Reviews and Problems with LaCie Starck Mobile Hard Drive
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Good drive, although maybe not as robust as it looks
Tom A "tomaxworthy", Amazon
5 January 2012
Summary: I am on my second Lacie Starck Mobile hard disk, as I had to get my first one fixed after two months use. Lacie customer services were OK, it took a while to resolve my problem and return the drive to me. I had to pay to post the drive to them. This hard disk does look very nice, and would seem to be robust - maybe I just got a duff one initially. My refurbished one has been going strong for a few months now with no problems.
Summary: LaCie Starck Mobile Hard Drive USB, 500GB Please note this review is written purely from the point of view of a Mac user. A PC user's experience will be different. Good points 1. Styling - either to taste or not. 2. Weight and feel - the case is a nice thick aluminium wrap. Bad points 1. Big point. On first connection a setup routine runs (mac or pc etc).
Summary: I was looking for a 500GB portable hard drive that was sturdy as I travel quite a bit. If you were to drop it, the case would probably show no sign of damage, but the drive would as there is no suspension protection like the LaCie 500GB Rugged HD USB2 5400RPM 8MB . But this is not a fault of the Lacie Stark, as dropping most HDDs would result in damage to the hard drive (so don't drop them...).
Summary: I was looking for a portable, USB powered hard drive after borrowing a friend's Lacie Rough Drive (the one with the orange rubber sleeve) which I really liked. I then discoved this little beauty so decided to check it out by going to the Lacie website and other sites which featured it inc. Amazon of course! All of the reviews were very favourable and I liked the idea of a fold away USB lead that wouldn't easily get lost or left behind.
Summary: LaCie products have always centred upon design. I was attracted to the Starck Mobile for just that reason. However I must say that the pictures are slightly deceptive. When it arrived the hard drive aluminium casing is noticeably darker than it had been portrayed in the promotional pictures. Apart from aesthetics however, the drive is on par with many of its competitors in terms of support, reliability and performance.
Summary: I had recently purchased a Samsung S2 - 500GB portable drive and while I appreciated its small size, I found the cable connection a bit fickle, the case itself a bit fragile and though it claimed to be Mac compatible I had to do an online search to find out how to format it for Mac. The LaCie Starck, though it is heavier, has a built in USB cable so no worries about disconnecting, has a casing that appears indestructible (and doesn't collect fingerprints the way glossier...
Summary: I have been using this drive with my MacBook. Seems fairly good, very sturdy, if a little heavy. Looks a bit different to many on the market, but I think there are smaller more portable drives around. Reasonable value for money.
Summary: Not quite so attractive in the metal as it appears on the website. The included cable is handy but is very short. Handy for connecting to a laptop but nothing else. Feels solid and reliable, if a little heavy.
Summary: This is no doubt the nicest looking Hard Drive ever. There are two downsides though (but they are not a big ones) Firstly it has an aluminium Case around it, which makes it quite heavy and the USB Cable on the side, I find very awkward to take off. You have to push in to release it a bit and then you have to grab the plug (metal) part of the USB to take out, which I don't know is strong enough to be handled alot, must be though.