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.
Summary: I bought this for a very big, very important project on which I simply couldn't afford to have technical problems. Of all the hard drives I've used in the past, LaCie has (so far) been the most dependable, and this one was no exception.
Summary: These are nice drives. Rather pricey but so far they have been reliable.It is hard to put a label on the drive because of the metal veins. These drives are heavy - not a surprise - just a warning that you don't want to travel with these at all.
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.
Pros: Attractive Design, Compact, Easy To Set Up, Easy to use, High Capacity