Summary: This is plain and simple a great external hard drive. The one and only thing I do not like about it is that it requires power from a wall outlet, which it is impossible to supply a tb hardrive with enough power from the laptop so it was necessary. It runs great. I haven't had any problems. It's quiet. Works with both mac and windows. And it is built with great quality that cannot be compared with other hard drives. I highly recommend buying this hardrive.
Celeste "Vodka, Apple Pucker & Sweet 'n' Sour", Amazon
16 June 2010
Summary: Customer review from the Amazon Vine™ Program ( What's this? ) I'm not sure if a hard drive can be sexy, but this one comes very close. It's amazing how such a small detail, the sleek design of the cover, moves this devise from a piece of equipment to a piece of art. The hard drive was incredibly easy to set up; I just plugged it into my computer and followed the instructions.
Summary: I am very happy with the performance, looks, built quality, and value of this LaCie external hard drive. I'm using it with Time Machine as a back up drive. It has a very sturdy metal case that looks great besides my new (aluminum) iMac. For my purposes, this USB 2 unit has plenty of speed in transferring files fast. Great value.
Summary: I got this hard drive primarily to back up CDs and DVDs with pictures on them from years ago. The drive is fast and the hefty box makes it feel durable. I have only had it for several weeks, however, so the jury is still out on longevity. I liked it enough to purchase another one to back up my current one.
Summary: The unit fits in with my 27" iMac wonderfully. The drive out of the box was easy to install. It is the quietest drive in my collection. It is very stylish, fast and quiet. If you are looking for a drive that sits on the desk this is the one for you.
Summary: Customer review from the Amazon Vine™ Program ( What's this? ) What makes this different then every other 1TB external hard drive out there? This one is beautiful. This hard drive replaces the ugly black box (which is what I had before this one). This is the hard drive for those of us who have a computer in the middle of our living spaces, where you may want something not so bulky looking sitting out.
Summary: This is a MUST HAVE hard drive specially for those who own the new imac 27"...is a very stylish and works perfectly with Time Capsule and the front touch works as described by Lacie. I had to replace a old Lacie hard drive 300 Gb for this new 1 Tb to be able to save all my precious data.
Richard C. Drew "Anaal Nathra/Uthe vas Bethod..., Amazon
28 November 2009
Summary: Customer review from the Amazon Vine™ Program ( What's this? ) I've had a lot of external drives, from a 10 meg oh so many years ago (the size of a shoe-box) to the ultra-modern LaCie Starck - and many in-between. First impression - this is the HEAVIEST external I've had in several years. It's built like a tank. Instead of a fan, it uses the case to dissipate heat. Looks - It's the coolest looking external I've ever seen.
Geek Chic in a Hard Drive: A Rugged Device with Extra Features
Debbie Lee Wesselmann, Amazon
27 November 2009
Summary: Customer review from the Amazon Vine™ Program ( What's this? ) Both in appearance and functionality, the LaCie Starck is startlingly different from your average, plastic-body device. The drive is encased in a solid, charcoal gray metal box (and its weight reflects it) with a front that looks like liquid metal -- think Terminator II inside a radioactive containment box. The shiny chrome front acts as a shortcut touch pad for the included software.