Lacie Little Big Disk

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by GerritV, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. GerritV macrumors 65816

    GerritV

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    After having trashed 2 Porsche Design Lacie drives for malfunctioning, I should have known better - but a few years ago I was again tempted by their aesthetics and bought a 1 TB Little Big Disk to use as my TimeMachine backup.

    Today, for the second time in about a month, TimeMachine fails to access the drive and tells me to format it asap. I can still copy my backup files first, but we're talking 400 GB so that will take forever. After which I have to start building my new backup, again hours of working on a less responsive Mac.

    Should I start looking out for a drive other than Lacie?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    LaCie does not make hard drives, they make enclosures into which they stick whatever drives are available for cheap.
     
  3. GerritV thread starter macrumors 65816

    GerritV

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    Wow, firm and clear. And I think you're right.
     
  4. NewAnger macrumors 6502a

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    Last LaCie "enclosure" I bought had two Seagate drives in it which failed after one year. I now have two WD drives in it and they have been going strong for three years which is longer than any drive I have ever owned previously, even WD.

    I bought it on the Apple website back in 2008, it was the LaCie two big triple. The enclosure gives me troubles sometimes but as long as I can finally get it to load the drives and not turn off the enclosure, it is fine for months on end. I think something in the enclosure is going bad but it's been like this for two years now.
     
  5. PhoenixMac macrumors 65816

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    I have a LaCie Little Big Disk but I immediately replaced them with SSDs so I could upgrade my iMac without having to open it up. Has been working flawless since then.
     
  6. LeandrodaFL macrumors 6502a

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    Ive been a tester of several external HDDs. I can totally recomend:

    Western Digital drives
    G-drive drives
    Transcend drives
     
  7. carestudio macrumors 6502

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    The ones that I recommend are

    CalDigit
    Lacie

    We have several Caldigit drives here, including their USB3 & Firewire drives, and also USB3 and FireWire RAIDs. They have been working GREAT. Their support team is as great as their products.

    a side note, caldigit is the first one supporting USB3 in mac osx.
     
  8. davidg4781 macrumors 68000

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    I switched to WD drives about 3 years ago after I got tired of constantly replacing my Seagate ones due to failure. Sure, they were under warranty, but it was still a hassle.

    Haven't had one failure yet.
     
  9. GerritV thread starter macrumors 65816

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  10. SlyMac macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, I have a little big disk and as soon as it was delivered I stuck 2 brand new WD caviar drives in it. Works great.
     
  11. Ericus Macabeus macrumors member

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    What is recommended for a rMBP for a USB 3.0 portable HD? I was just about to buy the LaCie Porche 1tb drive before I found this thread.
    Thanks.
     

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