Summary: Really happy with seller-great experience and the product hooked right up to my Macbook Pro. The software had to be downloaded from the website, I have Lion, but LaCie's customer service was fantastic as well. Highly recommend this product.
Summary: I received this in the matter of a few days and am very happy with it. I'm a student filmmaker, so it is useful in holding a lot of storage but also I haven't had to worry about putting it in my backpack and losing my data..
Summary: re: LaCie 301848U USB 2.0 Neil Poulton 1TB Rugged XL eSATA External Hard Drive The case is nice and cushiony! I think this drive will have decent shock resistance. My problem was trying to use it with SBS2008 on a DL360G5 server.
Summary: Be aware that this is a 3.5" drive, not the usual little 2.5" firewire/usb drives. So it's a bit larger, not quite as portable. But it works the same, and the eSATA port is a very nice addition for those of us with them installed on our computers. There is USB as well, of course.