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LaCie Box External USB SATA Hard Drive Enclosure / Design by Neil Poulton £15.99 del @ Play.com
LaCie Box External USB SATA Hard Drive Enclosure / Design by Neil Poulton £15.99 del @ Play.com

LaCie Box External USB SATA Hard Drive Enclosure / Design by Neil Poulton £15.99 del @ Play.com

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Seems very cheap for a quality enclosure, around £30 elsewhere with delivery

* Item Number: 301899
* Interface: USB 2.0
* Compatible Internal Hard Disk: 3.5" SATA (5400 RPM recommended)
* System Requirements:
* Computer with a USB 2.0 port
* Latest version of Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 / Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6
* Minimum free disk space: 600MB recommended
* Box Contents:
* LaCie Box
* External power supply
* USB 2.0 cable
* Quick Install Guide
* LaCie Utilities CD with: User Manual / LaCie Backup Assistant (Windows and Mac) / USB Boost
* Warranty: 2-Year Limited Warranty

55 Comments

hi
just wondering if this would accommodate this seagate 2 TB drive

aria.co.uk/Sup…394

Bear in mind your faster going for an enclosure with ESata too if your Mobo caters for it !! :thumbsup:

drskm;8151870

hi just wondering if this would accommodate this seagate 2 TB … hi just wondering if this would accommodate this seagate 2 TB drivehttp://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Other+products/Seagate+Barracuda+ST32000542AS+2TB+3.5%22+SATA+II+Hard+Drive+-+OEM+?productId=39394



lacie.com/uk/…319

It'll work in the enclosure but XP may not work with it (Win Vista/7 will though).

Original Poster

Mecoconuts;8151942

Bear in mind your faster going for an enclosure with ESata too if your … Bear in mind your faster going for an enclosure with ESata too if your Mobo caters for it !! :thumbsup:




Not for £16.9 9 delivered tho for a branded one :thumbsup:

many thanks.

is there a cheap price 1tb drive to go in this does anyone know?

now showing as out of stock...

Original Poster

It says Temp OOS, it said this on Monday when i ordered mine.

You can still order it

Ordered fine and on the way thanks

I am looking for a 1TB too.

memnoch1976;8153852

is there a cheap price 1tb drive to go in this does anyone know?

Very good deal for an external 3.5in caddy. Most are over £20 at least and this is free delivery too. Gonna get it I think for my 2TB Seagate! :-D

deanos;8152030

Not for £16.9 9 delivered tho for a branded one :thumbsup:


sorry, you cant compare price of a usb caddy with that of esata. esata is nearly double the speed of usb2.

roll on more usb3 drives!

Akai XIII;8152002

http://www.lacie.com/uk/support/support_manifest.htm?id=10478&article=1319It'll work in the enclosure but XP may not work with it (Win Vista/7 will though).



Xp should support 2TB NTFS

People dont forget QUidco.. think you would get some 10 odd pence back !

zaft;8154563

now showing as out of stock...



Showing as in stock for me :thumbsup:

Original Poster

Nellster;8193596

sorry, you cant compare price of a usb caddy with that of esata. esata is … sorry, you cant compare price of a usb caddy with that of esata. esata is nearly double the speed of usb2.roll on more usb3 drives!



Eh dont see your point ?

I know Esata is faster, im gonna use the enclosure for my Wii with an old hard drive why would i want to pay put alot more for a Esata one

Actually, just how popular are 5400rpm sata drives? I thought most are 7200rpm these days?
I'd order one of these but the spare drives I have at home are all 7200rpm ones and I guess they will generate too much heat for the enclosure and raise the risk of the drive failing!

Nick

Well I don't know who Neil Poulton is, but if his design brief was 'rectangular box' I think he pretty much nailed it.

Janeyjugs;8193747

Well I don't know who Neil Poulton is, but if his design brief was … Well I don't know who Neil Poulton is, but if his design brief was 'rectangular box' I think he pretty much nailed it.



:-D :thumbsup:

Seems pointless buying a USB drive enclosure these days, when you get them effectively for free with 1TB sata drives.

Janeyjugs;8193747

Well I don't know who Neil Poulton is, but if his design brief was … Well I don't know who Neil Poulton is, but if his design brief was 'rectangular box' I think he pretty much nailed it.



LOL :thumbsup:

He must have designed (the slightly older model) range rover as well !

Original Poster

dxx;8193814

Seems pointless buying a USB drive enclosure these days, when you get … Seems pointless buying a USB drive enclosure these days, when you get them effectively for free with 1TB sata drives.



Not really, for me it was either spend £50 on one pre-built as it were or £18 on this case and use an old drive i already have so i have saved £32

Hi,

It will work on XP. I have 2x 2TB drives and they both work under XP. If you read it carefully, the FAQ is "A drive over 2TB does not show on my Windows XP system".

Up to and including 2TB is fine. :thumbsup:

Sin

Akai XIII;8152002

http://www.lacie.com/uk/support/support_manifest.htm?id=10478&article=1319It'll work in the enclosure but XP may not work with it (Win Vista/7 will though).

This would be ideal for hanging off the back of my PS3.
Cheers for the heads up.

Does any one know if you would have to reformat the drive once its inserted into this, or will all the information be instantly accessible .

Was this just a regular Box external hard drive untill it had an unfortunately run in with a Falcie sata drive?

No, you dont need to reformat it. All the data is safe enough, we use usb caddies to retrieve data from HD's if PC falls over.

blackbird166;8193947

Does any one know if you would have to reformat the drive once its … Does any one know if you would have to reformat the drive once its inserted into this, or will all the information be instantly accessible .

Can't you get an esata case for the same money? I wouldn't want to sit there at USB speeds...

NSA;8193715

Actually, just how popular are 5400rpm sata drives? I thought most are … Actually, just how popular are 5400rpm sata drives? I thought most are 7200rpm these days?I'd order one of these but the spare drives I have at home are all 7200rpm ones and I guess they will generate too much heat for the enclosure and raise the risk of the drive failing!



Anyone agree with this? Is putting a 7200rpm drive in here a bad idea?

Nellster;8193596

sorry, you cant compare price of a usb caddy with that of esata. esata is … sorry, you cant compare price of a usb caddy with that of esata. esata is nearly double the speed of usb2.roll on more usb3 drives!



you must need a motherboard or card with a usb3.0 port on it? The next pc/motherboard must have usb3.0 port on it for me.:)

Original Poster

The Fox Brain;8194270

Anyone agree with this? Is putting a 7200rpm drive in here a bad idea?



Same case using 500/1tb/2tb these will be 7200 ?

lacie.com/uk/…052

Janeyjugs;8193747

Well I don't know who Neil Poulton is, but if his design brief was … Well I don't know who Neil Poulton is, but if his design brief was 'rectangular box' I think he pretty much nailed it.



lol. he got it wrong too. a square box is what he should have drawn.

Banned

so this is a case for an internal HDD...to make it into an external HDD?

does this work out much cheaper? so if I wanted a 1TB (or more) HDD what would I need to buy and how much cheaper would it be?

have a 500GB HDD I wanted to get rid of for a bigger one, thinking now whether to buy this so I can store films etc on it

dcx_badass;8193745

Which any mobo with sata does.



Wrong, Esata is an external connection and a different connector type to internal SATA

does this support 2TB drives? not many enclosures do

deanos;8194283

Same case using 500/1tb/2tb these will be 7200 … Same case using 500/1tb/2tb these will be 7200 ?http://www.lacie.com/uk/products/product.htm?pid=11052



Looks like those have an additional fan, maybe this isnt the best enclosure for 7200 drives?

dcx_badass;8194360

Wrong, you can get a back plate that is a simple cable that goes from … Wrong, you can get a back plate that is a simple cable that goes from internal sata and adds an e sata port to any PC. Nice try though.



Well actually his not 'wrong' eSata IS a different connector than SATA but like you said you can get backplates that will convert SATA --> eSATA, you can also buy SATA cables that have standard SATA connector on one end and eSATA connector on the other end.

SATA is great for speed however it's lousy for compatibility compared too USB or even Firewire, imho the best external hd cases to get come with both USB and eSata for the best of both worlds and considering these cases can be bought for £15 off ebay I'm not that impressed with this deal tbh.

toge;8194439

does this support 2TB drives? not many enclosures do



Lol..read the thread!!

It's really very simple......FW800 FTW!
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