LaCie Thunderbolt 1 TB versus 2 TB

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by macbook123, Sep 22, 2011.

  1. macbook123 macrumors 68000

    Feb 11, 2006
    Are there any hidden disadvantages to the 2 TB? It's only $100 more expensive, therefore my asking?

    Are both available in Apple retail stores now?
  2. ender21 macrumors 6502


    Jul 15, 2010
    Southern Cal
    My retail store only had 1TB available, and plenty of them. I do wonder if they increased the size of the case for the 2TB, as I disassembled a 1TB case and there is not enough room for two 12mm drives in it. Unless there's now a 1TB drive that is ~10mm or smaller on the market.
  3. mac jones macrumors 68040

    Apr 6, 2006
    1TB 7200rpm
    2Tb 5400rpm

    yes, there are disadvantages. But we will have to wait for benches to so how much of one. Since this is raid I haven't clue how this will pan out.

    But i bought the 1tb just for the speed advantage.

    Note: this is clearly shown on Lacie's page
  4. admanimal macrumors 68040

    Apr 22, 2005
    My local Apple store (a regular-sized mall version) said they hadn't gotten any yet when I went today, so I just ordered a 1TB online, which should be here by the first week in October. My plan is initially to use it as an enclosure for 1 SSD (and keep one HDD in there too, I guess) and eventually stick in two SSDs in RAID 0.
  5. macbook123 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Feb 11, 2006
    Could one replace the 7200 rpm 500 GB drives in the 1 TB Lacie by two 1 TB drives with 7200 rpm?
  6. admanimal macrumors 68040

    Apr 22, 2005
    Based on ender21's comments, the issue would be whether you could find drives that fit correctly in the tight space.
  7. mac jones macrumors 68040

    Apr 6, 2006
    If they made them, but I'm not sure they do. I know they have 750GB 7200 drives as I have one, but i'm not so sure about 9.5mm 1TB ones. I suspected this when I noticed that Lacie's 2TB was only 5400. I mean, why do that for a high end item like this? there's no power issues.

    I have 2 750Gb 9mm drives I could put into this. But one of them is 5400. I suppose you could use a variety of options. But I think i'll just stick with the configuration they have. It's a good one.

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