"avoid LaCie products"0.5 starson by LucaFoto
Pros: They look really cool, but that is no reason to buy a hard drive. I chose LaCie because of their supposed Macintosh compatibility.
Cons: They do not function straight out-of-the-box. Updating firmware renders the device useless. Tech support is poor.
Summary: I've purchased the two big terabyte drive directly from LaCie. When setting up the drive it was unaccessible on my desktop. following the instructions for a factory reset could not recover the drive. Tech support was no help at all. Finally I was able to process a replacement return. The second drive I received mounted on my desktop but after clicking on the prompt to update firmware and completing that process, my drive was rendered unaccessible. Tech support does not have a record of my purchase because it was a return. If you need a network attached storage drive look elsewhere than LaCie. Their customer service and support is inept.