LaCie - External DVD Burner Question

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by dav, Jun 28, 2005.

  1. dav macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2004
    Are looks the only difference between d2 and Porsche design burners (fom LaCiE)? If no, then what else is different? Are each quality DVD burners?


  2. wiseguy27 macrumors 6502


    Apr 30, 2005
    fans vs. no fans

    On the hard drive side, I do know that the d2 models have fans for cooling whereas the Porsche models are fanless. So the Porsche hard drives do get hotter (although they're well designed to dissipate most of the heat) and require very good external cooling and ventilation (otherwise their life would be reduced because of the heat). The presence of fans does mean some amount of noise from the fans. I personally prefer having fans in an external drive and a possibly longer lifetime and don't bother about the minor noise from them.

    It may be something similar with the DVD burners too. Note that optical drives can also get very hot during operation. Apart from this, the d2 models look like they're well above the Porsche models in terms of quality/features - that's why they cost more.

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