Excerpt: So far this drive has worked as advertised. It's also REALLY quiet and the light on it is noticiable but not obnoxiously bright like on other drives I've had. I've only been using it for about a week, but I have no complaints at this point.
Pros: Attractive Design, Compact, Easy To Set Up, Easy to use, High Capacity, Quiet
This drive doesn't perform as excpected for a nearly $200 product. 4 stars.
31 March 2015
Summary: I am slightly disappointed with this LaCie 5TB hard drive. It's sleep mode delays too long when activated and additionally as an NTSF drive my other LaCie 3TB conflicts with this one so I cannot transfer files from the 3TB drive directly to the 5TB.
Summary: I purchased this drive a little over two years ago. Since then I turned it on once every two months or so for an hour and everything seemed to be fine. But four days ago it failed: it switches on but does not connect with with either of my two Macs.
Excerpt: I purchased this external drive, along with another brand 3TB drive, as a redundant external storage for my images. Compared to the other brand, the LaCie was a bit more complicated to set up; I wanted it to just copy files created in a Mac, but then be able to read and write on a PC - nothing...
Summary: Have had two of these for a few months now and they've worked fine for me with my iMac. They spin down relatively well when not in use and do a fine job backing up in conjunction with the software I use (SuperDuper!)
Summary: It's been working for a couple years now with time machine, but it's extremely slow to boot and loud. Since day one it sounded like chewbacca every time it starts, and it freezes my computer for a few seconds almost every time. Two stars since it's still working.