Lacie 500gb external hard drive, fragile?

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  1. William Wizz

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    After posting a thread on which external 500gb hard drive to buy I decided to go with the LaCie 500gb external hard drive designed by F.A Porsche (which I really couldn't care about less) I was just about to buy one before i stumbled upon this review:

    "I Had This Product For A Matter Of Months.
    It Feel Less Than A Foot And Was Damaged So Badly It Was Unrepearable.

    Both Mechanism And Memory Storage Were Damaged Too Badly.

    All Shops Have Told Me To Stay Clear Of LACIE Products.
    There Is No Protection AT ALL in Them !!!"

    Now I don't expect any external hard drive to survive even the smallest drop, but this guy said all the shops have told him to "stay clear of LaCie products"

    Does anyone else know about this, or agree with this persons review?
    Generally how is LaCie hardware?
     
  2. Razor

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    I have 7 external Lacie drives. 1 has failed.

    I have since swapped to the freecom drives as they dont have fans in them. The early lacie drives never had any fans in but the latest design has a silly noisy 1" fan installed. My advice is to use the freecom drives.
     
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    My Lacie BigDisk 500gb external USB drive is spanking and has saved my life a couple of times with zero issues (software or hardware). :thumbsup:


    edit: Its over a year old and survived (powered off ofc) a very bumpy 10 hour car trip in cardboard box with no padding from Germany to London.
     
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    I've had 2 Porsche type ones for a few years now - no problems what so ever. Whilst they aren't really designed to be thrown about they have survived many bumps and bangs from being carted around in various bags and rucksacks.
     

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