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La Cie LaCie Big Disk Hard Drive

La Cie LaCie Big Disk Hard Drive
alaAverage 3.6

1326 reviews

Dec, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1326 reviews of La Cie LaCie Big Disk Hard Drive. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Other Hardware for all reviews.

On average, users rate this product 75/100.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for La Cie LaCie Big Disk Hard Drive

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 99 user reviews of La Cie LaCie Big Disk Hard Drive from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Other Hardware on Amazon.co.uk.

53% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Amazon.com review summary for La Cie LaCie Big Disk Hard Drive

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 405 user reviews of La Cie LaCie Big Disk Hard Drive from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Other Hardware on Amazon.com.

63% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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LaCie 2big Network

 

Serving up files in style

Instant setup. Accepts two hot-swappable drives. Configurable RAID can combine drives for maximum storage or mirror one for instant backup

Noisy

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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...

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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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LaCie 2big Triple (2TB)

 

In the world of external drives and system backups, LaCie has made a solid and unforgettable name for itself. Hot on the heels of numerous product releases earlier this summer, LaCie has a new heavyweight champ to handle your backup needs. The LaCie...

Four user-selectable RAID options; supports USB 2.0 ; FireWire 400 and FireWire 800

Rotating RAID dial is a little cumbersome; expensive

We at DigitalTrends give the 2big Triple a huge thumbs up.

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LaCie Biggest F800 (1TB)

 

Includes up to 2TB of storage; delivers fast transfer rates for video and audio editing; works with Windows and Macintosh systems; doesn't require drivers; includes cables for USB 2.0 and FireWire 800; easy access to drives for hot-swapping.

Noisy fan; no software bundle; no printed manual; relatively expensive.

LaCie's RAID-capable external hard drive array puts an enormous amount of storage within reach of even small company budgets, but the Buffalo TeraStation offers a more compelling package at an even lower price point.

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LaCie Ethernet Disk (250GB)

 

LaCie's Ethernet Disk is designed as a rack-mountable unit, but you can also place it on top of a table or a desk. The Ethernet Disk's case is designed to support up to 55 pounds, which makes it sturdy enough to act as a base for an LCD monitor, too. A...

Easy to use; runs embedded Windows XP OS; interoperable with Windows, Linux, Unix, and Mac operating systems; reasonably priced.

Lacks Gigabit Ethernet adapter; offers limited expandability options; does not support RAID; comes with weak support package.

The Ethernet Disk is a suitable means of adding storage to a small-business network, but it lacks the power and the expansion options of a full-fledged server.

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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

Editor's Choice!

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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...

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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. It is the only device in this roundup that runs embedded Windows (with a...

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

This large-footprint NAS device supports file sharing for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS as well as via HTTP and FTP.

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LaCie Ethernet Big Disk (1TB)

 

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

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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

Depth:10.6in/10.7in/16.9in/5.1in/6.8in/9.6in
Height:0.7in/1.7in/1.8in/5in/6.8in/7.9in/8.1in/8.4in
Weight:12.1lbs/20.5lbs/25.4lbs/5.5lbs/5.7lbs/6.9oz
Width:1.7in/16.9in/3.2in/3.6in/3in/6.3in/6.8in/6in

External Hard Drive

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

General

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

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC/Mac / PC / Unix/PC
Manufacturer:LaCie
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

Networking

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

Power Device

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

Service & Support

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

Storage

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
Rack-mountable:Rack-mountable
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
Type:None/RAID

Storage Controller (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Average Seek Time:10ms
Buffer Size:16MB/32MB/8MB
Capacity:1.5TB/1TB/250GB/320GB/500GB/600GB
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
Type:Hot-swap/Standard

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
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