• 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

    2 of 2 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.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Impressive so far.

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    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.

  • 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.

    2 of 2 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.

    2 of 2 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!

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great portable hard drive with fast transfer speeds

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    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.

    1 of 1 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.

    2 of 3 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.

    7 of 8 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.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Glad I purchased this!

    • Written by from San Francisco

    I was contemplating the Time Capsule towers, but after reading the reviews for those, I figured I'd go for a simpler solution. I am so glad i did. The disk is easy to set up, does work with Time Capsule, and then tucks away neatly in a drawer. (The disk is much smaller than it appears.)

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent drive - fast and well-designed

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    I'm very happy with this drive. The setup was simple. It only took me a couple of minutes. The drive does its job like a champ. I really love the stylish Porsche design and the USB 3.0 interface. It's very fast. I am now considering buying a second one for on-the-go backups and for my media archives..

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This thing rocks!

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    This drive works fine. There's plenty of space for me to get the data I need to distill it all down and then upload it to the free cloud storage that comes with the unit. The USB3 speeds are great. I like the nice, clean design of the drive and the overall ease of use.

    3 of 3 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    STARTED OFF GOOD

    • Written by from Fulton

    I enjoyed this drive for a while, but now my computer won't recognize it and I need to access my photos!

    7 of 15 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

    Works great, very satisfied.

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    It's great to have that much storage in such a compact pocket hard drive. I really like its design, and the solid feel is very comforting. It works very well. File transfers between my MacBook and this drive are very fast, and there's rarely any noise.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just what I needed

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    I don't have all that much data that's drop-dead sensitive, but there's enough of it to where I'm glad that I can both keep it secure (which I can do with the military grade encryption software that comes on the drive), and keep a backup copy in the cloud, too (on the Wuala storage system, which is encrypted as well).

    6 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