Summary: I bought this back when my first MacBook's hard drive crashed. I was suggested to buy it from the Apple Genius guy explaining that I had to back up the hard drive next time so I don't lose everything. Since I was a student at the time, he suggested this rugged model.
Summary: this would be a good hard drive if it would mount everytime. This is my second one with this problem im kicking myself for buying 2. Sometimes i have gone days without getting it to show up on my macbook pro.
I though this idem was better than another ones...
Lizzie Ababneh, Amazon
1 May 2011
Summary: I am very disappointed about this idem. Since I got it doesn't work the way suppose to do. I had been try to contact LACIE company but it is not possible. I don't like to write but reviews. However I have to do it for this time. The problem is the fire-wire connector, never works.
Summary: I study photography at an art school and almost every student on campus owns one (if not several) of these drives. Staff and faculty suggest them because of their low fail rate and the "rugged" nature of the product (since students are often not the gentlest with their equipment).
Summary: Not as compact as many other 2.5" drives, probably because the triple interface (USB + FiWi400 + FiWi800) takes up a lot of space
Pros: Firewire is very fast, I consistently got 50MB/s with this hard drive. Compare that to the 20MB that a USB drive gets on a good day
Cons: I had the drive for about 6 months and never had any problems. One day it dropped from about 3 feet on a carpet floor. After that the drive went into a constant mount-unmount cycle and I was not able to recover any data. Are you kidding me LaCie? I had other non-"rugged" drives take a fall like t...
Summary: It seemed great at first but then it began to freeze and at times when I plugged it in to the computer,it took a while for the computer to detect it. It also takes forever to eject in windows and for Mac computers it has very little memory, I don't know if my harddrive was detective but I wasnt...