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Chris Harlan
OT, but of possible interest: Seagate is buying LaCie
on May 23, 2012 at 10:54:11 pm

Just an FYI to pin to the back of your neurons.

http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/12/05/23/seagate_to_acquire_mac_storag...


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Bernard Newnham
Re: OT, but of possible interest: Seagate is buying LaCie
on May 24, 2012 at 8:09:50 am

I've never quite worked out what LaCie actually make. Is it fancy boxes?

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John Sutherland
Re: OT, but of possible interest: Seagate is buying LaCie
on May 24, 2012 at 2:06:55 pm

Fancy boxes with Seagate drives?


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Craig Seeman
Re: OT, but of possible interest: Seagate is buying LaCie
on May 24, 2012 at 2:39:19 pm

Maybe Seagate will make sure those fancy boxes don't cause drive failures since it will be their drives specifically.



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Bernard Newnham
Re: OT, but of possible interest: Seagate is buying LaCie
on May 24, 2012 at 3:51:37 pm

Having looked at their site now, I see you can buy a Porsche drive box. Probably the equivalent of go faster stripes on '80s cars.

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Chris Harlan
Re: OT, but of possible interest: Seagate is buying LaCie
on May 24, 2012 at 5:57:18 pm

[Craig Seeman] "Maybe Seagate will make sure those fancy boxes don't cause drive failures since it will be their drives specifically."

So, does LaCie have a quality issue? The TB LittleBig drive I bought seems to be working well, as does the TB eSATA adapter. But most of my media drives are G-RAIDS, Glyphs, and OWCs, so, other than a couple of consumer LaCies, I don't have much experience with them.


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David Lawrence
Re: OT, but of possible interest: Seagate is buying LaCie
on May 24, 2012 at 6:15:18 pm

[Chris Harlan] "So, does LaCie have a quality issue?"

Google "LaCie drive failure" and check out the results. After I had three out of three LaCie D2 Disks fail, I vowed never to buy from them again. The problem was always the same - cheap power supplies that would always burn out at the most inopportune time. Never lost any data, thankfully. That's not to say that you'll have the same experience - YMMV. Maybe their quality is better these days. But it's all G-Tech and docked bare drives for me.

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Chris Harlan
Re: OT, but of possible interest: Seagate is buying LaCie
on May 24, 2012 at 6:29:23 pm

[David Lawrence] "YMMV. Maybe their quality is better these days. But it's all G-Tech and docked bare drives for me.
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This LaCie TBolt drive is my first LaCie RAID, and the first I've used for active media. I've got mostly G-RAIDs and have personally been quite happy with them, though that they did go through their own rough patch sometime around the Hitachi buy-out. I never experienced it (touch wood) but I watched other people who were using new 2 TB drives curse a lot at the time. It was back in 2010-ish. I think it was a bump in the road, though. My first G-RAID--500 Gigs--is still in service after eight years (touch wood.) I'm also very happy with the 4TB Glyphs I have. They seem very well engineered, and--at the time I bought them--came with very nice cases, though I guess that now you have to pay extra for the case. The earlier foam G-RAID boxes were great cases, too.


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Andrew Kimery
Re: OT, but of possible interest: Seagate is buying LaCie
on May 24, 2012 at 7:07:34 pm

LaCie had a very bad rough patch 3-5 years ago w/drives dropping like flies but all of the LaCie drives I've purchased in the last 18mo or so have been great (6-8 drives probably). They are mostly the 'rugged' drives used for sneaker-netting and light, on-location editing.




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