Rikiki is a weird name isn’t it? LaCie decided on that name because it means “tiny” in French. The drive really is small measuring only 4.3-inches long and 2.9-inches wide. It also is only .5-inches thick, so it is a little bit larger than a cell phone. The drive itself is made of brushed aluminum which not only protects the drive, but also looks great.
On the front of the drive there is a small LaCie logo and an activity LED. On one side of the drive there is a miniUSB connection. This is the only connection on the drive as I said earlier it gets power from the USB connection as well. On the bottom of the drive there are 4 axel screws, we were unable to remove them because they have a small ball inside them that prevents you from getting a screwdriver in them.
Setup & Software
Getting the drive setup is pretty simple, just connect it to your computer and you are good to go. When you connect it you will be asked to install the software on the drive, go ahead and do that. One thing I did notice was that the included USB cable was extremely short. The drive has an orange power and activity LED that will flash when the drive is being accessed.
Once you install the software on the drive you can go ahead and open it up. It includes Applications, Documents, and Products. When you go into the applications page you have Online storage, USB Boost, Genie Backup Assistant and Adobe Reader 8. The online storage is provided by Wuala and you get a 10GB 1 year membership when you purchase the Rikiki drive.
The Genie Backup assistant is one of the easiest backup software programs I’ve used. First you name the backup and select the backup location. Next you select the files / folders you want to backup and finally set the backup schedule and you are done, it’s that simple!
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