LaCie 3TB Minimus USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop Drive from ebay / dabs_outlet now £99.96 with postage
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LaCie 3TB Minimus USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop Drive from ebay / dabs_outlet now £99.96 with postage

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Found 21st Jan 2013
Delivery - Free
Quidco - until the 30th Jan

Credit to Mike55555 who found this for £101.97 delivered
http://****.hotukdeals.com/dea…363

Now slightly cheaper.

Compact, fast USB 3.0 performance
Aluminum casing

With the LaCie Minimus, you've got the power and performance of USB 3.0 combined with an ultra-compact size. It's small, which makes it the perfect choice for users that enjoy their terabytes as much as their desk space. It's also easy to transfer HD movies, photos, and sound files with USB 3.0 - a fast interface. Since the LaCie Minimus is backward compatible with USB 2.0, it works on any PC or Mac.

User-friendly Software Suite Included

Automatic Backup: Easy setup and automatic worry-free backup for both PC and Mac computers.
Password Protection: With LaCie Private-Public software built-in, it's easy to make sure that your files are secure and protected, no matter where you go.
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So take of all your clothes!!
thanks, ordered.
Odd, but the same seller is selling the same make external drive, but smaller (2TB) for ten pounds more.
oO
Which make and rpm drives they usually have inside?
Love LaCie drives, they look so nice that's a bonus
ModestN

Which make and rpm drives they usually have inside?



My guess would be 5400rpm Seagate drive. as LACIE used to be a subsidiary of Quantum, who was bought out by Maxtor who was bought out by Seagate.

Last year Seagate announced plans to purchase LaCie for $186 million US Dollars, a move that was completed in August 2012
PcTechSpecialist

My guess would be 5400rpm Seagate drive. as LACIE used to be a subsidiary … My guess would be 5400rpm Seagate drive. as LACIE used to be a subsidiary of Quantum, who was bought out by Maxtor who was bought out by Seagate. Last year Seagate announced plans to purchase LaCie for $186 million US Dollars, a move that was completed in August 2012



Thanks for response. I wish it could be 7200rpm, then I would buy one definitely.
ModestN

Thanks for response. I wish it could be 7200rpm, then I would buy one … Thanks for response. I wish it could be 7200rpm, then I would buy one definitely.


Would the spin speed make any (noticeable) difference over USB 3.0? I know it would if connected via SATA directly, but not sure you'd lose anything when connected via USB (2.0 or 3.0)... ?
I really want one but can't justify it as I bought a WD drive a few weeks back

Great deal!
Does anyone know if you can remove this 3tb drive to use elsewhere and then put an old 1tb drive in this caddie to use as an external again? Thanks
WillieGophar

Would the spin speed make any (noticeable) difference over USB 3.0? I … Would the spin speed make any (noticeable) difference over USB 3.0? I know it would if connected via SATA directly, but not sure you'd lose anything when connected via USB (2.0 or 3.0)... ?



I just try to look forward because I think I might put this in my current rig and then put my current 1tb seagate with crappy eBay £3 case in that LaCie case.
WillieGophar

Would the spin speed make any (noticeable) difference over USB 3.0? I … Would the spin speed make any (noticeable) difference over USB 3.0? I know it would if connected via SATA directly, but not sure you'd lose anything when connected via USB (2.0 or 3.0)... ?



Sequential read speeds of a typical high density drive (so 5400rpm - 2-3TB) can be around 100MB/s.
USB 2.0 maxes out at 480Mbps.
USB 3.0 maxes out at 5Gbps.

Assuming no overheads (which with USB, isn't even remotely true, but it's enough to simplify for the purposes of this) and an efficient controller, *any* of these drives should perform better with a USB 3.0 interface over USB 2.0. And the headroom on USB 3.0 is high enough that the transfer rates won't be bottlenecked by it. So yes, a 7200rpm drive *should* perform better (in sequential reads and writes at least) with a USB 3.0 controller I would suggest.

This is based on the theoretical bandwidths of course, and I haven't tested this myself (perhaps if I get time I might), but personally I'm not fussed about 7200 rpm 3TB consumer drives. If they're being used solely for data storage, 5400rpm is good enough for me!
In case anyone is confused 480Mbps = 60MBps and 5Gbps = 640 MBps.
WillieGophar

Would the spin speed make any (noticeable) difference over USB 3.0? I … Would the spin speed make any (noticeable) difference over USB 3.0? I know it would if connected via SATA directly, but not sure you'd lose anything when connected via USB (2.0 or 3.0)... ?



USB 3.0 Is almost as fast as SATA 3.0 so trnasfer speed should not be a bottleneck, so 7200 rpm and even 10,000 rpm drives work at full speeds
How much quidco? This is hot either way just curious
chopper12

Does anyone know if you can remove this 3tb drive to use elsewhere and … Does anyone know if you can remove this 3tb drive to use elsewhere and then put an old 1tb drive in this caddie to use as an external again?


A lot of external drives are quite hard to take apart without breaking the case, so I wouldn't count on it.
kevgilbert

How much quidco? This is hot either way just curious



Would it be so very difficult to check that for yourself?
2.02% topcashback and 2% quidco


Looks like a nice little drive, I was looking to buy one last week but they were around £110ish so went with a seagate in stead, hot deal for sure!


chopper12

Does anyone know if you can remove this 3tb drive to use elsewhere and … Does anyone know if you can remove this 3tb drive to use elsewhere and then put an old 1tb drive in this caddie to use as an external again? Thanks

chopper12

Does anyone know if you can remove this 3tb drive to use elsewhere and … Does anyone know if you can remove this 3tb drive to use elsewhere and then put an old 1tb drive in this caddie to use as an external again?



Not a particularly valid statement in my experience.

And you can always check out for a guide beforehand online.

For example for this drive likely very similar to this: youtube.com/wat…ocw

More the issue here for most people would be voiding the warranty..
Edited by: "Chrrye" 22nd Jan 2013
Price:£101.94
fandyboy

Price:£101.94



Still worth it and still hot.
Edited by: "ModestN" 22nd Jan 2013
ModestN

Still worth it.



It was £99.96 when I ordered mine at 8pm last night
quidmaster

In case anyone is confused 480Mbps = 60MBps and 5Gbps = 640 MBps.



I wasn't but I am now!
Now cheaper from .com so cold unfortunately
Price now :£101.94

Still better. Heat added for great find.
David_e

I wasn't but I am now!


There are 8 bits in a Byte. Just need to watch which letters you're capitalising when talking about data and bandwidth!
Hope that helps!
I normally go for wd elements. Missed the recent 3tb offer. Are there any differences between these apart from size?
Expired, sold out.
WARNING FOR POTENTIAL BUYERS

Although usb 3.0 (and yes my 15r se laptop supports usb 3.0) I am only getting write speeds of up to 30/mbs
Also I haven't been able to register my S/N for the warranty.
AND it has a noticeable humming sound when turned on.
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