Reviews and Problems with LaCie Hard Disk, Design by Neil Poulton 1TB
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Reliable nicely designed backup drive
30 March 2014
Summary: This drive has served me well for backups for a while. Nicely designed. A bit slow compared with OWC drives, but for periodic backups that doesn't matter. Having multiple connectivity is helpful. Presumably this has now been replaced with a USB 3 model, but I still recommend FW800.
Summary: The size of the disk itself is pretty discrete for what it is, don't be fooled into thinking you're going to be carrying this thing around while you travel, it can be placed easily on your work area and it won't be a bulk to handle at all.
Summary: I bought this when it was somewhere around $120. I wish I had bought more, because it costs a fortune now. The firewire 800 is well worth it. Tied into a firewire 400 port, it is fast, but tied into another f800 port, it FLIES.
Summary: So far so good. Easy setup, as I've always found LaCie to be. Have had it running for a couple of weeks. Am using it to back up my new 27" iMac using Time Machine. It was a bit pricier than I was hoping for, but the less expensive version didn't have FireWire 800 capability.
Summary: The reason I bought this hard drive is because I wanted an external drive that could do both USB and eSATA. eSATA drives are few and far between, it seems. I would have preferred a more portable external drive, but didn't find anything else available, and this one really meets my needs.
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 bought this drive for Time Machine backups for my new iMac. Although, at first, I was a bit worried about the sounds it makes whenever it starts up (it is louder than any other external drives I've owned at startup), it seems to work just fine. Of course, only time will tell how reliable it is.
Summary: I've had this LaCie external hard drive for a little under a month now. I use it to back up another one of my external hard drives. I haven't had any issues transferring files or Mac compatibility issues. It's quiet and does what I ask of it, so no complaints here.