Summary: Great device for those with large data storage needs. Love the design - clean looks and easy to use. Set the RAID mode, format and away you go - simply plug in on USB 3 and it shows up in your OS as a single large disk drive.
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.
Summary: It's great. It's expensive, but this is what I bought it for- it does what its intended to do and streams fine from it in USB 3.0
Pros: Holds more than enough at RAID 5 (the 12 TB model = 8.80GB or close to that). Pretty easy setup, no issues few weeks in. It's backing up my home media collection.
Cons: Nothing major I can report on.. its heavy, so just concerned for the glass desktop it sits on. Light on the front, a la HAL, comes on from time to time, but its not major. Have the drives in sleep after 10 mins.. so maybe something is pinging it.
Summary: I have had this about 3 weeks now and am happy with this purchase. More money than I wanted to spend, but given the alternatives to backing up the 7TB I currently have, I am very happy. I backup all my pc images to it and rsync to an smb mount all of my media from a Linux NAS.
Pros: It works as advertised. (not all the common these days) Attached to W7 on USB3 with hdtach I get 182MB/s avg read. Raid configuration is easy Price isn't outrageous when you consider the cost of 4 - 4TB drives.
Cons: Sleeps and wakes up randomly sometimes. I suspect this is a W7 issue and not the device. Takes a little longer than I would like to wake up, but faster than my WD raid usb drive. Not a drive issue, just physics, spin up the drives and verify raid. I doubt it could be any faster with mechanical dr...
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.