Summary: Perfect for archiving data. Not the fastest drive (what do you expect with a 5400 RPM USB 2.0 drive...) so it won't work too well for video or audio editing, but for basic storage, it is absolutely perfect.
Compact, solid, quiet, short cable but attached to side.
Colin J Warren, Amazon
13 November 2012
Summary: I use this occasionally to back up my home movies. I have only had it a couple of months so cannot comment on its longevity. The small size (109 mm x 74 mm x 19 mm, excluding the cable attached to the side, which adds 100 mm to the width) is convenient and very portable. The aluminum casing is tough and makes it great for carrying around.
Summary: I am very happy with this hard drive. I was looking for the most compact and lightweight 1 TB external hard drive to use on my long travels where every gram in the backpack counts. This one was the most lightweight I could find. The hard drive looks very nice, it is smaller than I expected and has worked just fine so far.
Summary: LOVE IT! Super convenient and ultra quick. I was worried about the cable and how it has to bend to attach to my macbook pro but it's a durable cable and the connection on the hard drive side is secure so I don't worry about it disconnecting from the bend of the cable. The cable is short but I only use this at the desk to backup every few days. The shortness of the cable is completely fine with me as it saves me time rummaging through my bag of cables!
Summary: First off, the dimensions are smaller than I expected - about the size of a cigarette holder. Secondly, the aluminium casing is sweet - looks industrial and feels solid (especially great with Macs). Now for my first backup experience. I hooked this up using the integrated USB cable (USB 2.0 A to Mini-B) and ran the LaCie Setup Assistant software. It formatted flawlessly for my iMac.
Summary: I bought this at my university book store (MUCH pricier there, but i can pay with scholarships!) Anywho... I was originally worried about this brand as i had never heard of it before entering that store. I am very glad i bought it though. Size wasnt an issue (functionality wise), but it sure is cute! Pros: nice size, look, and capacity. It's pretty and convenient. :) It took 35 minutes or so for it to put 90g onto the hard drive.