The LaCie external hard drive 2TB is a very efficient hard-drive for all computers which still have the old USB 2.0 connections. LaCie have delivered a product which caters to an increasingly frustrated section of computer owners who are not yet ready to purchase a new USB 3.0 compatible system, yet who wish to purchase a portable hard drive to back up their valuable data. The LaCie 2TB external hard drive comes with a stylish blue LED light that is both functional and creates great ambient lighting around the drive itself. The housing is a stylish black cube and designed to add a unique ambiance to your desktop, office, or workstation. The drive also comes with a smart fan-less cooling system for quiet operation.
Here are some of the features of the LaCie External Hard-Drive:
- Sleek square shiny black box for elegant modern design
- Blue LED lighting for ambiance
- Smart fan-less cooling system for quiet operation
- A product of Neil Poulton
- 3.29 inches high
- 8.39 inches wide
- Weighs 3.10 pounds
I had originally bought the LaCie 2TB as an external backup system and it’s served me well so far. Although I do understand that aesthetics are definitely not the main priority with portable hard drives, the LaCie 2TB external hard drive really does look stylish and the way the LED light reflects on my glass desk adds that extra bit of atmosphere to my video editing sessions. The only thing is that the USB cable is a bit short, but I was able to work around that with a very cheap extension. Oh, I also like the fan-less cooling system. I’ve never seen this type of cooling system, and I am amazed at how quietly it runs. I’m also somewhat baffled as to how you can cool something without a fan, but I guess that will always be a mystery to me!
I have always bought LaCie external hard drives since my experience with this brand has been very positive in the past. I have numerous smaller LaCie drives which are all filling up, and thus I bought the LaCie 2 TB external hard drive to place all the data in my other hard-drives. Its rectangular shape is great since I have limited desktop space and I am able to stack this one with several others. This is important to me, since I am in the video business and I need to store many external hard-drives to store large files. The average consumer should note that 2 Terabytes is a huge amount of storage and it’s very unlikely that they will need more than 1 drive for all their data (past, present and future) unless they are into video editing like I am.
The one big issue I had with the LaCie external hard drive is that the cords were submerged, and I could not use them. I had no idea what cords I needed to get to plug into the LaCie 2TB external hard drive. The LaCie customer service was great and sent me a detailed email explaining what type of cords I needed, and I was good to go. While the customer service was of great help, I would recommend setting out things a little more clearly in the manual so that such requests for help would not be necessary.
If you don’t want to go the way of Western Digital or Iomega, then LaCie is without doubt the best option. The LaCie external hard drive is great for those, like me, who have USB ports, but if you have firewire, you should consider LaCie’s firewire alternative which is essentially of the same design as this one.
Revolutionary fan-less cooling system allows for quiet operation
It holds a whopping 2TB of data
Sleek design looks good on your desktop
Power and USB cables are too short
Only compatible with USB 2.0 (as the product name suggests)