Summary: I needed to first use this to extract information from drives of a failed machine, so replaced installed drives with those from old Mac. Was able to retrieve information. Then reinstalled the original drives. Set up a mirror RAID for TimeMachine. The other 3 drives are free to store videos etc. Have used it for 14 days and am very satisfied.
Summary: The 1 star rating is because it will only work when connect by Thunderbolt and will not work with a Thunderbolt to FireWire or USB adapter which means that you can only use it with a MacBook Pro or the new Mac Pro. You are also limited to either Raid Zero or Raid v which what I wanted it for. On top of all that the unit could not be returned to the vender all the above is the result on my lack of due dilligence... Oh well as they say.
Summary: The web page indicates that customers who bought this device also bought a Firewire to Thunderbolt adaptor. This gives you the impression that you can integrate this disc unit into an Apple device that runs Firewire but not Thunderbolt. This is totally false. The unit does not work with Firewire connectors. Why anyone would buy this and why that adaptor is shown in conjunction with this device is a mystery.
Summary: I bought this system to use with a 2013 model iMac. I set it up in less than 10 minutes including the time it took to format four of the included drives into two RAID 1 sets for storing files with mirrored back up and one RAID 0 drive for Time Machine back up of the iMac's HD. The housing's 7" x 8" footprint is larger than any HD tower I've used before, but the system also remains cooler and generates less vibration than my previous systems.
Summary: LaCie has been my favorite hard drive supplier for a while now, and I never expected to find myself needing a unit with 10TB of space. But when my photo restoration business took off I found I needed a reliable RAID system that wouldn't leave me waiting or wanting for many years to come. After looking around at what's available, I decided to buy this unit, and haven't looked back since. I'm really happy with its performance.
Pros: great write & read speed, good looking, user friendly, large capacity
Summary: Finding the right storage solution is sometimes a challenge, and I researched long and hard before finally ordering this unit. I certainly haven't been disappointed. This thing works great. It is cool, quiet, and very fast. The construction quality is good.
Pros: high capacity, user friendly, great transfer speed