• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Died after about 3 hours

    • Written by from Bolton

    I bought this drive hoping to speed up TimeMachine backups. I started a new backup to the drive, and left to run errands for several hours. TimeMachine was merrily moving lots of data when I left, said the backup needed about 3 hours more. When I returned, it appeared no data was moving, and the backup said it'd need 3 DAYS to complete.

    Attempting to cancel the backup didn't work. Attempts to unmount failed, and ultimately even shutting down the Mac didn't go cleanly. Removing the Thunderbolt cable and power cycling the Mac eventually got the laptop stable.

    I tried connecting the drive again via USB, which seemed to work somewhat, and I used that to erase the drive, but it didn't stay running long. The Thunderbolt interface did not work when I tried to connect that way.

    137 of 169 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Should've Passed

    • Written by from San Diego

    I don't understand all these 5 star reviews. They must be wrote by LaCie employees to counter the true lower rates reviews. I bought one and wasn't impressed at all. It ran very hot and the thunderbolt wasn't all that much faster than USB 3.0. It's just a slow thunderbolt drive and lap warmer. LaCie dropped the ball on this one

    75 of 114 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Let Down

    • Written by from San Diego

    Don't waste your money. It's pretty slow and gets really hot. Ran bench mark and the thunderbolt and USB 3.0 were basically the same. Better off with a RAID thunderbolt. (This drive only spins at 5400)

    63 of 92 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    don't EVER buy THIS MODEL

    • Written by from vancouver

    ** BIG TIME HEAT ISSUE
    ** THUNDERBOLT CABLE WONT TRANSFER FILES AFTER 15MIN OF USE.
    ** WONT EVER BUY LACIE AGIAN

    87 of 142 people found this useful