Posted by: DT  :  Category: LaCie

Updated: December 14, 2010
(LaCie releases USB 3.0 SSD flash drive called FastKey)

So far, LaCie was predominantly known for its iamaKey and similar USB Keys. However, for those that don’t want to put up with the hassle of mixing up flash drives with house keys, there’s good news. Now, LaCie also offers some non-key designs. For instance, the ultra-small MosKeyto loves to stay put sucking bytes, while the all terrain XtremKey thrives on challenges in the great outdoors. Certainly, there are still similarities with LaCie’s previous models – like handsomeness and practicality. Plus the fact that the key may still be in the name…



LaCie XtremKey dropped into water and driven over with tire tracks

Extreme in Every Way: LaCie XtremKey (@ logox21) or (white logo2)

Screw-on Zamac cylinder housing
Rugged 2mm thick casing
Watertight up to 333 ft
Drop-resistant up to 5m
Withstands temperatures of +392° / -122° F
Pressure resistant of up to 10 tons
US military standard tested
Awards: Janus de l’Industrie 2010
Ranges from 8 to 64GB
Writes with 30 MB/sec
Reads with 40 MB/sec
Fit for Windows ReadyBoost
Compatible with Macs
Wear-resistant cable ring included
Inches: 2.9 x 0.9
Ounces: 0.8
2 year warranty
Video demonstration:


LaCie MosKeyto on laptop with actual Mosquito, in packaging and pluged into notebook

Sucker for Access: LaCie MosKeyto (@ black logo ) or (black3)

Black & orange plastic body with attachable cap
Extends only 6mm out of PC
Plug it & forget it:
Can be left safely in PC, even when traveling
Similar size as the Lexar Echo ZE
Ranges from 4 to 8GB
Transfers with Hi-Speed USB
Compatible with Macs
Strap hole
Strap included with box
Extra: 2 years of 4GB Wuala Online Storage
Inches: 0.83 x 0.63 x 0.4
Ounces: 0.35 (10g)
2 year warranty


LaCie FastKey speeding over a race track curve, underneath packaging

World’s smallest SSD Drive: LaCie FastKey (@ black logo ) or (black3)

Sturdy gray aluminum body with cap
Solid State Drive as USB 3.0 flash drive
DRAM cache for faster performance
Ranges from 30 to 60 to 120GB
Transfers with 260 MB/s (USB 3.0)
Also works with USB 2.0 (reduced to that standard)
Encrypts with AES 256-bit
Determine how much to encrypt
(Private-Public software)
Compatible with Macs
Strap hole
Strap included with box
Extra: 2 years of 4GB Wuala Online Storage
Inches: 1.1 x 4.1 x 0.4
Ounces: 1.16 (33g)
2 year warranty


LaCie WriteCard in various stages of exposing the flash drive, notepad and pen

Digital & Manual: LaCie WriteCard (@ black logo ) or (black3)

Black plastic credit card case (fits wallet)
Contains USB flash drive, pen & notepad
Flash drive:
Black & orange plastic body,
integrated USB connector,
scratch & water resistant.
Ranges from 4 to 16GB
Transfers with Hi-Speed USB
Compatible with Macs
Extra: 2 years of 4GB Wuala Online Storage
Inches: 3.3 x 2.1 x 0.14
Ounces: 0.4 (12g)
2 year warranty


LaCie DataShare with SD & microSD cards, in packaging & plugging into each other

Twin System: LaCie DataShare (@ logox21) or (white logo2)

Red & white plastic cases fitting together
Two SD card reader flash drives in one
One for SD & one for microSD
(compatible with all types)
Ideal for dividing private data & data to share
Regular USB connectors & push/push SD connectors
Capacity depends on SD cards
Transfers with Hi-Speed USB
Compatible with Macs
Strap hole
Included with box:
USB extension cable
microSD to SD card adapter
Inches: 2.76 x 1.38 x .51
Ounces: ?
2 year warranty

…on eBay right now:
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Click here for all LaCie Non-Key Flash Drives

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2 Responses to “Off-Key”

  1. luc pierart Says:

    congratulations for your interesting blog.
    I m taking care of HDD & usb key (at paris,france headquarter)
    FYI :-) some lacie keys are missing (galet, currenkey, silver cookey,..) and the new cookey with full secure software came out

    If you could create a “quarter new keys”, it would be perfect

    good luck

  2. DT Says:

    Thanks Luc!
    However, if you go to my other post, On-Key, you will see that I do have those listed. Except for the Secure Edition and the Galet. It seems that latter is neither available on ebay nor amazon.

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