Summary: Exceptional product. I have one for each of my Macs and each works great. It has USB3 capability but if you only have a USB2 port fear not it still works great and is really fast. For years used an on-line backup service and when my computer crashed this on-line service took DAYS to downlaod my backup. With the LaCie my entire system can be retrieved in a couple of hours.
Summary: Really liking this hard drive. Have been using it to back up my MacBook to time machine and the speed is great. On top of that, it's stylish and quite affordable considering the brand. Highly recommend.
Summary: Great drive, I love Lacie, never had issues with Lacie drives, and if you have ever experienced losing data from damaged drives I suggest going with Lacie. The only thing is when I put computer in sleep mode I cant tell if the drive is asleep as well, it looks/sounds as if it is, which is nice so you dont have to eject everytime you put your computer to sleep.
Summary: very bad hard drive,always i here a tic thing , and i think it will fail and it's going to stop working, i don't know if the problem is from the seller or from the producer , it's defected for sure and the seller does not accept any return!!
Excerpt: I HAD THIS HARD DRIVE FOR 2 WEEKS. I USE THIS HARD DRIVE FOR BACK UP ALL MY MUSIC, PHOTO, AND VIDEO. THIS UNIT IS SOLID AND GOOD TRANSFER SPEED. THIS DRIVE ALSO ALLOW YOU TO ENCRYPT A PASSWORD FOR PROTECTION.
Summary: I am using this as a external hard drive when using Time Machine on my sister's Macbook Pro mid-2009 model. All I had to do was connect it to the Macbook, reformat the hard drive, and did a backup. Unfortunately, her Macbook only supports USB2.0 so it took about 2.5hrs to do a complete backup. The exterior is just one small chunk of aluminum. Not sure if this provides any real protection but it looks really slick.
Excerpt: This LaCie hard drive is perfect for backing up precious photos on the go. I shoot a large number of photos with my Nikon D800. The photo files are often very sizable. If I have time between shoots to do preliminary edits and digital markups, I often need a compact hard drive to backup my work while I am away from the "cloud". This LaCie hard drive is compact and rugged; just the thing for this application.
Pros: Easy To Install, Fast, Highly Compatible, Quiet, Reliable, rugged