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LaCie 320GB d2 Ethernet Disk Mini / Gigabit Ethernet / USB2 External Hard Drive

# Product Description: LaCie Ethernet Disk mini - NAS server
# Device Type: NAS server
# Total Storage Capacity: 320 GB
# Dimensions (WxDxH): 4.4 cm x 17.3 cm x 16 cm
# Weight: 1.5 kg
# Processor: 1 x 400 MHz
# Hard Drive: 1 x 320 GB standard
# Networking: Network adapter - integrated - Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet
# System Requirements: Apple MacOS 9.2, Linux 2.4, Apple MacOS X 10.2 or later, Microsoft Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP

Not bad for a network drive (NAS)
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#1
Mate bought a lacie drive and it failed,, they seem to have a high failure rate going by reviews and customer service is poor, good price though.
#2
Hot! :thumbsup: Want one! :) Just need a 8 port gigabit switch! :thinking:
#3
Anyone know if this will serve media to the Xbox360 ?
#5
esq3585
Mate bought a lacie drive and it failed,, they seem to have a high failure rate going by reviews and customer service is poor, good price though.


To balance your comment, my mate bought one over 2 years ago, uses it every day and carries it about in his rucksack back and forth to work, and it works fine. I've had one for about a year and no issues whatsoever. In my experience, I've found them to be as good as any other brand of HDD and better than some. However, this anecdotal 'evidence' is essentially worthless hearsay.

I'd be interested in reading your "reviews" on failure rate too. The biggest study on HDD failure rates was done by google (using over 100,000 PATA & SATA drives), and whilst they didn't publish the names of the manufacturers with the highest failure rates they did notice a strong correlation between manufacturer and failure rate.

Lacie use a variety of manufacturers' HDDs in their devices, so this would mitigate any maker-specific failure, which is wise.
#6
esq3585;4721540
Mate bought a lacie drive and it failed,, they seem to have a high failure rate going by reviews and customer service is poor, good price though.

mine lasted about 1 month, customer service were slow even though i gave them all the info they need - western digital are worse though - has to threaten taking them to court as they were so slow
#7
thekanester;4721683
To balance your comment, my mate bought one over 2 years ago, uses it every day and carries it about in his rucksack back and forth to work, and it works fine. I've had one for about a year and no issues whatsoever. In my experience, I've found them to be as good as any other brand of HDD and better than some. However, this anecdotal 'evidence' is essentially worthless hearsay.

I'd be interested in reading your "reviews" on failure rate too. The biggest study on HDD failure rates was done by google (using over 100,000 PATA & SATA drives), and whilst they didn't publish the names of the manufacturers with the highest failure rates they did notice a strong correlation between manufacturer and failure rate.

Lacie use a variety of manufacturers' HDDs in their devices, so this would mitigate any maker-specific failure, which is wise.


i bet there was a strong correlation between failure rates and drives that use more than 1 platter (usually >250gb and most now)
#8
I bought the 300gb version of this NAS17 months ago for £79.99
It is still working. Regularly use it with xbox/xbmc.

http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=100478
#9
royals
i bet there was a strong correlation between failure rates and drives that use more than 1 platter (usually >250gb and most now)


The google study didn't offer up any information on failure rate -vs- size or platters, sadly, so I couldn't comment.
#11
Doesn't seem available to buy :?
#12
thekanester

Lacie use a variety of manufacturers' HDDs in their devices, so this would mitigate any maker-specific failure, which is wise.


The problem with LaCie is not the HDDs within, it is the poorly designed enclosures that house the drives. All the ports on mine failed within months. I agree, anecdotal evidence is not always compelling, but poor user reviews seem to follow LaCie more than most and LaCie's warranty terms and conditions ensure that you lose your data, anyway, even if the HDD within is still OK.
banned#13
Mitzi
Doesn't seem available to buy :?


true...expired now
#14
So do these things attach to your router-and then effectively become wireless storage for your pc's/lappies?

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