Summary: Purchased my Lacie drive from a secondary vendor and thus far this drive has worked perfectly. Build quality is unparelled by other manufacturers, with aluminum outer case. I will admit price is more than most other drives when compared with similar features however given the reliability of the Lacie name I am satisfied that I will be able to rely on this device for many years to come.
Summary: I wanted a Blu-Ray burner to archive some Photos and Music and Videos I have, which I wanted to clear off my hard drives. I wanted it to have a FireWire connection, because USB2-- in my opinion-- gets bogged down and is extremely slow. This unit did the trick... I use it with TOAST, and it works flawlessly, and it burns regular DVDs and CDs as well.
Summary: I heard the LaCie was the best quality Blu-ray recorder, was compatible with both Windows and Mac,and was the only one that also offered firewire in addition to USB. In addition, the LaCie is built very well and runs cool. So the LaCie has earned its reputation. I bought it on Amazon, due to price and security.
Summary: I am very happy with this drive. It's faster at burning normal DVDs than the internal drive in my iMac. The bundled Roxio software is an ok burning program which has worked well on my iMac creating Blu-ray discs, it's just a little limited for me. I usually use DVD Studio Pro which has a lot more customization, but no Blu-ray support. I would recommend this drive it has work flawlessly, easy setup.
Summary: I have the unit connected via FW400 to a Mac Pro 1st Gen machine. The unit burns blu-ray including LTH disks with no problems observed whatsoever. The unit has a Pioneer BDR-206 drive inside it. The only problems I have with it is it's high price and that it lacks FW800 capability.
Summary: The good Comes with great pack-in software! They give you a Full copy of Toast 10 Titanium complete with Tivo DVR integration and Blu-Ray plug-in extensions, plus some cool tools to aid in creating archival backups and a Remote Burn app that allows anyone on the network to burn to this shared BD-R. Toast 10 also supports remote burning. The bad I've got a MacBook Pro unibody (gen 5,1) and when it comes to choice in external blu-ray burners there basically isn't any.
Summary: I never take the time to review the stuff I get. This however, has been great. I literally plugged it in to my MacBook Pro ( I did have Toast Titanium already installed) and started burning Blu-Ray disks. It's relatively fast, and so far all discs have played. I have used it to burn Blu-Ray discs as well as burn and copy SD DVD's. I've used it via fire-wire and USB with little difference in speed. It is expensive, but If you need a Blu-Ray burner for a Mac- it's great.
Summary: NOT SO GREAT, YOU MUST NOT USE THE (DEFAULT SETTING) UNLESS YOU HAVE THE PROPER SOUND CARD, YOU MUST USE CUSTOM SETTING FOR YOU SOUND, CHOOSE BET. 128,192 bps. OTHERWISE I LIKE IT VERY MUCH I GIVE IT AN A PLUS. USER FRIENDLY IN ALL IT,S WAYS.
Pros: Backwards Compatible, DVD Upconversion, Easy Set-Up, Excellent Image Quality, Good Connections, Good Soundtrack Support, Upgradeable