Plugging the LaCie Rugged USB 3.0 into the SuperSpeed USB port of the ASUS N82Jv, Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit) immediately recognised the device. You will find a “start” file if you access the drive folder at this point.
Double-clicking the “start” file brings up the “LaCie Setup Assistant.”
The LaCie Setup Assistant aids in formatting and partitioning of the LaCie Rugged USB 3.0. Upon completing the format, you would find an application launcher, and more files than you started out with.
Wuala is a cloud storage system that operates online, and promises secure storage. You can read more about it here. The 10GB Wuala package bundled with the LaCie Rugged USB 3.0 would cost you US$29, had it been purchased separately.
Those who want the full capacity of the drive – like we do – can of course format it once again.