Summary: I needed it to reinstall an internal hard drive. Not knowing much about computers I guess it worked ok. The technician was pleased with it. I'm changing my review on this product! I've had it for six months and it quit. I wanted to send it back and get a replacement but, Amazon said it would have had to been done in May. Not much of a window.
I Love the Size, Feel. Look, but looks aren't everything...Before I speak, I want You to know I love My LaCie External HDDs
SRCASTK "Lil Robbie", Amazon
23 February 2013
Summary: With that said, on the actual drive, You plug in this flat plug that I think is exclusive for LaCie Products. I've never seen one of these styled plugs that go into the Drive itself on any of My other Electronics. LaCie had made one big IMPORTANT upgrade on the Rikikis by extending this data cable. It's sucks having a 4 inch data cable and having it slip off the arm of the couch, Effin up the backup Ur running, as were the norm on previous models.
Excerpt: I thought I was ordering a drive already formatted for Mac but this one isn't. I haven't been able to format and use it yet because I'm not sure how to save what I have on my hard drive? The instructions for formatting save and then erase what is on it.. Save it where? Not computer literate enough to do it.. Disappointed.
Summary: Was so excited to finally have USB 3.0 for Mac. But as you'll see their are some issues. Now you can download a driver from Lacie so that you can attach these along with their PCI-E usb 3.0 cards or their usb 3.0 expresscard/34 to your Mac ... It's all a fairly good idea. Be warned ahead of time a few things!!!
Summary: This was my third LaCie Rikiki drive, though the others were USB 2.0 and have worked excellently since I've owned them. I've had this drive for 31 days and, on plugging it into my MacBook Pro this morning, found there to be no power going to the drive at all. After ordering a replacement very quickly through Amazon's customer helpline [just out of 30-day return period] I removed the 2.5" drive inside the enclosure and placed it into a hot-swappable drive caddy.