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7.3 out of 10

LaCie Minimus USB 3.0

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Overall 6
6.0

Samsung TV wont see it

Mathew H., Newegg
17 September 2013
  • Summary: The sole reason I bought this was to house movies to be accessed through my tv like a jukebox. The tv couldn't recognize it. Not sure if that's the fault of the newer tv, or the hard drive. Other drives work. There's not a whole lot of info out there to discern whats compatible with what in that regard. Had to bump some stars for that regardless.
  • Pros: Does everything it says it will... with s3x appeal
  • Cons: Havent found anything major, but the quality in the connections are lacking... just like the other reviews said. Doesn't work with my Samsung PN51E450.
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Overall 6
6.0

Performed well while it lasted

JT, Amazon
4 September 2013
  • Summary: Hooked this up to my 27" iMac. Easy to set up with Time Machine and worked great till about a month ago. It still powered up, but just spun constantly while no longer backing anything up. So am replacing it with a 2TB LaCie Minimus. If that also has a short life then it's 3 strikes for LaCie (the 1TB Minimus also replaced another Lacie drive that stopped working).
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Overall 6
6.0

Loved the size and sturdiness but thermal failure after 3 weeks

Fkee "Fkee", Amazon
21 September 2012
  • Summary: It seemed to be a great small compact disk and quiet. However after backing up 350GB for a new computer swap it developed an intermittent thermal failure which caused it to drop and request reformatting. I think the USB interface was culprit or possibly just a loose internal cable. It would run ten minutes then fail. I had to resort to keeping in freezer so it would not quit. With this this technique I was able to transfer off what I needed.
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Overall 6
6.0

Great device but...

Andrea, Amazon
3 May 2012
  • Summary: This is a great external drive, have a nice design, smooth interface with Macs. However, it has a less than 5" cable, it is really 'minimus' that's why I can't rate it higher.
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Overall 6
6.0

A Step Up

Anonymous, Newegg
10 October 2011
  • Summary: It seems a huge amount of hard drives here @ Newegg are being returned for RMA. I can only wonder if the bad packaging on NE's part (c'mon, a thin piece of brown paper on one side of the shipping box is going to protect a hard drive from shipping bumps/drops??) Let's get people trained on how to pack a box properly and see if the "bad" drive claims go down!
  • Pros: First time LaCie customer here.. seems to be a real quality product. Nice aluminum case, long enough USB & power cables (HP are you reading??) On/off button. Spins up quickly. Quiet.
  • Cons: Ordered two of these. One works great, the other disconnects itself automatically within a few minutes (used the same connectors to test). Shame it must be RMA'd at my expense ($12 shipping). Had to knock 2 eggs off, otherwise it would get a 5.
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Overall 6
6.0

Usable but letdown

Tauri, Amazon
24 March 2014
  • Summary: Bought this hard drive as i had heard good things about LaCie but was disappointed, looks good but noisy, slow and dosent give a vibe that it would last for long so for the price i paid almost 100 pound (over half year ago) was way too much for what i got i dont know about other LaCie products but there are lot better hard drives out there for less money, hope it help some of you out a little who are thinking of buying a hard drive.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good value but quirky.

Music Master, Amazon
12 February 2013
  • Summary: This HDD is exactly what it says but setting it up can be a nightmare and using it awkward. The pictorial instructions may be international but they didn't fit my operating system (Win 7). So, I fumbled it first time and the setup software would not let me do it again. Att his point the instructions fail; there is no help. I tried online but found it so confusing I email'd the seller for help, was told to return the drive, and it was very quickly replaced.
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Overall 6
6.0

First class external hard drive

M. Wilkinson, Amazon
1 January 2012
  • Summary: I received this from a computer savvy family member because I'd had some problems playing files off a 3tb external hard drive on our HD tv - it seems that 2tb is as much as current models can 'see' and its formatted as NTSF so it can hold big HD movies files of 10 gig or more. The hard drive is compact, very quiet and with a metal finish its absolutely beautiful. First class product. I'll get another Lacie drive the next time I have storage needs.
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Overall 6
6.0

Mooi uitziende schijf

Bacardifan, Bol
21 January 2013
  • Summary: Kreeg de schijf via de buren die hem hadden aangepakt toen ik net een paar dagen weg was, dacht hem even snel te installeren met de aanwezige software, deed niets..... volgens de site van Lacie kwam dit in een aantal gevallen sproradisch voor, alleen heb ik altijd zoiets dus dat vraag ik me af. Schijf maar handmatig geformatteerd en in 2 partities verdeeld.
  • Pros: mooi design, goedkoop in vergelijk met anderen
  • Cons: jammer dat er geen rubber omheen zit zoals bij wd, hoeken zijn scherp en niet afgerond., van de 2 tb blijft maar 1863 over
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Overall 6
6.0

No me ha dado problemas

Jose Carlos, amazon.es
19 January 2013
  • Summary: Con un año de vida no ha dado problemas. Siempre esta en funcionamiento. Lo uso como disco para bakups por lo que su acceso no es muy frecuente, y en general estoy contento con la compra.
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