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Electronics of all kinds aren’t really built to withstand much in the way of knocks or extreme weather, but a special breed of portable hard drives exists to serve this very purpose – to withstand the everyday tumbles and adverse weather without sacrificing your precious data. It’s not often I get to break things in the name of science, but today is a special day. In the interests of all backpackers, hikers, summer poolside partygoers and urban adventurers – I’ll be putting the claims of two “rugged” portable drives to the test.

Let’s see what damage we can do. We’ll be testing the LaCie Rugged Mini, and the ADATA DashDrive Durable. But don’t worry, we’ll be giving away a brand new unit to the winner.

Both drives I tested offer 500 GB USB 3.0 variants at a similar sub-$100 price point — The LaCie Rugged Mini costs $79 on Amazon and the ADATA DashDrive Durable is not that much cheaper at just $65. 1 TB models are also available, but since we set out to obliterate these, we decided the lower capacity would be suitable.

lacie rugged mini review

Initial Impressions and Design

lacie rugged mini review

The yellow and black construction colors of the ADATA DashDrive Durable were clearly designed to give the impression that this device means serious hardcore business, but it fails quite miserably and comes as a tacky gimmick. I could see immediately that part of the rubberized coating was coming away near the USB connection.

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Looking under the case, I found a small blotch of hot glue where it had been joined – not exactly inspiring stuff. It might look tough, but it would appear on initial inspection it is in fact anything but.

adata dashdrive durable hard drive

A rubber insert for the USB plug is probably what enables this device to claim it can be submersed in water. Yet, it pulls away very easily, so I have my doubts about that claim.

Both drives come with a USB cable, but the ADATA DashDrive Durable has a clip area in the rubber for the cable to slot into, which you might appreciate if you’re prone to losing cables often.

adata dashdrive durable hard drive

The LaCie Rugged Mini has a sleek yet still edgy orange and brushed aluminium styling. I’m not a huge fan of orange on anything, but it’s not too gaudy.

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The design of the rubber surround means no glue is needed – it can in fact be pulled right off to reveal just the sleek boxy aluminium case underneath.

lacie rugged mini hard drive

Both drives featured a small LED visible through the casing.

lacie rugged mini hard drive

Software

The LaCie Rugged Mini hard drive includes a setup program on the drive itself, which helpfully walks you through the process of partioning – simplified as a choice between how much of the drive you want as NTFS (“for best performance under Windows but read-only on Mac”) and FAT32 (“for sharing between Windows, Linux and Mac”).

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This is great feature for users who don’t understand hard disk formats and probably wouldn’t venture into the Disk Management utilities. A selection of additional software is then offered:

  • Adobe Reader
  • Genie Timeline Free (a Time Machine clone)
  • LaCie Desktop Manager (a drive configuration application)
  • LaCie Public/Public (for encryption)
  • Rugged Mini USB 3.0 Documentation (a digital manual)
  • Wuala

I opted for the LaCie apps and manual, leaving out anything third party. The Desktop Manager app – the only one that actually placed an icon on my desktop or start menu – is probably of more use when you have multiple drives; it gives a quick view of available drive space and the ability to format, as well as configure low power modes.

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The Public/Private app is a packaged version of TrueCrypt How To Create A Truly Hidden Partition With TrueCrypt 7 How To Create A Truly Hidden Partition With TrueCrypt 7 Read More , and will create an encrypted folder within the volume it’s run from. It’s restricted to 4 GB on a FAT32 volume, but recommended maximum size is 50 GB when used within NTFS.

Warning: running the public/private app from your main drive will make an encrypted folder there, not on the device.

I’m sure this was done to make the process easy, but the average user may not be able to figure out that you have to copy files around to whatever drive you want things encrypted on. Considering the pains they have gone to with making the install and partitioning process easy, it’s just inconsistent that ease-of-use doesn’t continue throughout – this really should be integrated into the setup application. The time to create the encrypted block was estimated at about 1 GB per minute; in fact, it took no more than 10 minutes for the whole 50GB block.

Once you’re done, a new drive called la-private is mounted, and a system tray icon allows for quick unmounting. 50 GB was also now considered “used” from the other partition – so it’s important to remember this isn’t exactly a separate partition – if you delete the original partition from which it’s made, the private volume will also disappear.

The ADATA DashDrive Durable hard drive comes pre-formatted as a single 500 GB FAT32 partition named “ADATA HD710”, with no software provided. It is plug and play – but this is a bare drive solution, so you’ll need to reformat to something more suitable or find your own encryption. In the interests of fairness, I tested the drive exactly as it arrived, without reformatting to NTFS. The getting started manual lists a URL you can download setup software from, but this should be included.

Speed Tests

Before putting the drives through some rugged testing, I used Crystal Disk Mark for initial speed tests, copying 1000 MB of random sequential data to both FAT32-formatted volumes. Unless otherwise noted, speeds were the same for both read and write operations.

  • Lacie: 116 MB/s
  • ADATA: 118 MB/s
  • Baseline (USB 2.0 external drive, exFAT): 33 MB/s read, 29 MB/s write

Clearly USB 3.0 is giving us a huge speed boost in either case. In real world tests with actual data, I was only able to achieve a maximum of about 100 MB/s on either device. In theory, USB 3.0 should allow for around 400 MB/s, but it’s possible that the hard drives used within the LaCie and ADATA drives aren’t fast enough.

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Since the LaCie software had also allowed me to create NTFS and encrypted partitions, I tested those too.

  • LaCie NTFS: 95 MB/s
  • LaCie encrypted folder: 94 MB/s

Both results are a little anomalous in this case – I would have expected NTFS to perform faster than FAT32, while the encrypted folder showed very little loss of performance. Either way, these are still great speeds compared to USB 2.0.

Ruggedness Claims

The LaCie Rugged Mini claims to be:

  • Shock resistant from a height of 1.2m
  • Rain resistant (but not submersible)
  • Pressure resistant of 1 ton

Whilst the ADATA DashDrive Durable claims to be:

  • “Military grade” Shockproof
  • IEC 529 IPX7 Waterproof

IPX7 indicates that a device is submersible for 30 minutes at a depth of 1 metre. No further information was given for the shockproof claim, so I assumed the same 1.2m drop protection as the LaCie.

Waterproof / Rain resistant

First up was the water test – I used a paddling pool and garden hose to emulate rain. The pool being no more than 50 cm deep was used to submerge the ADATA DashDrive Durable for around 1 minute. The LaCie Rugged Mini, without any claims of being submersible, was hosed, and probably far more harsh than any rain would be:

After 3 days of allowing the drives to dry, I wasn’t convinced about the ADATA DashDrive Durable – I could hear water inside sloshing around, but testing had to continue. Upon reconnection, the LaCie Rugged Mini mounted immediately, and I was able to access all of the files on the device. The ADATA didn’t even power on – it was dead already, despite going nowhere near its waterproof capabilities. Most electronic devices are actually fine with water damage as long as they’re allowed to dry completely – being submersible specifically means no water should enter the circuitry, which it failed miserably at. The rubber lip was securely in place at the time, but it didn’t matter.

The LaCie Rugged Mini, on the other hand, had taken a beating from the worst rain imaginable, and had come out laughing. 1:0 to LaCie

Shock Testing

The LaCie Rugged Mini claims to withstand a drop from 1.2 m – roughly as high as your rucksack might be. ADATA makes no specific claim, but regardless – it was dead already, so I would put it through the same test.

Again, the LaCie Rugged Mini booted fine and the heavy rubber surround had barely a scuff.

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Post-Mortem

Since the ADATA DashDrive Durable hard drive was dead anyway, I opened it up to examine the reasons. Though the rubber casing itself was easy to pry off, having been lightly glued to the drive housing, the plastic case proved more difficult.

lacie rugged mini hard drive review

It was clearly designed to withstand a lot of water – with a rubber seal all the way around and double-lipped case. Unfortunately, the drive inside was soaked – clearly, the water had entered around the USB connection, wherein the design fault lies.

lacie rugged mini review

The rubber insert for the connector pulls away far too easily and isn’t deep enough to lock securely. A small bump could knock it open, and water could probably leak in anyway. After drying things up, the bare drive and USB 3.0 interface proceeded to function normally, but it would never have dried if left inside of the otherwise well-sealed casing.

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Which should you buy?

The clear winner here is the Lacie Rugged Mini drive – both in looks, build quality, and function. ADATA makes clearly unsubstantiated claims, and the “rugged” aspect appears to be no more than superficial branding. Whilst LaCie never claims to be waterproof, it did handle extreme rain admirably and did fine with shock testing. There’s a reason LaCie is a trusted brand, and this just goes to prove it. Stay well away from the ADATA Durable series.

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This giveaway begins now and ends Friday, August 23. The winner will be selected at random and informed via email.

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  1. Elsie MacLeod
    September 21, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    LACIE I LOVE THIS CONTEST, IT WOULD BE A GREAT WIN!!

  2. Elsie MacLeod
    September 21, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    LaCie Great little contest!

  3. Nilesh
    September 4, 2013 at 5:46 am

    By the way in regards to the testing method, you should have first test the shockproof claims rather then water. As A-Data was already dead at drop test we can not conclude the result.

    Give exact same treatment to both (first drop test of course) and then results should be published.

    Besides, in practical life there would be more chances of People dropping the drive then spraying it with water or dropping it in water.

    Regards,
    Nilesh

  4. Nilesh
    September 4, 2013 at 5:41 am

    Hi,

    Could any one please confirm, share the knowledge of any rugged portable HD (or casing) available which is shockproof while DRIVE is ON and RUNNING. I have seen many tests of ppl dropping them but none while drive is running. I have had 3 occurrences of damaging external drives dropping while running.
    Of course best options is SSD but as of now (4 Sept 2013) they are not cheap yet to be as external mass storage.

    Thank you in advance.

    Nilesh

  5. scott h
    September 2, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    LaCie

  6. scott h
    September 2, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    need a new hard drive for on the go maxed my out with data

  7. Norbert G
    August 23, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    LaCie - the color was the thing that made me decide :)

  8. Kathy S
    August 23, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    LaCie

  9. Anne B
    August 23, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    LaCie

  10. Victor Perez
    August 23, 2013 at 11:49 am

    Lacie-rugged-mini

  11. Walter G
    August 23, 2013 at 1:11 am

    I like La Cie products. Thank you.

  12. Karin S
    August 22, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    the mini one

  13. cheetahdsb
    August 22, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    I prefer the LaCie because I already have a LaCie external HD and love it!

  14. Arsen G
    August 22, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    I prefer LaCie Rugged Mini.

  15. Charlz Vic Perez
    August 22, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    Lacie mini.

  16. Victoria Jose
    August 22, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    Lacie mini.

  17. Zyra Anne Perez
    August 22, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    Lacie mini.

  18. duane schuh
    August 22, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    La cie

  19. W B
    August 22, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    I prefer Lacie.

  20. Kany Vic Perez
    August 22, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    LaCie Rugged Mini

  21. mat
    August 22, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    LaCie Rugged Mini

  22. Mark Dwyer
    August 22, 2013 at 11:16 am

    Although I have an ADATA flash drive that works perfectly well, do to your test, when it comes to a rugged portable hard drive, the choice is simple: the Lacie Rugged Mini.

  23. Alfred Chan
    August 22, 2013 at 12:16 am

    I prefer LaCie Rugged Mini. :)

  24. AB
    August 21, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    The Lacie of course.

  25. Mesut Yaver
    August 21, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    Of course, LaCie Rugged Mini.

  26. Bill Campbell
    August 21, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    LaCie

  27. Jennifer B
    August 21, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    The Lacie sound best for me.

  28. Ion I
    August 21, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    I prefer the LaCie

  29. tina
    August 21, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    I will like the lacie one

  30. Vic Limbo
    August 21, 2013 at 9:30 am

    LaCie Rugged Mini

  31. moorandro
    August 21, 2013 at 8:30 am

    LaCie of course!

  32. Kevin Basis
    August 21, 2013 at 4:19 am

    I still prefer Lacie mini.

  33. EB
    August 21, 2013 at 12:57 am

    Lacie

  34. Laureen M
    August 21, 2013 at 12:44 am

    i want the Lacie!

  35. Sotiris V
    August 21, 2013 at 12:11 am

    LaCie Rugged Mini is way better

  36. Mal S
    August 20, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    LaCie Mini

  37. Mustafa A
    August 20, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    I prefer the LaCie too.

  38. Roger S
    August 20, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    LaCie Rugged Mini would be great!

  39. Dirk M
    August 20, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    lacie

  40. Braden F
    August 20, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    I would buy the LaCie not only because of this review, but from previous experience with their products which have always been top notch.

  41. Prakash Pathak
    August 20, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    I would prefer LaCie Rugged Mini.

  42. Prakash Pathak
    August 20, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    LaCie Rugged Mini

  43. andreas gludsted
    August 20, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    i prefer the lacie

  44. Dmitriy S
    August 20, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    LaCie, for sure

  45. Loenja S
    August 20, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    lacie

  46. Pierre B
    August 20, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    The LaCie Rugged Mini of course!

  47. kzy24
    August 20, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    LaCie of course :D

  48. Charlie
    August 20, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    for obvious reasons i prefer the lacie

  49. Joe P
    August 20, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    Lacie Rugged Mini all the way

  50. Bob F
    August 20, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    I've used LacCie for years, they've always been ahead of the curve on industrial design and their products are tough and reliable.

  51. Eugene Y
    August 20, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    Lacie Rugged Mini

  52. Prasanth Chandra
    August 20, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    Both are wonderful.

  53. Angela
    August 20, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    The LaCie looks like the clear winner in this case

  54. Joshua B
    August 20, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    Anything Shock Proof is great for me. Two small kids and using it my bag = need for shock proof

  55. Lubomir
    August 20, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    Lacie

  56. Doc
    August 20, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    After reading how the AData drive failed the water test, I definitely prefer the LaCie drive...

  57. Jayden R
    August 20, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    The LaCie is definitely better in design and function. I'm glad the orange part can come off.

  58. Nancy G
    August 20, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    Definitely prefer the LaCie, hands down...

  59. Jason Lim
    August 20, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    I would like to win at all chances :D
    LaCie I wait you :D

  60. David Phok
    August 20, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    Mini Rugged

  61. Joseph F
    August 20, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    I prefer the LaCie :)

  62. Gherghina
    August 20, 2013 at 10:25 am

    LaCie Rugged Mini

  63. Nero T
    August 20, 2013 at 9:26 am

    LaCie Rugged Mini

  64. Patrick Saunders
    August 20, 2013 at 7:42 am

    LaCie Rugged Mini

  65. Aivee S
    August 19, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    the fancy LaCie Rugged Mini

  66. Jogsee
    August 19, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    I think the lacie one looks better.

  67. Taylor H
    August 19, 2013 at 11:39 am

    LaCie Rugged Mini

  68. Steve
    August 19, 2013 at 11:25 am

    LaCie Rugged Mini definitley

  69. Vanessa Rose P
    August 19, 2013 at 11:19 am

    After reading your review, the drive I do prefer is Lacie Rugged Mini! <3

  70. ramesh
    August 19, 2013 at 9:15 am

    LaCie - without doubt.

  71. Rica S
    August 19, 2013 at 7:12 am

    LaCie Rugged Mini

  72. Rodney T
    August 19, 2013 at 4:18 am

    A hard drive full of water?

  73. Jarrett H
    August 19, 2013 at 4:05 am

    I do believe the Lacie is the way to go.

  74. Edward
    August 19, 2013 at 1:47 am

    the mini

  75. Valery Ramirez
    August 19, 2013 at 1:38 am

    Of course, I prefer the LaCie hard drive

  76. Lorenzo
    August 18, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    Lacie Mini :)

  77. Lorenzo
    August 18, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    I would buy the Lacie HD

  78. Al Sam
    August 18, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    Whichever is free

  79. Nancy B
    August 18, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    LaCie rugged mini

  80. Paskal
    August 18, 2013 at 11:58 am

    ADATA DashDrive Durable

  81. Rosie C
    August 18, 2013 at 9:27 am

    I prefer Lacie mini.

  82. Do hoon
    August 18, 2013 at 6:46 am

    LaCie Rugged Mini

  83. Frank R
    August 18, 2013 at 6:31 am

    Definity LaCie

  84. Terri W
    August 17, 2013 at 11:50 pm

    Lacie Mini

  85. Anna T
    August 17, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    ADATA DashDrive Durable

  86. Gina F
    August 17, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    I prefer the LaCie Rugged Mini

  87. Giuseppe P
    August 17, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    the LaCie ;)

  88. Michael P
    August 17, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    The same for the last 2 or three contests I have entered, used to ger the google+ icon in the punchtab, fix it please, you are gypping me out of entries & time...

  89. Michael P
    August 17, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    The google+ links dont work, Even when we plus it at the site that it takes us to, there is no google+Icon in the punchtab app

  90. Michael P
    August 17, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    Lacie rugged

  91. Aleksandra H
    August 17, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    Lacie Rugged Mini drive

  92. Cristina M
    August 17, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    I prefer the Mini. It suits me better.

  93. buzby01
    August 17, 2013 at 10:10 am

    Just what I need, either would do me

  94. Hamid S
    August 17, 2013 at 9:55 am

    Lacie Mini

  95. Dragos-Silviu Bora
    August 17, 2013 at 7:14 am

    LaCie Rugged Mini

  96. Georgiana D
    August 17, 2013 at 6:05 am

    LaCie Rugged Mini

  97. Nguyen Hoai Phuong
    August 17, 2013 at 5:17 am

    I would go for the LaCie

  98. Chris Hii
    August 17, 2013 at 3:54 am

    Lacie

  99. Wen Zheng L
    August 17, 2013 at 1:18 am

    Lacie mini

  100. Mary B
    August 17, 2013 at 1:03 am

    LaCie Rugged Mini

  101. Reggie B
    August 17, 2013 at 12:59 am

    Lacie rugged mini

  102. Clayton C
    August 17, 2013 at 12:39 am

    Lacie Mini, to go rugged, get the best!

  103. James J
    August 17, 2013 at 12:21 am

    Lacie

  104. tim musial
    August 16, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    I've always had great luck wit LaCie drives; not surprised at the info in this review ...

  105. Michael So
    August 16, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    LaCie Rugged Mini

  106. richard
    August 16, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    WHICH I HAD THE PROTECTION A YEAR AGO

  107. Jack
    August 16, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    I prefer the lacie!

  108. Xenios K
    August 16, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    LaCie

  109. Joan C
    August 16, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    LaCie Rugged Mini

  110. Chaitanya K
    August 16, 2013 at 7:35 am

    I'll prefer LaCie

  111. Erna
    August 16, 2013 at 4:22 am

    LaCie Rugged Mini

  112. Erikson
    August 16, 2013 at 3:42 am

    LaCie Mini

  113. Re
    August 16, 2013 at 12:21 am

    The LaCie

  114. Elaine S
    August 15, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    LaCie of course!

  115. Lee
    August 15, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    LaCie

  116. John
    August 15, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    Lacie

  117. Lilia So
    August 15, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    LaCie Rugged Mini

  118. Angy B
    August 15, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    LaCie Rugged Mini

  119. Boet W
    August 15, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    I love Lacie drives, even before this article.

  120. Howell Lee
    August 15, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    LaCie

  121. Jie
    August 15, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    LaCie Rugged Mini

  122. andreas
    August 15, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    i prefer the lacie mini

  123. Ryan W
    August 15, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    I like the mini

  124. Eugenie
    August 15, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    LaCie

  125. Julie Gonzales
    August 15, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    LaCie Rugged Mini

  126. Paul
    August 15, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    I prefer the LaCie Rugged Mini

  127. Curtis
    August 15, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    Lacie

  128. Ryan C
    August 15, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    The LaCie

  129. Laura N
    August 15, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    LaCie Rugged Mini.

  130. Jordan
    August 15, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    I prefer the LaCie Rugged Mini - reviews such as this give us readily accessible info on hardware that are masked with technical jargon and superfluous marketing and hype, getting into the real world performance of such products.

  131. Pedro Antonio J
    August 15, 2013 at 11:14 am

    I would prefer Lacie Rugged Mini

  132. Mark Lacadin
    August 15, 2013 at 10:58 am

    I am all for the Lacie mini.

  133. Larry
    August 15, 2013 at 9:47 am

    After reading our review, which drive do you prefer?

    I'll take the one that passed your tests, thank you.

    Did you send the failed one back for the warranty?

  134. Brandon D
    August 15, 2013 at 9:16 am

    Lacie mini

  135. Ari T
    August 15, 2013 at 8:48 am

    lacie rugged mini

  136. Allexinno A
    August 15, 2013 at 5:51 am

    LaCie Rugged Mini

  137. Joseph Mark
    August 15, 2013 at 5:33 am

    Adata

  138. Mohd Fazil J
    August 15, 2013 at 5:15 am

    i prefer mini. i need tough ext drive

  139. Paul Sessums
    August 15, 2013 at 4:29 am

    The "mini" would be an Awesome help for my Graphics/Photos, for presentations to potential clients!!! Outstanding! ;}~

  140. Taylor B
    August 15, 2013 at 3:47 am

    After reading our review, which drive do you prefer?
    ADATA

  141. Pat
    August 15, 2013 at 2:35 am

    The Mini

  142. Anitha K
    August 15, 2013 at 2:33 am

    LaCie Rugged Mini!!!

  143. nikki robak
    August 15, 2013 at 2:21 am

    LaCie mini

  144. Joel G
    August 15, 2013 at 2:03 am

    Lacie without a doubt

  145. Jonvel Jon L
    August 15, 2013 at 12:52 am

    mini

  146. Cathy C
    August 15, 2013 at 12:42 am

    Lacie Rugged Mini

  147. bert verbeek
    August 15, 2013 at 12:37 am

    I have had and have a couple of Adata portable harddisc's.
    I think Adata make's great products,i am very pleased with them.
    But i need some more space for my file's and have no money for an other H-D,so you can send me the LaCie Mini .

    Regards,Bert.

  148. Gian Pacaña
    August 15, 2013 at 12:33 am

    LaCie all day!

  149. Eric M
    August 15, 2013 at 12:13 am

    LaCie Rugged Mini

  150. David E
    August 14, 2013 at 11:57 pm

    I prefer the Lacie for its super durable rubberized case

  151. Richard O
    August 14, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    I preferred the Lacie Rugged Mini

  152. Cates D
    August 14, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    Lacie

  153. Chaz
    August 14, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    I definitely prefer the LaCie Rugged Mini.

  154. Michael Walker
    August 14, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    LaCie Rugged Mini

  155. Mishaal F
    August 14, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    this one...lacie

  156. Techie
    August 14, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    I would buy the LaCie

  157. Manuel So
    August 14, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    LaCie Rugged Mini

  158. jackson john
    August 14, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    awsome LaCie Rugged Mini

  159. Rishi G
    August 14, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    LaCie

  160. Leejo Joseph John
    August 14, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    I prefer LaCie Rugged Mini!

  161. Leejo Joseph John
    August 14, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    I would prefer the LaCie Rugged Mini!

  162. Leejo Joseph John
    August 14, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    I would prefer the LaCie Rugged Mini!

  163. Mike
    August 14, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    of course Lacie, are you kidding ?

  164. Amber Bowers
    August 14, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    I've used LaCie drives for years. No surprise it performed well. Definitely my HD of choice!

  165. Raymond Cubeta
    August 14, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    I think I prefer mini

  166. Yedavilli S
    August 14, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    Lacie

  167. Dave
    August 14, 2013 at 11:00 am

    LaCie Rugged Mini for me

  168. Alexander B
    August 14, 2013 at 10:53 am

    LaCie Rugged Mini

  169. Muhammad Aqib J
    August 14, 2013 at 9:02 am

    I prefer Lacie mini.

  170. Mohamad Safadieh
    August 14, 2013 at 8:51 am

    LaCie Rugged Mini is what I prefer.

  171. Jim L
    August 14, 2013 at 7:54 am

    LaciE Rugged Mini wins

  172. Amit J
    August 14, 2013 at 7:35 am

    The Lacie Rugged Mini

  173. Sisyphia
    August 14, 2013 at 7:30 am

    LaCie Rugged Mini

  174. Alan
    August 14, 2013 at 7:29 am

    Lacie mini

  175. Mr. Happy! \_/D
    August 14, 2013 at 7:20 am

    The Lacie Mini is FABULOUS.

  176. Brian
    August 14, 2013 at 5:56 am

    I prefer the Lacie Rugged Mini.

  177. Sk I
    August 14, 2013 at 5:22 am

    LaCie Rugged Mini is awesome

  178. Marlene V.
    August 14, 2013 at 4:36 am

    LaCie

  179. Peter H
    August 14, 2013 at 3:31 am

    ADATA DashDrive Durable

  180. Kevin Freeman
    August 14, 2013 at 3:31 am

    Definitely the mini, although the other one looks like it might make a good paperweight...

  181. Stephanie S
    August 14, 2013 at 2:28 am

    I prefer the LaCie drive. It obviously out-performed the AData hands down. I would love to win this one. Not necessarily for myself since I don't do anything "rugged" but I know some family members who would fight over it. :) Thanks for your thorough review. As always, I learned something today.

  182. WendL
    August 14, 2013 at 1:26 am

    How can you not go with LaCie after that review

  183. Glenn
    August 14, 2013 at 1:20 am

    Worst Make Use of Review I've read.
    Gives preference to a plug and play device that requires more software installed, you are kidding right? Less software is far better.
    Starts with a more stringent test on the one that Adata than the LaCie, totally BS comparison regardless of manufacturer claims. And both actually survived, just more complex drying on the Adata.
    Definitely not an unbiased review.
    Personally I wont be getting either, there are better options for less.

  184. Jeff Shinn
    August 14, 2013 at 12:46 am

    The Lacie mini!

  185. Patricia Caradonna
    August 13, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    I prefer the Lacie rugged mini drive.

  186. PB
    August 13, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    Lacie rugged mini.

  187. Robert
    August 13, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    I wouldn't beat either or soak them but either would be nice....

    :D

  188. Carol Cain
    August 13, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    I'm thinking I'm a mini fan!

  189. Al C
    August 13, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    LaCie

  190. bart
    August 13, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    Lacie. #9000

  191. Therese
    August 13, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    The LaCie of course!

  192. TX
    August 13, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    LaCie Rugged Mini

  193. Floriannn
    August 13, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    Lacie mini

  194. Larry
    August 13, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    Lacie

  195. Kurt
    August 13, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    Perfect item for a photographer traveling and wants to protect his valuable shots!

  196. Linda Shannon-Beaver
    August 13, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    I have purchased LaCie in the past and loved it. They seem to make awesome products all around.

  197. Ryan Hargett
    August 13, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    I prefer the Mini

  198. Diane
    August 13, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    Lacie, obviously. Although, I do wish the shock testing were done first. I'm more likely to drop my stuff on the floor, instead of in the toilet or a pond. :D

  199. Justin K
    August 13, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    After reading our review, the drive I prefer is the broken one. I love calling customer service because I'm lonely and they are always willing to talk.

  200. Mary W
    August 13, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    The LaCie Rugged Mini - love the orange cover!

  201. Prabhdeep S
    August 13, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    Obviously, the LaCie Rugged Mini as first necessary thing anyone would want is it to work. I don't like the color of the case but at least it works.

  202. Kenzie M
    August 13, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    The LaCie mini.

  203. Marlon So
    August 13, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    LaCie Rugged Mini

  204. Jason P
    August 13, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    The LaCie!

  205. Cristian L
    August 13, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    LaCie

  206. kim c
    August 13, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    LaCie Rugged Mini

  207. Sabita M
    August 13, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    Definitely LaCie Rugged Mini It's more durable than the run-of-the-mill external drive.

  208. Ruben G
    August 13, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    LaCie

  209. Henryk K
    August 13, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    It has to be the LaCie Rugged Drive which matches an airplane 'Black' Box!

  210. Meredith Jones
    August 13, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    LaCie Rugged Mini

  211. Wladmilson Veiga
    August 13, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    That's awesome for Swimming Coaches like myself. I wanna one of this.

  212. stijn
    August 13, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    i would choose the lacie mini

  213. Alan
    August 13, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    If the Adata hadn't made the claim of being waterproof and had been subjected to the same exact abuses, it would have done just as well, and is the faster drive. But due to the fact that they did make those claims, and that the Lacie was realistic about their drive's capabilities, plus the bundled software, I have to give the win to the Lacie.

  214. Pankaj Chawla
    August 13, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    Ofcource LaCie Rugged........kaye bhau vishay h kay...!!!??

  215. Mohamed N
    August 13, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    absolutely i prefer mini

  216. Douglas G
    August 13, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    I was surprised that the Adata performed so poorly. I have an Adata USB 3.0 flash drive that is excellent--but doesn't claim to be waterproof, as the drive in the review did.

    Based on the review, I would choose the LaCie drive as it passed a comprehensive range of tests and came out alive

  217. Sean M
    August 13, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    I've always been a fan of Lacie external drives

  218. Ellen O
    August 13, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    Lacie rugged mini

  219. Le T
    August 13, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    LaCie FTW

  220. Nesha
    August 13, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    Tough choice I had a lacie that just died on me so I would be worried about getting another one. But it is the clear winner in the comments.

  221. Netsanet Getnet T
    August 13, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    Lacie Rugged Mini drive!

  222. David
    August 13, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    LaCie Rugged Mini

  223. Jono M
    August 13, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    the la cie

  224. Zsolt Janka
    August 13, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    Lacie mini

  225. Liz Petzak
    August 13, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    I've used LaCie products in the past and have never been disappointed. The Rugged Mini looks like another clear winner. Thanks for the review :)

  226. Mitch F
    August 13, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    definitely the mini

  227. Tjeng-Bo Lie
    August 13, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    I still like the look of the ADATA

  228. Nguyen H
    August 13, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    LaCie of course!

  229. Susan P
    August 13, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    LaCie Mini

  230. badgerflower
    August 13, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    Lacie, hands down. I have a friend who's had great luck with this one. That being said, I did have a Lacie quit on me after only 2 months once.

  231. Adam B
    August 13, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    LaCie (obv)

  232. William Kennedy
    August 13, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    Sounds like a LaCie Rugged Mini is the winner....

  233. Michael Bolens
    August 13, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    I definitely prefer the Adata because of the built in cords. If you really want something made for durability, the integrated cords are where it's at.

  234. Matthew Hofbauer
    August 13, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    LaCie

  235. James Runkle
    August 13, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    I believe I prefer the mini

  236. Stephen Cowam
    August 13, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    I prefer the Lacie as it is good looking and has done better in the tests above

  237. David Rowlinson
    August 13, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    This is my choice LaCie Rugged Mini, which is good if I win :)

  238. shrek
    August 13, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    The clear winner here is the Lacie Rugged Mini drive – both in looks, build quality, and function.

  239. shrek
    August 13, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    "The clear winner here is the Lacie Rugged Mini drive – both in looks, build quality, and function."

  240. Air
    August 13, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    The obvious one.

  241. Damian
    August 13, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    Have been using Lacie Rugged drives for a couple years now. Were in the AV industry and our equipment regularly takes a beating. The drive reviewed was USB only, but they also have Firewire versions which are great for our Mac environment. Great consistent performers.

    I bought an ADATA on a deal for some extra storage space and completely agree with the article. While the drive works fine, I would never abuse it and expect it to keep on working. It's a rubber clad gimmick.

  242. Kaal Dewar
    August 13, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    On looks the ADATA DashDrive Durable, but on everything else it would have to be the LaCie Rugged Mini hands down!

  243. Daniel T
    August 13, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    LaCie Rugged Mini

  244. Nobin M
    August 13, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO BUY MINI

  245. Rory L
    August 13, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    I like the styling of the adata case, but since it died its a fancy paperweight. The lacie beats it hands down in terms of durability and ruggedness which is what you want in a portable drive

  246. Jon T
    August 13, 2013 at 11:47 am

    The Lacie - always had good luck with them in the past

  247. William Hoover
    August 13, 2013 at 11:41 am

    Lacie Mini

  248. Gabriela
    August 13, 2013 at 11:38 am

    LaCie.

  249. Patrick Stephens
    August 13, 2013 at 11:32 am

    Well after reading the review I think the choice is obvious. LaCie Rugged Mini it is.

  250. Anmol
    August 13, 2013 at 11:30 am

    LAcie
    for sure.

  251. Druv Vb
    August 13, 2013 at 11:24 am

    I will go with the LaCie Rugged Mini. Its even nicer without the rugged cover on.

  252. Richard C. Millar
    August 13, 2013 at 11:06 am

    i prefer the Mini...

  253. Kieran Colfer
    August 13, 2013 at 10:46 am

    heh, I'd take the ADATA drive if someone else was getting the LaCie and it was going for free - trick is just to not use it in the shower :-P

  254. Laureen M
    August 13, 2013 at 10:38 am

    Definitely the LaCie Rugged Mini!

  255. Patrick Channon
    August 13, 2013 at 10:33 am

    I'd love one of those!

  256. Plug Ugly
    August 13, 2013 at 10:31 am

    Lacie Rugged Mini looks to be the Bomb for a Industrial Musician.

  257. Kilgore T
    August 13, 2013 at 10:24 am

    The LaCie Rugged MiniLaCie Rugged Mini, of course! :)

  258. Eibert D
    August 13, 2013 at 10:10 am

    I prefer the LaCie Rugged Mini ;-)

  259. Terry B
    August 13, 2013 at 9:57 am

    LaCie Rugged Mini

  260. Chris Davis
    August 13, 2013 at 9:50 am

    I prefer the LaCie.

  261. kajari
    August 13, 2013 at 9:39 am

    La Cie

  262. Bogdan
    August 13, 2013 at 9:39 am

    Do you pronounce LaCie like pie? Because I like pie.

  263. Robert Turton
    August 13, 2013 at 9:32 am

    I like the colour scheme of the ADATA, but i'd go for the Lacie Mini, as it seems to live up to it's ruggedness claims.

  264. Jonathan S
    August 13, 2013 at 9:28 am

    I must prefer the LaCie Rugged Mini, because the ADATA is not to use.

  265. Alexander Genvarev
    August 13, 2013 at 9:27 am

    ADATA DashDrive Durable

  266. Giuseppe
    August 13, 2013 at 9:08 am

    Lacie

  267. Claudio
    August 13, 2013 at 9:06 am

    Lacie

  268. Debkumar B
    August 13, 2013 at 9:04 am

    LaCie Rugged Mini

  269. Silvia
    August 13, 2013 at 9:03 am

    Lacie

  270. Mcoi A
    August 13, 2013 at 8:42 am

    I prefer LaCie Rugged Mini

  271. Edgars B
    August 13, 2013 at 8:39 am

    I prefer Lacie.

  272. Torsten Nielsen
    August 13, 2013 at 8:35 am

    LaCie

  273. Karl D
    August 13, 2013 at 7:59 am

    Always liked the Lacie

  274. Dharmesh K
    August 13, 2013 at 7:51 am

    Since I am a rough user I prefer to have AData DashDrive Durable
    so preferably last longer in my hand

  275. Tom
    August 13, 2013 at 7:50 am

    Preferring that LaCie...

  276. Dan T
    August 13, 2013 at 7:37 am

    I prefer the LaCie Rugged Mini

  277. Jasmin
    August 13, 2013 at 7:36 am

    Lacie rugged mini all the way!! :)

  278. Toby Hobbs
    August 13, 2013 at 7:35 am

    I like the look of the adata drive but I've heard plenty of good reports of the lacie drive and the one I already have would push me to get the rugged mini

  279. Travis D
    August 13, 2013 at 7:34 am

    My pick would be the Lacie Rugged Mini drive

  280. EvB
    August 13, 2013 at 7:32 am

    I like LaCie and had some already

  281. Leon Luong
    August 13, 2013 at 7:30 am

    I would prefer the AData DashDrive Durable, because i know that Linus from Linus Tech Tips likes AData and i could use a portable ssd for school.

  282. Franz I
    August 13, 2013 at 7:20 am

    Lacie

  283. Mart K
    August 13, 2013 at 7:11 am

    Obviously mini, because it works. Would a SSD be more durable, as it would not have any moving parts?

  284. BilliamJ
    August 13, 2013 at 7:05 am

    The mini

  285. Jitendra A
    August 13, 2013 at 7:05 am

    Anyone, as long as I get it free :)

  286. Gary Hitchcock
    August 13, 2013 at 6:59 am

    No question, the La Cie.

  287. trudie
    August 13, 2013 at 6:49 am

    lacie ftw!

  288. Konstantinos
    August 13, 2013 at 6:39 am

    Definatelly the lacie mini due to design and durability.

  289. Thushara M
    August 13, 2013 at 6:38 am

    LaCie giveaway is awesome!!!

  290. lache claude
    August 13, 2013 at 6:37 am

    ADATA FOR LIFE

  291. Sergei M
    August 13, 2013 at 6:37 am

    LaCie!

  292. Dave Wells
    August 13, 2013 at 6:36 am

    LaCie Rugged Mini please, thank you.

  293. Paul
    August 13, 2013 at 6:24 am

    Lacie for sure

  294. Jane
    August 13, 2013 at 6:21 am

    Lacie mini

  295. Chris
    August 13, 2013 at 6:16 am

    LaCie. It's apparent durability is important for a gamer such as myself.

  296. Chris
    August 13, 2013 at 6:13 am

    Definitely the LaCie. It holds up quite well and being a gamer, that's important!

  297. Ariosto
    August 13, 2013 at 6:01 am

    I love the color of the ADATA but
    i would choose LaCie Rugged Mini!

  298. Andrew R
    August 13, 2013 at 5:50 am

    LaCie Rugged Mini

  299. TD
    August 13, 2013 at 5:39 am

    Lacie 7200 is cool but the 1Tb seems like a better deal.

  300. Aayush S
    August 13, 2013 at 5:32 am

    LaCie Rugged Mini it is !!!

  301. Joses L
    August 13, 2013 at 5:22 am

    Huh? the Lacie, of course! Being safer doesn't hurt, after all.

  302. anay
    August 13, 2013 at 5:12 am

    Lacie for me!

  303. Jenny So
    August 13, 2013 at 5:05 am

    Lacie Rugged Mini drive

  304. Juan Paulo Ducut
    August 13, 2013 at 5:05 am

    Lacie

  305. Alex
    August 13, 2013 at 5:04 am

    I prefer the mini

  306. Reza Shamsudin
    August 13, 2013 at 5:00 am

    After seen your review, i prefer LaCie Rugged 1 TB USB 3.0 Mini Disk Portable Hard Drive

  307. Alexandru M.
    August 13, 2013 at 4:55 am

    Lacie Rugged Mini seems awesome, i would probably pick it over ADATA. But both are fine in the end.

  308. Amiya Dalui
    August 13, 2013 at 4:50 am

    LaCie Rugged Mini is better then the best

  309. Michele M
    August 13, 2013 at 4:46 am

    LaCie, sure

  310. German Lopez
    August 13, 2013 at 4:43 am

    I'll take the mini please.

  311. a_koz
    August 13, 2013 at 4:43 am

    I have had a Lacie before. Bloody rugged little thing. Took a lot of punishment and just kept on working.

  312. Ian Huey
    August 13, 2013 at 4:42 am

    I prefer the LaCie Rugged Mini

  313. Margaux W
    August 13, 2013 at 4:35 am

    The mini

  314. Mickey Gallardo
    August 13, 2013 at 4:34 am

    After reading our review, which drive do you prefer?
    LaCie Mini!

  315. Mickey Gallardo
    August 13, 2013 at 4:33 am

    which country do you reside in? United States of America

  316. Beh H
    August 13, 2013 at 4:23 am

    I prefer LaCie Mini!!

  317. Phil H
    August 13, 2013 at 4:17 am

    After reading our review, which drive do you prefer? - The LaCie Rugged Mini

  318. Joseph
    August 13, 2013 at 4:14 am

    I prefer the LaCie Rugged Mini.....
    could really use a drive that can last......

  319. Thomas Nord
    August 13, 2013 at 4:11 am

    I definitely prefer the Lacie, but I've been buying them for years so I may be a bit biased. ;)

  320. Charlie M
    August 13, 2013 at 4:11 am

    LaCrie

  321. Alan
    August 13, 2013 at 4:08 am

    The Mini

  322. Sampath S
    August 13, 2013 at 3:39 am

    I will go with LaCie Rugged Mini

  323. Vladimir V
    August 13, 2013 at 3:37 am

    I like the LaCie, I love orange xD

  324. L. Sutley
    August 13, 2013 at 3:36 am

    Lacie Rugged Mini

  325. Elizabeth
    August 13, 2013 at 3:35 am

    The Lacie Rugged Mini drive

  326. Philip
    August 13, 2013 at 3:34 am

    Definitely LaCie, especially with the rain and humidity in my area!

  327. Paula Lowry
    August 13, 2013 at 3:28 am

    LaCie, clearly! I just wish in came in different colors.

  328. Christopher W
    August 13, 2013 at 3:17 am

    The La Cie. The ADATA is false advertising.

  329. Nathaniel
    August 13, 2013 at 3:15 am

    I would prefer the LaCie Rugged Mini

  330. Piero Giorno
    August 13, 2013 at 3:00 am

    LaCie Rugged Mini

  331. Emmanuel O
    August 13, 2013 at 3:00 am

    LaCie Rugged Mini

  332. Alex K
    August 13, 2013 at 2:41 am

    Lacie.

  333. Bill
    August 13, 2013 at 2:40 am

    Lacie drive

  334. Alex K
    August 13, 2013 at 2:38 am

    It's what the doctor prescribed.

  335. ted chu
    August 13, 2013 at 2:35 am

    Lacie all the way

  336. Mike Baker
    August 13, 2013 at 2:28 am

    LaCie

  337. Caroline Morin
    August 13, 2013 at 2:21 am

    LaCie Rugged Mini

  338. Stu Sontie
    August 13, 2013 at 2:12 am

    Silly question really - La Cie didn't drown

  339. Larry J
    August 13, 2013 at 2:08 am

    Obviously, since the LaCie was the only one to survive the testing. I would prefer it to the ADATA. Why would I want a water logged, waterproof drive? :-)

  340. Kantanon Wanitpisittana
    August 13, 2013 at 1:54 am

    LaCie Rugged of course!

  341. anup acharya
    August 13, 2013 at 1:51 am

    LaCie Rugged Mini

  342. Patrick Piklapp
    August 13, 2013 at 1:48 am

    From the review, I would have to chose the mini.

  343. Peter V
    August 13, 2013 at 1:43 am

    This seems like a no-brainer--the LaCie.

  344. Garva S
    August 13, 2013 at 1:38 am

    i prefer the mini portable hard drive.

  345. shelly kristianson
    August 13, 2013 at 1:38 am

    I prefer the LaCie Rugged Mini :)

  346. Muhammad Hadi N
    August 13, 2013 at 1:27 am

    After reading our review, which drive do you prefer?

    ADATA DashDrive Durable.

  347. Gaurav Bhargava
    August 13, 2013 at 1:24 am

    Prefer the LaCie Mini

  348. Daryle Dakis
    August 13, 2013 at 1:22 am

    Even if the tests show that LaCie Rugged Mini won, I'd choose ADATA DashDrive Durable. I have a basic ADATA external hard drive and it works pretty well. I'm pretty careful of my stuff anyway.

  349. PATRICK FRECHETTE
    August 13, 2013 at 1:20 am

    The LaCie Rugged Mini,

  350. Chris Trak
    August 13, 2013 at 1:17 am

    I like the ADATA DashDrive better...........

  351. Carnig Ermoyan
    August 13, 2013 at 1:10 am

    La Cie seems to work better with Mac.

  352. Lori P
    August 13, 2013 at 12:51 am

    Not a huge lover of orange either, but I'd still go with the LaCie Rugged Mini and its superior performance.

  353. JT
    August 13, 2013 at 12:45 am

    LaCie preferred. I have one and it has been rock solid for years.

  354. Kathleen S
    August 13, 2013 at 12:43 am

    LaCie Rugged Mini

  355. Charlita M
    August 13, 2013 at 12:37 am

    I prefer the Lacie mini.

  356. Roy Dean
    August 13, 2013 at 12:36 am

    Just a shame about the ADATA DashDrive. Maybe just a a one of, but that was enough to want the LaCie Rugged Mini instead.

  357. Laura J
    August 13, 2013 at 12:33 am

    I prefer the mini

  358. Natalie Ryder
    August 13, 2013 at 12:05 am

    LaCie Rugged Mini

  359. Sandy
    August 13, 2013 at 12:04 am

    LaCie!

  360. Ron
    August 13, 2013 at 12:03 am

    Thanks!

  361. Bo
    August 13, 2013 at 12:00 am

    Lacie

  362. Alan Roscoe
    August 12, 2013 at 11:51 pm

    LaCie have always been a tad more expensive than the competition but ........................................... you get what you pay for and this test proves it !

  363. Zero
    August 12, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    After reading our review, which drive do you prefer?
    Lacie.

  364. Paul Jackson
    August 12, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    Well the LaCie is clearly better where it counts!

  365. Cutler
    August 12, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    Either one is great, but seeing as I live in a rural area and am exceedingly clumsy, the Lacie drive would ideal!

  366. Will
    August 12, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    LaCie Rugged Mini is the one I'd prefer.

  367. Brian Adams
    August 12, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    LaCie Rugged Mini, It still works!

  368. Joe Fernquist
    August 12, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    The LaCie Rugged Mini of course!

  369. Corina C
    August 12, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    I think anyone that does not say LaCie Mini would be foolish! Even though no one would intentionally subject either device to the testing that MUO did, it's good to know that the LaCie Mini holds up as it claims. Accidents do happen!

  370. May
    August 12, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    The LaCie Mini!

  371. Victor Akimov
    August 12, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    LaCie Rugged Mini

  372. Jan H
    August 12, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    LaCie Rugged Mini is the drive i prefeer most, most of my drives is Lacie 500Gb and 1TB drive

  373. lindawwww
    August 12, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    Lacie rugged mini

  374. scott
    August 12, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    LaCie

  375. Katharine W
    August 12, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    The LaCie Mini looks great!

  376. Ben J
    August 12, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    Lacie is much better build quality. Plus the faux rugged case of the Adata is just pathetic.

  377. Greg
    August 12, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    LaCie LaCie LaCie LaCie LaCie LaCie LaCie LaCie

  378. Kevin Frawley
    August 12, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    The mini is the Boss!

  379. John
    August 12, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    Definitely the LaCie Rugged Mini!

  380. Al Chou
    August 12, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    The LaCie, of course.

  381. Michael Demarco
    August 12, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    The Lacie Mini

  382. Jim
    August 12, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    I prefer the LaCie

  383. Joe P
    August 12, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    Lacie of course

  384. Hani A
    August 12, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    I would go for the ADATA DashDrive Durable.

  385. NRGgate
    August 12, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    I prefer the LaCie Rugged Mini.

  386. Carol O
    August 12, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    I definitely preferred the LaCie rugged mini, it was the best of the two shown.

  387. Dennis D
    August 12, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    La Cie for sure

  388. Irwin
    August 12, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    lacie mini

  389. Thaddeus Howze
    August 12, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    The drive that works, of course. LaCie and I have a long relationship so I know them to be a great hard drive manufacturer and it is good to see they are still going strong after all these years. Been using them on and off since about 1997.

  390. chris meagher
    August 12, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    Cool Tool LaCie Rugged Mini

  391. Dale Miller
    August 12, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    Lacie of course.

  392. Janell D
    August 12, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    I prefer the lacie rugged mini

  393. Allen
    August 12, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    I'd prefer the LaCie Mini

  394. chris meagher
    August 12, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    Cool Tool

  395. Paul S
    August 12, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    why would anyone vote for the adata drive? la cie has been doing good stuff like this for decades! okay, there IS a price difference.

  396. phil kelly
    August 12, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    mini

  397. Jesse
    August 12, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    After that review, of course I prefer the mini.

  398. my
    August 12, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    LaCie Rugged Mini

  399. David C
    August 12, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    LaCie Rugged Mini all the way!

  400. Brian P
    August 12, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    Mini

  401. tree
    August 12, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    The LaCie Rugged Mini

  402. Bogdan Duman
    August 12, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    Lacie

  403. Mike Busby
    August 12, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    Much prefer the LaCie! :)

  404. Gabrielle G
    August 12, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    lacie

  405. Al Maloney
    August 12, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    Over the years, I have never had an issue with my seven LaCie drives.

  406. David Thai
    August 12, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    LaCie is a tried and tested brand for me so without the review I probably would have gone for that but the comparison speaks for itself: LaCie, no contest.

  407. Laurel K
    August 12, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    well what i can see i am liking the Lacie mini

  408. Cindy
    August 12, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    I'd go with the LaCie... Wish we had one before our recent sewage back-up... waterproofing is GOOD. ;)

  409. Robert G
    August 12, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    The LaCie looks good and you can never get enough storage space

  410. Cheridene B
    August 12, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    the Lacie mini.

  411. Elainemdg
    August 12, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    Much prefer the LaCie rugged mini!! And need it too!!

  412. Chiang L
    August 12, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    Lacie

  413. Lorraine S
    August 12, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    LaCie Rugged Mini would be my choice

  414. mike w
    August 12, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    the mini

  415. Tate S
    August 12, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    LaCie FTW!! but the availability here in my country is the only problem

  416. Jaime Brown
    August 12, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    I would like the mini, thank you:)

  417. Kyriakos
    August 12, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    I would buy the LaCie Mini because it not only does what it claims to do but also does things that it doesn't claim to do. Offering you better value for money and to be honest, accidents do happen. I would like my drive to be able to handle a little punishment (a little).

    A drive that doesn't perform as advertised isn't good enough.

  418. Lyuba
    August 12, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    The mini!

  419. John C
    August 12, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    LaCie Rugged Mini

  420. Tammy L
    August 12, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    I prefer the LaCie Rugged Mini

  421. Pamela
    August 12, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    Survival of the fittest. I prefer the LaCie Mini. Great review. Thank you for sponsoring this giveaway, and for all the valuable info you've provided me with for years now. Much appreciated!

  422. Nadun
    August 12, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    I would want the Lacie Rugged Mini
    Thanks

  423. Thomas Murphy
    August 12, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    LaCie

  424. Sanjeev
    August 12, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    I would buy the LaCie

  425. mgvh
    August 12, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    LaCie naturally

  426. Stefan S
    August 12, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    LaCie Rugged Mini

  427. Paul R
    August 12, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    LaCie Mini

  428. Amy Flores
    August 12, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    LaCie rugged mini

  429. Jon Alexander
    August 12, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    I prefer the Lacie Rugged Mini.

  430. Darrell Bowman
    August 12, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    Mini

  431. Ismael R
    August 12, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    I'd take the LaCie Rugged Mini. I have two other of their drives and they run great and dependably.

  432. Illegal3alien
    August 12, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    The Lacie drive looks better. ADATA has never impressed me with any of their products

  433. John Rinehart
    August 12, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    Need more storage!

  434. Thomas Jones
    August 12, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    LaCie please

  435. Thomas Jones
    August 12, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    I don't think I need that rugged, but I'll take one anyway ;-)

  436. Ben
    August 12, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    I prefer the Lacie mini.

  437. Yuval P
    August 12, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    The LaCie Rugged Mini

  438. Abhinav Vashisht
    August 12, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    LaCie Rugged Mini!
    After reading so many incredible features, there is no other name that could come to the mind.

  439. Lisa B
    August 12, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    The Rugged Mini!

  440. Divya A
    August 12, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    I would prefer the LaCie Rugged Mini.

  441. ?Ubomír Š
    August 12, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    Lacie Rugged Mini

  442. steven w
    August 12, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    LaCie mini

  443. Via Dolorosa Sapulete
    August 12, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    of course LaCie Rugged Mini

  444. Tina E
    August 12, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    I prefer the Lacie Mini.

  445. WayneW
    August 12, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    The Lacie Mini without a doubt!!

  446. Evan
    August 12, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    I prefer LaCie! Durable and what I need.

  447. Evan
    August 12, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    portable and durable - I love the LaCie!

  448. clovis olga
    August 12, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    LaCie Rugged Mini

  449. Lorisa
    August 12, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    Definitely the LaCie, have looked at this one before - nice to read such a detailed review!

  450. Margie
    August 12, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    I like the mini

  451. Sonia A
    August 12, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    I go with mini

  452. Chris L
    August 12, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    Always on the go so a portable hard drive would be a great plus for me!

  453. Janice Marela
    August 12, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    I would get the lacie rugged mini

  454. Wayne M
    August 12, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    The mini seems like the best unit.

  455. Bill
    August 12, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    LaCie

  456. Alex S
    August 12, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    The mini

  457. Donald C
    August 12, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    LaCie

  458. Amanda
    August 12, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    Lacie

  459. Jane L Johnson
    August 12, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    I would prefer the LaCie Rugged Mini, thanks!

  460. Yong
    August 12, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    LaCie

  461. Randy Blake
    August 12, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    The LaCie is the obvious choice considering the test results

  462. Rick H
    August 12, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    the mini

  463. Rick H
    August 12, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    I like the mini

  464. Steve
    August 12, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    Definitely the ruggedness prevails for portability

  465. wharfrat22
    August 12, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    the mini!

  466. Harish A
    August 12, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    I prefer the Lacie Mini but i would have loved even more if it looked like the AData

  467. Valentin B?rbuleasa
    August 12, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    LaCie Rugged Mini.

  468. Ayan Garg
    August 12, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    i'd obviously Lacie mini.

  469. Sam
    August 12, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    I prefer the LaCie.

  470. Victor
    August 12, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    La Cie drive hands down!

  471. Srivatsan V
    August 12, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    Definitely the LaCie.

  472. cristi
    August 12, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    The one you recommend.

  473. Frederick D
    August 12, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    I prefer the "ADATA DashDrive Durable" because it is actually waterproof

  474. Daniel Ooi
    August 12, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    Lacie Rugged Mini

  475. Richard
    August 12, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    LaCie mini

  476. Dave R
    August 12, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    The Lacie looks good but would have preferred a portable Lacie Rouged SSD.

  477. Paul G. W
    August 12, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    Lacie

  478. Jon Heil
    August 12, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    I prefer the Lacie or any drive that doesn't crash :)

  479. Paul
    August 12, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    I prefer the mini

  480. Kvks K
    August 12, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    lacie

  481. Eric Martens
    August 12, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    I would buy the Lacie

  482. Patrick Kelly
    August 12, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    LaCie Rugged Mini

  483. Ken Willie
    August 12, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    The LaCie Rugged Mini looks great.

  484. Brandon D
    August 12, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    LaCie obviously!

  485. Tim
    August 12, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    I prefer the look of the ADATA personally, but obviously after reading the reviews the Lacie Rugged Mini is the better drive. Just not as sexy looking imo.

  486. Matthew P
    August 12, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    The LaCie Rugged Mini

  487. Scott
    August 12, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    I prefer the LaCie

  488. Robert B
    August 12, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    Hello, I found your review to be very interesting and informative. However I do think a statement you made about the file system type is misleading. Perhaps the NTFS is only readable while using Mac OSX and Linux because that is all the NTFS driver that is part of their kernels is capable of. However a driver called ntfs-3g has been available since 2007. Back that long ago the Linux user in most cases had to implement the use of the driver but most modern distros implement it and is even available when using the Live CD/DVD distros. Yes I suppose technically since it is not a part of the official Linux kernel one could say the only Fat 32 can be read and write. Here is a very good article about ntfs-3g on Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NTFS-3G. In this article it works on a lot of different systems including the Mac OSX so if someone using a Mac wanted to be able to safely read and write to a drive with NTFS they could install and use this driver. I dual boot on all of my computers with Windows 7 64 and Linux and I have all of my drives that contain pictures, music, and videos formatted with NTFS and I have access to them even when I am using Linux. I have never had any issues with any of my drives on Windows with using this driver. I have even successfully repaired Windowzzzzzzzz on several occasions using Linux.
    From the information you provided I would have to buy the LaCie mini and I would format all of it with NTFS.

  489. Matheus Pratta
    August 12, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    LaCie, for sure!

  490. Luis
    August 12, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    I've used LaCie products before. Love them!
    I need LaCie Rugged Mini to carry my music.
    Luis

  491. Jon W
    August 12, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    Lacei Rugged Mini

  492. mukhi
    August 12, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    never trusted adata before; after this review, i prefer lacie, and will not consider adata at all.

  493. Lovely Joy Merced
    August 12, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    I prefer the Lacie Mini

  494. Antam Malakar
    August 12, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    This is the best product ever. I love LaCie Rugged Mini

  495. David Zack
    August 12, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    The Lacie looks the best to me. The other is to gimicky for my taste not to mention failing BIG Time in a simple water test.

  496. Dean
    August 12, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    Lacie, I guess.

  497. Stéphane M
    August 12, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    The LaCie!

  498. Antam Malakar
    August 12, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    the amazing thing I ever see.. LaCie! for the world!!

  499. B. Lerner
    August 12, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    I prefer the Lacie mini.

  500. B. Lerner
    August 12, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    Prefer the Lacie mini. Thanks for the opportunity.

  501. Jay
    August 12, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    A great giveaway!
    Please count me in for the LaCie HD
    Thank you!

  502. Haval
    August 12, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    I prefer to have LaCie Rugged Mini

  503. Rick M
    August 12, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    LaCie Rugged Mini is definitely the better product for those of us who don't always treat technology with the respect it deserves

  504. Anthony Tellier
    August 12, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    Good "testing" and product evaluation

  505. Travis Faulkner
    August 12, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    Im going to have to go with the LaCie Rugged Mini. It just looks tougher

  506. Kenneth Einselen
    August 12, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    I prefer the Lacie.

  507. Jeff C.
    August 12, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    LaCie Rugged Mini

  508. JanPattersonRN
    August 12, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    The LaCie looks like the better drive all around. I like the other LaCie products I've worked with- this would be my preference. :)

  509. Kevin
    August 12, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    The La Cie is the obvious choice.

  510. Luís F
    August 12, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    LaCie Rugged Mini

  511. badbonz
    August 12, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    i use LaCie product and they are very reliable.

  512. roger meanor
    August 12, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    i am not an illegal parasiste

  513. roger meanor
    August 12, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    i am not an illegal parasite

  514. Kalpa Shah
    August 12, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    latest one

  515. Gord
    August 12, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    LaCie of course. Thanks for the review and giveaway!

  516. Terry
    August 12, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    Lacie mini.

  517. Sharon S
    August 12, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    the lacie mini of course thanks

  518. Fred Heinemann
    August 12, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    I like the Lacie mini.

  519. Rowan Ramsey
    August 12, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    Definitely the Lacie for me.

  520. Kevin
    August 12, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    I'd go for the LaCie. I have an older Firewire/USB 2.0 model, and it's been a trooper.

  521. Jose Antonio L
    August 12, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    Obviously, I prefer the one that survived *lol*

  522. Don F
    August 12, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    This is a no-brainer, but I'd definitely go for the LaCie.

  523. Ray M
    August 12, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    LaCie, of course.

  524. Cesar
    August 12, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    I prefer the LaCie

  525. Ujwal A
    August 12, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    Lacie mini

  526. S Howard
    August 12, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    After reading your review the drive I prefer is the LaCie Rugged Mini!! Of course!

  527. Andrea K
    August 12, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    I like LaCie Rugged Mini. It looks great and your review makes it easier to decide... the only trouble is, in my country I'll probably find ADATA more likely than LaCie Rugged Mini :((

  528. danny6114
    August 12, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    Well obviously: LaCie Rugged Mini!

  529. Darrah Bailey
    August 12, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    LaCie Rugged Mini

  530. Antonio R
    August 12, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    I always prefer LaCie.

  531. Mike
    August 12, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    I prefer the Lacie Mini - don't know why though, just a gut feeling!

  532. Krzysztof B
    August 12, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    I would prefer Adata

  533. Alyssa Barthel
    August 12, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    The Mini!!!

  534. LiamHP
    August 12, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    LaCie Rugged Mini, please and thank you!

  535. Charles T
    August 12, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    Lacie Rugged Mini

  536. Chalbe
    August 12, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    The LaCie Rugged Mini

  537. Han Terheggen
    August 12, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    I would buy the LaCie.

  538. Effe
    August 12, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    hi!

  539. Haci
    August 12, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    Lacie

  540. Joseph
    August 12, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    I prefer the Lacie Rugged Mini.

  541. Leo
    August 12, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    LaCie Rugged Mini

  542. Alin D
    August 12, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    I would like LaCie.

  543. Kristy M.
    August 12, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    The LaCie Mini

  544. Hal J
    August 12, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    I prefer the LaCie mini

  545. Ray
    August 12, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    I prefer the Lacie mini

  546. Joe
    August 12, 2013 at 11:33 am

    I prefer the mini

  547. SK Tan
    August 12, 2013 at 11:04 am

    I prefer the LaCie Rugged Mini

  548. Niall
    August 12, 2013 at 11:00 am

    Having used both for some time I have to point out that the USB connector on the Lacie is a very common point of failure...

  549. Ken Xia
    August 12, 2013 at 10:48 am

    Lacie

  550. Ramona I
    August 12, 2013 at 10:21 am

    LaCie Rugged Mini

  551. jeff
    August 12, 2013 at 10:04 am

    the mini would be my choice

  552. Jan H
    August 12, 2013 at 9:38 am

    Lacie is just the best there is

  553. Poignant T
    August 12, 2013 at 9:02 am

    the LaCie

  554. Arief Pratama
    August 12, 2013 at 6:09 am

    LaCie Rugged Mini

  555. Vincent Malcorps
    August 12, 2013 at 5:45 am

    I prefer the LaCie Rugged Mini.

  556. Saumyakanta S
    August 12, 2013 at 4:56 am

    of course the rugged mini

  557. Pam Dickson
    August 12, 2013 at 3:43 am

    The Lacie Rugged Mini would be my choice.

  558. Kathy
    August 12, 2013 at 3:05 am

    I prefer the Lacie Rugged Mini

  559. Gustavo D
    August 12, 2013 at 12:44 am

    I prefer the LaCie Rugged Mini

  560. Gheorghe T
    August 11, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    LaCie Rugged Mini

  561. George G
    August 11, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    LaCie

  562. Boris B
    August 11, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    the most reliable. relying on the reviews)

  563. Elisabetta S
    August 11, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    After reading our review, which drive do you prefer? Lacie Mini

  564. Theresa C
    August 11, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    Lacie Rugged Mini drive

  565. Lisa O
    August 11, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    The LaCie mini seems better.

  566. Mike W
    August 11, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    I prefer the LaCie Rugged Mini

  567. Gianna Marie L
    August 11, 2013 at 10:11 am

    lacie mini for the win.

  568. Andrew L
    August 11, 2013 at 10:09 am

    I prefer the Lacie because it was clearly more durable.

  569. Paulie
    August 11, 2013 at 10:00 am

    drum roll...... its the LaCie

  570. Adly A
    August 11, 2013 at 9:23 am

    Both are cool actually, but I will choose LaCie Rugged Mini.

  571. Milos D
    August 11, 2013 at 8:20 am

    LaCie mini rugged, better test result's...

  572. Aditya R
    August 11, 2013 at 7:00 am

    lacie rugged mini

  573. jose benavides
    August 11, 2013 at 6:28 am

    lacie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  574. vishnudath
    August 11, 2013 at 4:28 am

    LaCie Rugged Mini :D LaCie Rugged Mini :D

  575. Uttam S
    August 11, 2013 at 3:44 am

    Wow Really Great Dash Drive i really wan't to Win it

  576. Katherine B
    August 11, 2013 at 2:22 am

    La Cie Mini - it's got the better review

  577. Alan Tong
    August 11, 2013 at 2:11 am

    LaCie Rugged Mini

  578. Gary W
    August 11, 2013 at 1:39 am

    Honestly both are the same to me, but I love the industrial case on the Adata.

  579. Jonas E
    August 11, 2013 at 1:36 am

    I prefer the LaCie Rugged Mini

  580. Gerald Myers
    August 10, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    LaCie

  581. Brian Kautz
    August 10, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    LaCie Rugged Mini

  582. John S
    August 10, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    lacie rugged

  583. Timothy
    August 10, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    I prefer the mini

  584. Yvonne Hooker
    August 10, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    I like Mini

  585. Sweepstakes C
    August 10, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    LaCie Rugged 1 TB USB 3.0 Mini Disk Portable Hard Drive

  586. Kendall S
    August 10, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    the mini

  587. Ajith Sen
    August 10, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    LaCie Rugged Mini

  588. Sobia J
    August 10, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    Lacie Ofcourse :)

  589. Besian C
    August 10, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    I'm a fan of Lacie products so the choice is obvious :)

  590. Joseph L
    August 10, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    I prefer the Lacie rugged mini

  591. Jim Wiesner
    August 10, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    LaCie Rugged Mini

  592. Andrew H
    August 10, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    LaCie drive

  593. damu
    August 10, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    Well, LaCie does seem to actually deliver what it promises, so the choice is easy: LaCie.

  594. David E
    August 10, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    I prefer the LaCie - I prefer the rubberized casement

  595. Sara N
    August 10, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    LaCie Rugged Mini

  596. mark julius d. antonio
    August 10, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    with your detailed review on the rivalry of the two hard drives, of course all in for the LaCie mini :)

  597. Vjosan Boraj
    August 10, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    I'd rather buy the Lacie.

  598. John P
    August 10, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    The mini

  599. Junil M
    August 10, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    Lacie Rugged Mini

  600. A Kun
    August 10, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    mini

  601. Rhealyn B
    August 10, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    From the looks, feel, quality and functionality, i'd choose LaCie Rugged Mini. :)

  602. S R
    August 10, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    Lacie mini

  603. Suyanto M
    August 10, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    the LaCie Rugged Mini

  604. John Vincent
    August 10, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    It's obvious. Lacie rugged mini!

  605. Alex
    August 10, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    LaCie Rugged Mini

  606. Sandy C
    August 10, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    I prefer the LaCie Rugged Mini. The other one sounds like crap.

  607. Bryan Mark
    August 10, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    Lacie Rugged Mini

  608. Tim B
    August 10, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    I prefer the Lacie. Hands down.

  609. Mieczys?aw S
    August 10, 2013 at 11:40 am

    I prefer Lacie

  610. Switchblade S
    August 10, 2013 at 11:27 am

    Lacie Mini

  611. Denis K
    August 10, 2013 at 11:13 am

    Both of them would be great :)

  612. Milica Kuvalja
    August 10, 2013 at 11:05 am

    I prefer the Lacie mini :)

  613. Abdelrahman Yehia
    August 10, 2013 at 10:57 am

    Lacie mini.

  614. Koushik
    August 10, 2013 at 10:56 am

    LaCie Rugged mini

  615. Cristy Tom R
    August 10, 2013 at 10:21 am

    Lacie Mini

  616. Valentina L
    August 10, 2013 at 9:43 am

    ADATA DashDrive Durable

  617. Tomasz J
    August 10, 2013 at 8:56 am

    I prefer LaCie.

  618. Colin Hong
    August 10, 2013 at 8:55 am

    The Lacie Rugged Mini FTW!!!

  619. Dragana T.
    August 10, 2013 at 8:45 am

    mini drive

  620. Stoja T
    August 10, 2013 at 8:42 am

    LaCie Rugged mini

  621. Mile Z
    August 10, 2013 at 8:39 am

    mini drive

  622. Nikola Todoric
    August 10, 2013 at 8:35 am

    Lacie, of course

  623. Mihir C
    August 10, 2013 at 7:06 am

    I trust your recommendation and hence would prefer the LaCie Rugged Mini!

  624. Alex B
    August 10, 2013 at 7:01 am

    LaCie exactly

  625. Olga S
    August 10, 2013 at 5:48 am

    LaCie Rugged Mini

  626. Jawad Z
    August 10, 2013 at 5:47 am

    i prefer the LaCie Rugged Mini

  627. Jaffer A
    August 10, 2013 at 5:06 am

    LaCie Rugged Mini

  628. Va D
    August 10, 2013 at 5:03 am

    I agree with you guys, the LaCie Rugged Mini

  629. Zoran
    August 10, 2013 at 4:54 am

    LaCie Rugged Mini

  630. Kelly B
    August 10, 2013 at 4:30 am

    Of course I prefer the LaCie Rugged Mini.

  631. Harshit J
    August 10, 2013 at 4:13 am

    I prefer Lacie Rugged Mini

  632. Koshy G
    August 10, 2013 at 3:45 am

    The better one.

  633. Nick K
    August 10, 2013 at 2:23 am

    LaCie Rugged Mini.

  634. Gayle
    August 10, 2013 at 1:26 am

    Lacie Rugged Mini

  635. Jaffa Vickery
    August 10, 2013 at 1:26 am

    The Lacie mini, I have had issues with ADATA drives before.

  636. Scott M
    August 10, 2013 at 1:25 am

    I would prefer the LaCie.

  637. Raw linux
    August 10, 2013 at 12:33 am

    LaCie Rugged Mini

  638. brain Rod
    August 10, 2013 at 12:16 am

    LaCie Rugged Mini

  639. Cara D
    August 10, 2013 at 12:01 am

    I prefer The Laci Mini Drive

  640. tc
    August 9, 2013 at 11:50 pm

    lacie

  641. Dorothy H
    August 9, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    LaCie Rugged Mini

  642. Subbrilliant
    August 9, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    I prefer the LaCie external hard drive based on your findings.

  643. Gerald D
    August 9, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    The LaCie Rugged Mini

  644. Josh G
    August 9, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    I prefer the one that got wet and died -- NOT! ;P

  645. Hania B
    August 9, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    LaCie Rugged Mini

  646. Keith W
    August 9, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    The Lacie

  647. Parkin
    August 9, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    LaCie

  648. Brady Wallace
    August 9, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    LaCie

  649. Victor O
    August 9, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    LaCie mini since it survived :P The ADATA would be fine too, but I like just feel that LaCie is superior to ADATA.

  650. Keith B
    August 9, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    I would go with the LaCie since I have several products from them and have always been happy with how they work.

  651. Jeet Dholakia
    August 9, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    Actually I was totally unaware of but from now this is my first choice >> Lacie Mini

  652. Chris K
    August 9, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    LaCie based off the results. But one never knows, the device could have been a dud, but I don't like the odds.

  653. Victor M
    August 9, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    I prefer "Lacie Rugged Mini"

  654. Ib
    August 9, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    The LaCie is a clear winner

  655. Boris
    August 9, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    I prefer the Lacie Rugged Mini.

  656. Jay
    August 9, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    The Lacie Rugged Mini, obviously!

  657. HildyJ
    August 9, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    I worry more about either of these because a single disk means a single point of failure. I've never left a disk out in the rain but I have had a disk crash. I'd willingly pay more for a dual drive external disk with redundant RAID.

  658. Juan D
    August 9, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    LaCie Rugged Mini, cause ones product should be true to what it claims

  659. Aravind S
    August 9, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    Obviously the LaCie Rugged Mini

  660. Choon K
    August 9, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    Definitely LaCie!

  661. Mihovil P
    August 9, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    LaCie....

  662. Jack G
    August 9, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    LaCie Rugged Mini. ADATA Proved to not be worth it.

  663. zerifi
    August 9, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    Adata

  664. Ion P
    August 9, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    AData

  665. Tiago R
    August 9, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    LaCie Rugged Mini

  666. Anthony
    August 9, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    Lacie Rugged Mini is the clear winner

  667. Jorge B
    August 9, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    LaCie Rugged Mini. Certainly, it withstands water better

  668. Stephen H
    August 9, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    I think it's kind of obvious, the LaCie Rugged Mini, Understandably I don't think I have faced any more than rain with any computer equipment I have and certainly don't plan on taking my Electronics, other than a well protected phone, kayaking or white water rafting. I believe that the LaCie is a perfect match for me.

  669. Gurjot S
    August 9, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    if i go with ur review, i surely prefer lacie, but seeing the price comparision amongst them, Adata dash drive surely fits in my budget and also i do'nt need to put it in water and for dropping it from a height i will buy a hard disk cover !

  670. Greg
    August 9, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    The mini, obviously.

  671. mike
    August 9, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    i need LaCie Rugged Mini

  672. Huzefa Shakir
    August 9, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    Obviously, the LaCie Rugged Mini.

  673. John K
    August 9, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    Because my son would be using it, WATER was the key!
    I would purchase the LaCie.

  674. Corey J
    August 9, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    I would buy the LaCie, quite unsurprisingly!

  675. Donna K
    August 9, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    I prefer the LaCie Rugged Mini

  676. Daniel J
    August 9, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    Lacie Mini as MUO suggests!!

  677. Ale B
    August 9, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    LaCie, clearly!

  678. Dany Bouffard
    August 9, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    I like the mini better, only the color I prefer the ADATA.

  679. SHK
    August 9, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    Obviously prefer the drive that survived: LaCie Rugged Mini

  680. Donna S
    August 9, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    LaCie!

  681. Jeff Mackintosh
    August 9, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    I would buy the LaCie.

  682. Bcp
    August 9, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    I am all for the Lacie mini.

  683. mark
    August 9, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    i prefer the mini

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