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Lacie 'Lego' external HD's?
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quattrokid73
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Sep 18, 2006, 03:51 PM
 
Hey guys,

I may be looking for a larger external HD in the near future and I really like the Lacie 'lego' style drives. I think they are very creative looking. Does anyone have any experience with their performance? I hear Lacie is a good brand...

And anyone know a good cheap vendor?

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Sep 18, 2006, 03:57 PM
 
i don't care for the drives they use, the lego design is nice but you can get a good MaxLine III 300GB SATA drive for $99 and an sata enclosure for like $30. Thats what I would do and you have a 5yr warranty on the drive.
     
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Sep 18, 2006, 04:07 PM
 
No personal experience myself, and I do like the design, but I'd be very wary before getting a Lacie drive without good research. I've just heard of too many failing due to overheating and other issues.

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Sep 18, 2006, 04:12 PM
 
Originally Posted by quattrokid73
Hey guys,

I may be looking for a larger external HD in the near future and I really like the Lacie 'lego' style drives. I think they are very creative looking. Does anyone have any experience with their performance? I hear Lacie is a good brand...

And anyone know a good cheap vendor?

Adam
LaCie is a great brand, possibly the best out there. The Lego drives are awesome. They're fast and fun. What could be better?
     
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Sep 18, 2006, 04:24 PM
 
I've had a great experience with my LaCie D2.
     
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Sep 18, 2006, 06:27 PM
 
I'd be into them if they were firewire and not silly USB 2.

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Sep 18, 2006, 06:44 PM
 
It is a bit dumb that they aren't FireWire . What were they thinking
     
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Isnt USB 2.0 faster than Firewire 400 though?
     
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Sep 20, 2006, 01:07 PM
 
Also, I still need help finding good vendors.
     
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Sep 20, 2006, 03:34 PM
 
ive had my porsche lacie drive for a year and a half with no issues whatsoever, and now im considering another.

*if you really delve deep you could find a few 500gb drives being sold for 200 bucks (already assembled and aesthetically pleasing) from seagate, western digital and maxtor.
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Sep 20, 2006, 08:25 PM
 
just as a design student i really love the lego look, lol....

and so if its a decent drive, ill go with it. prices arent bad at all. 150 for the 300gb.
     
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Sep 20, 2006, 08:51 PM
 
Originally Posted by quattrokid73
Isnt USB 2.0 faster than Firewire 400 though?
No quite, although Intel claims it is. USB 2.0 has a higher maximum speed (400Mbps vs. 480Mbps) but Firewire hard drives consistently perform faster. If you have multiple devices attached, then USB 2.0 really loses out because Firewire is is much better at negotiating and sharing bandwidth between devices.
     
   
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