Summary: Amazing, and i have three of these units, and they are filled up. I've only had two drives fail in the time that I have had them since 2009, but since it is RAID, I just have to purchase a backup drive for it. The first one was free because LACIE gives you a warranty, so they exchanged it for free. Great company.
Summary: I have two of these 4big 8TB RAIDS that were bought about 9 months apart and both have had a failed power adapter, so it was a $50 part to fix it. The first RAID adapter failed after about 3 years of use and took down one of the drives. Once I hooked it up to a new adpater the RAID rebuilt (using RAID 5). About 9 months later the second RAID's adapter went out, this time without affacting the drives. I'm fairly happy with these RAIDs.
Made my Windows7 unstable even though it says it is compatible with Windows7
S. Raut, Amazon
11 August 2014
Summary: Pros: Stunning looks hot removable drives multiple configurations for RAID Cons: Poor customer service (be prepared to be on hold ... till you give up:) ) Sharp corners might lead to injury Most irritating fact: makes windows unstable. Frequent bluescreen incidents (locale 1033, 124)occur when I have Lacies HD connected to PC (Windows7).
Summary: I was super excited to get this drive. It was the size I needed and I have had great luck with LaCie's smaller external hard drives. Unfortunately, the entire drive failed less than one year after I purchased it. All of my data for a huge project were stored on this drive. My IT guy worked with LaCie and the support was pretty good. Within one week they had restored 95% of the data on the drive and shipped me a new one.
Summary: I bought 6 of these units. Between 2 years 4 of them have failed that required the whole unit being replaced. Before that, I had to have 4-6 of the disks in different units replaced. Could not afford the downtown of these systems and have spent over $500 to get advance replacements. I complained to LacIe who offered me a discount to buy a spare disk! I highly caution buyers of getting these units. 66% failure is totally unacceptable.
Summary: My company bought this unit for a big commercial project we had to ship to another city. We spent 2 days transferring 8TB worth of data, then that night, it just stopped mounting on any system. Our tech department had determined something had burned out on the motherboard, and we had to use a slow tedious disk recovery process to save our files. It may have just been a lemon, but I can't recommend this.
Excerpt: The perfect storage and use for Video Editing. The only quirk I have with this is no Thunderbolt. However, it offers USB3 and Firewire 800. Perfect for a Mac. My MacPro workstation only has Firewire 800, but my iMac and Macbook Pro have USB3. You can add a USB3 card to the MacPro, but I have read mutilple problems people are having with this solution.
Summary: Speed security, quiet running, easily maintained and good looking, that is the 4big Quadra. I have it sitting on my desk. I'm really happy with it and would recommend it to my friends without hesitation. 16TB of secure storage is wonderful to have, and the USB 3.0 and firewire options are handy.