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LaCie minimus - The World's Smallest 2TB USB 3.0 Desktop Drive with 2 Year Warranty @ Dabs
LaCie minimus - The World's Smallest 2TB USB 3.0 Desktop Drive with 2 Year Warranty @ Dabs

LaCie minimus - The World's Smallest 2TB USB 3.0 Desktop Drive with 2 Year Warranty @ Dabs

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Yes you can get Verbatim one with Seagate HDD which is £5 cheaper, but there are some negative reviews about Seagate drive.

Aluminium Body

LaCie minimus - The World's Smallest USB 3.0 Desktop Drive

Specifications
Capacity: 2TB
Interface: USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible)
Transfer Rate: USB 3.0: up to 5Gb/s (600MB/s); USB 2.0: up to 480Mb/s (60MB/s)
Dimensions (WxDxH): 110.7 x 29.4 x 172.8 mm / 4.4 x 1.2 x 6.8 in.
Weight: 850 g / 1.87 lbs.
Warranty: 2-year limited

Minimum System Requirements
Computer with a USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 port
High-speed Internet for online storage
Latest version of Windows® XP, Windows Vista®, Windows 7 / Mac® OS X 10.5, 10.6
Minimum free disk space: 600MB recommended

Software
LaCie Setup Assistant, LaCie Backup Assistant (PC and Mac),
Wuala 10GB Online Storage (1 year included)

Box Content
LaCie Minimus
USB 3.0 cable (USB 2.0-compatible)
External power supply
Quick Install Guide

31 Comments

Original Poster

Edited by: "DownHill911" 20th Jan 2011

Original Poster

Yes you can get Verbatim one with Seagate HDD which is £5 cheaper, but there are some negative reviews about Seagate drive.

DownHill911



Not very good floating in mid air like that, could easily get knocked about.

Original Poster

Edited by: "DownHill911" 20th Jan 2011

e u working for dabs?

Original Poster

pet2000

e u working for dabs?


-You mean European union? lol
Wish I was. No honestly.DABS is cheapest so far and also FREE delivery.
If you find cheaper let us know.
I believe that it is a very good price. Cheapest posted on HUKD is Verbatim which is £5 cheaper but after reading reviews.....not sure about quality
Edited by: "DownHill911" 20th Jan 2011

I'm sorry, but Seagate make very good drives.

Cool Drive.

Uses external power. What's the point in having a small drive when you need to carry around a bulky power adaptor everywhere you take it? Lame.

LaCie = Quality. Hot from me.
Edited by: "fozey" 20th Jan 2011

Original Poster

Codify

Uses external power. What's the point in having a small drive when you … Uses external power. What's the point in having a small drive when you need to carry around a bulky power adapter everywhere you take it? Lame.


Point is that although you have to carry external adapter the drive itself is small so it takes less space. It is not exactly travel around the world solution but might be handy when needed to carry in back pack. I would not say that power adapter is bulky. Depends what do you see as bulky.
Also it should be quite solid because it is made from aluminum.
Edited by: "DownHill911" 20th Jan 2011

Codify

Uses external power. What's the point in having a small drive when you … Uses external power. What's the point in having a small drive when you need to carry around a bulky power adaptor everywhere you take it? Lame.



The point is that it has a smaller footprint, so takes up less of your valuable desk space. The Power supply is likely to be out of sight under your desk.

If you truly need portable storage, get a 2.5"/1.8" external hdd or use a flash drive.

This is just my experience, but I bought a LaCie external DVDR drive and a LaCie portable hard drive at the same time and both died within about a year. It was, however, the Samsung HDD inside that died, which was removable, so I swapped it with a new Seagate one.
Edited by: "Deluxe" 22nd Jan 2011

I have not read up enough but my understanding was that USB 3.0 can supply more power than USB 2.0, maybe this drive doesn't need external power if you are using USB 3.0???

Maybe this is just wishfull thinking.

should be usb powered
cold

Original Poster

jamesdew

I have not read up enough but my understanding was that USB 3.0 can … I have not read up enough but my understanding was that USB 3.0 can supply more power than USB 2.0, maybe this drive doesn't need external power if you are using USB 3.0???Maybe this is just wishfull thinking.


Probably it is.

Original Poster

mrclint

should be usb poweredcold


Should be why?
Can you explain?

Externally powered drives perform much better and faster and reliably both daily and in the long run than USB powered ones. They usually last longer (barring exceptions) with heavy use. If you work at the office and at home on big files like architects, multi-media, CAD, etc., then with a spare generic power adaptor this will be very useful for such commuters.

Yes generally they do, and much like you I would sing there praises. But form personal experience of there huge issues with a few lines of external drives. They really did drop the ball recently.

macleodmac

I'm sorry, but Seagate make very good drives.

Disagree totally about Seagate quality - they are very good. The only reason there are more complaints about them is because they sell tons of hard drives in the uk,so therefore more exist that go wrong. I know loads of people with seagates, but nobody with a lacie. Also dont know anybody that had a seagate go wrong though.

Judosteffer

Disagree totally about Seagate quality - they are very good. The only … Disagree totally about Seagate quality - they are very good. The only reason there are more complaints about them is because they sell tons of hard drives in the uk,so therefore more exist that go wrong. I know loads of people with seagates, but nobody with a lacie. Also dont know anybody that had a seagate go wrong though.



Lacie don't make hard drives

They do make the enclosures, and very good ones at that, IMO better than IcyBox ones

tamoil

The point is that it has a smaller footprint, so takes up less of your … The point is that it has a smaller footprint, so takes up less of your valuable desk space. The Power supply is likely to be out of sight under your desk


here's an idea - why not put the drive under your desk too? That way it doesn't matter how much "footprint" it takes up!

Most people buy these portable external drives for, you know, portability. Desktop footprint is hardly a factor. Like I said, there's no point having such a small drive when you will have to lug a bulky power adapter with it everywhere you go.

Can I sue them if this drive doesn't levitate on my hand?

I can never understand those who say 'Seagate drives are rubbish', or 'Samsung drives are rubbish'.
These manufacturers sell millions upon millions of HDDs, and only a very very small percentage fail. But of course the nature of the internet, those who have a chance to moan are heard the most. HDDs are incredibly complicated bits of engineering. Considering this, their failure rate is very low, and if you buy a HDD (irrespective of brand) there is a very good chance you won't have any issues with it. They are far more reliable than mobile phones, TVs, cars, etc.

Codify

Uses external power. What's the point in having a small drive when you … Uses external power. What's the point in having a small drive when you need to carry around a bulky power adaptor everywhere you take it? Lame.



This is advertised as the moost portable 3.5"/2TB. All 3.5" usb drives require externat power supply. and you cant get a 2.5" over 1TB. The choice is yours.

Is that guy's hand REALLY big?

out of stock

mrclint

should be usb poweredcold



Why should it be? Because you will it to be USB powered? Find me a USB powered drive over 1tb as a viable option.
Edited by: "EvilMatt" 21st Jan 2011

RM02

I can never understand those who say 'Seagate drives are rubbish', or … I can never understand those who say 'Seagate drives are rubbish', or 'Samsung drives are rubbish'.These manufacturers sell millions upon millions of HDDs, and only a very very small percentage fail. But of course the nature of the internet, those who have a chance to moan are heard the most. HDDs are incredibly complicated bits of engineering. Considering this, their failure rate is very low, and if you buy a HDD (irrespective of brand) there is a very good chance you won't have any issues with it. They are far more reliable than mobile phones, TVs, cars, etc.



Disagree. There are some known and famous batches of drives which had fundamental flaws which meant faults would manifest 99.9% of the time. Recently Seagate has taken the heat but in the past there were the Hitachi "deathstars" and some models of Maxtor drives. The real thing people don't realise is just how precise and sensitive hard drives really are. If you ever take a look at how one works you'll see what I'm talking about, it's sobering reading. That's why it's important to make sure you purchase a model which at the very least doesn't have widespread reports about poor reliability.

Can't wait for SSDs to reach the same price points as HDDs.
Edited by: "Xeijin" 21st Jan 2011

Had 2 lacie drives. 2 power supply replacements. 1 hard drive failure. Power record.

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