Lacie vs. GTech

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by I'm a Mac, Dec 11, 2007.

  1. I'm a Mac macrumors 6502

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    I can get can a Lacie 320 GB quad-interface portable hdd for 170, or the 500 gb verson for 220. The 500GB gtech fw 400/800 is like 270 bucks and the 320 GB quad interface is 240 bucks. Why? Anything better about them?

    Does anyone know about either of these drives? I want something fast, sleek, good for hd video, and maybe on the slim side. (They all need to be firewire 800) Which one fits the best on a desk next to a new 24" iMac? How slim are they?

    I have a 260 dollar gift certificate to the apple store, so money is not an issue, just looking for the most bang for my buck.
     
  2. zioxide macrumors 603

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  3. nep61 macrumors 6502

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    As a Video Editor, (Freelance) I have to say HANDS DOWN, that the better drive is the G-Tech. I worked at one place which owned over 40 different 500GB G-Tech drives... [I personally have the 500GB G-Raid2 at home]... I had only seen only one of the G-Raid Drives fail in my Editing experience. However, at another location I worked, I saw 3 of 5 Lacie drives go down... can't explain it... but they are probably cheaper for a reason... [That's why I bought the G-Raid2 for myself]

    The G-Raid2 drives have FW 800/400 and a USB port....

    Really Solid in my opinion... to me, well worth the extra few bucks.
     
  4. I'm a Mac thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Would a g-tech g-drive be sufficient for both time machine backups and 1080i HDV video editing? Or do I need a g-raid?

    Do you think I should go for the 500 or 350? How much of a difference in physical size would it be?
     
  5. nutthick macrumors newbie

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    I worked for a film editing equipment hire company and we ended up switching to G-Tech as Lacie were too unreliable.
     
  6. Mydel macrumors 6502a

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    I dont think there is really big difference. I had Gdrive (failed) and also LaCie Rugged (also failed):eek: I thing its just a matter of luck in those cases. Now I use LaCie rugged 160 and still going strong (couple months old).
    By the way nearly all G tech drives are out of stock on G-Tech page. Anyone noticed??
     

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