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  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Good Thunderbolt Back Drive

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    I have been using the thunderbolt back drive for my MacBook Pro 15" and it has worked great. Although I have reformatted the drive removing the software that was installed. One thing that has happened many times is the disk will mount and unmount several times for no apparent reason, I did narrow it down further and thought at one point it was Parallels. I had a hunch in might the cable and switched from the stock cable to the Apple thunderbolt cable I have and have yet to see a reoccurrence. I hope this will help someone else, otherwise no issues its very fast.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Fast

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    Check out the two screen shot images attached to this review. This little sucker is fast. I measured it on a Macbook Pro running Mavericks using Superduper which monitors the current copy speed. Thunderbolt speed ranges between 70 and 280 mb/s, usually running over 100, i suppose depending on file size. For comparison, connecting it with the USB v3 cable that came in the package it ran between 35 and 40 mb/s. The fact that it also has USB 3 makes it flexible. As packaged the setup software defaults to a small 220 gb FAT32 format partition and a larger Mac extended journaled format, so you can connect it to a Windows PC too. I deleted this so i could simply mirror my 1tb internal hard drive. But it shows good, well-thought out engineering. It is also nice that it has no external power supply. That will take your laptop battery down in a few hours, if you are not plugged in and using it for an extended period of continuous copying (initial backup). But in most circumstances, the laptop is plugged in and this is not a problem. The rubber shock frame seems sturdy. Con: My only warning is that it runs pretty hot under continuous use. I recommend laying it on a pencil to get air underneath for the initial long hot run. Pretty expensive for 1tb but considering it has aThunderbolt connector and no needed power, its the thing for some applications.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Crazy Fast!

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    I knew when I bought this drive that both USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt were capable of incredibly fast data rates, but seeing it is the only way to understand the benefits. I'm using this with a brand new MacBook Pro retina which has both USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt 2.0 so I have used both connections. USB 3.0 is way faster than USB 2.0 obviously, so I was impressed-but after using thunderbolt, it is all I use as long as I can. It makes time machine backups incredibly quick and therefore convenient. The drive also has an encryption system built in which I have found to be very useful at times. However, the thing I like the most is how compact this drive is and that the Thunderbolt cable is hard-wired to the drive and uses the Orange bumper to wrap the cable up. Initially I considered buying the LaCie Rugged Tripple drive as it is a bit cheaper, but it had FireWire, which I have no use for. I highly recommend this drive.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Fast, durable and portable

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    If you are a photographer, video editor or graphic designer and really need a portable Thunderbolt drive this is by far one of the best I've seen. If however, like most people, you're the average user who wants a high speed bus-powered Time Machine drive, this is not what you're looking for. For less than half the price you can get a USB 3.0 drive, which will allow you to do everything this will and do so with no noticeable speed differences. In fact for less money you could buy a Lacie USB 3.0 drive with FOUR TIMES the storage capacity. USB 3.0 (built into all 2012 and newer Macs) provides great transfer speeds and better compatibility with older Macs and Windows machines and the average user won't notice the speed difference, especially since TimeMachine maxes out before you ever get close to Thunderbolt speeds. If you're the average Mac user I recommend that you get a Seagate drive, because you can always add a Thunderbolt adapter later on. That being said, if, like me, you're a business user and you need to carry a high speed drive with you and do a lot of dragging and dropping or file exporting, I can't say enough how great this drive is. Using the included Thunderbolt cable I am able to transfer 50 gb worth of HD video in under two minutes, a feat that I previously thought could only be done over ethernet. Not only is the Thunderbolt speed amazing, but the drive is surprisingly portable, while still extremely durable. Also both Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 cables are included, saving you from having to spend $50 on the former cable. Additionally the included Lacie software makes it easy for anyone (even the technologically impaired) to partition the drive (if so desired) allowing for a diverse array of uses and allowing your drive to interface with different operating systems. BOTTOM LINE: If you're a professional who work with a lot of multimedia files in the field and need either a back-up or external hard drive, this is the perfect drive for you. If however you are a consumer looking to back-up documents and pictures, this probably isn't the right drive for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great backup drive - durable and fast

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    I am a professional photographer and use this as my main drive to work from as well as back up files. Very fast. With the construction it is very rugged which is peace of mind since the drive and my laptop travel with me daily.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Exactly what I needed

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    Owned for more than 2 years when reviewed.

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    Purchased two years ago, and it's still trucking. No issues. Works great.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great hard drive, very rugged

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    As far as hard drives that offer thunderbolt speeds, this is one of the best out there. It's super portable. The data cable just tucks right back into the side so you never have to worry about losing another pesky cable. With the rubber sides, you can feel at ease knowing it can withstand a drop if it were to happen. Setup is easy and straightforward on the Mac. Overall, I am really satisfied with the product.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great, fast drive; reliable and rugged

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    I've had this drive for a year now. It's perfect for my needs. I'm programming in Java, so I need reliable, speedy backups. This one does the job, beautifully. It's thunderbolt connector is lightning fast. Backups that used to take me an hour are done in minutes now. It's built like a Mac truck. So you don't have to worry about damaging it by accident. And it has all the space you need - for photos, files, etc. Get one; I highly recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Decent Drive, but Thuderbolt 2 is much better...

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    Overall it is a good drive for travelling. Even though it is Thunderbolt, the drive speed is not as fast as it should be, even on a brand new Mac Pro. I was using it for video rendering and editing and was not highly impressed. This is however one of the fastest drives you can find for the price. I had to upgrade this to a Thuderbolt 2 Little Big Drive, and that drive is substantially faster. The other problem I noticed with this drive was that I had to do a repair disk on it several times from my Mac.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Its sturdy and simple.

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    Compared to my last external that really didn't last long... this one is amazing, the space is fantastic, the thunderbolt adapter is a bonus. However, just using a regular USB to transfer, without the use of the software from the computer to the device is fast and simple. It does come with it's own backup software and device software that you can choose to install. I just want to copy and paste and call it good, and do a manual backup once a month. It will do it for you if you'd like as well. It's a good product, and the rubber casing makes it not only portable but a little less worrisome if you drop it. It fits like a glove. Good portable purchase for storage.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Fast and Reliable

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    I'm rough on my things and travel a lot. I've had several external hard drives fail because they are constantly being moved and put into my bag and planes. Even in a case that I purchased, they just don't hold up. This thing has several great features. First, if you're a mac used, the integrated thunderbolt cable means one less thing to carry around, This also means fast file transfers back and forth between your mac and your drive. I plan on purchasing more of these for my video and photo projects.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Awesome piece of equipment!

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    This device is just what I needed! I put it to work the moment I took it out of the box and haven't had a single problem since then. I use this mainly for my photography and for client work and it satisfies everything I need it to do! The Thunderbolt cable makes everything faster which cuts my transferring/editing time but half! Would highly recommend this to anyone that needs this for work!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Good durable storage solution

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    I purchased this for my macbook pro. I choose this option because of the thunderbolt, and USB c options. It is fast, and is durable. I carry this with me in my backpack everywhere I go. I use it to store personal files, school files, and tons of video footage from my GoPro and Typhoon H. I like how the thunderbolt plug is integrated in the drive and it wraps around to be in once piece. I don't have to shuffle through the backpack pocket with all my cords. I have dropped it twice, and it is still ticking.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great Portable Ext Hard Drive w/Thunderbolt

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    So far this has been great. It seems to work fast and is reliable. The thunderbolt cable is nicely stored and wrapped around the unit ready whenever it's needed. Very nice. My only concerns are the thunderbolt cable wear over time and that the drive just seems to be covered w/a nice rubber case. I hope that it's reinforced but so far it's been great. Another fyi to the hard drive companies. Quit putting all of the software and stuff on the unit. Leave that space to be used by the owner.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Buss Powered Portable Rocks

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    I am thrilled to find this thunderbolt buss powered portable drive.I have been looking for one for a while. The USB3 connection is a nice touch when I need to connect to a Mac that doesn't have Thunderbolt. Performance is great... Just wish it had two thunderbolt connections.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    I waited and Waited to make this purchase

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    I spent a lot of time researching this and other drives; prob too much time. I finally jumped in and purchased the drive thinking that the drive speed would be less than stellar as compared to the newer 1GB Flash drives. I plugged this into my laptop and holy shnikey... This drive halls butt. I wish I had made this purchase about a year earlier!!! Fast, cheap enough and very easy to use.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great External Hard Drive

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    Best hard drive I've had ever!!! super trustable!!!

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Blazing fast HDD

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    I have been using the LaCie portable, rugged hard drive for about a month. The internal drive was loading up with photos, so I purchased this drive to offload the photos. With 40,000+ images it took a while to make the transition, but the drive has worked flawlessly and by using the Thunderbolt connection it is nearly as fast as the loaded internal drive. I use this with Lightroom and am able to move the LaCie drive between my iMac and my MacBook Pro with no loss of productivity .

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Excellent external drive unit.

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    This is the second LeCie external drive I have purchased. Works just fine as a backup to my photo primary external drive unit. No problems since I bought it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Fast Data Transfer & Travels Well

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    This is my 7th unit, I've got the others using them for archive, backups and this last unit is my working & travel HD. I really love that the cord is part of the device that wraps around and tucks away easily - It's great so you don't have to go looking for a cord when you're ready to use it. The data of the Thunderbolt is very fast. Since I do a lot of read & re-write of data regular HD vs SSD is best for long term for me. The value you will get out of this unit won't disappoint.

    I would recommend this to a friend