Summary: This is a beautiful looking drive. The Neil Poulton design speaks out with clean and sleek looks. It is glossy black and the blue light is outstanding. Neither Seagate's nor WD's external drives look so beautiful. PROS: 1. 1TB is a lot of space - great. 2. Beautiful, sleek design 3. Triple interface - USB, eSATA and Firewire 400 (more on this in a moment). 4. Power button - I like the idea of having a power button on the drive, Seagate does not put one..
Summary: This drive has a very fast transfer rate (at least when using the Firewire interface), runs quietly and cooly, and looks great without looking like some kind of space ship. Not to mention has loads of room. There isn't a better 1 TB external drive out that is better and cheaper, and I've gone through enough to know.
Summary: I bought this to replace one of my 500 GB LaCie backup drives, which is approaching its maximum capacity. In fact, I've purchased about ten of their drives over the years and have had good luck with them. I like that they are reasonably fast, perfectly rectangular (and can thus be stacked in a drawer, a real plus when you own many drives), reliable, and inexpensive.
Summary: I bought this to back-up my back-up. I have had a LaCie 250GB external for almost 4 years and have had no issues (knock on wood). As many of you know, media takes up the disk space pretty fast these days, and I was looking to free up my computer's hard drive a bit, but I also know you shouldn't leave all your eggs in one basket. So far, this 1tb has been great. It seems to have a rest mode so you can have it on without it being fully active.
Summary: this product is made very well, the only downside i see is i payed the extra 30 dollars for this hard drive compared to other 1 terrabyte drives so i could use the eSata port however i came to discover my computer only has regular sata connections, so word to the wise check your computer carefully. Still the fire wire and usb 2.0 are fast, and one great feature is the on off switch.
Summary: I have never had an external HDD until now. I bought this as additional storage to my imac, installation is simple and quick, a few questions and thats it! Comes with many cables: usb, firewire, and the esata. I have it close by and hear it makes noise every once in a while, definitely louder than my imac's drive, but, like I said I have never owned an external to compare it to.
Summary: Purchased this very Cosmo looking 1TB Hard Drive because it was going to be sitting on the component shelf feeding a WD TV HD Media Player. What a great looking, great working pair they make. Initial install of the LaCie included a nicely laid out formatting prompt giving you choices of NTFS, FAT32 or combinations of them for cross-compatibility. Speed is good and it is VERY quiet. Perfect for this application in an entertainment suite.