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: I travel a lot, so not having an extra power supply is a plus, and the aluminum case provides both a measure of ruggedness and light weight. And between being able to reduce power consumption and the speed of the USB3 interface, I can work more efficiently for longer while on the go.
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.
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...
Pros: Easy To Install, Fast, Highly Compatible, Quiet, Reliable, rugged
Summary: I buy these LaCie Porsche drives as Time Machine Backups for my MacBookPro laptops. The drives have 1TB of space and they are backing up laptops with 500GB drives. This is the best solution that I have found for backing up a laptop in a cost effective manner.
Summary: Most things about my Porsche strike my sense of balance just right. It's the right size, both physically and in terms of storage, and it's got the right look. The speeds are great, too. And it's very easy to setup and use.