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Old 08-19-05, 03:14 PM
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Lacie D2 500GB external drive

Hehe, I got a Lacie D2 500GB external drive for my work computer. This monster is HEAVY and SOLID as steel. I think this enclosure weights at least 5lb. Pretty darn fast in USB 2.0 mode. Too bad I don't have a firewire port. I will probably order a firewire card for the PC though.
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Old 08-19-05, 03:29 PM
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So how many actual GB are available on that bad boy?
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Old 08-19-05, 03:56 PM
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Base on Disk Management, it's 467.52GB
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Old 08-19-05, 04:33 PM
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I have a 250GB model. I have it connected to a Mac via Firewire. The annoying thing (at least on Macs) is that if you unmount the drive and turn it off with the button on the front, it switches on and mounts automatically when you wake or turn on the computer.
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Old 08-19-05, 04:56 PM
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Originally Posted by zuffy
Hehe, I got a Lacie D2 500GB external drive for my work computer. This monster is HEAVY and SOLID as steel.
Yeah, you know why? It's two 250gb drives in one package. Of course, this means twice the moving parts, so the mean failure time is reduced (you're likely to have a crash sooner than you would with one 500gb drive.)

I had a LaCie 400gb "drive" (two 200gb drives in one package) and couldn't return it fast enough for that reason.

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Old 08-19-05, 05:46 PM
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Originally Posted by sfsdfd
Yeah, you know why? It's two 250gb drives in one package. Of course, this means twice the moving parts, so the mean failure time is reduced (you're likely to have a crash sooner than you would with one 500gb drive.)

I had a LaCie 400gb "drive" (two 200gb drives in one package) and couldn't return it fast enough for that reason.

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I know that but the darn thing is super fast with RAID 0. I can stand to lose those data so it's not a concern for me if it does crash.
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Old 08-19-05, 09:12 PM
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i have a couple lacie drives -- a d2 160GB and the new mini 160GB. the d2 has been giving me fits -- it has gone back to lacie 3 times in the past 2 months to replace the power and control board. it will spontaneously begin to cycle on and off and eventually become unaccessible. my hope is that 3rd time is a charm.
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Old 08-19-05, 09:53 PM
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I guess time will tell as I use the Lacie longer. The reviews in Amazon didn't speak highly of the product.
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Old 08-21-05, 01:23 PM
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I recently sent a LaCie 250 drive back for service as well, losing all my data. Thankfully I was only using it for backups. I think you can simply pull the hard drive out of the shell and 99% of the time get your data back. Unfortunately my drive came back fully formatted.

I'd recommend you avoid Lacie products.
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Old 08-21-05, 04:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Calculon
I recently sent a LaCie 250 drive back for service as well, losing all my data. Thankfully I was only using it for backups. I think you can simply pull the hard drive out of the shell and 99% of the time get your data back. Unfortunately my drive came back fully formatted.

I'd recommend you avoid Lacie products.
i was using mine for networked backups of my 3y old G4 igloo imac. this machine has been rock solid, but has all the digital pictures. this time around, i will be moving everthing to dvd-rw on a regular basis.
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Old 08-21-05, 04:40 PM
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The posts in this thread sounds just like the reviews in Amazon now
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