4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 21, 2012 10:33 PM by Grandpa Adams
jfaughnan Level 3 (785 points)

LaCie's thunderbolt drive is getting reasonably good reviews on the Apple store -- http://store.apple.com/us/reviews/H7150ZM/A.


Good, save for the fan noise. It sounds like in some units, for some people, it's intolerable.


Anyone here have experience with it? I'm considering it as my primary video editing drive.

i5 iMac 27, iPhone OS 3.1.2, MacBook Core-2 Duo, G5 iMac, G3 iBook, Mac mini
  • xfggfx Level 2 (205 points)

    I have the 1 terrorbyte 7200 rpm thunderbolt as my FCPX projects and events drive...so far so good.

    noise not an issue for me...more a problem is the big blue search light on the front which lights up the room.

    Nice solid looking unit

  • Whiteshirt Level 1 (15 points)

    This is good to hear.  Given the reports of all the issues with the Pegasus drives, it appears this may be the one to have for the time being.

  • xfggfx Level 2 (205 points)

    BTW I am editing our band footage at the moment so the main noise problem in this room ( neighbourhood) is the outrageous guitar solos...so take it with that knowledge...%-)

  • Grandpa Adams Level 1 (20 points)

    1 TB, 7200. Only have 3-weeks experience but no problems so far. Huge improvement in FCP X performance. Attributed most of my problems with lock-up, dropped frames, beachball, etc. to disk drives. FCP X simply won't work reliably with USB, FW400 on my system. FW800 (pure) is okay. TBolt is better choice. LaCie has 2 drives inside metal case - significantly more drive noise than my WD FW800. Not a major issue for me but could be problematic if you're trying to record naratives while editing.