Reviews and Problems with LaCie Hard Disk, Design by Neil Poulton
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Heavily used, failed after 3-years
9 July 2014
Summary: I have the 2 TB model and it just failed after 3-years (end June 2014), almost to the day. My 1 TB LaCie is still going strong after 5-years and my 500 GB LaCie is even older. The drives still working are used to store various files pictures and videos and so they don't read/write as much as the failed drive did.
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. Note that this is not bus powered, you need to plug it in via the provided power cord.
Summary: I enjoyed these so I bought another one to match my 500 gig. Only problem is telling the two apart, but that's not biggie. You can stack them next to each other and they look great with the blue LED light, or on top. Pretty decent on heat as well.
Summary: 2TB at a great price. it has a USB only connection. hooked this up to a mac, then formatted and partitioned it using the mac's'disk utility'. i had no use for the software that came on the drive, so i can't comment on that. it's quite and been working great so far.
Summary: I purchased this one because I wanted an on-off switch on the back an a control LED in front. Istallation is very easy and quick, just follow the "Quick Install Guide". First day I copied data for 6 hours, no problem, not much heating up, almost noiseless. The body looks nice but is plastic. It's not a hard core drive, but treated nicely it works very well. The in the box USB-cable is rather short (ca. 20").
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. I can't believe the industry is forcing people into 2tb drives with USB ports. It's nothing but time consuming and utter cheapness.