Summary: I got this drive to expand the storage capacity of my laptop. It really does look like it was designed to fit in with my MacBook Pro. At the same time, it's got loads of room for my media files, which I take everywhere with me, and the interface lets me get at the files really, really fast. I strongly recommend.
Excerpt: LaCie came highly recommended but because it has partitioned backup, it is not super user-friendly right out of the box. I will have to call LaCie to get further help since adequate instructions do not come with the product. Once that is accomplished, I assume it will work very well.
Summary: With the exception of the MacBook Air itself, this is probably the best computer purchase I've made in the past year or so. The storage is ample, the transfer speed is solidly fast, and the extras (the encryption software and the free cloud storage) are lovely and useful. I go everywhere with my computer and my Porsche drive. It's compact, portable and practical.