Hard Drive -- Lacie??

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by surajnangia, Aug 31, 2006.

  1. surajnangia macrumors 6502

    Jan 30, 2006

    Could anyone recommend me, which one is better

    1) LACIE mobile hard drive 100GB
    2) LACIE safe mobile hard drive - finger access control 120 GB
    3) LACIE Mobile hard dive - designed by FA Porsche 100 GB

    or if there is any better one thab this around the same price and same space..


  2. Macnoviz macrumors 65816


    Jan 10, 2006
    Roeselare, Belgium
    It all depends on what you are planning to use it for. For backups or files that do not need to be accessed a lot, USB will do, but for use as a scratch disk for video editing, you need FireWire. If it's for a laptop, or to share large files on different locations, bus-powered is the best solution, but if it has to stay on your desk, AC might be better. And you will have to see if you need finger access control (is it for photos from your birthday party, or for storing the formulas of your new chemical substance?)
  3. danielbriggs macrumors 6502

    Jun 13, 2006
    Manchester, UK

    To be honest, I would go for the Porsche one, if it has to be one of those 3. And I'd get the Firewire +USB version.

    Based on UK prices it's £109, and I think it's your best choice. It's also the best spec of the 3. As it has 5400RPM (as aposed to 4200) and it has 4x the cache (8MB - not 2MB)

    If you have a MBP 17", have a look at the rugged one (orange / grey) it's a bit more expensive, but as you stated all mobile drives, I take it you want to move it about. So by having one in a schock abosrbent case ( to some degree) it may last longer against accidental knocks etc? Same spec as the porsche one as well
  4. surajnangia thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 30, 2006
    i am a bit confused now whether i shld go rough terrain hard drive or the porshe one.

    Well there would be no rogh handling type of thing but can the FA porshe hard drive sustain a bit of it,

    Can someone tell me also where i can order it from In UK as the lacie site is showing temp. out of stock


    suraj nangia
  5. thworple macrumors 6502


    Oct 20, 2005
    Sussex, England
    Try overclockers.co.uk - got HDDs from them before, and they've been very good.

  6. FleurDuMal macrumors 68000


    May 31, 2006
    London Town
    Scan, Dabs, Ebuyer and Microdirect have all been quite good in my opinion.

    Alternatively you could buy off eBay if you don't mind second hand.
  7. danielbriggs macrumors 6502

    Jun 13, 2006
    Manchester, UK
    eBuyer All the way!!!!!

    Here is the 60: http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/96997

    others are out of stock there.

    Try pixmaina, they are good for stuff like that:

    that is £20 cheaper than on their site.
    If you are a business, goto pixmania pro, as that is all exVAT stuff.

    Dan :)

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