Re: [NTLK] [OT] 1TB LaCie Ext Hard Drive FireWire400/800 and USB!!!! Crazy Price

Date: Wed Jun 15 2005 - 15:57:46 PDT

I am in the process of loading one of the Lacie drives with my MP3
collection, estimated 2 drives needed for all of them=2E I bought and
received 3 500GB drives=2E My friend has received his, as have 3 of my
teammates at work, all at the stated price=2E In all, we've ordered and
received 12TB worth of drives, all received without issue=2E

In looking at reviews on these drives, there seems to be a higher than
average failure rate=2E This is mostly attributable to heat=2E The enclo=
is cooled by convection (no fan)=2E A neat thing if it can be done
effectively, because there is almost no noise=2E However, given the
enclosure has 2 250GB Maxtor ATA133 drives (with an internal RAID0
controller) in it that pull over an amp of power, the heat dissapation is
apparently not adequate=2E I run a fan on the drives while in use, and th=
stay cool in forced air circulation=2E

There is also an issue with using these drives under XP SP2=2E They requi=
a firmware update, and the update can only be done with an XP SP1 machine=2E=
FYI=2E=2E=2E No issue with Macs, since they were designed for use with th=

It is possible to pull the drives from the enclosure and mount them as any=

other ordinary drive, since they are IDE ATA133 with standard connectors=2E=

Have fun! They are HUGE!



Original Message:
From: Moe hugeu2fan_at_gmail=2Ecom
Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2005 18:34:31 -0400
To: newtontalk_at_newtontalk=2Enet
Subject: Re: [NTLK] [OT] 1TB LaCie Ext Hard Drive FireWire400/800 and
USB!!!! Crazy Price

So TigerBiz is selling the 500GB's at the $89 or whatever price they
have on the site? You folks actually received them? If so, awesome
because I just ordered mine! The order transaction appeared to
complete, but I noticed if I clicked for the item description it said
something like "This item is no longer available=2E We've redirected
you to these results for your convenience=2E=2E=2E" However I still click=
add to cart, it worked and the order went through=2E Think I'll
actually get it???


On 6/14/05, Jon Glass <jonglass_at_usa=2Enet> wrote:
> On Jun 14, 2005, at 1:21 AM, Betty wrote:
> > Sonny, excellent news! The 500 GB drives arrived today and, as I
> > mentioned to you in my private email, they are Firewire 400 and 800!
> >
> Betty-
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