Pros bus-powerd, Firewire800
Cons can't think of a bad thing to say.
Summary This is the best external hard drive I've seen so far. I'm using it with the Fire800 port on a powerbook. Got a 120 gB unit on-line for $199. Excellent performance, no power cord. What more could you ask for in portable storage?
Pros None that I can think of
Cons Complete failure out of the box
Summary Lacie should have stuck with the original design and QC of their Pocket Drive. These drives were tough and I'm still using 5-10 of them. We expected the same quality and speed out from the Rugged All-Terrain drive and they failed within hours of use. I beleive that 4 of 5 failed and days worth of animation work was lost. 3 of them bombed when daisy chaining them with other Lacie drives. It's too bad because I've been a longtime Lacie fan and user.
Pros Great looks
Cons Poor poor performance, had 5 failures.
Summary We've had 5 failures of this product in various sizes. Lacie is great at design poor at performance. We've had nothing but issues with all of our lacie products. And we have a lot of them. We initially went with Lacie because they have great aesthetics. They visually make a great mate to apple products. But the performance is horrid. We've had our RAID fail 3 times within one year, 5 Rugged Drives fail, and I have lost track of how many Porsche drives we had fail.
We purchased everything at the same time, in the future we'll stick with Western Digital, not as pretty but the performance is there.
Tell your friends, Lacie may be good looking, quick at replacing products, but what's the point when the data is gone.
Pros Speed. Range of connection methods.
Cons Stability. Built to ruin your life via data loss
Summary For the money (and from a previously-reputable brand) you'd expect a good product. These things are rugged, but without as much as a bump/knock or touch, I've had 2 fail (stupid, stupid me). Hopeless units. Avoid at al cost.
Pros its well design visually
Cons it fails right after the garanty expired, what a coincidence
Summary So after 18 months of usage, the hard drive fails and LaCie comes with a garanty of 1 year. Its better to stay with the real big guys which offers 5 years garanty because 18 months of usage for the price they askes.... the is just ripping of people