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LaCie 2TB External Hard Drive Hi Speed USB Neil Poulton Design Retail Box - £133.97 Delivered @ Ebuyer
LaCie 2TB External Hard Drive Hi Speed USB Neil Poulton Design Retail Box - £133.97 Delivered @ Ebuyer

LaCie 2TB External Hard Drive Hi Speed USB Neil Poulton Design Retail Box - £133.97 Delivered @ Ebuyer

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I was looking for a 2TB hard disk and spotted this. Its way cheaper than any 2TB drive as a stand alone, and from what I can tell the style on this Lacie box is lovely.

It does beg the question, whats inside it and it taken apart it it a cheap way to land a 2TB drive. Failing that I am sure someone after a lot of external sotrage will fine this useful, so here goes!

The user-friendly LaCie Hard Drive, Design by Neil Poulton adds sophisticated style to your desktop yet its presence is quiet and unobtrusive. It has a unique distinguishing feature - a cool, blue LED strip on its underside that creates an ambient glow. Its subtle, all-black design blends perfectly into dark home entertainment setups and workstations. Very small for its vast capacity, this lightweight, compact drive has a fashionable, mirror-polished finish. The smartly engineered design allows for heat dissipation and near-silent, fanless operation. With Hi-Speed USB 2.0, this efficient hard drive makes a great companion to your PC or Mac. Setup is nearly effortless; its plug & play and offers customizable formatting. LaCie 1-Click Backup Software for PC and Mac is included for quickly saving files in one click.

◦Compact and efficient USB 2.0 storage
◦Surprising blue LED for ambient underside glow
◦Smart fanless cooling system for quiet operation
◦Store your files, music, photos & videos in 1 place
◦Cooling System: Fanless
◦Interface: Hi-Speed USB 2.0
◦Cache: 8MB or greater

19 Comments

Original Poster

any reason for the chill?

people just vote cold because they have no idea what this is for...very sad! hot for me!

coalfield;6149808

any reason for the chill?



None I can think of. Regarding the drive though, I think it's going to be a single 1TB drive. I base the theory on the weight, which eBuyer seem to think is a shade over 1.5KG. A Samsung internal 1TB drive weighs about 750g, so 1 drive + power adaptor + cable + retail boxing should come roughly to the weight of this. If it was two drives stacked, it would be minimum of 2KG. So, assuming eBuyer's numbers aren't wrong, yup, it might well be a cheap way to get yourself a 2TB drive. Although you'd be about £10 better off if you bought a 1.5TB drive + a 1TB drive, so it's maybe not that great a deal all in all.

Original Poster

seems such a shame that there are a core of voter (or bots) that just cold everything and dotn write a comment. Maybe one day HUKD will make people post for a cold vote!
2TB drives are not cost effective (£ per GB) at the moment. But for those who need it in one drive like me (I have 2x 1TB in a NAS and want to upgrade) there is no other option.
I find it hard to understand how a 2TB drive in a caddy can be cheaper than a drive without the caddy! Maybe someone will know and sprinkle some water on my bonfire...

Stingray0923;6149877

people just vote cold because they have no idea what this is for...very … people just vote cold because they have no idea what this is for...very sad! hot for me!



So why not enlighten them:p not voted :thumbsup:

Banned

its awesome..........im using the 1TB one..........touchwood no complains till now....its been 1 yr
and the speed at which it transfers data shud be seen to be believed.........its 5*

highly recommended

Excellent deal since cheaper than most 2TB bare drives I've seen. Voted HOT!

Can't understand people voting cold when they obviously don't know what they're at - unless someone has managed to find a 2TB drive cheaper somewhere?

@Coalfield:
It's not uncommon for drives in caddys to be cheaper than their bare drive counterparts, this is because certain manufacturers can buy these drives in bulk heavily discounted to put in their enclosures and thus pass the saving on while still making a profit.

many hd failures on the 1tb model (seen in reviews)..... i would pay an extra £70 and get the wd mybook 2tb nas

It may be that ebuyer has the wrong image but according to the LaCie website the image shown is for the 500 Gig to 1 TB drive - the 2 TB one is double the height. I suppose it could also be that the ebuyer has the wrong details and it may only be a 1TB drive. Either way, looking at the LaCie image it seems to me that you get 2 x 1 TB drives in the enclosure (as I say the image shown for the 2TB drive is double the height of the 1 TB drive). LaCie website images: -

[/url]lacie.com/uk/…htm?id=10033[/url]

In view of what I've said earlier, I can't see how it is a 2 TB drive unless LaCie haven't updated their website but If it somehow is a single 2 TB drive then I think it is a good deal.

This is a good price if it is a single 2tb drive. I can't seem to find out any further imformation on it to find out though, as it is not on the manufacturers website, and a google search of the manufacturers code: lacie 301871EK
doesnt come up with much. I found it on dabs.com but the picture was the same. Can't find any reviews of it either.
Not voted either way until someone comes back with more images/info of the drive.

it says on the lacie website ".....Design by Neil Poulton contains two internal disks for maximizing capacity. "

also mentions raid, which the 1tb doesn't, so its two disks, jees you guys gotta learn to read! :-D

Great deal - hot for me

sej7278;6151591

it says on the lacie website ".....Design by Neil Poulton contains two … it says on the lacie website ".....Design by Neil Poulton contains two internal disks for maximizing capacity. "also mentions raid, which the 1tb doesn't, so its two disks, jees you guys gotta learn to read! :-D



What's more, even though you have told everyone, and it is now crystal clear that it isn't one 2Tb disk, I don't doubt even more will continue to vote it hot too:-(

sej7278;6151591

it says on the lacie website ".....Design by Neil Poulton contains two … it says on the lacie website ".....Design by Neil Poulton contains two internal disks for maximizing capacity. "also mentions raid, which the 1tb doesn't, so its two disks, jees you guys gotta learn to read! :-D



Sorry but youre mistaken, the drive you are referring to is ]this one The Lacie Hard Disk Max 2tb drive.

That is different to the drive posted here.

Ebuyer also has separate pages for them.

Compare these two:

ebuyer.com/pro…643

ebuyer.com/pro…649

That is why there is some confusion, and why I havent voted either way yet.

Pretty hot.

I got a 1.5 tb for about 85 quid a while ago, it takes ages to be seen by windows... err...

Pre built external drives nearly always come with crippled warranty's (12 months)
Far better to build yourself, that way you can get the best drive (WD Caviar Black) which will be covered with 5X the warranty (5 years). All you then need to do is buy a case for it .
DIY f.t.w !

Don't forget that when you spread your data over two disks like this, you're more than doubling your chances of suffering physical drive failures.

Original Poster

Leftfield;6152629

Pre built external drives nearly always come with crippled warranty's (12 … Pre built external drives nearly always come with crippled warranty's (12 months)Far better to build yourself, that way you can get the best drive (WD Caviar Black) which will be covered with 5X the warranty (5 years). All you then need to do is buy a case for it .DIY f.t.w !



agreed, but the you cant diy for even close to this price

Great price for a 2TB HDD but if it's anything like the 500GB LaCie external HDD (design by FA Porsche) I recently got rid of, I'd pass on it. Yes, it looked quite sleek and was pretty silent but as soon as it warmed up in use, it smelt of burning plastic! I had little confidence in it and got shot of it before it burst into flames! :roll:

Will continue to stick with Western Digital My Book external HDD's (have 5 x 500GB Premium models plus recently purchased a 1TB one) me thinks...

Cheekster.
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