Lacie Question

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by mulletron, Dec 15, 2006.

  1. mulletron macrumors newbie

    Dec 15, 2006
    I am interested in buying a LaCie 250GB External USB 2.0 Hard Drive (F.A Porsche) and I suspect that other people here may have bought this model before. The model is listed on this page:

    I am interested to know the answer to 2 questions:

    1. Does it have a fan in, or make anything more than minimal noise?
    2. Does it take its power from USB or Wall Socket?

    If it does have a fan, can anyone suggest a quieter external HDD model? Thanks for any help on this issue.
  2. Sly macrumors 6502


    Nov 30, 2003
    Airstrip One
    I have 2 of these, in answer to your questions:
    1. No fan, however the drive in one of mine is very noisy and has been from new the drive in the other is almost silent. I guess they have different make drives in them, though I've not opened them up to look, externally they look identical.
    2. They are powered by an external power-brick.

    If you have a PPC Mac get one with a Firewire interface so you can boot from it if needed

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