Summary: Loud beyond comprehension. For some unexplained reason, many manufacturers pay seemingly no attention to how noisy their devices are. I really wanted to like this drive. It just leads me to believe that they don't actually use or really test their own devices in real world situations.
Summary: LaCie Petit is a cute little drive. It has very good exteriors with smooth finish. The LaCie Setup Assistant was very helpful in setting up the device. The drive has to be reformatted so that it could play the videos on my XBOX 360.
Summary: Don't be fooled by the product image and think the drive is covered in brush aluminum. The entire case is made out of plastic. There are great reviews and praises on how reliable the drive is, but based it's design it does not seem to be able to dissipate heat very well.
Summary: For the price this drive is a great deal, storage wise. It looks nice next to my aluminum iMac. However, the noise it makes might drive you crazy. If you have a loud computer that already makes a racket then you won't notice a thing. My iMac is almost silent.
Neat looking device, but one hard disk failure (with data loss) so far doesn't bode well
W. Fox "W. Fox", Amazon
16 July 2009
Summary: This drive is well made. It looks great, although to the touch, it's a little disappointing/plasticky with sharp edges. Nevertheless does have a little pouch that you can keep it in; if that floats your boat.