Summary: I purchased three of these over a couple month period. ALL of which have failed in one way or another within the first year or so of use. I purchased them to use as an additional backup device for three servers.
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.
Summary: I bought 4 LaCie Drives (2 Poulton's, 2 Porsche's at 2 different times), specifically as backup units for internal drives. Thus, they are typically on for an hour four times a month, and 12 hours once a month.
Summary: I owned my 1TB Lacie drive for about 18 months when it started making a horrible grinding noise. It was intermittent at first but then grew more and more constant and loud. It sounded like a bad bearing or fan or something. I transferred as much data as I could to another drive.
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...
Summary: I bought the 1TB version of this drive to store backups, music, photos. It was nice and quiet for about a year, then it began emitting a loud, constant, high-pitched whine. That makes it useless as a music server, since it would have to be on and whining loudly in the living room all the time in...
Summary: I bought a couple of these hard drives. They run very hot and noisy. The customer support is the worst. I had one fail two days out of warranty and they wouldn't cover it. They offered me a "coupon" for a new unit. I lost everything. These are just poorly made hard drives. They use cheap parts.
Summary: I was soooooo happy with this product.... for a little over a year. I filled it with tons of stuff: movies, music, pictures, backup of the contents of my entire laptop, etc. And then it just up and died, taking a year's worth of data with it.
Summary: Installed on a Friday. Said the drive was not mounted, finally got it to recognize. Ran a back up after trying to partition (would not allow), went to check the backed up data and the drive icon was nowhere to be found.