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500GB Lacie Little Disk - 2.5" Portable Hard Drive (Laptop HDD Based, USB Powered) - £73.28 Delivered (Using 15% off Code) @ MemoryBits
500GB Lacie Little Disk - 2.5" Portable Hard Drive (Laptop HDD Based, USB Powered) - £73.28 Delivered (Using 15% off Code) @ MemoryBits

500GB Lacie Little Disk - 2.5" Portable Hard Drive (Laptop HDD Based, USB Powered) - £73.28 Delivered (Using 15% off Code) @ MemoryBits

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Portable, USB Powered (no power supply required) external portable hard drive.

Get stylish, compact, portable storage with the Little Disk, Design by Sam Hecht. Easily carry your photos, music, videos and files on this petite mobile solution.

Designed exclusively for LaCie by Sam Hecht, it has a high-gloss, black elegance with clean, simple lines and comes with a removable protective cap. The integrated, extractable USB cable pulls out and retracts so it can never be lost or forgotten.

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Original Poster

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Specification:
Item Number : 301841
Capacity :
500 GB
Interface : Hi-Speed USB 2.0 (USB 1.1 compatible)
Rotational Speed (rpm) :
5400 or greater
Cache :
8MB or greater
Interface Transfer Rate :
up to 480Mbits/s
Burst Transfer Rate :
up to 30-35MB/s
Size :
81 x 129 x 18 mm / 3.19 x 5.08 x .71 in.
Weight :
195 g / 6.88 oz
System Requirements :
PC or Mac with USB 2.0 interface; Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows VistaTM / Mac OS X 10.3 or higher; 32MB RAM minimum; Internet connection for software & documentation updates
Comments : 1 GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending upon operating environment (typically 5-10% less).
**For computers with a low-powered USB port, the included power-sharing cable helps turn the drive on by drawing extra power from a second USB port.

Box Content :
LaCie Little Disk, Design by Sam Hecht; USB extension cable;
USB power-sharing cable**;
Quick Install Guide;
User Manual;
LaCieSync: Synchronization & Encryption Software (Windows);
LaCie ‘1-Click' Backup Software (Windows/Mac);
LaCie SilverKeeper Backup Software (Mac);
Carrying case

Warranty : 2 Year Limited Warranty

Original Poster

Other capacities available.

320gb is £51.48 delivered using discount code
250gb is £47.52 delivered using discount code

are these reliable?

That's an excellent price for a 500GB pocketable, usb-powered drive.

Awful drives, so slow they kill Windows Explorer.

Fat Bird;3203298

Awful drives, so slow they kill Windows Explorer.



what u mean? - they run slow in windows or cause windows to run slow?

considering this, i already have a maxtor 80gb and WD 230gb 2.5" and the both spot on...

Banned

Fat Bird;3203298

Awful drives, so slow they kill Windows Explorer.



What a load of rubbish, I have the 320gb of these, it replaced my Western Digital 160gb 2.5"...the Lacie is a lot faster than the western digital and looks very stylish, the end cover clips on so no risk of it falling off or getting lost.....

The only negative is the cable attached is a little short, it does come with an extension cable though

This is HOT...buy one before the sell out

10% Quidco too

Oops - can't be used with discount codes

Zootaga;3203359

What a load of rubbish, I have the 320gb of these, it replaced my Western … What a load of rubbish, I have the 320gb of these, it replaced my Western Digital 160gb 2.5"...the Lacie is a lot faster than the western digital and looks very stylish, the end cover clips on so no risk of it falling off or getting lost.....



We bought 10 x 500G lacie's at work and they're awful, I copy copious amounts of backup data onto them and they run like absolute dogs, our Seagate's are a hell of a lot faster and they don't kill Explorer.

turbocat;3203317

what u mean? - they run slow in windows or cause windows to run … what u mean? - they run slow in windows or cause windows to run slow?considering this, i already have a maxtor 80gb and WD 230gb 2.5" and the both spot on...



They run slowly, when you open Explorer it tries to find attached drives, if you're copying data onto the Lacie and open explorer it tries to read it and just locks, even if you're not trying to read the drive.

Fat Bird;3203457

They run slowly, when you open Explorer it tries to find attached drives, … They run slowly, when you open Explorer it tries to find attached drives, if you're copying data onto the Lacie and open explorer it tries to read it and just locks, even if you're not trying to read the drive.



Sounds more like it is having trouble logging into network drives when you open Explorer
Never found ANY USB 2.0 drives to be that slow!

Don't see anything so special about LaCie drives though!

Fat Bird;3203457

They run slowly, when you open Explorer it tries to find attached drives, … They run slowly, when you open Explorer it tries to find attached drives, if you're copying data onto the Lacie and open explorer it tries to read it and just locks, even if you're not trying to read the drive.



Dude. It's not the drive at fault if ****** explorer is trying to find drives and catalogue everything on it. Surely explorer is configurable so it doesn't do this?

Very easy on OSX :thumbsup:

Have 3 portable Lacie drives (not same style, the older silver version). Not has a single problem with them??? Has anyone actually got this particular model?

does anyone know what type of internal drive is inside? i presume it's something like the hitachi's that are 12.5mm high instead of the standard 9mm, thus you can't fit them inside a laptop? it's a good price for a 2.5" 500gig, fantastic if it's a 9mm high version as the samsung 500gig is about £105

You could always open up the Lacie enclosure rip out the drive inside (only one or two manufacturers make 500gb 2.5" drives) then shove it into a caddy of your choice.

You'll notice that the enclosures have a small PCB inside that handles the USB -> (PATA/SATA) communication.

Hot regardless, you can't buy a drive like this by itself for less than ~£90.

Fat Bird;3203457

They run slowly, when you open Explorer it tries to find attached drives, … They run slowly, when you open Explorer it tries to find attached drives, if you're copying data onto the Lacie and open explorer it tries to read it and just locks, even if you're not trying to read the drive.



have you got indexing turned on/ virus checking set properly

sounds like your system - try another drive/ flash or hdd

Scary isn't it - it only seems a few months ago that half a terabyte of data on one drive was for the rich folk in a desktop.

alanrowell;3205057

Scary isn't it - it only seems a few months ago that half a terabyte of … Scary isn't it - it only seems a few months ago that half a terabyte of data on one drive was for the rich folk in a desktop.



Well, it is still going to perform a bit slower than a 3.5" USB drive, they just are!

I've got Lacie's other 2.5" model (the mobile disk, instead of this little disk) and I've not had any problems with it and it's pretty nice.

I've got two of the 250GB portable Lacies, and they're great. No problems on either, used on both Windows and OSX machines.

This looks like a different design, though - is it a new model? I paid £54.99 for a 250GB a couple of weeks ago, so this seems like a great price.

coach_mcguirk;3205397

I've got two of the 250GB portable Lacies, and they're great. No … I've got two of the 250GB portable Lacies, and they're great. No problems on either, used on both Windows and OSX machines.This looks like a different design, though - is it a new model? I paid £54.99 for a 250GB a couple of weeks ago, so this seems like a great price.




You could have gotten a WD 320GB 2.5" HDD and Sumvision enclosure for £52 instead of the lacie you bought.

wow. now thats what i call a bargain... hottttt

wibby;3205045

have you got indexing turned on/ virus checking set properlysounds like … have you got indexing turned on/ virus checking set properlysounds like your system - try another drive/ flash or hdd



yep, it'll be my Dell 4 x dual core intel processor, 18 x 360G SCSI drive Raid 5 server that's the problem. LOL
As I've already said, the Seagate's all work fine..

Fat Bird;3206412

yep, it'll be my Dell 4 x dual core intel processor, 18 x 360G SCSI drive … yep, it'll be my Dell 4 x dual core intel processor, 18 x 360G SCSI drive Raid 5 server that's the problem. LOLAs I've already said, the Seagate's all work fine..



Have you tried turning it off and turning it on again ? ;-)

So does anyone know the profile of the drive? If only a few manufacturers are making the 500GB drive, I'd like to believe it's 9mm and not 12.5mm, but it's hard to tell without ripping one apart ...

Fat Bird;3206412

yep, it'll be my Dell 4 x dual core intel processor, 18 x 360G SCSI drive … yep, it'll be my Dell 4 x dual core intel processor, 18 x 360G SCSI drive Raid 5 server that's the problem. LOLAs I've already said, the Seagate's all work fine..



There's the answer then - buy some decent kit. Dell systems always do this :w00t:

Fat Bird;3206412

yep, it'll be my Dell 4 x dual core intel processor, 18 x 360G SCSI drive … yep, it'll be my Dell 4 x dual core intel processor, 18 x 360G SCSI drive Raid 5 server that's the problem. LOLAs I've already said, the Seagate's all work fine..



have you upgraded it from windows 98 though?

Well spotted bingsy. I've been looking for portable HDs to take abroad with me but they've all been around £100. I've just bought two of these.

Voted hot. :thumbsup:

Original Poster

JunkMail;3216498

Well spotted bingsy. I've been looking for portable HDs to take abroad … Well spotted bingsy. I've been looking for portable HDs to take abroad with me but they've all been around £100. I've just bought two of these. :)Voted hot. :thumbsup:



Thanks Junkmail They do look great value, especially for a 500gb one. I like the idea of the removable end cap so that the usb cable remains attached but is also hidden away and protected. I think it also comes with a fabric pouch to keep the drive protected and clean.

bingsy;3217115

Thanks Junkmail They do look great value, especially for a 500gb one. … Thanks Junkmail They do look great value, especially for a 500gb one. I like the idea of the removable end cap so that the usb cable remains attached but is also hidden away and protected. I think it also comes with a fabric pouch to keep the drive protected and clean.



Yes, it says that there is a pouch included. I have used LaCie drives for years with my Mac and I hope that I'm not tempting fate when I say that thus far they have all been utterly reliable. LaCie tend to be rather expensive though so it's a real bonus to find these portable HDs at this price. :thumbsup:

I ordered last week.
Received an email saying ready for dispatch.
As I didn't receive the drive, I checked my account and it shows 'out of stock'.
:-(

achusa;3243347

I ordered last week.Received an email saying ready for dispatch.As I … I ordered last week.Received an email saying ready for dispatch.As I didn't receive the drive, I checked my account and it shows 'out of stock'.:-(


I am in exactly the same situation achusa but, I spoke to one of their agents this morning using their 'live chat' and he told me that if I had received the message that the drive was 'ready for dispatch' I should receive it on Tuesday or Wednesday so, I'm keeping my fingers crossed. ;-)

I spoke to them on Friday. They are out of stock but all order should be shipped early this week.

Sin

I am absolutely furious at Memorybits. :x

I still haven't received my HDs which were ordered on the 16th October and they were showing in stock when I ordered them. They have twice told me that they would be delivered within 4 or 5 days but now they say they have no idea when they will be delivered. :-(

I shall never deal with this company again and I advise you all to do likewise. Steer clear of this lot as they are completely unreliable. :x

Well my drives finally arrived 9th Nov. Not a very fast delivery time. I won't be buying from MemoryBits again. :-(

The drives themselves are fine - small, light, reasonably fast, the perfect companion for my MacBook. My only quibble is with the strange connection arrangement at the rear. In my opinion it is completely pointless and has no advantage whatsoever over the standard set up. However, it's not a big deal and I can live with it.

Great drives for the price (until something better comes along within the next few weeks).
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