Summary: While this drive has not left my desk in the 2 years it's been in service, it has failed. No bumps, drops, or shaking - just gave up. I know they're going to die eventually, but 2 years seems too short.
The LEVEL of customer service is ZERO... I HATE THIS
D Cooper "Don C", Amazon
6 October 2011
Summary: Do not waste your time. Seriously. I purchased this unit for a PC, and a d2 Quadra at the same time for a MacBook Pro. The LaCie Hard Disk plugged in nicely, then downloaded older software from the disk. When prompted to download an upgrade, I was hit with repeated error boxes.
Summary: I purchased this in december of 2008, and it is still working. I went with this because I wanted firewire speeds on my desktop and the option for usb on my laptop. I've always been very careful with it, and I don't use it often.
Summary: I've used my LaCie hard disk for 2 years (+3 weeks) now. All was fine and dandy until just a few days ago when it went out in a puff of smoke (figurative, not literal). When I went to check my warranty I found that it is only covered for up to 2 years. Not cool.
Summary: I needed a bootable external drive because the internal drive on my Imac is failing. This drive was easy to set up and is working fine. The firewire 800 connection is fast enough to use it as a startup drive. It also has FW400 and USB connections, which can be handy.
Summary: I've only done one back up in the past month i've owned it. the firewire speed is excellent, only took me 20 min to back up 165 gb on time machine. which on usb 2.0 i'd be a 3 day project. my only complaint is it's a severe dust magnet. but other than that, i'm very happy with the purchase.
Summary: This hard drive would not stay mounted. It kept turning itself off. I wound up returning it and purchasing a different model from another vendor. I have had good results with other purchases from Amazon and with several LaCie drives that I own, but this one was a lemon.