Summary: Obviously there are hundreds of external hard drives out there, and these guys were like, "hmm, how can we be different?" and created this thing with a "virtual button," which is fun, but not very practical.
Summary: As promised by LaCie, the design is elegant. It is Windows 7 compatible and that is what I needed for an easy installation. It has a shock resistant chassis but it does not have a Firewire 400/800. Instead of one mini USB port and one standard USB port, LaCie would have offered 2 standard USB ports.
Summary: A nice looking unit but a difficult item to set up. The instruction book has minimal information and basically you are left to try and work it out. The Iomega unit I have was easy but this Lacie is not intuitive at all.
Summary: A great-looking drive, really heavy with a solid-looking metal casing. However, upon unpacking its robust build quality is immediately contrasted by the cheap & nasty power adapter supplied, with flimsy slot-on three pin attachment.