Excerpt: I use this drive for backup purposes only, I've always been happy with LaCie drives. Never had one go down on me. I don't work directly off this drive, so I'm not sure how fast it is. But it runs quiet and has a small design for easy storage next to my other drives.
Pros: Attractive Design, Compact, Easy To Set Up, Easy to use, Quiet
Summary: Item was defective and did not work. Had to send it back. A one for one exchange wasn't allowed and the only option given is refund. Had to spend $$ to send it back, ended up unnecessarily paying more for postage, and left with no product. Very disappointing. .
Excerpt: This desktop drive is not the slimmest but I expect great reliability. I have had it for several months and it works fine so far. It is quite easy to set it up. The data transfer speed is about 1GB /minute, similar to other devices or Lacie portable. I use this as local archive of all photo, video, music, etc.
Summary: The slow transfer performance of my LaCie drive was linked to a faulty controller in the drive. LaCie at first claimed it was not their problem. But the drive was just 6 months old. Though my persistence, LaCie agreed to take back the drive and replace it two weeks later with a reconditioned drive. This is not a stellar company when it comes to customer support, in my opinion.