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La Cie LaCie Big Disk Hard Drive

alaTest has collected and analyzed 952 reviews of La Cie LaCie Big Disk Hard Drive. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Hard Drives for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability and size. The design and price also get good feedback.

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On average, users rate this product 80/100 and experts rate this product 71/100.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of La Cie LaCie Big Disk Hard Drive from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Hard Drives on People really like the price.


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Sep, 2017

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 279 user reviews of La Cie LaCie Big Disk Hard Drive from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Hard Drives on Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The reliability and price also get good reviews.

usability, price, reliability, design, size

76% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: LaCie d2 Quadra v3 Hard Disk 3 TB eSATA/FireWire800/USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive 301549U (Aluminum)LaCie d2 Quadra v3 Hard Disk 3 TB eSATA/FireWire800/USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive 301549U (Aluminum)

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: David Murphy (

LaCie Ethernet Big Disk


The 2TB LaCie Ethernet Big Disk is appropriately named, we suppose. Other potential monikers: the LaCie Ethernet Big Headache, the LaCie Ethernet Sucks at Networking, or perhaps even the LaCie Ethernet Where Did My Drive Go. We jest, but there's truth...

If you drag files to the folders, they copy over, giving you a speedy network backup solution

Where to begin? You'll spend as much time transferring files as you will trying to get the Ethernet Big Disk to work

The Big Disk delivered acceptable speeds, but not anything to cheer about. The device lies squarely in third place in this roundup of four, but speeds are irrelevant if you can’t transfer files to or from the device using Network Neighborhood. Since...

Nov, 2007

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LaCie Ethernet Big Disk Test Report


This NAS is best for straight-up file-sharing over a network; it lacks the broader features of other drives.

Solid industrial design ; Hassle-free setup

Software is basic, with few frills

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Mar, 2008

Expert review by: Felisa Yang (

LaCie Biggest FW800 review


The LaCie Biggest FW800 is a four-bay external SATA RAID drive that supports several levels of RAID, hot-swapping, and a variety of connection options. It comes in two capacities: 1 terabyte ($1,050) and 2 terabytes ($1,530). Connection options include...

Four connection options: USB 2.0, FW400, FW800, and serial/RS-232; front-mounted LCD advises you of the status of the drive; supports several RAID arrays; supports a variety of file systems; drives are hot-swappable.

To hot-swap drives, you'll need to purchase LaCie's preinstalled drive trays; no backup utility; has fewer features and is more expensive than comparably sized NAS drives with RAID arrays.

If you need the fast throughput of a locally connected RAID array, the LaCie Biggest FW800 is a good choice, but if you don't mind the slower transfer speeds of Ethernet, a NAS RAID array can be less expensive and offer more features.

Jul, 2007

Expert review by: Lara Luepke (

LaCie 120 review


LaCie 120

Excellent image quality; dual inputs; easy to navigate onscreen menu.

Very expensive; included ambient light screen hinders adjustability; lacks portrait/landscape adjustability; lacks cable management system.

The LaCie 120 offers excellent performance and ergonomic flexibility, but it's much more expensive than other LCDs that are just slightly inferior.

Apr, 2006

Expert review by: Matthew D. Sarrel (

LaCie Ethernet Disk


The LaCie Ethernet Disk is an equal-opportunity device; it supports file sharing for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS clients alike, and also supports file transfer via HTTP and FTP.

Rack mountable; supports additional drives via FireWire.

Large footprint; supports additional drives via USB 1.1; not a print server; 25-user limit; no logging or reporting features.

With its support for a heterogeneous computing environment, adequate security, and strong performance, the Ethernet Disk would be a worthy addition to a small business running Windows, Linux, or Mac operating systems, or even all three.

Apr, 2005

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Ethernet Disk 500GB Hard Drive


This expandable rack-size network drive performed well in our tests.

This large-capacity, easy-to-use drive is expandable and fairly fast. We had only small quibbles with it

Dec, 2004

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LaCie d2 DVD+/-RW Double Layer


The LaCie 16X d2 DVD+/-RW Double Layer external burner has many of the same strengths offered by earlier models: a tough, rack-mountable aluminum chassis, an auto-sensing dual FireWire/USB 2.0 interface, and a generous assortment of Roxio applications...

Rugged rack-mountable chassis; dual Mac/PC support; 4X +R Double Layer and 16X +R and -R single-layer recording; fast CD-burning; consistently high output quality

No bundled DivX support or MP3 encoder; slow DVD ripping

LaCie's 16X d2 is a reliable, solidly built external DVD rewriter that sells for a reasonable price. Like most outboard models, its DVD-ripping speeds are sluggish, but its superior CD-burning performance, support for 4X dual-layer and 16X single-layer...

Expert review by: Photocrati Staff (

Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC AF Review Round-Up


The Sigma AF 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC is a very good standard zoom and a viable alternative to the Nikon offerings in this range. Generally it is capable to produce very sharp results although the corner performance leaves a bit to be desired at 17mm at...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: Rik Fairlie (

LaCie Ethernet Big Disk (1TB) Review and Ratings


The fast LaCie Ethernet Big Disk delivers a terabyte of easy-to-use storage, either as a NAS drive or USB external hard drive.

Nice price ; Versatile ; Solid construction ; Fast performance ; Works with Mac, Windows

Very rudimentary backup software ; Cannot share printers ; No remote access

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: Dan Havlik (

Object of Desire: LaCie Ethernet Big Disk


Squirrel away all your images on this network-ready 2-terabyte digital vault.

If you want to keep clients entertained while they wait, you can stream stored music, photos, or videos from the Ethernet Big Disk on a networked theater system via a UPnP-compatible AV adapter. During installation, the Big Disk's MediaServer will...

Jun, 2007

Product Specifications

Delivering unsurpassed storage capacity that is twice the size of hard drives currently on the market, the LaCie Big Disk is a unique innovation that offers an unprecedented 500GB of storage space in a 5.25-inch format. With this colossal capacity, the 500GB LaCie Big Disk lets users store two days of digital video from DV camcorders, or the equivalent of 100 personal DVD-Video discs (MPEG-2). Equipped with the blazing FireWire 800 interface, the LaCie Big Disk delivers transfer rates of up to 800Mbits/sec to accommodate professional, high-volume environments such as digital imaging, pre-press and post-production facilities. Hot-pluggable with immediate device recognition, this drive's FireWire capabilities offer unbeatable ease of use with no software installation required for Windows XP and Mac OS X users. The LaCie Big Disk can also be daisy chained to most storage, audio and video devices to achieve even greater storage capacity. The LaCie Big Disk is ideal for space-hungry applications such as archiving image banks and 3D images, storing large desktop publishing files, and editing digital audio and uncompressed digital video. This drive can be easily shared and its data quickly exchanged among computers and workstations. With such an unbelievably large capacity, the LaCie Big Disk is also ideal for large-scale backup among multiple users without clogging the network. The LaCie Big Disk features a stylish, metallic design crafted from a sturdy aluminum alloy that dissipates heat, allowing for operation without a noisy fan. A drive stand provides stability and allows for upright desktop use to save valuable desk space, while an optional rack-mounting kit enables versatile configuration in standard 19-inch racks. This drive's convenient, automatic on/off feature conserves energy and provides further ease of use. Stackable to allow for a uniform look, the LaCie Big Disk in the d2 design is also compatible with Kensington-type locks for added security, at home or away.

Cabinet (Chassis)

Supported Devices / Modules Qty:2/4

Cabinet (Chassis)

Supported Devices / Modules Qty:2/4

Dimensions & Weight


External Hard Drive

Power Source:Additional USB / FireWire bus / USB bus/Included AC adapter


Product Type:Power adapter
Subcategory (AG):Power adapters


Compatibility:Mac / PC/Mac / PC / Unix/PC
Model:Dual/eSATA & USB/Extreme with Triple Interface/Extreme+ Dual/FW800/Network/RAID/S2S Spare Drive/Triple
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:LaCie 2big/LaCie Big Disk/LaCie Biggest/LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Disk (d2 Quadra version 2) and 2Big Hard Disk Power Supply/LaCie Ethernet Big Disk/LaCie Ethernet Disk/LaCie Little Disk Design by Sam Hecht/LaCie Two Big


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / Hi-Speed USB
Type:Network adapter

Optical Storage

Type: None

Optical Storage (2nd)

Type: None

Ports & interfaces

USB hub version:USB 2.0
USB Type-A downstream ports quantity:1 / 3

Power Device

Form Factor (AG):External
Power Provided:55Watt

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /2 years warranty /3 years warranty


HDD Array External Interface:FireWire 400 / FireWire 800 / Hi-Speed USB/Hi-Speed USB / Serial ATA-300
HDD Array External Interface Class:FireWire / USB/Serial ATA / USB
Storage drive capacity:1024 / 2048 / 3072 / 4096
Total Array Capacity:1TB/2TB/500GB
Total Storage Capacity:1.5TB/1TB/2TB
Type:Hard drive/Hard drive array/NAS server

Storage Controller

Interface Type:Hi-Speed USB / eSATA-300/IEEE 1394 (FireWire)/1394b (FireWire 800) / Hi-Speed USB/Serial ATA-300
RAID Level:JBOD / RAID 0 / RAID 1/RAID 0 / RAID 0+1 / RAID 5 / RAID 5 hot spare/RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10 / RAID 5 / RAID 5 hot spare/RAID 0 / RAID 1 / SAFE33 / SAFE50/RAID 1
Supported Devices:Disk array (RAID)/Disk array (RAID) / Hard drive

Storage Controller (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Average Seek Time:10ms
Buffer Size:16MB/32MB/8MB
Form Factor:3.5 / 3.5"/3.5"/5.25"
Form Factor (metric):13.3 cm/8.9 cm
Form Factor (Short):3.5"/5.25"
Form Factor (Short) (metric):13.3 cm/8.9 cm
Hard Drive Type:External hard drive/Hot-swap hard drive
Installed Qty:2/4
Interface:eSATA-300 / Hi-Speed USB/Hi-Speed USB / IEEE 1394 (FireWire)/Hi-Speed USB / IEEE 1394b (FireWire 800)/Hi-Speed USB / IEEE 1394b (FireWire 800) / IEEE1394 (FireWire)/Serial ATA-300
Interface Type:Hi-Speed USB / eSATA-300/IEEE 1394 (FireWire) / Hi-Speed USB/IEEE 1394b (FireWire 800) / Hi-Speed USB/IEEE 1394b (FireWire 800) / IEEE1394 (FireWire) / Hi-Speed USB/Serial ATA-150/Serial ATA-300
Spindle Speed:5400rpm/7200rpm

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS 9 / Apple MacOS X or later / Linux 2.4 or later / Microsoft Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP / Microsoft Windows Vista/Apple MacOS 9.x / Apple MacOS X 10.2 or later / Linux 2.4 or later / Microsoft Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP/Apple MacOS 9.x / Apple MacOS X 10.x / Linux / Microsoft Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP / UNIX/Apple MacOS X / Linux 2.6 / Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP / Microsoft Windows Server 2003 or later