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LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Disk 500GB

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Reviews and Problems with LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Disk 500GB

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Overall 1

"Please please please do not buy this product."

KurtShaffer, CNET
12 June 2013
  • Pros: Cannot think of one.
  • Cons: Besides it freezing up my MacBook Pro when left plugged in and on, you will loose everything on it if it is knocked over while running.
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Overall 2

"All show no go"

ynkefn999, CNET
22 June 2010
  • Pros: Looks great. Solid metal casing. Easy-to-use backup software.
  • Cons: Other than the fact that the Quadra failed without warning after one year of service, it worked fine. Fortunately, I was diligent with my paperwork and have warranty coverage.
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Overall 4

"2 years 2 crashes. Don't buy zone!"

tucaw, CNET
8 May 2010
  • Pros: when it worked it was quiet and unassuming.
  • Cons: 2 year and two crashes, too often. I had to pay to ship it to LACIE the first time to get it fixed.
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Overall 10

Lacie products rule!!!

PLJNYC, CompSource
14 March 2010
  • Pros: Attractive Design, Compact, Easy To Setup, Easy to use, High Capacity, Quiet
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Overall 1

"Failed and no support from lacie"

23 December 2009
  • Pros: Nothing positve
  • Cons: Complete Junk. Lost all data on drive.
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Overall 10

"VERY reliable!"

giganova, CNET
6 November 2009
  • Pros: I had SIX Lacie "Big Disks" over the past 2-3 years. They all still worked perfectly fine. Very reliable! I also love that you can stack them.
  • Cons: A little on the heavy, but then again its not as flimsy as a plastic Book.
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Overall 1

"Good Drives, bad enclosures, horrible power unit. Loud."

pitiful_pulp, CNET
11 October 2009
  • Pros: The Seagate drives inside are solid SATA 2. unit construction feel great. Nice design.
  • Cons: Large and unreliable power supply. Interface is sub-par. Enclosure is tight fit that can heat up lowering lifespan of drives. no fan. Aluminum acts as sound amplifier making drives very loud for not having a fun.
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Overall 8

"Three are still working everyday"

sayler--2008, CNET
7 October 2009
  • Pros: The multiple interface options allows the drive to work with any computer. The firewire connection allows for one cable to run between the drives and the computer The rack mount option keeps the drives off the desk and allows for adequate cooling.
  • Cons: none to think of
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Overall 1

"Quadra d2 500G died within 18 months"

CWDouglas, CNET
30 September 2009
  • Pros: When the drive worked it was quick.
  • Cons: Very loud when the drive spun up, about every 15 minutes. The drive just stopped working one day. Just clicks and does nothing else.
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Overall 9

"Great external drive"

jrotholz, CNET
11 August 2009
  • Pros: Good price for a 500GB drive compatible with Firewire (800 & 400) and USB2. Looks good on desktop too. LaCie online tech support is great, friendly fast and accommodating (see below)
  • Cons: Power supply adapter failed after 1 year causing computer (iMac) to fail to recognize the drive. Lacie tech support diagnosed problem and replaced defective equipment. Drive works like a champ, again.
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