LaCie D2 vs. OWC/Mercury

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  1. Le Big Mac macrumors 68020

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    I'm looking to buy an external hard drive. Seen good things about both the Lacie and the OWC. Anyone care to make a head-to-head comparison? Lacie seems to get lots of raves, OWC not quite as many. Have at it! Thanks.
     
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    Thanks, Duff-Man. Hadn't seen that . . . kind of odd that they compare the 200GB Lacie to the 400GB Mercury (and other sizes of other drives). Dunno if size matters in terms of performance (I would think bigger would be slower, if anything). Don't much care about USB.
     
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    One more question. The Lacie manual makes clear I can daisy chain the drive with FW400 devices by using a 9-6 pin FW cable. Since I'm using a G4 iMac with only FW 400 ports, I'm going to have to connect an 800 port on teh drive to a 400 port on the iMac, and then use the 400 port to daisy chain in my iPod (leaving the other iMac 400 port for DV in).

    The Mercury isn't so clear, and talks about speed degradation (well, I'm not expecting FW 800 speeds when all I have is FW400 ports). Can I do the same thing with the Mercury?
     

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