Summary: I would probably give this a higher rating, but I have only had this for a few weeks. Still, I was very happy with the ease of set-up. I am using this as additional storage for my DishNetwork receiver DVR and so far everything is working fine. The drive was easy to set-up, and after a short reformat by the Dish receiver I was able to back-up several movies and tv shows.
Pros: Attractive Design, Easy To Setup, Easy to use, Quiet
Summary: Well I needed an affordable backup for all my important files and this fits the bill perfectly. Plugs right in and was recognized instantly. Has a nice power switch so I can always leave it plugged in but I can turn it on only when I need to use it. Cant pass up the nice design either. It looks cool and has a nice under light to show when its on. Does pick up fingerprints with the shiny finish, but really who cares.
Pros: Attractive Design, Easy To Setup, High Capacity, Portable, Quiet
Summary: Use to backup main image drive for professional photo studio. Would be nice if it was USB 3.0 as moving many gigabytes takes hours. Large drives should be able to transfer massive amounts of data A.S.A.P. This criticism aside (and it's not really a minor thing!), seems to be a good drive, and the price was right . . .
Pros: Attractive Design, Easy To Setup, Easy to use, High Capacity, Quiet
Summary: We bought this hard drive to use as both a backup and to hold files. We wanted to use it across a MAC and PC and with Lacie's easy to use setup software we were able to partition 32GB as FAT32 and the rest as HFS. It would be nice to format more of the disk as FAT32, but it is recommended and only possible to do 32GB through the Lacie software. It is sort of annoying that once you partition yourself, you can no longer use the Lacie setup software.
Pros: Attractive Design, Compact, Easy To Setup, Easy to use, High Capacity, Quiet