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LaCie Hard Disk Design by Neil Poulton 500GB…
29 January 2008
Excerpt: On December 5, 2007, LaCie announced yet another hard drive with a breathtakingly sleek design. The "Hard Disk" by Neil Poulton is a study in elegant simplicity – glossy black surface, no markings or logos, and a soft LED light that spills a blue glow in front of the drive. If you value design aesthetics as much as drive reliability, the $149 USD 500GB LaCie Hard Disk might be the right choice for you.
Pros: Attractive design; easy to use; comes with backup software
Cons: Only supports USB 2.0; glossy surface can scratch easily
Summary: A low-cost product that will look good on your desk while taking up minimum space. The LaCie Hard Disk 500GB design by Neil Poulton is not bursting with features, but it's all you need from an entry-level product. The LaCie Hard Disk 500GB design by Neil Poulton is USB only.
Excerpt: LaCie's latest 500GB external desktop hard disk has a blue neon activity light and glossy black enclosure. Unlike the other desktop disks in the group, this hard disk has only a USB Hi-Speed interface and not FireWire or eSATA. The LaCie Hard Disk was generally slower than the other desktop drives on test. It wrote small files at 7.22MB/s - far behind Buffalo's DriveStation Combo, which costs just £2 more.