Excerpt: The backup drive is now working as expected, after a few initial setup hitches.
The drive was not preconfigured right away for my Windows 8.1 machine -- I had to format the device first -- going through a few hoops with LaCie support. Support has been good so far -- kudos to LaCie.
Excerpt: The disks work fine, I am using USB-3 and they perform well. Mostly photo and video files. I am using a "Manual Raid" system, copying files to the two disks manually because the RAID setup simply would not work. This actually works better for the way I am using the storage.
Excerpt: As a profesional photographer in the sciences, I must depend upon backing up files.
Previously, I have been using Just a Mess of Drives (as opposed to JBOD). All were written independently.
Over time this became a nightmare and unmanageable in a reasonable manner.
Summary: This drive was rarely used. Its sole purpose was archiving. I was stored in a climate controlled clean room offline. Occasionally the files were updated. I doubt it has 50 hours on it.
Pros: There are no "pros"
Cons: TOO LOUD to be anywhere near your work station. Has no security lock slot. It Died with so few hours on it I feel like the cost vs. value is totally upside down. In fact, I feel ripped off. Any other RAID drive would be a better choice. I've had several LaCie drives fail. I'll never buy another one.
Excerpt: I use these drives and their thunderbolt versions for editing a film that is almost 6Tb in footage. I wouldn't choose another brand. Rarely needed service, but when I have, customer support and turn around times are top rate.
Excerpt: Great RAID 1 drive. I'm a music producer and, for my job, I need a lot of storage space and I need it to be reliable. The LaCie 8TB 2Big Quadra seems perfect for the job. I have to have old audio sessions (that are several GB each) available for years after I've finished working on them in case the...
Excerpt: Using this as a Raid 1 back up for all my digital assets. It is fast and speedy, but the documentation could have been better as it uses a different set-up procedure then expected. Quiet and small footprint.