gorgeous drive, flimsy mini usb port, ridiculously heavy
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.
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.
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.
Excerpt: Also, die Frage wieso ich mir das Produkt zugelegt habe, ist mehr als einfach zu beantworten. Ich brauchte ganz einfach mehr Speicherplatz und wollte eine externe Festplatte, die davon viel bietet und sich auch zum gelegentlichen Mitnehmen eignet. Da ich ein ziemlicher Designfreak bin, habe ich mich in die LaCie Festplatte, welche von Philipp Starck designt ist, verliebt. In der Verpackung war die LaCie Starck Festplatte, ein Mini-USB Kabel und ein Stromkabel enthalten.
Pros: Design, viel Speicherplatz, schnell, nette Touchfunktion
Cons: Preis, Lautstärke, Gewicht, externe Stromzufuhr, Mini USB Kabel zu kurz .