Summary: I have been using this drive for about 2 months. i am mostly happy with the drive. the web page works well, and is a nice feture so that others on my network can access the drive. download speeds are decent i think the biggest limitation on that would be your connection speed to your router. the all metal case and fan keeps the drive temps at a decent temp. the drives are just mildly warm and never get hot.
Summary: The setup software this comes with is terrible. In my case, it did not work at all. However, you don't even need to bother with it. Once you know it has a built-in web based management utility, you can go right to the device IP in a web browser and just use that. Once I discovered that, it was a breeze to setup. The drive operates flawlessly and serves files at gigabit speed just as you'd expect.
Summary: I use this product to backup multiple computers (Using Retrospect Express HD) and as secondary storage for videos and digital images. I don't need fancy wizards or outside services to tell me know to connect, create share and use this stuff. The Big Disk admin is quick, easy, and offers great granularity of control. So far, it has been absolutely reliable. I almost wish I would have bought the 2TB version!
Summary: I was hoping this drive would be amazingly fast when I ordered it, and as soon as I plugged it in I was certainly not disappointed. The two SSDs inside combined via raid0 to deliver data faster than I can use it. This makes video editing on my machine a complete dream.
Summary: This unit has a very well designed enclosure, that operates very quiety, and with the ssds inside vibration is next to zero too. The RAID 0 system doubles the data access and write speeds and makes this the fastest and best value for money I could find. Totally a winner of a design.
Lacie Big Disk 1 TB: Lacie, you may now be crowned king of the hard-drives!
3 November 2013
Summary: Lets start with a typical pro and cons: PROS: As you can image 1TB is huge! It can store tons of information and it's great for backing up huge volumns of work. The look great and they look beefy for a reason, because they are a power machine! Lacie comes with a 3 year warranty which is great and gives you someone to go to if you have any problems, of which I've only had a few (and I buy ALOT of these!
Pros: Long lasting, great service
Cons: Expensive, if this drops then all your data will be lost!
Summary: This drive is great, and while it's not the cheapest option out there, given the nature of the enclosure's contents I'm very happy to recommend this drive to anyone who needs fast, high capacity and good quality storage. This is the best field transfer drive I've used so far as a film maker.