Lacie d2 320GB external - way, way cheap??

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  1. shecky Guest

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    before i buy this i want to make sure that i am not missing something here...

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822154161

    this is a lacie d2 triple interface 320GB 7200RPM drive for only $139? does this seem almost freakishly cheap? it does not look like a refurb, etc.

    i need a FW800 drive and while i know some hate the Lacie drives i have 2 now and i have not had any issues with them. i am wondering why this one is so cheap. i was going to go for the Mercury Elite Pro from OWC but the comparable drive is $219 (granted it does have 16MB vs. 8MB cache) but that is not enough to justify such a big price difference.
     
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    I bought one of these, came just as described. I didn't see anywhere on the box or anything that indicated it as refurbished. It came just as my last d2 drives have come. I'm tempted to order another considering the price. :)
     
  3. techster85 macrumors regular

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    the original price is just 10 bucks more...perhaps lacie is phasing out that drive to release a new version? seems unlikely, but jeez that is such a great price...
     
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    Lordy. I paid about £159 for 250GB Lacie D2 not that long ago. Looks like I was ripped :(
     
  5. shecky thread starter Guest

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    my girlfriend just bought the 250GB for $165 on amazon.

    hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm........ i am failing to see a catch here. i guess i can just get it and return it to newegg if need be.
     
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    is the drive noisy

    I had a D2 that was very loud. (Louder than my G4 MDD :eek: ) How does this drive sound to you.
     
  7. shecky thread starter Guest

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    i have a 120GB d2 that is not loud at all, its fine.
     
  8. Mass Hysteria macrumors regular

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    might be nothing, but, of the three lacie drives i have purchased, only three of them have failed withing a year! GREEEAAAAT products . . . well impressed I tell ya!
     
  9. shecky thread starter Guest

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    of the 4 i have now/have had over the past few years none of them have had any problems at all.
     
  10. Mass Hysteria macrumors regular

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    good for you, I however have learned my lesson . . . eventually!
     
  11. Joony macrumors regular

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    Do these drives sleep after some amount of idle activity? are they IDE or SATA on the inside?
     
  12. shecky thread starter Guest

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    they spin down after a couple of minutes, and they are IDE.
     
  13. thebeephaha macrumors 6502

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    I don't touch Lacie, their sexy but use (most often) Maxtor hard drives, the plague drives of the computing world. I work at a computer store and nearly every dead drive we see is a Maxtor...

    I've personally had two die on me, and my last one is going out.

    I much prefer Seagate, Western Digital is next in line.

    Just my personal experience, so don't feel like I'm saying all you Lacie lovers are wrong.
     

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