

                          Comments about LaCie Rikiki USB 3.0 (500 GB):

                          Good design, compact, lightweight, silent, and very fast compared to other USB HDs I've been using, although I'm just using the USB 2.0 version since I don't have any USB 3.0 port.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                          • Computer Platform:
                          • Mac

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                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Normal

                          By Df44

                          from Kuwait

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Quiet

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Backup
                            • File Transfer

                            Comments about LaCie Rikiki USB 3.0 (500 GB):

                            All things good only the usb strange

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                            4.0

                            Rikiki USB 3.0 (500 GB) by LaCie

                            By Dave

                            from Denver, CO

                            About Me Casual user

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attractive Design
                            • Compact
                            • Quiet

                            Cons

                            • No Power Switch

                            Best Uses

                            • Photo Storage
                            • Video

                            Comments about LaCie Rikiki USB 3.0 (500 GB):

                            The measurements listed are not correct (0.7 in), and as their are some issues format for Windows or Mac, but download a driver from Lacie. Other than that it seems to work fine although it is still brand new.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Great design and features

                            By Michael rowed the boat

                            from Chicago, IL

                            About Me Power user

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attractive Design
                            • Compact
                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Easy to use
                            • High Capacity
                            • Quiet

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Additional Storage
                              • Backup
                              • File Transfer
                              • Photo Storage

                              Comments about LaCie Rikiki USB 3.0 (500 GB):

                              I primarily use this hard drive for work as a freelance designer. I use a Mac at home but a lot of firms use PC's so I needed something that could simply exchange my files. This device allows the user to duel format the drive for PC and Mac using a partition. This feature is the best thing I've seen in a long time. It's a beautiful object that's insanely small with tons of space and the 3.0 USB allows for quick transfers.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Business

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                              4.0

                              Elegant outsides the wise

                              By LNG

                              from San Gabriel CA

                              About Me Casual user

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attractive Design
                              • Portable
                              • Quiet

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Additional Storage
                                • Backup

                                Comments about LaCie Rikiki USB 3.0 (500 GB):

                                I use it to store some data, or to transfer stuffs from my pc to mac.
                                It is really nice design, metal-a-like

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal

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                                5.0

                                Perfect for Photo Backup!

                                By Pat B.

                                from Brooklyn, NY

                                About Me Casual user

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attractive Design
                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Easy to use
                                • High Capacity
                                • Portable
                                • Quiet

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Additional Storage
                                  • Backup
                                  • Photo Storage

                                  Comments about LaCie Rikiki USB 3.0 (500 GB):

                                  This is a quiet drive that I am using as my main photo drive now. It is fast and has worked perfectly thus far.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal

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