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LaCie External Hard Disk Drive design by Neil Poulton 1TB USB eSATA FW - £103.50 @ Scan

£103.50 @ Scan
1TB external harddrive. Nice design, don't know how long it took "Neil" to think of a shiney black box mind! no fan, so this is a very quiet drive. I've been looking for a 1TB eSATA external hard d… Read More
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8y, 2m agoFound 8 years, 2 months ago
1TB external harddrive.
Nice design, don't know how long it took "Neil" to think of a shiney black box mind!
no fan, so this is a very quiet drive.
I've been looking for a 1TB eSATA external hard disk drive for quite some time now, not to mention it also connects to USB 2 and Firewire. ordering this one as its the best price I've seen one... and its pretty. there is a WD eSATA one similar price on other sites but I know the HDD's used in these are Seagate 7200.11 32MB cache 1TB HDDs or even samsung F1 drives. So they are good quailty and pretty.

Also Delivery to go on top at 6.99 unless you pick up or are a member of AV forums.

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#1
Design? LMAO - its a black box...

Overpriced too, WD et al are cheaper, and have less pretensions of "design"
#2
Its not overpriced at all, are you thinking of just a USB external HDD? this also has an eSATA connection which is generally seen as 3x faster than USB 2 and FW 400
#3
Bartman_65
Design? LMAO - its a black box...

Overpriced too, WD et al are cheaper, and have less pretensions of "design"


Wot.. a non believer, Neil Poulton is a genius. Who else could come up with such an incredible 'design'.. those clean lines.. that shiny surface.. that little blue light thingy.. :w00t:

He's also 'designed' lighting that, well, er, looks like lights.. genius i'm telling u!! :thumbsup:
#4
I must admit I've never understood why Lacie feel they have to promote their design, whether it be Porsche or this Neil guy, since from photos It's looked the same for the last 3-4 years!

E-SATA is always good though
#5
It is funny how you see his name on this model everywhere, and the "normal" one looks exactly the same but isn't shiney and doesn't have a blue light!
#6
You are effectively paying £25-30 for the enclosure, which since it has FW400 and eSATA is not bad value at all. Only caveat is that LaCie makes the most unreliable external HD drive enclosures on the market and the risk that instead of the excellent Samsung you get the dodgy Seagate.
#7
spraint
You are effectively paying £25-30 for the enclosure, which since it has FW400 and eSATA is not bad value at all. Only caveat is that LaCie makes the most unreliable external HD drive enclosures on the market and the risk that instead of the excellent Samsung you get the dodgy Seagate.


Unfortunately I can vouch for that with 1x faulty 3.5 and 2x 2.5 , however I appreciate that I may have had bad luck.
#8
Aren't designers supposed to have sexy names? Fabio, Mantagio, Klein, Dolce, that sort of thing. Our man Neil here, I know the rhyme doesn't help, but his name evokes the image of someone that unclogs drains in the streets of Bolton, in the rain, outside a chipshop on a commercial street where nearly everything else apart from another chippie and a bookies has closed down.
#9
to be honest I don't think anyone know's of a company that produces external hard drives that hasn't failed... a friend of mine bought the 1TB USB 2 version of this and its been great, he's had it for around half a year now and its fine. I wouldn't call the seagate HDD dodgy either... especially not for this price with the enclosure. And I have been looking for one of these for a while, and considered putting one together. If you can find a better deal please say so... as I'd be very interested in it.
#10
Neil isn't such a bad name - Remember King Phillip of Macedonia???

What is e-Sata by the way, does it need a special cable?
#11
Thanks my 500GB USB drive and a 1TB FireWire one will be a great upgrade.
Also I didn't know my AVforum's account would help me.
#12
TiscaliSurvivor
Neil isn't such a bad name - Remember King Phillip of Macedonia???

What is e-Sata by the way, does it need a special cable?


eSATA is another connection type, like USB or Firewire, but its 3x faster than these. So the read/write speeds are reduced a lot. Which is great when backing up all your data, or transfering large files.
#13
NormanCod
Thanks my 500GB USB drive and a 1TB FireWire one will be a great upgrade.
Also I didn't know my AVforum's account would help me.


Edit: I thought it was just the esata that made this a good price; but checking my facts I see Firewire 400 is probably around 30% faster than USB2 - and probably more reliable. (note to self check facts bbefore making post).
#14
Arrived today, just soak testing it now.
Looks like about 35MB/s read speeds (30MB/s write) speeds using Firewire400.
Nearly twice the speed of my Western Digital 5000AAK 500GB USB2 drive (only device on the USB bus).

NB the plastic black enclosure doesn't feel as solid as other enclosures that tend to be metal, but at least the simple black brick is more attractive (especially when compared to my 1TB Maxtor with the huge blue light on the front).

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