Duff-Man says..LaCie does not actually make the drives - they only make the enclosures they ship them in. Seagate are very reputable, as are WD and Maxtor and Hitachi. At one time or another *every* drive manufacturer has had a bad batch of drives go out and we see posts aboiut how to avoid them cause they are crap etc etc. Maxtor seems to be the latest whipping boy but I have Maxtor drives (1 internal and 1 external) and they are fine, quiet and have not had any trouble. If you see a good deal on a Seagate drive then by all means go for it....oh yeah!Heb1228 said:Seagate drives should serve you well. Many Mac users will also recommend LaCie drives.
Duff-Man says...LaCie, like just about everyone else - including Apple, buys hard drives in batch lots from drive manufacturers...I would assume they in some way put out a "tender" for supply of drives and the various suppliers then bid on some kind of supply contract - pretty standard stuff I would presume...oh yeah!Heb1228 said:Who makes the drives for LaCie, out of curiosity?