My first LaCie P'9223 only lasted for seconds before it failed. Within a few hours I was back at the Apple Store to return the drive for another - figuring I just got a lemon. The seond P'9223 lasted about a month before it too suffered a mechanical failure. The drive is now back at LaCie who is trying to recover the data off the drive. They do not cover this in their warranty - and it can cost upwards of $1200 for data recovery. A third LaCie is on its way to me for free from the company (per the warranty), but I will not use it for any data that I can't live without.
Had this hard drive for 4 months before it burnt out and left me hanging. Luckily I had an older hard drive running additional backups or I'd be lost. I also dislike how the cable connection is on the side close to the front of the drive as opposed to the back as you find with most other portable hard drives. This makes it hard to store/stack with other hard drives and you've got a loose cable sticking out the side.