Pros or Cons buying a Lacie Reconditioned Hard Drive

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by carkti, Aug 11, 2006.

  1. carkti macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2006
    #1
    Looking at buying an external hard drive off Lacie.com and wondered if anyone could provide me with any good or bad comments re Lacie reconditioned external drives vs their new ones.

    Thanks!
     
  2. dynetk macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2006
    Location:
    Sacramento, CA
    #2
    I would stay away from the reconditioned drives. You never know what was wrong with them or if anything was wrong with them in the first place. Also they only provide 90 day warranty with the reconditioned drives. Their new drives have 1 year. Personally I think my data is worth more than the few bucks I'd be saving.
     
  3. LoveMacMini macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2006
    #3
    Pros: It looks pretty

    Cons: Never buy a used hard drive
    Buy the enclosure and hard drive seperatly, then just install it yourself. 4 screws and 120 second later, you got an external hard drive.
     
  4. Apple Corps macrumors 68020

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2003
    Location:
    California
    #4
    Avoid it - used - poor warranty - marginal quality reputation on LaCie drives. I agree with the oher poster - go purchase a Seagate (5 year warranty) and enclosure - performance, quality, reasonable price.
     
  5. pimentoLoaf macrumors 68000

    pimentoLoaf

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2001
    Location:
    The SimCity Deli
    #5
    Resurrecting an antique thread for two reasons:

    1 - LaCie drives are excellent quality, in my experience

    2- I have 1 Tb recon and it's working fine.

    You can read LaCie's explanation on what it all means.
     

Share This Page