Summary: I have purchased this same model twice (once under warranty) and this is the second time it has crashed and simply stopped responding. I will not open the case to research a problem; the expense alone should prevent problems in the first year.
Pros: Beautiful, sturdy design.
Cons: Cords need to be replaced within the year so there is a solid connection; not speedy - took nearly 3 hours to back up 1TB of data.
Summary: Tried contacting LaCie customer service by phone, but referred to website to complete a lengthy warranty process to return the hard drive. Overall, warranty not very useful when you depend on the hard drives working as backups. Solution, switch hard drives...
Pros: When they work, they work as advestised.
Cons: Bought two hard drives and both kept disconnecting, from time to time, one more often than the other. Now, one of them barely connects and files are possibly corrupted.
Used and in excellent condition but not as expected
Linh Nguyen, Amazon
24 September 2013
Summary: The hard drive only registered as 2GB, must have another partition somewhere . I am working with a tech support from LaCie to make it work but so far unsuccessfully. Will continue to try but if still not working, will declare DOA and request a refund ...
Summary: I took a while to buy 2 new hard drives I saw at the time when I purchase the LaCie hard drives that they were the highest rated in amazon. So I went ahead and bought them and within 1 month I had issues with one of the drives it kept connecting and disconnecting a lot.
Summary: Brittle! Great news is that storage has moved on since, a slight nock on it and it will be dead. I now have other external hard drives that don't even require power that are super hard and survive my reckless manners.