WD My Book vs Lacie Porsche FW drives

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by 2ms, Oct 8, 2007.

  1. 2ms macrumors 6502

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    I'm trying to decide between the 500GB WD My Book Studio edition and the Lacie P3 (the "Porsche designed" one) 500GB Firewire drive.

    Features aside, I would like to know which one is smaller and by how much. Anyone know the dimensions on either of these drives?
     
  2. ivi7 macrumors 6502a

    ivi7

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    WD Studio

    Height 6.5 Inches (Max)
    Length 5.4 Inches (Max)
    Width 2.1 Inches
    Weight 2.60 Pounds

    Lacie P3

    Width: 4.4 inches
    Depth: 7.4 inches
    Height: 1.4 inches
    Weight: 2 pounds
     
  3. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    I rely on WDs myself. I am not a fan of LaCie. The Porsche line is also some what cheap. I would say you would have better luck with the WDs, IMO.
     
  4. iToaster macrumors 68000

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    I like my new WD My Book Pro (not the one you want, OP, but hey). It's handy with its circular light (that indicates remaining drive space too). As well, it's a pretty nice size and fits right above my desk. As well, it can be disguised as a book (and also, the vents say things in morse code).
     
  5. 2ms thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ah this is great -- just the info I was looking for and fast.

    synth3tik, what exactly do you mean by the Lacie P3s being cheap? You mean they don't look or feel nearly as high quality as they look in pics or what?
     
  6. The Stig macrumors 6502a

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    All I'm going to say is:

    1. Get a firewire one. They rock! And they are faster then USB. Unless you NEED USB. In that case, get one that has both.
    2. Fans suck.

    The Stig AKA Cuddles.
     

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