New Findings (updated June 26, 2005) go
Original review April,
d2 case Size 250GB Fire Wire 800 / 400 and USB 2.0
Name: / Model d2 Triple Interface Hard Drive
$579.00 to $499.00 or less
Rotation Rotation So What
This is my second hard drive from LaCie and they are
both going strong today. My first HD at least five years old
is connected to the computer by a single bulky SCSI cable. Its
capacity is 4.5 gigabyte which was a step up from the two gigabyte
offered with the computer of that time. My feelings at that time
have not changed today in regards to how fast a hard drive should
rotate to make it a reliable storage. Fifty- four which is the
bare basic spin supplied with many basic computers. But today
most people own one source of digital capturing equipment. Equipment
such as a digital camera or DV camcorder. Digital replaces analog
but demands fast rotating hard drive with larger data holding
If your up to running a game or two you will want the faster
rotating hard drive. Editing software requires it and these days
it is almost the norm on even the most basic computer. Rotation
is but one important feature of LaCie d2 Triple Interface Hard
Drive. I bought this hard drive mainly for its size of 250 gigabyte.
Presently that would give my present computer the total capacity
to hold 256 gigabyte of raw data. I should tell you that when
you are buying any hard drive, the number 250 MB represents before
it is formatted. After you format the drive with the choice of
operating system you will see that the 250 goes down to around
245 or more. This hard drive in the box is formatted for the
Macintosh running OS 9.1 or 10. However the nice thing about
Lacie products is that they can run on both Macintosh and Windows
or one or the other. Software is include that helps make formatting
and partitioning easy to do.
|External Hard drive - 250 gigabyte - external
- Firewire / Firewire 800 /
Hi-Speed USB - 4 pin USB, 6 pin Firewire 400, 9 pin Firewire
rotational spin 7200 rpm - buffer: of up to 8 MB
|Equipped with the fastest - ever Firewire standard,
this drive is capable of reaching transfer speeds of up to 800Mbits/s
for Firewire 800 users, up to 400MBits/s for Firewire 400 users,
and up to 480Mbits/s for USB 2.0 users. Has a average seek time
of 10 Ms. This drive's triple interface, 7200 rpm speed and 8MB
buffer make it the fastest-possible storage solution for digital
Made of a metal alloy that dissipates heat and prolongs drive
performance, the LaCie d2 Hard Drive features a slender, stylish
case that offers versatile desktop and rack mount configuration
options. A space-saving drive stand allows for upright desktop
use, while an optional rack-mounting kit enables configuration
in standard 19-inch racks. This drive also features a fan-free
design for quiet operation.
A plug and play convenience, LaCie d2 Hard
Drives are hot-plug gable for easy file transfer and data sharing.
With the appropriate cable, LaCie's new hard drives can be connected
to any computer equipped with Firewire 800 (9-pin), Firewire
400 (6-pin), USB 2.0 or USB 1.1 ports, making it the most universal
Ideal for a variety of applications, a 250GB LaCie d2 Hard Drive
can store 50, 000 MP3 songs and more than 16 hours of digital
video from DV camcorders. Chained and striped in a Firewire 800
RAID 0 configuration, LaCie d2 Hard Drives can reach unprecedented
sustained transfer rates of up to 100MB/s, making them ideal
for working with professional video in high-end workstation and
The LaCie 250 gigabyte is easy to set up and use in know time.
Once the hard drive has been formatted for either a Pc or Macintosh
one cord from your computer to the hard drive and off you go.
This is what you get in the box
- 1/250 gigabyte LaCie Hard Drive
- 1 Cable for Firewire 800 (9-9 pin)
- 1 Cable for Firewire 400 (6-6 pin)
- 1 Cable for iLink (4-6 pin)
- 1 Cable for USB 2.0
- 1 AC adapter
- 1 Vertical Stand with one tool.
- 1/LaCie Storage Utility CD, Manual, and Drivers
- 1/Quick set up booklet
This hard drive is hot swap able (USB 2.0) which means that
while the computer is on and the drive is not being used - the
drive can be disconnected and connected to another computer.
When used as a firewire drive dismounting the hard drive first
is a must. Than the hard drive can be disconnected and connected
to another turned on computer. The manual tells you how to do
this safely. A blue light flickers to show activity in the drive
and to let you know that it is on. This blue light also acts
as an on off switch for the hard drive.
I found the fan to be very quiet and the drive itself also.
I did put the drive to sleep once and the drive did not like
that much it made a noise or too. Even though the manual had
indicated that a past bug was fixed when the hard drive was attached
to a Macintosh Power Book. I found that fixed bug to still be
a bug. Unfortunately I do not put the computer to sleep with
out first dismounting the hard drive and turning it off. When
the computer wakes up the LaCie hard drive senses that and turns
System and their Minimum Requirements
| Apple Processor type G3 ,
G4 and G5
| Mac OS 9 / 9.1 / 9.2 / 10 / 10.2.4
| Note you need OS9.1 for Firewire 400 and
OS 10 for USB 2.0 or Firewire 800 to work.
System and their Minimum Requirements
| Processor Type Pentium II
| Speed 350 MHz
| 64 MB of RAM
| Windows 98SE / 2000 / ME / XP
This is the Right Side of my Computer Desk
This is a small part of what makes up my office.
What do you see here.Starting on your left hand side:
On your right hand side is
- One cable modem
- One 650 UPS
- One flashlight
- One power supply for the computer on the desk above.
- All the above sit on an empty speaker housing
more of the good stuff.
- One d2 Triple Interface Hard Drive for the computer on the
- One computer tower
- Sitting on top is a LaCie SCSI 4.5 gigabyte Hard Drive
|If you have any
comments or questions just email us
We do not sell this product, we only write
about it's features. We at Waymore Webs don't make a single penny
off this product or the review. So if you are interested in this
product we suggest that you visit their web site for ordering
The Waymore Webs logo is the property of Waymore Webs®
and is not to be copied, borrowed or stolen.
All images on this page are the sole property of Waymore Webs®
please ask us before you copy , borrow or steal them.
Waymore Webs ©1998 - 2005 All Rights Reserved