Summary: I bought two of these in March 2011 to use as backup & storage of media files. GREAT enclosure...I love the case & interface options! Registered with LaCie,and popped for the extended warranty,because it's not a matter of IF a hard drive is going to fail,but WHEN.
Summary: Although there is a metallic sound from inside when drive is shaken deliberately, I am happy with the purchase. I choose this heat sink design from Lacie after my previous HDD died of heat. I recommend this heat sink design if you live in warm climate.
Summary: Conflicts with Mac - locks up system. After three years of extremely light duty, only running for minutes at a time to backup photos - it's now grinding and groaning as if failure is imminent. Horrible junk, especially for the price.
Summary: Fine drive and aesthetically interesting, but I tend to run into power-supply issues on these. That said, LaCie has always honored their warranties (send yours in and they send you a refurbished unit).