Review LaCie Hard Disk 500 GB FireWire 400/USB 2.0/eSATA Ext

Review LaCie Hard Disk 500 GB FireWire 400/USB 2.0/eSATA External Hard Drive, Design by Neil Poulton 301313U

The efficient 500GB LaCie Hard Disk, Designed by Neil Poulton, is extremely easy to use. Very compact for its colossal capacity, this lightweight storage solution moves around easily. Plug & play offering automatic formatting with LaCie Setup Assistant with customizable features. LaCie ‘1-Click’ Backup Software for PC and Mac users is also included for quickly saving files in one click. Created exclusively for LaCie by world-famous designer Neil Poulton, the LaCie Hard Disk’s one-of-a-kind, subtle all-black design blends perfectly into your setup. Adding sophisticated style to your desktop, it has a fashionable, mirror-polished finish and a distinguishing feature – a cool, blue LED strip on its underside that creates an ambient glow. With USB 2.0, eSATA and FireWire 400, the LaCie Hard Disk is designed to connect to any PC or Mac. The widely used interface USB 2.0 offers cross-platform convenience and hot-pluggable connection. For speed-demanding professional applications, eSATA offers an impressively fast transfer rate of up to 80MB/s. There are two FireWire ports so you can connect it to your computer and to another device like a second external drive, camcorder or camera. Even use it as a reliable data shuttle across platforms. Easily share and exchange your files and regularly back up your system or upgrade capacity when your hard drive is full. You can also conveniently save all of your digital photos, music files and videos in one central location for safekeeping.The LaCie Hard Disk 301313U 500 GB eSATA/FireWire 400/USB 2.0 External Hard Drive, Design by Neil Poulton is a sleek, sophisticated hard drive that offers high-speed performance and style to your desktop. With universal compatibility and a compact size, this portable drive lets you easily back-up and share your music, photos and video files with your friends and family.

The Lacie Hard Disk 500 GB eSATA/FireWire 400/USB 2.0 External Hard Drive, Design by Neil Poulton:
  • Has 500 GB of disk space.
  • Features eSATA, FireWire 400, and USB 2.0 interfaces for utmost speed and compatibility.
  • Uses a fanless design for near-silent operation.
  • Features a drive with 7200 RPM and 8 MB of cache for maximum performance.
  • Free one-year online backup service.

The gorgeous, minimalist case was designed by Neil Poulton. View larger.

Three connection interfaces offers true universal compatibility and speed. View larger.

Beautiful, Stunning Design
Designed by internationally acclaimed designer Neil Poulton, the Hard Disk features sleek and sophisticated styling. The case is entirely black with a fashionable, mirror-polished finish. A cool, blue LED strip on the bottom casts an ambient glow. The ultra-minimalist look will blend perfectly into home entertainment setups and workstations.

But don’t think the design is just about looking good. Built to optimize heat dissipation so that it can operate without a fan, the drive is also designed for convenience and portability. At just 4.6 x 1.8 x 7.6 inches (WxHxD) and weighing barely two pounds, it can be easily transported into your briefcase, allowing you to shuttle files between your home and office, or move your work between your laptop and desktop with ease.

More Space for More Media
With 500 GB of disk space, the LaCie Desktop Hard Disk lets you store up to 35 hours of DV video or 125,000 songs or 550,000 photos. Instead of having all this data stored on an internal drive on your desktop computer that can’t be moved around, imagine being able to carry your entire digital media collection with you on your travels. You can also use the drive to back up your computer files for extra security.

Fast Performance and Exceptional Compatibility
With three connection interfaces, you’ll be able to get the hard drive up and running quickly with your computer at home, your laptop at work, and just about any computer you need to connect to. The eSATA interface allows for a blistering 1.5 Gbps data transfer speed, perfect for video editing and other intensive work. FireWire 400 is also supported, which has long been a favorite of Mac users and provides 400 Mbps speeds. The nearly universal USB 2.0 interface is supported as well, and offers a transfer rate of up to 480 Mbps.

The LaCie Hard Disk works with both Macs and PCs and is simple to setup. It’s plug and play and offers automatic formatting with LaCie Setup Assistant with customizable features. The hard disk features a rotational speed of 7200 RPM and has a cache of at least 8 MB, providing performance that won’t keep you waiting for your files to backup or your media to play.

The drive is compatible with Windows 2000, XP, and Vista, as well as Mac OS 10.3 or higher. Included in the box is LaCie’s 1-Click Backup Software (Windows and Mac), as well as LaCie SilverKeeper Backup Software (Mac) making backups an easy and painless process.

Free One-Year Unlimited Backup Service
With the purchase of this LaCie Hard Disk, you will also receive a full year of LaCie’s Online Backup service. With this service, the data that you store on your computer will be encrypted twice and uploaded to the offsite data center where they will remain encrypted, maintaining your privacy.

When you sign up for the service, software is added to your computer that looks for new and changed files to update. The service is completely automated and only backs up new and modified files when your computer is idle, so you don’t have to do a thing, and your computer’s performance will never be affected.

This service lets you upload an unlimited amount of photos, music, video, and documents for a full year. After that you can continue with the service for a low monthly fee. This is LaCie’s way of ensuring that should anything happen to your Hard Disk — should it get stolen or damaged, for instance — your invaluable data will remain completely protected and accessible.

The LaCie 500 GB eSATA/FireWire 400/USB 2.0 Hard Disk, Design by Neil Poulton is backed by a 2-year limited warranty.

About LaCie
Established in France in 1989, LaCie is a leading manufacturer of computer peripherals for Windows, Apple and Linux users. With offices and plants in the USA, Canada, Japan, Australia, Europe, Singapore and Hong Kong, LaCie develops and manufactures external storage solutions and color monitors that help professionals and everyday people easily manage their digital lives. LaCie has differentiated its products through original designs and leading-edge technology.

What’s in the Box
LaCie hard disk, USB 2.0 cable, eSATA cable, FireWire 400 cable, external power supply, quick install guide, LaCie utilities (preloaded on drive), user’s manual, backup software.

  • 500 GB external hard drive features a stunning design by Neil Poulton
  • Triple interface includes 1 x Hi-Speed USB 2.0, 1 x eSATA, 2 x FireWire 400
  • Fanless design allows for near silent operation
  • Includes one-year online backup service providing unlimited off-site backup storage
  • Measures 4.6 x 1.8 x 7.6 inches (WxHxD)
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