Reviews and Problems with LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Disk
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Great while it lasted
6 July 2009
Summary: Mine lasted a year and a half. After a week of back and forth with the online only tech support i was told it is most likely the power supply and they are back ordered. Their only solution is for me to sit and wait unitl it is available. My drive ...
Summary: I purchased the drive four months ago (I see that a newer version is now available), and it works, but squeaks every time the drive activates on startup and when Time Machine backs up data. The drive was sent in once, but the repair team at Lacie claimed they didn't hear the squeaking, and the drive was returned to me ... still squeaking.
Be Sure to Backup! Drive Stopped Working after Only 3 Months.
Michael E. Imboden "Michael", Amazon
2 December 2008
Summary: A very sleek and sexy piece of hardware with it's ribbed case and big blue eye. Heavey and solid. Has all the interfaces you could possibly want. Tons of storage, speedy, and built like an M1 Tank. However beware! My unit stopped working (crashed) after only 3 months of usage. If you put mission critical data on this drive, BE SURE TO BACKUP YOUR DATA! The drive crashed after only 3 months of regular usage.
Busted in a week + Call Amazon, ignore LaCie customer service
Tom Powers, Amazon
12 October 2008
Summary: Right out the box, everything worked fine, my only complaint was that this drive was so incredibly LOUD. After 4 days, it no longer read on my PC. Tried everything and came to conclusion with LaCie tech support that the hard drive was busted. I was on hold with LaCie customer service for nearly an hour only to have a 2 minute conversation with their tech support that said they couldn't do anything because I didn't buy it direct from LaCie.
Summary: The drive is solid, quiet, and attractive enough -- not as nice as the LaCie brick, which I loved until it broke this summer. It runs quietly, and is reliable, but the install was a mess. In the end, I just didn't use the software. The interface is dumbed down and doesn't give you all the install options. I bought the drive in part for the backup software, which I have not been able to install.
Summary: Based on the other reviews, I feel really unlucky. I am sending in my 2nd drive tomorrow. The 1st replacement was worse than the original drive. Both made loud clicking sounds when going into sleep mode, but the 2nd one also made a strange buzzing sound just before the click. LaCie said it could be a sign of imminent drive failure. I have to send it into LaCie because Amazon won't do a replacement twice. I hope the 3rd time's the charm...
Summary: I've never used LaCie before but figured it was a trustworthy brand. After 11 months of smooth operation, the hard drive suddenly wouldn't mount and kept making a slow clicking noise. The whole point of a backup drive is that it stay reliable. I've had a cheap Mercury drive for 6 years now with no problems. I've contacted LaCie support who thinks the problem might be solved with a different adapter.
Summary: I had previous experience with LaCie which was very good and their tech service quickly solved my problem plus the reviews here were good. So I bought this drive. This drive is formated for the mac and works great right out of the box with my mac. I did not notice in the description that this was formated for the mac but I wanted to format it in FAT32 so it could be used with both mac and windows.
Summary: Hello, Pretty good hard drive for a year. I bought one of the Quadra model, it has been now 3 times that the adapter died. This is a bit ridiculous for this top product. I own 3WD one of them is 8 years old, still no problem. The best is that lacie refused to exchange it. To be fair it was out of warranty, but this is an issue which is all over the internet, so I guess it was not my fault that 3 charger died in 2 years. I decided not to buy any of these anymore.