Lacie Hard Drives

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  1. Sharewaredemon macrumors 68000

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    Hi I was just on the Lacie website, and in the clearance section they have a hard drive I am interested in.

    http://www.lacie.com/products/clearance/products/?id=10007

    it is the 250 GB d2 hard drive (second one down). What I am wondering, is that will this hard drive be the same as, or not as good the d2 120 GB hard drive that I already have.

    See, I don't know a lot about external drives, so I'm not sure if the specs are the same. The drive I currently have works well for me, so I want to know if the one I am looking at will be the same.
     
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    I have a 120GB d2 that's ~2 years old, and a two-month-old 250GB d2 extreme (800Mbps Firewire, vs the - I think - 400Mbps one you're looking at).

    Both have performed flawlessly and quietly. The cases are wonderful.
     
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  4. Sharewaredemon thread starter macrumors 68000

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    The drive I am looking at is actually not an extreme, so it wouldn't have firewire 800, which is fine with me. What I want to know, is if this hard drive the same but with a bigger capacity as our (it seems we both have the same 120 drive) 120 GB d2 drive.
     
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    Damn that's slick!
     
  6. JLS macrumors 6502

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    Should be fine. I have a lacie d2 250 and love it.

    'Extreme' just means its the updated one with a slightly higer sustained transfer speed. Mine isn't the extreme one but I still have firewire 800.
     
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    Cool that's good to know! Thanks I'll look into getting the 250 GB d2 then.
     
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    When you first open it (assuming you buy it), you'll think "why did I pay $50 for this?". But, trust me, once it's put together and holding your drives, you'll love it.
     
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    Haha I can see that, I probably won't get that though because I'm getting the 250 gig one because my dad wants to have the 120 at home for when I'm away at university, so really a rack wouldn't be SUPER usefull for one drive. ;)

    Plus on top of that I'd be paying a tad more becausae I live in Canada.
     
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    Well I went to order the drive today, and guess what, it was gone!
    Oh well, I'll just wait till summer hard drives should be cheaper by then.
     
  11. JLS macrumors 6502

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    Next time I wouldn't post the link on a forum.. I bet somebody here saw it and grabbed it. Talk about the product as new.. not linking to a one off refurb you want!

    Better luck next time.
     

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