• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent performance and plenty of storage

    • Written by

    This is an amazing piece of gear. Works great with my Macbook Pro based editing suite. I do fast turn around jobs quite often and this drive delivers the speed and capacity along with the RAID1 protection for doing small to medium HD projects. This really is a quality product, and I'll definitely recommend it to anyone who needs good speed, and reliability.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stuck with a defective unit. Warranty sounds a lot better than it is.

    • Written by from Burnaby

    Looks great. Is larger and heaver than expected. When this product works it's great, but...

    I've had this product for about 90 days and found the power supply connector on the housing to be defective in the last 45 days. The unit only works when there is pressure applied to the power adapter that connects to the housing. Lacie support suggested I go out and purchase an equivalent power adapter for the unit (at my own cost) to rule out that the power adapter wasn't the issue. I did this and determined that the issue is a defective connector on the housing.

    Faced with the inconvenience of backing up my drives, erasing data on the Lacie drives and sending the entire unit back for repair (again at my own cost) I asked the manufacturer if there was an option to get a replacement housing unit first so I could maintain possession of the original drives and my data. Apparently replacement is not covered under the standard warranty and I have to send them the entire unit in for repair. I am in the process of doing this and will provide an update as to the progress.

    If you do buy this drive I recommend you open it and ensure it is in good working order within Apple's return period. I made the mistake of purchasing this in December, not setting it up until January and later discovering there was an issue with the hardware.

    If this were an Apple manufactured product the support would be much better.

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Drive

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    I have been using this for almost a year now and it is an amazing piece of gear. It's fast, quiet, and has plenty of storage capacity. Excellent to work with large files.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Disk once I got a good copy

    • Written by from Poughquag

    I've always had very good experience with LaCie drives over the past 4 years and this disk is no exception, I've been using this for approx 6 months with no issues. Unfortunately, I had to buy/return a few units before I found a good copy that doesn't click all the time, but once I found a good one, it's been great. My current unit is so quiet, it's on my desk 2.5 feet from my ear and I never hear it, but some of that is also based on it's usage which is just for my iTunes Library. Very happy with my purchase.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

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    Reliable, quiet, fast, and very solid. Comes with all the necessary cables. Easy to setup. Works extremely well for my studios needs. Fabulously designed and manufactured. Will order again.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Register your product for 3 year warranty

    • Written by from Pinehurst

    Sor far, it's been great. Running RAID-1 As a Time ?Machine backup. But, looking at Peter v., if you had registered your product with LaCie, you would have a 3 year warranty

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Keep unmounting

    • Written by from FREDERIKSBERG C

    After 1,5 years the disk starts to unmount itself, after 2 hours, the every 10 minut.
    Apple won´t deal with it, the send me to LaCie, now I´m stuck.

    6 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent!

    • Written by

    This unit running as RAID 1 has blown me away. The library browsing speed for images has increased dramatically and makes it so much easier to multitask without causing crashes. Finally I can manage my files as fast I want to. Great product, and will buy again.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    So far so good

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    I have this desktop raid working with my iMac and it is very good. High capacity and brilliant speed is like a dream come true. Best thing is that when I am doing audio editing it is really quiet too.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Well built, fast drive

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    Ordered this unit to act as my main backup service, and long term storage drive for old projects. I love the easy to use RAID setup, and the speed of the unit. I often delayed backups because of the time it would take. Now I don't have to panic if it does go down. Fast backups and restoration is available now with this drive.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Quality product. Works well.

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    I needed a lot of storage, so I'm running this unit in RAID 0 mode, for extra capacity. I've got another Thunderbolt for backup and redundancy, so it's ok. I've been using it for storing video projects and my Lightroom catalogs, they take up a huge amount of room. It's a perfect storage system for my needs, I'm very happy with the speed and efficiency.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Head Parking Noise When Idle

    • Written by from D.D.O

    Stay away from this Lacie, the 3TB Seagate HD makes a constant Head parking noise, I sent mine back to Lacie after they did all kinds of test they found nothing wrong and they sent it back admintitng that the noise is a known problem with the two 3TB Seagate HD used, and that noise is considered normal.
    On the good side they are fast and they only make the noise when idle.

    11 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Drive

    • Written by

    We've been looking for a dependable backup unit for our home office and did a lot of research before landing on this drive. No complaints so far, it works exactly as advertised. Very fast, simple to use, and RAID system was easy enough to set up. It's also very quiet while working.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding Product

    • Written by from Oviedo

    Purchased the 6TB 2big Thunderbolt at the local Apple Store to use as DAS for my Retina Macbook Pro when used at my desk via the Belkin TB dock. The build quality of the enclosure is far above the WD MyBook stuff - really impressive aluminum housing and surprisingly heavy. It is very quiet as well, a concern I had prior to purchasing. I have it sitting on top of my Klipsch subwoofer under the desk and I cannot hear it. The included HDD's are also very quiet in that I cannot hear head seek noises.

    Be aware that this is not a hardware RAID device - the computer sees 2 drives over the TB connection (similar to an eSATA port multiplier) and you use OS X Disk Utility to either leave it as JBOD or create a RAID 1 or RAID 0 volume.

    Highly recommended.

    34 of 35 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy set up

    • Written by from Mont Saint-Hilaire

    I bought this unit to slowly gather all my files from several external HDs; I stripped the RAID nomenclature, got back to the two HDs in single mode and I'm very satisfied. Noise is down, speed is great.
    Very nice enclosure.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fast, Great Build Quality, and Great for Video Editing

    • Written by from Austin

    I purchased this unit along with a 2012 iMac to upgrade my FCPX video editing suite from a 2009 Mac Pro setup. I keep all my working files on the external drive, and only keep the OS and applications on the iMacs internal drive. Running the LaCie in Raid 0 configuration, video editing from this drive is super fast and smooth. Like the iMac, this drive features excellent build quality and runs cool. I plan to get a second one soon and mount them using the LaCie Desk Rack. Highly recommended!

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Work Horse

    • Written by from Cincinnati

    I work this drive set all day, every day, transferring hundreds of gigs of files. It runs cool and fast. If it were only a little quieter... small issue compared to the benefits of having a RAID1 set. I like them enough to have my clients purchase them also.

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent!

    • Written by

    I have two of these drives now, they are my main drives for video editing and media storage. The Thunderbolt speed is so fast that I can edit videos directly from the drive, it's so much more convenient than shuffling data there and back. They are quiet and reliable, just what I was looking for.

    39 of 40 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great!

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    I was using an older version of a Thunderbolt-equipped drive, but recently decided to upgrade to this 6TB model. It was easy to setup, and has been working flawlessly so far. The speeds are great. It's perfect for editing video and sound and the quality is real nice.

    55 of 57 people found this useful