LaCie 500GB Desktop External USB2.0 Hard Drive - £64.99 delivered @ Play.com ! - HotUKDeals
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LaCie 500GB Desktop External USB2.0 Hard Drive - £64.99 delivered @ Play.com !

Use attached £5 discount code for this price. Further 4% cashback via Quidco.

Description : This efficient and simple USB desktop hard drive is compact and easy for anyone to use. One of the smallest desktop hard drives on the market, it offers a minimal footprint and light weight. Setup is nearly effortless; it's plug & play and ready to use just seconds after removing it from the box. LaCie '1-Click' Backup Software for PC and Mac is included for quickly saving files in one click.

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#1
Good price. Got mine for £53.98 via the recent ebuyer google checkout promo.

Mine contained a Samsung HD501LJ Drive. Only downside is that it does not have an on/off switch.
#2
Yeah, good price....I think lacie are decent drives - got two already and need another.
#3
Wonder how it handles the heat? looks completely enclosed
#4
lots of holes at the bottom, 289 to be precise.
#5
The on/off switch missing is a positive, I like how my Western Digitals fall asleep when I'm not using them.

I'm on the look out for 2X1TB now my 500 and its backup are full.
#6
Someone post 1 TB deal if ya find 1 :-d !! Need it.. otherwise this is a great deal! ;)
#7
good timing, thanks
#8
Yeah, i'll be buying a couple of terabyte drives when they get under £100, probably 8 months or so from now
#9
I got one of these about a month ago (for about £10 more D:<), it's a good little drive, can't complain about it at all. Definitely worth it if you need some extra storage.
#10
just ordered one as i need one for my boys xmas pressie.

top shout edi.

hot & rep
#11
I've got one of these drives and they're excellent. Highly recommended
#12
Can use the 10% code for more savings?
#13
Deal4Me
Can use the 10% code for more savings?


Just used "JSDKBRCZTK" & snagged the drive for £62.99 & used QuidCo for extra cashback.

Thanks :)
#14
I got one of these connected to laptop and always had a question... what do you do when you shut down your laptop? This drive doesn't have on/off switch so do you have to plug out power cord every time?
#15
valentins
I got one of these connected to laptop and always had a question... what do you do when you shut down your laptop? This drive doesn't have on/off switch so do you have to plug out power cord every time?


I guess so, regardless of whether you connect to a laptop or a desktop machine.

I think I may use it with my PS3, but either way, always power-off by pulling the power cord (or using a switch on the AC supply) after the host machine has shutdown to make sure no data is lost.

Apart from that, do you find it a good drive?

BFN,

fp.
#16
My 320GB of these is a good bit of kit. Heat isn't an issue as the whole thing is made of metal, so it radiates the heat pretty well. I usually unplug it when I'm not using it (I can't actually remember for sure if it has a switch). The only issue I have with mine is that it vibrates quite a lot. That'll be totally down to the drive - the 500GB ones may have a different drive. It's clearly undampened, though (I wouldn't have thought you'd expect it to be). I actually have a 1/4" bit of foam that I put mine on when I use it to stop the desk from resonating. It's about as small as you could make a 3.5" drive model, it's tough and it looks good.

I expect this, like mine, uses an IDE drive... in theory it might be a good idea to get one that uses a SATA drive (it'll definitely be a newish drive design and you'll be able to swap it with your PCs main drive in the future - plus you should get a fast E-SATA connection) - but that's unlikely to be a concern for most people, I'm guessing.
#17
For those that have ordered one from Play, how long did it take to arrive?
#18
just what my OH was after, thanks!!
#19
I had the 160gb version of this a couple of years back and it did have a switch - odd that they remove it. They do seem to sleep in response to my Mac sleeping but shut down and they stay on.

As an aside tho I broke one of the pins off the psu lead (odd svideo like connection) and the LaCie customer service sent me a new one without charge! Excellent customer service without a doubt.
#20
fanpages
Just used "JSDKBRCZTK" & snagged the drive for £62.99 & used QuidCo for extra cashback.

Thanks :)



My drive (in black, with an internal Samsung drive, and no external power switch), arrived yesterday (even though posted on Monday by the Parcel Force 24 service!).

Another thread has just been posted about the same drive available from eBuyer for £59.99.

Don't eBuyer have a bad reputation for customer service? I seem to recall reading a huge thread on this at HotUKDeals earlier this year.

PS. Direct link to eBuyer item:

[ http://www.ebuyer.com/product/133284 ]

BFN,

fp.
#21
fanpages
I guess so, regardless of whether you connect to a laptop or a desktop machine.

I think I may use it with my PS3, but either way, always power-off by pulling the power cord (or using a switch on the AC supply) after the host machine has shutdown to make sure no data is lost.

Apart from that, do you find it a good drive?

BFN,

fp.


Got it 3 months ago.. no problems so far! :thumbsup:

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