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No fan(s) for cooling, usb only... but they look nice, mac friendly.
I don't like them (and yes I've owned a Porsche model)
 

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I have a Lacie "design by Porche" external drive that has seen daily service for over 2 years now, hasn't let me down yet.

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Do you have an alternative to LaCie drives then?

Any comments on g-drive from g-technology?
I like G-Drives and use many of them. They have great after-sales service also.
If you need a less expensive alternate contact MacDoc about his boxes and hard drives. He used to have some that looked like the OWC mercury elite drives.
Also some of the bigger hard drive manufactures have their own drives (I don't know how realible they are but I'm trying out a OneTouch III Turbo - I'll report back in a year... ;) )
 

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Do you have an alternative to LaCie drives then?
I still like MacAlly cases with Seagate drives. Easy to install. Firewire & USB II. Runs plenty cool without a fan unless you will be transferring data continuously. Plus you get the full warranty on the drive.

Be sure to set the drive as Master not Slave.
 

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I still like MacAlly cases with Seagate drives. Easy to install. Firewire & USB II. Runs plenty cool without a fan unless you will be transferring data continuously. Plus you get the full warranty on the drive.
Agreed 100%!!! Although recently I've opted for the PHR 100 AF model - Firewire only and a little cheaper.
USB bytes the big one! ;)
 

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I actually just purchased one of those 500 GB Lacie Drives today, great deal. This will be my second "Porsche" drive, I've had my first one for over a year now without issues.

No fan(s) for cooling, usb only... but they look nice, mac friendly.
I don't like them (and yes I've owned a Porsche model)
The current Porsche design drives have actually been updated, now including a fan. The only complaint I have is the earlier Porsche drives had an additional USB port, or additional FW port for the FW drives. Offering the ability to piggy-back other devices or drives.
 

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Yes, I went against the general consensus and bought it today as well. It was $139 at Infonec. Got the last one. I couldn't pass up a 500gb harddrive for that price.

Impression: so far so good. One of the prettiest, MBP friendly designs I have seen. Much smaller then I thought. LaCie backup software including Silverkeeper is pretty easy to use and seems to work well. Cons, large external power supply (although common in external drives). I would of preferred Firewire 800 but you can't ask for everything @ 139 bucks.

Of course, if this drive fails in the next year I'll be cursing it. Oh well, at least I will be able to remove the WD 500gb Caviar that's in it and get another enclosure.
 

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The current Porsche design drives have actually been updated, now including a fan. The only complaint I have is the earlier Porsche drives had an additional USB port, or additional FW port for the FW drives. Offering the ability to piggy-back other devices or drives.
Thanks for the update - I'll remember that.
 

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No first hand experience owning one because I always hear negative things about LaCie.

Two weeks ago I bought a Seagate Barracuda 500Gb HD for $230 and through it inside a Vantech enclosure ($50).

Works well so far and the price was good.
 
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