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

    Mar 10, 2008
    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


    Feb 9, 2008
    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


    Jan 1, 2006
    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


    Mar 29, 2004
    Boston, MA
    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

    Jan 16, 2008
    New Hampshire
    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

    Jan 3, 2007
    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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