Reviews and Problems with LaCie LaCinema Mini HD Connect
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Value for money 4
Ease of use 8
Ease of setup 6
Average capacity - not overly impressed
22 July 2011
Summary: I would recommend Lacie brand as here but the price for 1 TB is not great - would be more impressed if Best Buy offered Lacie items with low priced versions of very high capacity for personal and business use. The good thing about the brand is that it works with Mac systems.
Pros: Ease of use
Cons: The amount of storage space is lacking - not fully 1TB
Biraj Khosla "A Seeker Occasionally Adrift Am..., Amazon
7 July 2011
Summary: Over the years I have been a big fan of LaCie Hard Disk Drives. Late last summer i.e 2010 I decided to buy the LaCie LaCinema Mini HD Connect (LLMHC) and have been using it ever since. It plays almost everything I have thrown at it including the dazzling mkv files. Yes, it will play VOB files (the standard DVD format) as well but does a lousy job of it. In fact the LLMHC is NOT equipped to handle VOB files.
Summary: ok so i got this with hopes of streaming media (specifically 1080p and 720p MKV files) without the need for an internal or external drive. You cannot do this. MKV does not work over network! The player says invalid format. If you connect an external HDD they will play fine, but there are flaws with that too, mainly even when the device is turned off your external drive will remain on if plugged in, so basically it will fry the device if you leave it attached!
Summary: Media players are definitely the next big thing but there's still none out there that are close to being perfect. AppleTV is great but it's far too limited to Apple's own mp4 format and too focused on selling Apple's content. I've been through a couple others - the ultraportable MVIX and a 1st gen. Western Digital - and none have fully got it correct yet. For the LaCinema: Pros: 1. It's small, portable, and looks great. 2.
Summary: separate files excellent player, very bad pictures of dvd player on hard drive, looks as if it were a single file and not use the dvd menu. iomega other player that I have is excellent to play dvd on hard disk folders.
Summary: I bought this following satisfactory service from my Starck designed drive and the Porsche Drive my wife bought. On start up the setup assistant stalled despite numerous attempts I could not run the installation - this is just a bit of the reply from lacie - "My name is *****, and I will be happy to help you with your LaCie product. First of all, I would like to thank you for choosing LaCie, and we appreciate your patience and trust in our products.
Summary: The set up exe did not run on my laptop (Vista business), I had to run the set up on my other laptop (Vista Home) and also some of the software did not install properly. Its 465gb not 500gb. Do not touch the drive while transferring - it will stop! It is not plug and play. it is a little heavy.
Good Drive Overall, Disappointing cheap packaging.
7 June 2012
Summary: Firstly the product was delivered quickly however when I got the drive there was no setup guide and the drive it self wasn't event wrapped in a plastic bag so it clearly looked as if it was opened and resealed. The encryption software that comes with it didn't run on my windows 7 pc and seemed as if they poorly repackaged TrueCrypt which is what I ended up using. Overall the only good thing is the physical drive it self.
Summary: Melkoisen halpa asema, ja siihen nähden tyylikäs kiiltävä musta ulkoasu on jokseenkin yllättävä. Laitteen laatuvaikutelma loppuu kuitenkin tähän, sillä kokonaisuutena aseman rakenne tuntuu heppoisalta ja heikolta, ja etenkin levykelkan sulku- ja avausmekanismi tuntuu kovin epämääräiseltä.
Summary: ... und einmal ok, bei der zweiten Platte hat das Netzgerät leider einen Wackler. Da ich eh meist nur eine der Platten verwenden möchte, auf ein Rücksenden verzichtet. So edel die eigentliche Festplatte aussieht, so "zerbrechlich" das zugehörige Netzgerät. Schade.