Fast, fairly cost-effective way to get Thunderbolt storage
Joe Shapiro, Amazon
22 September 2013
Summary: I got this to speed my workflow for the 48 Hour Film Project and it didn't disappoint. I modified it - and voided the warranty - by removing the two hard drives and replacing them with SSDs. About doubled the performance and removed the concern of dropping it and having a head crash.
Summary: I bought a refurbished one of these. Gets pretty good speeds when in raid-0, topping out at about 195 MB/s. The problem that I have with it is that the tiny little fan on the back of it is pretty loud (I can hear it over my mac pro and the fan in my office).
Summary: I purchased this LaCie Little Big Disk Thunderbolt drive in a 2TB capacity in order to edit video on my MacBook Pro with Retina Display. I had previously been using an older FireWire 800 drive with a Thunderbolt to FireWire adapter, but found the speeds to be abysmally slow.
Summary: Was initially looking for a USB thumbdrive about 20 gigs or so for doing backup/transfer from my old XP laptop to new Win7 machine. Found this drive and for a few bucks more, you get a LOT more space (compared to thumbdrives). So, went for this instead.
Pros: - Plug n play for USB 2.0 connection. - Cable free! - Seems fast enough for what it is - Small, light - Reasonably priced
Cons: - Plastic insert covering the front is rather cheesy, but seems to work ok. - Didn't mount on my USB 1.0 older XP machine
Summary: I have two of these drives (for 4 months now) that I use for backing up a server every day. They do not get hot and I have no issues. One is accessed frequently with small bits of data, the other saves 30-150 GB image files every couple of days.
Summary: I have bought products from LaCie before. I do like that it's very good at what it does. Simple mechanics of plug and play. I did have to reformat it though so that I could play videos from the hard drive on my PS3 and 360. That's about the only grudge I have about it.
Summary: Okay, I just got this and have to say that I am impressed by the size and sleek design of the HD. After formatting the hard drive, I was less than impressed to see that there was only 465.17 GB available for storage. I just thought potential buyers would like to know that.