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LaCie Box External USB SATA Hard Drive Enclosure / Design by Neil Poulton £15.99 del @ Play.com

£15.99 @ Play.Com
Seems very cheap for a quality enclosure, around £30 elsewhere with delivery * Item Number: 301899 * Interface: USB 2.0 * Compatible Internal Hard Disk: 3.5" SATA (5400 RPM recommended) … Read More
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7y, 3m agoFound 7 years, 3 months ago
Seems very cheap for a quality enclosure, around £30 elsewhere with delivery

* Item Number: 301899
* Interface: USB 2.0
* Compatible Internal Hard Disk: 3.5" SATA (5400 RPM recommended)
* System Requirements:
* Computer with a USB 2.0 port
* Latest version of Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 / Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6
* Minimum free disk space: 600MB recommended
* Box Contents:
* LaCie Box
* External power supply
* USB 2.0 cable
* Quick Install Guide
* LaCie Utilities CD with: User Manual / LaCie Backup Assistant (Windows and Mac) / USB Boost
* Warranty: 2-Year Limited Warranty

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#3
Bear in mind your faster going for an enclosure with ESata too if your Mobo caters for it !! :thumbsup:
#4


http://www.lacie.com/uk/support/support_manifest.htm?id=10478&article=1319

It'll work in the enclosure but XP may not work with it (Win Vista/7 will though).
#5
Mecoconuts
Bear in mind your faster going for an enclosure with ESata too if your Mobo caters for it !! :thumbsup:



Not for £16.9 9 delivered tho for a branded one :thumbsup:
#6
many thanks.
#7
is there a cheap price 1tb drive to go in this does anyone know?
#8
now showing as out of stock...
#9
It says Temp OOS, it said this on Monday when i ordered mine.

You can still order it :)
#10
Ordered fine and on the way thanks
#11
I am looking for a 1TB too.
memnoch1976
is there a cheap price 1tb drive to go in this does anyone know?
#12
Very good deal for an external 3.5in caddy. Most are over £20 at least and this is free delivery too. Gonna get it I think for my 2TB Seagate! :-D
#13
deanos
Not for £16.9 9 delivered tho for a branded one :thumbsup:

sorry, you cant compare price of a usb caddy with that of esata. esata is nearly double the speed of usb2.

roll on more usb3 drives!
#14
Akai XIII
http://www.lacie.com/uk/support/support_manifest.htm?id=10478&article=1319

It'll work in the enclosure but XP may not work with it (Win Vista/7 will though).


Xp should support 2TB NTFS
#15
People dont forget QUidco.. think you would get some 10 odd pence back !
#16
zaft
now showing as out of stock...


Showing as in stock for me :thumbsup:
#17
Nellster
sorry, you cant compare price of a usb caddy with that of esata. esata is nearly double the speed of usb2.

roll on more usb3 drives!


Eh dont see your point ?

I know Esata is faster, im gonna use the enclosure for my Wii with an old hard drive why would i want to pay put alot more for a Esata one
#18
Actually, just how popular are 5400rpm sata drives? I thought most are 7200rpm these days?
I'd order one of these but the spare drives I have at home are all 7200rpm ones and I guess they will generate too much heat for the enclosure and raise the risk of the drive failing!

Nick
3 Likes #19
Well I don't know who Neil Poulton is, but if his design brief was 'rectangular box' I think he pretty much nailed it.
#20
Janeyjugs
Well I don't know who Neil Poulton is, but if his design brief was 'rectangular box' I think he pretty much nailed it.


:-D :thumbsup:
#21
Seems pointless buying a USB drive enclosure these days, when you get them effectively for free with 1TB sata drives.
#22
Janeyjugs
Well I don't know who Neil Poulton is, but if his design brief was 'rectangular box' I think he pretty much nailed it.


LOL :thumbsup:

He must have designed (the slightly older model) range rover as well !
#23
dxx
Seems pointless buying a USB drive enclosure these days, when you get them effectively for free with 1TB sata drives.


Not really, for me it was either spend £50 on one pre-built as it were or £18 on this case and use an old drive i already have so i have saved £32
#24
Hi,

It will work on XP. I have 2x 2TB drives and they both work under XP. If you read it carefully, the FAQ is "A drive over 2TB does not show on my Windows XP system".

Up to and including 2TB is fine. :thumbsup:

Sin

Akai XIII
http://www.lacie.com/uk/support/support_manifest.htm?id=10478&article=1319

It'll work in the enclosure but XP may not work with it (Win Vista/7 will though).
#25
This would be ideal for hanging off the back of my PS3.
Cheers for the heads up.
#26
Does any one know if you would have to reformat the drive once its inserted into this, or will all the information be instantly accessible .
#27
Was this just a regular Box external hard drive untill it had an unfortunately run in with a Falcie sata drive?
#28
No, you dont need to reformat it. All the data is safe enough, we use usb caddies to retrieve data from HD's if PC falls over.

blackbird166
Does any one know if you would have to reformat the drive once its inserted into this, or will all the information be instantly accessible .
#29
Can't you get an esata case for the same money? I wouldn't want to sit there at USB speeds...
#30
NSA
Actually, just how popular are 5400rpm sata drives? I thought most are 7200rpm these days?
I'd order one of these but the spare drives I have at home are all 7200rpm ones and I guess they will generate too much heat for the enclosure and raise the risk of the drive failing!


Anyone agree with this? Is putting a 7200rpm drive in here a bad idea?
#31
Nellster
sorry, you cant compare price of a usb caddy with that of esata. esata is nearly double the speed of usb2.

roll on more usb3 drives!


you must need a motherboard or card with a usb3.0 port on it? The next pc/motherboard must have usb3.0 port on it for me.:)
#32
The Fox Brain
Anyone agree with this? Is putting a 7200rpm drive in here a bad idea?


Same case using 500/1tb/2tb these will be 7200 ?

http://www.lacie.com/uk/products/product.htm?pid=11052
#33
Janeyjugs
Well I don't know who Neil Poulton is, but if his design brief was 'rectangular box' I think he pretty much nailed it.


lol. he got it wrong too. a square box is what he should have drawn.
banned#34
so this is a case for an internal HDD...to make it into an external HDD?

does this work out much cheaper? so if I wanted a 1TB (or more) HDD what would I need to buy and how much cheaper would it be?

have a 500GB HDD I wanted to get rid of for a bigger one, thinking now whether to buy this so I can store films etc on it
#35
dcx_badass
Which any mobo with sata does.


Wrong, Esata is an external connection and a different connector type to internal SATA
#36
does this support 2TB drives? not many enclosures do
#37
deanos
Same case using 500/1tb/2tb these will be 7200 ?

http://www.lacie.com/uk/products/product.htm?pid=11052


Looks like those have an additional fan, maybe this isnt the best enclosure for 7200 drives?
#38
dcx_badass
Wrong, you can get a back plate that is a simple cable that goes from internal sata and adds an e sata port to any PC. Nice try though.


Well actually his not 'wrong' eSata IS a different connector than SATA but like you said you can get backplates that will convert SATA --> eSATA, you can also buy SATA cables that have standard SATA connector on one end and eSATA connector on the other end.

SATA is great for speed however it's lousy for compatibility compared too USB or even Firewire, imho the best external hd cases to get come with both USB and eSata for the best of both worlds and considering these cases can be bought for £15 off ebay I'm not that impressed with this deal tbh.
#39
toge
does this support 2TB drives? not many enclosures do


Lol..read the thread!!
#40
It's really very simple......FW800 FTW! :p

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