Reviews and Problems with LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Disk
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22 March 2012
Summary: I've been using this on a Mac. I heard other people were having issues, but also that the fix was to disable a setting that puts drives to sleep when idle. I did this on my home and workstation computers and have had no trouble. My only complaint is that the AC adapter's tongs are a separate piece that needs to be removed to store and transport in the box. I've already lost and found them twice, currently searching for a better case for transport.
Summary: I already stated in a few other reviews that I purchased some studio equipment over a year ago. This is one of the stuff I purchased for my studio. It's still working very well. I love the design and I also love the variation of cables included in the package. It has firewire and USB cables and these have been very useful on some rare occasions. It also has a switch that allows it to either power off, on or put it on auto mode.
Summary: It's frightening to think of losing all the photos I've collected over the years! I stored them on a Maxtor when I was on a PC but needed something Mac-friendly when I switched. By most accounts LaCie is the most Apple-rific. I chose single disk 2TB for simplicity and have not partitioned it for additional use with PC although I like that I can. Set up was manageable.
Summary: I've purchased a few different brands of external hard drives and tend to return to Lacie. This particular model is a bit smaller than past models, which is great for reducing space on your desktop. It is a great desktop model and it's small size and durable case make it easy to pack up and carry from site to site. There are much better portable hard drives on the market and since it requires a power source, is not feasable for someone on the go.
Summary: I received this 1.5TB Lacie drive this week and installed it on my system which is a Win7 Pro 64 Bit with a ASUS P6X58D Premium motherboard and i-Core 7/930 CPU. I chose the Firewire connection as it looked like it would be the fastest. Drive was found and proceded to do a Win7 backup. Twenty four hours later it still was not done. I than did some checking and found you needed to install a legacy Firewire driver.
Summary: I'm using the 1.5T Lacie with a MacBook Pro to backup data on Time Machine. It's fast (I'm using the Firewire 800 port) and well built. In my opinion the only downside is that it's a little noisy.
Good product - Mac users make sure to reformat the drive for backups
David Eichert Jr., Amazon
7 April 2010
Summary: I bought this drive on the recommendation of [...] which rated it best drive in category. The only caution I would give is that if you are a Mac user and are planning to use the drive as a backup drive, make sure to choose the option to reformat the drive with the *GUID Partition Table* (for Intel Macs) or the *Apple Partition Map* (for Power-PC based Macs). If you don't do this you may not be able to boot up the computer from a full backup on the drive.