Summary: I purchased this based on good reviews. It has been nothing but trouble. I could never automatically back up to the drive--had to do it manually. Within a year, it wouldn't turn on. Now I have no access to the data that I was able to save to the disk. Frustrating, and an expensive mistake. I'll be looking for a more reliable backup disk.
Summary: Don't Buy. I had one of these for about a year, and suddently it stoped working. The case had died, I looked up for several tutorials on internet only to find out how to open it, and save the hard disk. When I finaly succeded on these I find out that the HD is a SAMSUNG one. I bought a Sata-USB adaptor and it is working fine now. The case was too expensive for the time it last, better buy the disk alone and cased it yourself.
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. Went to the LaCie support site and downloaded the most current software for this unit. After a few reboots, it started working fine.
Summary: Warning to Mac users: I purchased one Lacie Big drive 18 months ago, another Lacie Big drive 24 months ago. I just upgraded to Mac OS X Lion. Neither drive works after the upgrade. The Lacie web site said that the "solution" to this problem was to revert back to Snow Leopard. Not really a solution. But I assumed that maybe this meant that a firmware upgrade or something was in the works. So I contacted Lacie support.
Summary: The first one I bought was defective out of the box! I had to pay to ship it back to NYC, I receive the new one 3 months later the hard drive dies. I contacted LaCie and they wanted me to again pay to ship it back. I bought another harddrive from STAPLES installed into the external bay and it's been 7 months with out any issues . . . . so buy the bay without the harddrive and install your own .. It's alot cheaper!
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. I'm a grad student (read: broke) and having to buy another just 2 years (+3 weeks!) later is really painful. I think I'll be going with a different brand next time.
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.
Summary: I bought this drive and within a few weeks, it clicks and stopped working. I returned it and got a new drive without a problem but lost all my files. The second drive lasted 8 months and then after working fine one day, it couldn't access any of my files and after trying several other USB ports and a different computer, it somehow formatted itself!! Even if I got a new one under warranty, I couldn't trust it again for the third time. It's going in the bin.
Summary: The LaCie drive box had the word Wuala on it - never having heard the word in a product context, I ignored it - bad decision!! Wuala turns out to be a LaCie partner out of Switzerland with very few employees, who are trying to get On-Line storage through their approach spread world wide. The drive strongly suggested I click on the LaCie icon to initiate it or I would have problems.