Summary: I like Lacie and this drive. But the hard-wired thunderbolt connector has cracked leaving me to use USB 3 external wire. I'm glad it has that capability but one of the main reasons for getting this drive was to take advantage of the thunderbolt ports on my MacBook. Now I'm back to my USB hub. :/
Summary: Easy to use. Small, fast and easy to store. One complaint is that PC and Mac users seems to end up seeing different folders. We had several incidents where our photographer (on a Mac) placed files in a folder that PC users was unable to see. It didn't seem to be a problem the other way around.
Excerpt: The speed is amazing! Lightening quick! I'm just using the LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt External Hard Drive for extra storage and am not using for automated backups right now. I have had it self-eject twice and that was the first time I used it.
Excerpt: Overall I like this sturdy external drive with its neat orange design and the Thunderbolt cable can be tucked in. My only complaint is that the Thunderbolt cable can be accidentally pulled out of my Thunderbolt port in my Macbook when I move my Macbook a little.
Summary: in the right hands! I am struggling getting it to work as a secondary drive for my Mac Book. I plan to take it to the Apple store soon for some help and will come back and up-date this review.