External Hard Drive

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by airkarol, Feb 20, 2006.

  1. airkarol macrumors 6502

    Nov 12, 2005
    I'm stuck between a:
    250GB OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro 7200RPM FireWire 800/400+USB2 Combo Solution
    LaCie d2 Hard Drive Extreme with Triple Interface 250GB - 7200RPM

    Please tell me your opinion on which drive to purchase.

  2. russed macrumors 68000


    Jan 16, 2004
    the lacie d2 - i have one, it looks nice and has been no problem so far after a year and a half!
  3. airkarol thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 12, 2005
    thanx.. haha but now its one person for the lacie and one for owc haha.. i cant choose !!
  4. jsw Moderator emeritus


    Mar 16, 2004
    Andover, MA
    I'm surprised others haven't chimed in to tell you to build one yourself....

    Anyway, add my vote for a LaCie. I have four of them, and a mini desk rack, and they're beautiful.

    Others have had problems with them, I haven't.

    FWIW, though, OWC is one of my favorite places to buy things from, so I don't think you can go wrong with them, either.
  5. russed macrumors 68000


    Jan 16, 2004
    i gave more description as to why so i win! :D
  6. Macmadant macrumors 6502a

    Jun 4, 2005
    a vote for the lacie, here, its sexy rugged, and perfectafter almost 2 years
  7. russed macrumors 68000


    Jan 16, 2004
    plus also an added benefit of the lacie - you can play a tune by tapping on its case :D it makes quite a pleasant noise!

    just like playing bongos!
  8. airkarol thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 12, 2005
    haha.. is that a good thing? or bad?

    Thanks everyone for your help.. im guessing that ill be buying the lacie.. but i late on getting it shipped out today, so tomorrow, unless i hear bad things about it..

    and congrats russed for winning with your description!! :D :D :D
  9. russed macrumors 68000


    Jan 16, 2004

    it is more than good, its quite amusing! well it is when you are sad and bored like me! but i must say it does make a good noise :D

    i hope the lacie gives you good service, because if it doesnt its not my fault :D
  10. airkarol thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 12, 2005
    haha.. i'm sure it will entertain me for hours (i'm serious when i say that) lol

    Just to clarify, go with the Lacie d2 Triple Interface 250GB?
  11. AtlJohn1980 macrumors newbie

    Feb 4, 2006
    Atlanta, GA
    Circuit City is having a Sale on their 300GB Seagate HD's. Usually 199.99-20.00 instant savings= 179.99- 80.00 mail in rebate = 99.99 for a 300GB Segate, this applies to Instore and Online orders. Then I went and got a AMS Venus D3 Firewire/USB2.0, and I like it very much so far that was 52.00 at Outpost.com. Can't really beat that I don't think.

    just my $.02
  12. airkarol thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 12, 2005
    Thanks, but I also need FW800. An enclosure with fw800/usb isn't too cheap. Does anyone else have any input?
  13. frankblundt macrumors 65816


    Sep 19, 2005
    South of the border
  14. Heb1228 macrumors 68020


    Feb 3, 2004
    Virginia Beach, VA
    You'll be happy with the LaCie drive. I've got the same one and its great. Looks great on the desk too, matches PBs, MacBooks, or Powermacs.
  15. airkarol thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 12, 2005
    Too expensive.. :p

    I just have to decide between the OWC and Lacie :confused: :confused: :confused:
  16. quigleybc macrumors 68030


    Jun 17, 2005
    Beautiful Vancouver British Columbia, Canada
    I'm glad there are a lot of positive comments on the Lacie D2 triple interface

    I bought the 300gig

    and it is fantastic. firewire 800 is blazing, and it looks cool, and sets up so easy.

    After I bought it, I went onto Amazon and read all these horrible reviews about it, so I was kind os warry about my new HD, but it's been going strong for a few months now.

    I transfered my whole 120 gig iTunes library to it and it didn't even hic up...took about 45 minutes.

    Get the Lacie...
  17. airkarol thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 12, 2005
    The amazon.com and apple.com reviews are the only things making the choice hard.. :confused:

    I've heard both good and bad about the Lacie drive, but havn't heard much about the OWC drive.
  18. airkarol thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 12, 2005
    I guess I'm going with the Lacie..

    Thanks Everyone!
  19. fjs08 macrumors 65816

    Jun 25, 2003
    >>LaCie drive<<

    Would the La Cie drives work with my old Ti-Book??

  20. airkarol thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 12, 2005
    The Lacie should work with it. The Lacie I got gave me a few problems last night while backing up, but now it's working fine.
  21. YS2003 macrumors 68020


    Dec 24, 2004
    Finally I have arrived.....
    I have Lacie d2s (160 GB and 250 GB) with triple interface. So far, they are working well, quietly. I am interested in getting larger drives in the future, like a 500 GB and up. I heard Lacie's 500 GB (using 2 platters) have been getting some complains from consumers because those 2 platter set up tends to fail prematurely compared to their single platter mode (ie. less than 300 GB drive).

    I am interested in Lacie's Big Disk 500 GB drive (I saw at Apple store at about $360). But, I am hesitating to get that one because I am concerned about higher likelihood of drive failures. Any comment on this?
  22. fjs08 macrumors 65816

    Jun 25, 2003
    I must say I'm amazed at how many problems a lot of folks have with external hard drives. I admit, it scares me a bit. I'm so spoiled with OSX. Usually just plug and play (except for printers, but that's another story). I would like to use Backup 3.1 to back up iPhoto and iTunes. It will only be about 3+ gig. Not a lot of back up. Maybe a DVD back up would be easier.

  23. ipacmm macrumors 65816


    Jun 17, 2003
    Cincinnati, OH
    I have had my external LaCie HD for the past 2 years and it works great, I have never had any issues with it. So my vote would be to get the La Cie drive.
  24. rjphoto macrumors 6502a


    Mar 7, 2005
    I ordered the 500 GB last week, it should be here today. Hopefully I won't have any of these problems...

    I've had one of the LaCie 80GB drives for a couple of years and have had no problems.

    EDIT: It's here...I'm going to start a new thread about partitioning it for CCC.

    The question is, should I partition the 500 GB to the Carbon Copy my old laptop and new laptop before transitioning them?

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