Summary: Needed a Blu-Ray writer for a 2009 iMac to write HD home movies. The LaCie was plug and play, no problems with the drive being recognized after I hooked it up with a FireWire cable. It was bundled with Roxio Toast 10 which works for writing HD movies on DVD or Blu-Ray media, both of which played properly on my Toshiba BDX2000 1080p Blu-ray Disc Player .
"LaCie creates Blu--ray discs but there are problems"
30 June 2011
Pros: Can both record and play back Blu-ray discs (I'm using Windows 7 64 bit) No mechanical problems. Comes with playback and record software
Cons: The Blu-Ray discs seem to require an abnormal amount of disk space. If I load a 350 MB AVI file, the program reports that this takes about 2.5 GB of disc space. This seems to defeat the purpose of a Blu-Ray system. Recorded disks will not play back on a
Summary: UPDATE - Oct 18, 2012 - As promised, I have increased my rating to 4-stars due to the new lower price that this is now being sold at, as of today ($240). -Original Review- This product is GROSSLY OVERPRICED at $380!!! This is a good product that works as advertised. The BIG problem I have with this product is the PRICE! LaCie is selling a $110 Pioneer BDR 206 drive, installed in their standard LaCie USB 2.0/Firewire 400 enclosure, for $380!
Summary: I had been looking for a high quality Blu-Ray burner for a while and found this LaCie drive. I have had it for two weeks and have found it to be rock solid...just what I need. This drive is a bit pricy but I am finding it well worth it.