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LaCie Bigger Disk Extreme with Triple Interface Hard drive 2 TB External FireWire £457.60 before delivery of £5.81 Looks to be the best price online for this...

* LaCie Bigger Disk Extreme with Triple Interface
* Hard drive
* 2 TB
* external
* FireWire / FireWire 800 / Hi-Speed USB
* 4 pin USB, 6 PIN FireWire, 9 pin FireWire
* 7200 rpm
* buffer: 16 MB

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#1
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The LaCie Bigger Disk Extreme with Triple Interface offers the highest hard drive capacity available, packing an unprecedented amount of storage into a manageable 5.25" 2U size. Featuring the most advanced technology in the industry, its built-in RAID 0 configuration achieves transfer rates up to 50% faster than regular FireWire 800 drives, making it ideal for audio/video pros working with large amounts of DV and SD video or professional level 2D/3D imaging projects. Now with triple interface, it's universally compatible with almost any computer and can be daisy-chained with peripherals or expanded via FireWire. With a unique, heat-dissipating, compact design, it can be stacked, rack-mounted or stand upright on your desk
#2
These things are really dangerous as they have 4 500gb drives inside them and if one fails you LOSE ALL YOUR DATA. It would have been better if they were arranged as a JBOD array so you would only lose the data on the drive that failed but thats not possible.

Great price & well built but dont store your life on it as you have 4 times the risk of losing all your data with one of these.
#3
Nice, shame it can't be used as NAS (directly)
banned#4
Weavus
These things are really dangerous as they have 4 500gb drives inside them and if one fails you LOSE ALL YOUR DATA. It would have been better if they were arranged as a JBOD array so you would only lose the data on the drive that failed but thats not possible.

Great price & well built but dont store your life on it as you have 4 times the risk of losing all your data with one of these.



you could apply this to any external HD. random failures can cause data to be lost no matter where it is stored (even though you can reduce the risk of it being lost) so this shouldnt deter anyone from purchasing this
#5
Purchased two 500GB and one 1TB version of these Lacie drives at work in 2005. They were rubbish. All three failed within a year. Of the two 500GB that they replaced the failures with, one failed again. The other one is OK but is only used lightly. The 1TB drive was quite loud. The day it failed and was making a noise like a hair dryer - made me very unpopular with the colleagues as I'd been away from my desk for several hours. :-(
#6
I feel that something of this size and price must include a network card of some kind. it just seems all too much to have on the desk. so it doesn't seem the best value for money to me.
#7
Our company has had three of these (and one of the 1tb versions) - we have tried them at 2 x different sites and 2 x lots of hardware (and both with USB and Firewire 400/800)

EVERY drive we have had has developed a fault which has resulted in us losing the data. We had bought these to backup individual JPEG images, and now would not consider them to be a reliable medium

Our suppliers (which include Microwarehouse and Insight) have both hinted that they do get a lot of problems with Lacie drives...and that the support (in France?) is particularly bad (ie a long time to resolve)

Maybe we had bad luck over a 3 x month period....you take your chance :-(
#8
Proximo
you could apply this to any external HD. random failures can cause data to be lost no matter where it is stored (even though you can reduce the risk of it being lost) so this shouldnt deter anyone from purchasing this


I think the point is that if any one of the 4 hard drives fails on this device than you lose ALL the data across all the drives. Since there are 4 drives then the chances of this happening are 4 fold compared to an external drive containing a single hard drive unit.
#9
markross
I think the point is that if any one of the 4 hard drives fails on this device than you lose ALL the data across all the drives. Since there are 4 drives then the chances of this happening are 4 fold compared to an external drive containing a single hard drive unit.

Exactly. I think would be a much better product if they did JBOD rather than stripping across all disks. Sadly they dont support that.
#10
Yeah. that correct.

The 4 HDDs are in RAID 0 config, this would speed up the access and use of the hard disk as 1 set of data is split amongst the 4 HDDs. However this would mean that if 1 hard disk failed - ALL the data would be lost!

This is a good find though as it has such a large capacity but it might be worth considering the WD mybook 1TB from PLAY if you want data security as that can be made to run mirrored.

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