"Good Drives, bad enclosures, horrible power unit. Loud."
11 October 2009
Pros: The Seagate drives inside are solid SATA 2. unit construction feel great. Nice design.
Cons: Large and unreliable power supply. Interface is sub-par. Enclosure is tight fit that can heat up lowering lifespan of drives. no fan. Aluminum acts as sound amplifier making drives very loud for not having a fun.
Pros: The multiple interface options allows the drive to work with any computer. The firewire connection allows for one cable to run between the drives and the computer The rack mount option keeps the drives off the desk and allows for adequate cooling.
Pros: Good price for a 500GB drive compatible with Firewire (800 & 400) and USB2. Looks good on desktop too. LaCie online tech support is great, friendly fast and accommodating (see below)
Cons: Power supply adapter failed after 1 year causing computer (iMac) to fail to recognize the drive. Lacie tech support diagnosed problem and replaced defective equipment. Drive works like a champ, again.