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LaCie Minimus USB 3.0
6.6 out of 10

LaCie Minimus USB 3.0

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Reviews and Problems with LaCie Minimus USB 3.0

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Overall 4
4.0

Failed after two years.

Chase S., Amazon
23 July 2015
  • Summary: After a little over two years of medium-heavy use, this drive is failing. I was simply transferring something onto it, as one often does with external hard drives, when the transfer completely crashed.
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Overall 4
4.0

Second Purchase; Crashed Again

Daryck M., Newegg
10 December 2014
  • Summary: I have purchased this same model twice (once under warranty) and this is the second time it has crashed and simply stopped responding. I will not open the case to research a problem; the expense alone should prevent problems in the first year.
  • Pros: Beautiful, sturdy design.
  • Cons: Cords need to be replaced within the year so there is a solid connection; not speedy - took nearly 3 hours to back up 1TB of data.
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Overall 4
4.0

Loved it... until it failed

Keith Nolen, Amazon
5 January 2014
  • Summary: I have had this hard drive for a couple of years now, backing up my Mac. It just failed. I would not expect a hard drive of this quality to fail after 2 years duty (and good treatment too). Before that I loved it...
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Overall 4
4.0

Better deals elsewhere

Jesse Christophel, Amazon
10 November 2013
  • Summary: Bought one a little over a year ago and after probably 4-6 months I started having issues with it randomly unmounting and remounting within seconds. After a decent amount of research I found out that a lot of LaCie external drives have this issue and that it is almost certainly related to poor...
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Overall 4
4.0

50/50 change of good hard drive

Sebastien H., Newegg
31 October 2013
  • Summary: Tried contacting LaCie customer service by phone, but referred to website to complete a lengthy warranty process to return the hard drive. Overall, warranty not very useful when you depend on the hard drives working as backups. Solution, switch hard drives...
  • Pros: When they work, they work as advestised.
  • Cons: Bought two hard drives and both kept disconnecting, from time to time, one more often than the other. Now, one of them barely connects and files are possibly corrupted.
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Overall 4
4.0

Used and in excellent condition but not as expected

Linh Nguyen, Amazon
24 September 2013
  • Summary: The hard drive only registered as 2GB, must have another partition somewhere . I am working with a tech support from LaCie to make it work but so far unsuccessfully. Will continue to try but if still not working, will declare DOA and request a refund ...
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Overall 4
4.0

Misled by the reviews

Mallory "kmdupree", Amazon
25 June 2013
  • Summary: I took a while to buy 2 new hard drives I saw at the time when I purchase the LaCie hard drives that they were the highest rated in amazon. So I went ahead and bought them and within 1 month I had issues with one of the drives it kept connecting and disconnecting a lot.
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Overall 4
4.0

MAC USERS

bob, Amazon
31 January 2012
  • Summary: If u have lion, it is not compatible. it stinks when the description has that it is compatible with macs when it isnt with all macs. It is quite misleading
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Overall 4
4.0

Luckily only a backup.

J. G. Kirby, Amazon
4 March 2015
  • Summary: Superb design, quiet, works problem free. Totally dies after 3 years - will not even recognise drive to reformat, even when removed from case.
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Overall 4
4.0

I keep having issues with these that they stop being ...

Helen Abraham, Amazon
22 November 2014
  • Summary: I keep having issues with these that they stop being recognised by my computers and then inexplicably reappear. It's frustratingly unreliable. Happens with their rugged too.
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