LaCie Thunderbolt 1 TB versus 2 TB

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  1. macbook123 macrumors 68000

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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