• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not reliable. Poor support

    • Written by from Airdrie

    After almost a year I no longer was able to mount my 1TB Porsche external drive. After seeking help from Apple, LaCie, and online forums I was not able to fix whatever the problem was and lost all my data. The same thing happened with the 4TB Porsche external drive approximately 8 months after I purchased it. I lost months worth of work organizing my media library and adding all the metadata. This is the last LaCie product I am going to purchase.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well but feels horrible

    • Written by from Blenheim

    Bought this as it looked like it would match my Macbook, however when it arrived I was disappointed in the feel of the item. It feels grainy and unpleasant unlike the smooth surface of the Mac. It works well (which it should for $170!) but I would advise against buying this if you want to feel like you are scratching yourself with sandpaper every time you pick up your hard drive.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great until it crashed!

    • Written by from Adelaide

    Bought this hard drive on recommendation from the Apple store staff to go with my macbook air 18 months ago.
    Was going great until it crashed. My computer no longer recognises the drive when its plugged in and I can't even wipe the drive to start again! The tech support at LaCie is rubbish also! Will be looking for a different product from now on.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cool, but frustrating

    • Written by from Toronto

    I love the product, but it simply doesn't work...

    although the cable is plugged in correctly it sporadically disconnects causing issues to my photo library causing me to repair the library and delays me from editing, adding or email my pictures while iPhoto repairs the library. the cable seems like the issue but it could be the connector in the hard drive. either way when i need it, it doesn't work. I would not recommend this product to my enemies.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent... when it works

    • Written by from Ayr

    I've had this product for some time now and for the most part it's great, it allows you to create a partition that you can use to connect to windows devices and it looks really good and professional.

    However, I have encountered quite a serious issue which is that even if you are extremely careful and safely remove the disk overtime, for some unknown reason (to me anyway) the disk will not mount. For those not in the know, that basically means, your computer will not recognise the disk and therefore not be able to read it. My macbook (and every other device in my house that I can connect it to (windows PCs, TVs, other MacBooks of varying ages) can read the share partition but not the main partition. I have tried using disk utility which says that I need to repair the device and then it says that it cannot be repaired and I must restore it. The first time this happened, I somehow managed to fix it through pure luck (I think I connected it into my TV) without restoring it but this time I am having no such luck.

    I am writing this review whilst I try and figure out how to fix the device as it has just happened for the second time and of course, I am reluctant to wipe the disk as I cannot retrieve any files from it currently.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not working at all

    • Written by from Rio de Janeiro

    After 1 or 2 years this product was self disconnecting from my MacBookPro, saying that i had to eject the drive before disconnect. But I did nothing. It happened twice, losing all the work on iMovies. Now I connect and the MacBookPro does dot recognize it! The white light that should be blinking is now continuous and soft. After reading some reviews I see that I`m not the only one. It`s sad, because I bought in Brazil and I paid more than US$400,00 at the time with all the taxes!

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Drive

    • Written by from Agoura Hills

    This drive is everything I want and need. Cannot wait to get the 2T drive soon. It works every time, it is quick, small, affordable and reliable. I have been using it for 3 years now and I have a back up for it as well.
    I do not know what these other users problems with it are but I have had none whatsoever. I just want more of them.
    Best drive so far.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    • Written by from East orange

    It looks really nice, started having problems from time to time that it wasn't recognized by my air book once it was plugged in. If I deleted a 1GB file, I didn't gain 1GB in memory on the drive. So now (16 months after my purchase) I have no memory left on the drive even though I've deleted most files.
    Now I know to stay with the companies that specialize in storage / computer accessories - even though their products may not be as pretty as the others.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    And it stopped working...

    • Written by from Flushing

    Worked for a while, now the drive makes whirling noises from the fan, but does not show on the computer. Disappointing

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sharp corners, worked for less than one year

    • Written by from Corvallis

    I should have known that I shouldn't trust any company who would design a device with such sharp corners that it literally pains me to touch it.

    I purchased this hard drive about a year ago for Time Machine backups and personal files storage. Last week, I did a Time Machine backup - worked fine, no issues. This week I plug in the drive and it is not reading on my Mac. The drive whirrs and lights up, buzzing away like normal but no response. I've tried different computers, no luck. I am extremely angry at this machine and now I will probably never be able to access my personal files again. Thanks a lot, La Cie.

    5 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Impressive so far.

    • Written by

    This portable drive has yet to even glitch on me. It works great for on the go backups, and delivers exactly what's promised - high speed, excellent Mac compatibility and attractive, tough casing. I'm very pleased with it and feel that it's a great value.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Another surprisingly decent product from Lacie

    • Written by from Lynnwood

    I'm a chimp for design, and LaCie is always convincing me to give them my money pretty much because of their designs. Going back a decade or more Lacie just keeps attracting me with their designs, and then charming me by being so reliable and consistently good. I've got a larger USB 2 LaCie drive that I've had since 2007 or so and is still running strong. It's a silly gold thing, but it's been a champ, which leads me to this "Porsche" designed little brick. When I say brick I mean brick, this is a rock solid little 1TB drive and it's been traveling with my Laptop for the last year or more without hitch. It's great looking, and thus far stone reliable.

    Couple of irritations, The flat design will have it sliding all over whatever work-space you're at and it's not exactly nice to hold. The edges that give it that crisp look are not nice to touch. No the end of the world, but a thing.

    So yeah over all just another solid product from Lacie working as advertised from the drop.

    Cheers.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    • Written by from Woodville South

    I've been using this drive for 6 months now and can't fault it. It's my daily carry for my Macbook so it gets a solid workout. It's quiet, doesn't overheat, well built and dependable.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Product Ever!

    • Written by from Dallas

    I brought one of these LaCie hard drives so I could backup with Time Machine on my new Mac. It has been a great product for years. I have been very happy with this product. It works so seamlessly with Time Machine I don't have to do anything once I set it up to use Time Machine. I would highly recommend this product to anyone.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A Near-Disaster

    • Written by from San Jose

    I bought this external hard drive and relied on it, faithfully backing up my computer often. I had confidence that, should anything happen to my computer, at least I had the data backed up. Not so. Two days ago, I spilled a bit of liquid on my keyboard and had to replace my computer. This is bad enough, but when it came time to transfer the data from my LaCie, I was told that the data would not transfer because the LaCie had been "corrupted"! I brought my old, liquid damaged computer back to the Apple store and prayed that the hard drive was still functional. Thank God, they were able to transfer my data directly from my old hard drive to the new computer. If this had not been the case, I would have lost all my data! I will never use the Lacie product again! I will now use both a G-Drive and a Seagate Slim, backing up my computer routinely on both. Redundancy is key when protecting precious data!

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great portable hard drive with fast transfer speeds

    • Written by

    This is a great portable drive. It's well built, and has a nice durable enclosure that holds the USB cord well in place, which makes it perfect to travel with. USB 3 is so much faster (compared to my old USB 2 drives), which I think is just great if you're carrying around anywhere near a terabyte of files. I've been using this drive for more than a year now and I think it's great for anyone looking for an external storage solution that is portable while still offering fast speeds.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Solid performer

    • Written by

    I am using this primarily to back up my MacBook and it's absolutely amazing. It works perfectly with Time Machine and transfers huge chunks of data without a hiccup. Runs like a charm, doesn't get hot, and hasn't disconnected once since I got it. The aluminium casing is lightweight and very solid. I have been carrying it in my laptop bag without a cover for several months now and it doesn't even have a scratch on it.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth purchasing

    • Written by from Woodbridge

    I purchased this device hoping to use it for a long time. Unfortunately not even a year, it is already giving me issues. It no longer mounts to my MBP. I have tried everything. It recognizes on a friends MB Air which I am currently backing up my data to another external HD (not LaCie) which works perfectly fine with my MBP. I contacted LaCie customer service, which I am still under warranty. They sent me a new cable (which the first cable was really loose) and the new cable (much better) but still the same issue - not recognizing it. I've been informed that they will send me a 2nd cable (Y cable) so the device can get more power. The whole point is being able to utilize my other ports for other things if necessary. Its not worth spending your money. Find a company who has high energy of power with their cable so you won't have this issue moving fwd.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unreliable Technology

    • Written by from Browntown

    This mobile hard drive has been problematic from the start, and now it is no longer recognized by my Mac. I have to purchase a new external hard drive and hope that nothing happens to my laptop in the meantime because I will have to back up everything on the laptop again.. Apple needs to rethink selling this product.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't hesitate to buy this.

    • Written by from lawrenceville

    At first I read the reviews for this hard drive before buying it. I read that the device crashed immediately and it was extremely loud. Despite all the negative reviews I read I purchased it to see for myself. I'll tell you I am not disappointed at all. I've had this drive for months now and it has gotten the job done. It hasn't crashed once and it's quieter than a butterfly. I recommend buying this drive.

    2 of 2 people found this useful