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LaCie Starck Desktop Hard Drive 1TB

by LaCie

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  • 3mm of resistant aluminum casing
  • Starck signature LED
  • Customizable touch-sensitive surface
  • Intuitive automatic backup software
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Technical Details
BrandLaCie
Item Weight354 g
Product Dimensions26 x 16 x 11 cm
Item model number301888EK
Screen Size3.5 inches
Hard Drive Size1000 GB
  
Additional Information
ASINB002SGATQE
Best Sellers Rank 65,064 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.9 Kg
Date First Available12 Oct 2009
  
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Product Description

1TB external hard drive from LaCies Starck range. Unique 3mm resistant aluminum casing, fully customisable touch-sensitive surface and intuitive automatic backup software. USB2.0 interface and backed by a 2-year warranty.

Manufacturer's Description

The LaCie Starck Desktop Hard Drive represents a collaboration between LaCie and world-renowned designer Philippe Starck, who designed our groundbreaking line of “Toaster” hard drives. This product underscores the importance of developing and creating products that are as functional as they are beautiful. One of the most remarkable features of the LaCie Starck is its intelligent touch-sensitive surface, which responds to your touch . You can fully customize the front panel of the LaCie Starck so that it opens the application of your choosing, depending on whether you use a short tap or a long touch. It’s easy to use and efficient. With its sturdy aluminum casing, the LaCie Starck is one of the most resistant and coolest choices on the market—its exterior provides a sturdy, reliable way to keep it from shock and overheating, making the LaCie Starck completely dependable.

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32 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Water Boatman on 10 Jun 2010
Removable hard drives must be a dark art. I've had 2 before this one and they've universally gone wrong in some way, and usually quite soon after purchase. This drive however is still going strong after 2 months of daily use, if it makes it to a year I'll update the review.

UPDATE - after one year of continued daily use this is still as quick as it was a year ago, I'm impressed.

Use: I use this a an old school hard drive, so I tend not to use the more exciting features (transfer between Mac and NTFS looks pretty amazing if you are lucky enough to have both). I would refer the reader to other reviews if one of these bangs and whistles is useful to you. As a simple hard drive then....

The Good:
Quick - definately the fastest I've owned, including a Western Digital My Book Studio
Pretty - This is about as sexy as a hard drive can get (so not at all, but a damn good try)
Solid - everythings metal and high quality plastic, the mini-USB and power ports are veru positive, as is the on/off button
Reliable? - I hope so, not a judder of anything untoward yet, so thats a blessing
Reasonably quiet - rubber feet and a solid construction result in a reasonalby quiet spin, though if everything else is silent you'll still notice it

The Bad:
Very heavy, for use as an external hard drive with occasional movement, not a problem. As a portable solution its pretty terrible, but I doubt you'd be looking at this style of thing anyway
Doesn't automatically switch off with your computer, not a big thing but a little irritating
Included USB cable is miniscule

The Ugly (you may love or hate these, beauty being in the eye of the beholder):
The software is the usual blend of "do i really need this?
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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful By S. Rockman on 25 Jan 2010
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It took me about a week to look for the right hard drive and the decision was hard but i picked this drive. It is perfect! looks amazing sitting on your desk and works perfectly. I have always used LaCie and will continue to. They never break, I have another LaCie drive that is maybe 3 years old and works perfectly. This drive is sexy as, and quiet. Took seconds to setup and I have been using it with time machine.

Stop looking and buy this harddrive!
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Bash on 10 Nov 2009
this review will not be on reliability as i have only had the drive for 2 days and here are my thoughts

- it has a very short usb cord that comes in the box :(
- it neither runs silently our loudly, you can just hear the disk spin
- it is heavy, heaver than you would think, the "gun metal" style surround feels like it is made out of real gun metal (very sexy)
- the silver front and rear collects finger prints like my dad collects stamps
- it has an adapter for Europe in the box :)
- the + it projects onto your desk is not as neat an in the pictures
- the + it projects onto your desk flashes when the drive is in use, would have been less annoying if had pulsed :(
- it works perfectly for Mac, either as a Time Machine or just an other drive.
- did i say it was heavy?

over all a great disk drive if you like the way it looks, i have had differing reviews on the reliability of lacie, but any hdd manifactures have failures, thats why you are backing things up. always the most reliable option for secure back ups are solid state drives, but who has the money for that!?
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Lomas on 22 Jun 2010
Bought this as a Time Machine and extra storage drive to go with my new MBP. Originally I had a WD Studio HDD, but that broke within an hour of use. I replaced it with this LaCie one because, well, I liked the design. It is a beautiful piece of design and has excellent build quality. Just one little thing: it's really heavy! (LaCie's website says it weighs 1.38 kg). The case is solid metal and feels like it could survive just about anything. The front has a touch sensitive section that performs certain actions, but this requires the software to be installed. I didn't both with it, but it doesn't make a different to how the drive works. As someone else here has mentioned, that polished panel does attract fingerprints, they seem to appear from no-where. But overall it's an excellent drive and very quick. I haven't, at any time thought that the data transfer is slow.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Bluebell TOP 500 REVIEWER on 17 Feb 2011
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First impressions were good of this solidly built and smart looking external hard-drive. I bought it to use with Time Machine back-up application that came with Snow Leopard operating system on an Intel 2 Core Duo iMac. I have two iMacs one linked to an Airport Extreme Base station Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station - radio access point via Ethernet and the other via Airport WiFi. This newer Airport Extreme can have a hard drive disk plugged into one of its USB ports to be used for Time Machine back-ups.

I'd been alerted to he fact that it's best to do the first back-up by plugging the Hard Drive into each computer in turn by a USB link before plugging the drive into the Airport Extreme. Also check that the Drive is formatted (Use Apple's Disk Utility) suitable for Apple OS X (Journaled). This actually happened automatically.

It's simplicity itself to get the Hard Drive to be ready for use and then doing a back-up when connected directly to one computer. It got more complicated once I had attached the drive to Airport Extreme. If you open Airport Utility and click on Manual Setup and then click on Disk you should find the Hard Drive listed. You may have to go into Finder and mount the Drive by double-clicking on its icon.

Update 21 Feb 2011: Although Time Machine says it backs up every hour, etc., I discovered that this is not the case if the computer(s) go to sleep, which for me is a good thing as I don't use these computers for work and they are asleep for most of the day so there's not the necessity for such frequent backing-up and consequent filling up of the space on the hard-drive.

Update 25 February 2011: I posted too quickly!
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