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Lacie-starck-desktop.4040146
6.6 out of 10

LaCie Starck Desktop

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Overall 10
10

easy.

hogcranker69, Amazon
17 October 2013
  • Summary: i plugged this into my imac the day i received it, set it to backup daily at a certain time, and have pretty much forgotten about it ever since. it backs up every day, is relatively quiet when doing so, and is pretty to look at. ive never had an issue with lacie drives (this is my 6th one) and the design is top notch.
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Overall 6
6.0

gorgeous drive, flimsy mini usb port, ridiculously heavy

monique, Amazon
1 February 2012
  • Summary: flimsy mini usb port detached from enclosure 1 month before the 2 year warranty period was up (phew!) - no issues with the drive, just the enclosure. am currently working with LaCie support regarding repair, so far so good. the drive is beautiful but a BEAST. it's ridiculously heavy but i've had no problems with it in terms of drive performance. i have been using it with my MBP but did have it partitioned to be able to run on a DOS-based computer concurrently.
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Overall 2
2.0

on my third one

Andrew, Amazon
5 December 2011
  • Summary: Like the look of these drives but at the moment my second one just crapped out on me and i'm sending it in for a replacement. The first one worked for awhile. Maybe 7 months and then just stopped mounting. Tried zeroing it and some other ideas from Lacie but eventually just had to send it in to be repaired. They sent me a brand new one as a replacement and it only worked for a couple of months before the same problem started happening.
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Overall 6
6.0

Not for me

allison2554766 "Allison", Amazon
29 July 2011
  • Summary: I bought this drive from the Apple store as a replacement for my old drive which I outgrew a few months ago. I panicked when my computer wouldn't boot properly (I had accidentally changed a setting) so I ran out to the store instead of buying online. I bought it because it was a decent price for the size ~$100 and it had good reviews compared to a lot of other drives I was looking at. The drive is heavy and has a nice look.
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Overall 2
2.0

Piece of crap

S. James, Amazon
26 June 2011
  • Summary: Bought it 6 weeks ago and the connector broke off. It wasn't dropped or abused. The connector is lightly soldered on and the solder broke. The construction is not robust even to regular use.
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Overall 4
4.0

Neat idea, but not practical

linvilles in Love, Amazon
5 February 2011
  • Summary: Obviously there are hundreds of external hard drives out there, and these guys were like, "hmm, how can we be different?" and created this thing with a "virtual button," which is fun, but not very practical. This "button" makes it necessary for the LaCie Starck to have a pretty serious install process and setup, which is in no way fast or easy, to the extent that I still haven't set up my " button.
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Overall 10
10

Perfect compliment to AEBS

C. Saj "PADude", Amazon
25 January 2011
  • Summary: I bought the LaCie Stark 1 TB for my Aiport Extreme Base Station as a backup hard drive for use with Time Machine on my MacBook Pro. It's a funky looking hard drive, with a thick, strong aluminum case that helps it from overheating and protects to moveable parts. I have my AEBS and LaCie on a shelf, with a closed back and I was worried about overheating. However I have check from time to time and have not noticed the drive to be very hot.
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Overall 10
10

A great buy for Time Machine

William J. Kerr, Amazon
18 December 2010
  • Summary: Having struggled with noisy external drives, this one saved the day. Incredibly quiet, well-built, and the Starck design is awesome in person. Its looks have been a conversation piece more than once. Can you say that about your hard drive?
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Overall 6
6.0

Hitachi inside

J. L. C. Gull, Amazon
4 December 2010
  • Summary: For what it's worth... I went to format the drive with Apple's Disk Utility and instead of finding a LaCie drive, I found this: Hitachi HCS5C1010CLA382 Media All of my other LaCie Drives (Quadra, Rugged) show up as LaCie in Disk Utility, but not this one. Not sure what to make of this discovery, but I'm not happy about it. The drive is performing alright now, but I have only had it for a couple of weeks.
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Overall 2
2.0

Buyer Beware

Michael Baker, Amazon
16 October 2010
  • Summary: The LaCie Starck 1 TB External hard Drive is heavy and beautiful. I just couldn't get it to work. The first one I bought wouldn't show up on the desktop when mounted. I took it back to the store where I bought it. They tested it, said it was defective and traded it for a new one. When I installed that one, the software didn't. I took it back to the store, and they downloaded new software from the internet for it. That actually did work. Kinda.
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