Lacie 320GB F.A. Porsche Design Hard Drive Mac/Win USB2 - £75.99 delivered

Lacie 320GB F.A. Porsche Design Hard Drive Mac/Win USB2 - £75.99 delivered

Found 11th Nov 2006
At £75.99 including delivery it seems to be at least £15 cheaper for the same model than anywhere else. When ordering it says "supplied to special order" - it took about 10 days to arrive. Seems real good value(£5 cheaper than their 250GB model which seems to be available from their shops only) , small, nice design and runs fairly quiet.

Save your files, photos, MP3s & videos
Fast interface transfer rate: up to 480Mbits/s
Simple setup; easy-to-use
Lightweight, durable & stackable

LaCie has teamed up with the renowned design agency Porsche Design GmbH to create this family of hard drives. Now youve got a stylish place to put all of your photos, music, videos and data. Setup is quick and easy. Within seconds, the LaCie Hard Drive is ready to start sharing and storing on either PC or Mac.

Item Number : 300968EK
Capacity : 320 GB
Interface : Hi-Speed USB 2.0 (USB 1.1 compatible)
Rotational Speed (rpm) : 7200
Interface Transfer Rate : 480 Mbits/s
Max Sustained Transfer Rate : up to 34 MB/s
Average Seek Time (Write) :
Cache : 8MB or greater
Fan : fanless
Size : 35 x 112 x 188mm / 1.4 x 4.4 x 7.4 in. (HxWxL)
Weight : 900g / 31.7 oz.
Supported OS : Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows 2000, Windows Me or Windows XP; Mac OS 9.1 or Mac OS 10.2.1 and greater
System Requirements : PC or Mac with built-in Hi-Speed USB interface
Intel Pentium II 350MHz-compatible processor or greater; iMac, Power Mac G3/G4/G5/Intel processor; minimum 32MB RAM
Comments : 1 gigabyte = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Once formatted, the actual available storage capacity varies depending on operating environment.
LaCies Design by F.A Porsche hard drives are pre-formatted as FAT 32 volumes and can be used across multiple platforms (Windows 98SE-XP; Mac OS 9 & 10). For optimum performance, the drive can easily be re-formatted in NTFS for Windows 2000/XP users or HFS+ for Mac users. For more information about formatting, please refer to the Users Manual.
Box Content : Hi-Speed USB cable, External AC power adapter, LaCie Utilities CD-ROM including Silverlining Pro, SilverKeeper, and LaCie '1-Click' Backup software
Warranty : 2 Year Limited Warranty
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EDIT: Thought i would add a picture...

Thanks for this, great price, i just bought...

Bit worried after reading this tho... ]http//ww…gb/

But then im not gonna be leaving them on all the time.
Out of stock looks to be a good price though.
Does say that in the OP.

Thanks for this, great price, i just bought...Bit worried after reading … Thanks for this, great price, i just bought...Bit worried after reading this tho... ] then im not gonna be leaving them on all the time.

i have had 2 of these LaCie drives (80 gig and 160gig) on 24/7 for over 2 years now. Not the slightest problem. Maybe it is the larger capacity drives that generate more heat?
i have a 250gb one already and it does get a bit hot... but not scary hot! lol…870 do you stack them?

do you stack them?

indeed I do - under my desk, in fact. They get a little warm, but I see that as a good thing - the enclosure acts as a giant heatsink and draws all the heat away.
Welcome to HotUKDeals behibehi and Thanks for the post

That's a good theory for the case drawing the heat away, but it does mean the space around the hard drive itself would be around the same temperature? As long as it's warm and not too hot to touch, I would think it would be fine :-D

I've never owned a LaCie hard drive, so can't comment on how good or bad they are though.
Good price for 320Gb of hard drive space Thanks Gino for the original post and Welcome to HotUKDeals by the way ;-)
This is now in stock! - Mines just been dispatched!
Had mine 3 or 4 days now, almost full, it gets warm but not hot. It's slower when copying files than I thought it would be (even with USB2) especially when there are thousands of small files. I turn mine off when not in use - doesn't seem to be any automatic shutdown of any sort, wonder if there is a way to spin down the drive when not in use after a certain number of minutes. They could have spent a few more pennies and got a longer USB cable and the separate laptop style power supply is the last I needed. Apart from that I use it purely to backup music, fotos and operating systems in case of crashes, so far so good.
Adds £7.82 for delivery if its a Northern Ireland postcode!! would love one of these too!
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