Summary: I've had two Western Digital and one Seagate drive die on me, both within two years. The Lacie drive has an on/off button, it's a nice feature to help preserve the drive. You don't need a backup HD connected 24/7 which in my opinion ruined the other drives. Having a button to turn off the drive is very convenient and easy to use.
Summary: A stylish drive but you can find cheaper ones on Amazon. If you're a Mac user setting this hard drive up with your computer is super easy follow these steps. 1. Plug in the hard drive 2. Open up disk utility found in your applications folder inside the utilities folder 3. Next select the newly plugged in a hard drive and on the right-hand side you should see partition click on that. 4.
Summary: This little drive is perfect. As soon as I got it, I pulled the actual drive out, which indeed has the same specs as mentioned in other reviews. Put that in my machine and my 1TB in the external. The enclosure itself has great power management and the transfer speeds are outstanding since they use USB 3.0. Cheap, easy 3tb drive and enclosure. I will be buying several more.
Summary: Origninally the drive software did not work. I had to delete it all and reformat the drive per LaCie cuslomer service request. One I had folled their instructions and reformated the disk it worked fine. I don't know why it had a problem to start with but this is my second Lacie product and I'm very satisfied with both!!!