Lacie 1TB MaxDrive or WD My book Studio Edition external HD?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by welch, Mar 13, 2008.

  1. welch macrumors newbie

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    Can anyone recommend a preferrence for either of these drives as they are both equiped with USB2 Firewire 400 and 800 and eSata and pre formatted for MAC?

    Other sugestions would be appreciated?:)
     
  2. Cyroceon macrumors 6502a

    Cyroceon

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    I can only tell you that I've had great experience with WD and I haven't had any real experience with LaCie.
     
  3. truz macrumors 6502a

    truz

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    I have had no problems with my lacie.

    Which lacie drive are you looking at as I only see the following..

    LaCie Big Disk Extreme 1TB & LaCie d2 Quadra 1TB
     
  4. andiwm2003 macrumors 601

    andiwm2003

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    i have a lacie d2 250GB in it's very loud and slow (to start, mount, shut down).

    i have a 500GB WD studio and it's quiet and fast.

    both on FW800. i'm only using the WD now. the lacie is my "off site" back up now.

    i have seen the WD 1TB for $249 at costco recently.
     
  5. hardax macrumors regular

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    I was interested in the WD Studio but being a Leopard user have decided to hold off as I have read MANY complaints about it not working properly under Leopard even with and updated driver and firmware.

    It's a shame as the WD's are a lot cheaper per GB than the others I have looked at.
     
  6. Big Bad D macrumors regular

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    I have had no problems with WD Studio on Leopard since downloading and installing WD's February 2008 firmware update. It's a very competitive price, extremely quiet and access is fast using FireWire 800 connection with my MacBook Pro.
     

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