Lacie 2 Terabyte (2 TB) External Hard Disk Drive: Whoa. That's Big!

2 TB external hard disk drive with three interfaces - firewire 800, 400 and USB 2.0Quite some time back we had talked about the 1 Terabyte external hard disk drive from Lacie. Surely, 1 TB of data storage is quite enough for most of us, even if you leech gazillions of MP3 files or work with the biggest of  video files.

But, here's something even bigger - the 2 Terabyte external hard disk drive from Lacie.  Packed in a 2U tower size, the 7200 rpm hard disk  drive is built on a RAID-0 configuration and has three interfaces Firewire 800, FireWire 400 and  USB 2.0, a 16 MB buffer size and an average seek time of under 10 ms.  A smart fan keeps the temperature regulated and automatically speeds up or slows down to keep the hard disk cool. Of course, the pricing is also equally big   - US$ 1,899.99. Though currently there is a special price of US$ 1,297.74 on this drive from here (You Save US $602.05) 


Lacie gear is junk

Lacie hard drives in larger sizes are made of several maxtor disks striped in RAID 0. RAID 0 provides great performance, but no redundancy.

If one of the internal drives dies there can be no recovery of the data since a file would have pieces on multiple disks.

I have a dead 500gig Lacie drive on my desk right now... they don't design their enclosures with cooling fans and it died a spectacular flaming death.

Hey Johny!

Hey Johny! First, a very belated happy birthday! :)

We have been hearing the same about Lacie's ourselves. Rather unfortunate because the price was quite good.

Then where from here?

Since the Lacie is not the way to go.
Is there an alternative way to get the huge storage and have the protection needed?

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