• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Couldn't be happier..

    • Written by

    I needed storage for my media and iTunes library, and this drive fitted the bill. It's large and fast, but most importantly for me it looks great. I'm a real fan of brushed aluminium look. It's also quiet, doesn't buzz or make annoying sounds and it doesn't overheat even after several hours of continuous work.

    289 of 307 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    • Written by from Vancouver

    Really nice clean look matches any macbook beautifully. Functions as it should transfer rate is very high. I would highly recommend this product

    194 of 218 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great!

    • Written by from Toronto

    This was my second choice... I purchased a Seagate 1 TB hard drive prior, but it was a nightmare and didn't work well with my iMac.

    This drive is a lot more compact and better design... also no issues at all with my iMac.
    Very satisfied.

    65 of 68 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great design, really fast over USB3

    • Written by from Farmingdale

    I really like this drive, I've had it for a few months and transfers are fast but without the crazy cost of Thunderbolt. Also, it's cross compatible to any computer with USB3, which can be important if you ever need to transfer files to/from a PC.

    One minor nitpicky thing is that the metal casing, though very premium and solid, is a bit sharp. I actually ended up rounding the corners and edges a tiny bit with a file myself after realizing that normal wear and tear wasn't taking the edge off. Note to the designers for version 1.01: increase that fillet radius just a bit for us.

    44 of 45 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good backup drive

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    Really nice drive. Very easy to use. I plugged it in, it connected instantaneously. I've set it up with Time Machine and that was pretty much it. The first full backup was very fast over USB 3. The rest I don't even notice. The build quality is awesome, the enclosure perfectly complements the look of my MacBook Pro. The drive is also very quiet, and very durable.

    38 of 40 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply Amazing! :)

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    This external hard drive will solve all of your problems. This is a must buy for anyone that is a part of the Apple family. Storage + Portability = Paradise at your fingertips

    30 of 34 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent portable drive

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    I'd recommend this drive to anyone who travels often and needs to work with large files. I'm an amateur travel photographer and you can imagine just how much storage space I need. I've got two drives like this that I take with me on trips. It's usually enough to backup 7-10 days' worth of work. When I get home, I move the data across to my iMac and process it. USB 3.0 certainly helps. File transfers don't take much time anymore.

    24 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great!

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    I bought this drive a few months ago and I must admit, I plugged it in, configured the backup settings and I haven't had to touch it since. It sits there and quietly does its work. It looks good too. Definitely a drive to recommend.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good drive

    • Written by

    The drive worked out of the box and it's quicker than I thought it would be with USB 3. I've been using it with my MacBook Pro for almost a year now and haven't had any issues to date. There's lots of storage space available for my photographs and backups. Overall, I'm impressed.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Drive

    • Written by

    When I was looking for a new portable drive, I was very happy to come across this item. It has an outstanding design. It's small, quiet, and very solid. It was basically plug and play. The speeds are excellent with USB 3.0. This drive is a treat for photography enthusiasts, it's great to through into your backpack to hold all of your photo libraries. LaCie did a great job in my opinion.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great with my MBP

    • Written by from Dartmouth

    Read some reviews on hard drives before I made my decision. Ended up going with a LaCie. Very happy with the product. I liked the price, the LOOK!, the storage capacity. It's USB powered which is always good. Very quite, even when the HDD is working. 4 sticky legs come in the package and you put them on each corner of the hard drive, so it's not actually sitting on the aluminum case but it appears to because the tiny squishy "legs" are probably about 1mm tall lol.. This adds to the cool effect I felt.

    Lot's of pre loaded software. -Wuala an online storage/cloud service (5GB free), -works seamlessly with Time Machine, -also a program to partition what portion can be used with HTFS or Journaled great for people who use both OS X and Windows (Like me for school vs. me having a Mac at home), high security software to encrypt files on the LaCie, and more.

    Can't go wrong with this. I suggest buying this because I feel the price is good for 1TB and the name, look, and extra software are the cherry on top

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great looks great

    • Written by from Marshfield

    I use this to backup my macbook. I've had it for 9 months now and have never had a problem. Great performance and it looks good tool.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice and Fast

    • Written by

    This is a really cool drive, and it works amazingly well. I installed it with no hassles and have had no issues with it so far. The speeds, design and build quality are awesome.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product. Easy to use.

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    I'm very happy with this drive. It's nice and light and easy to take around with me whenever I travel. The added bonus is that it's powered by USB so not only do I get the added speed from the USB 3.0 but I don't have to carry a power pack either. It works like it's suppose to, and was a piece of cake to setup.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Peace of mind

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    The drive performs as advertised. The speed with USB 3 is amazing. It's quiet, and well made. The unit came with all the cables. I use it with Time Machine. No qualms so far. I'd recommend this drive to anyone who needs a reliable and easy to use drive.

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great little hard drive!

    • Written by

    I've recently purchased a MacBook Pro and was looking for a drive so that I could back it up. I've thoroughly researched the available options, since I needed something that would look well with Apple design. In the end, I opted for this drive because it was designed for Mac, and because it had good reviews. I've also asked some of my friends and colleagues who had experience with LaCie and this drive was highly recommended by two independent people. In a nutshell, I haven't been disappointed. This is an incredibly well designed, sleek and speedy little hard drive. It was easy to setup and it worked with the Time Machine right away. It's been more than a year since I got it and I haven't encountered any problems so far.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Design and Speed

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    The drive has a solid feel, and it matches perfectly the design of my MacBook Pro. The USB 3.0 significantly cut my backup time, and the Eco mode makes it excellent for working off the grid with my laptop.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Hard Drive

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    This is an excellent portable drive for all my photos, music and documents. It's very well built, easy to use. Has solid performance, blazing speed, more than adequate disk space, and a very nice design. I use it with my MacBook Pro and so far it has worked well.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    So far......so good

    • Written by from IRVINE

    I'm always apprenehsive about writing reviews on electronic items because a lot items perform great out of the box but a few days later have issue's. I just purchased the P9223 to replace an older LaCie 500GB external hard drive I use for my Time Machine. I really didn't need 1TB but for the price I can't complain & I'll always have enough storage at least for the coming decade!

    Anyway, I love how it's bus powered, just plug into a USB port & it's powered! No external power cords! LOVE THAT! And is this thing on??? It's THAT quiet at least compared to my old LaCie. Very tiny footprint compared to my older LaCie as well. Will fit right on top of my Airport Extreme!

    If I had to be super picky the only things I don't like is that the power indicator light is on 100% of the time. I actually like the way the older LaCie only showed the light when it was actually backing up then its like it shut off & went dark. And the other items I didn't particularly like was how long it took to encrypt. Initial backup took about 5 hours total but encrypting took 16hrs!!!

    But I had all functions available, it ran quietly behind the scenes & there was no sacrifice in speed while encrypting so no big deal.

    All in all, so far........so good!

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    great product

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    This hard drive is very good. Going 1 year strong so far. Works well with Time Machine. Very fast transfer speeds through USB 3 and no noise at all.

    7 of 7 people found this useful