Summary: HEADS UP NOTICE: DO NOT PURCHASE these external drives for saving, or backing up, anything important! I researched drives before purchasing two of these for archiving very important Medical data. The first drive failed within 6 months.
Summary: This drive lasted only 7 months as a Time Machine backup device on my network. Then, one day I received a notice on my Mac stating that the most recent backup failed. I inspected the drive and observed it was not powered on.
Summary: It's all true. The drive just drops off the radar for no reason. The internal power connection is faulty. Nothing is worse than having one bum wire as the downfall of your 2 TB project. Buy G drives. They are the last truly reliable external hard drive manufacturer out there.
Summary: Brushed aluminum case very attractive But the first drive did not work. Lacie support STATED that that may happen and offered a very lengthy and technical fix. Sent it back for replacement. Got second drive, Same problem. Sent back for refund. Bought WD drive worked great, quickly OUT OF THE BOX.
Summary: I am returning this drive after 1 day of ownership. The drive dismounts spontaneously and a search for tech support on the La Cie website was nothing but an unending circle of links that always returned to the same web page. There is nobody home.
Summary: I purchased this unit and it worked for less than a year then failed to work. It won't be recognised by the computer because the plugin connection was detached. Sent to company for repair but was sent back without touching.
Summary: LaCie's products have been failing miserably in the last year or so. We order over 100 hard drives in the last couple of years. They used to be reliable, but now they are failing after a year or two. I recently ordered around 10 of them. 5 have failed on and off. They are unreliable.
Summary: I bought this hard disk as my backup option. I stored all my pictures and music and audio which was less than 500 MB. Just after 3 months my lapton stopped detecting the hard disk. I have tried using other computers and laptops as well and still same result. Is there any option for me left.