back to article Seagate performs upgrade transplant surgery on LaCie external drives

With two Seagate LaCie drive revisions, we see the storage industry doing what it does best at a device level; capacity and connectivity upgrades so as to store more data and get at it faster. The LaCie d2 and Rugged products are nattily designed by Neil Poulton and are external drives for creative video, image and music …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Aaaaaand here we go again..

    .. a backup disk positioned so it can fall, and thus lose all of its content.

    Do. not. put. a. spinning. backup. disk. in. a. position. it. can. fall. and get. a head. crash.

    SSDs won't mind, but there are simple mechanical reasons why it's a bad idea to put spinning rust in a case that can topple. Even if you give it a wider foot, it's still nowhere near as stable as something that lies down already.

    Sigh.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Struggling behind the tech.

    "... a single Seagate 6TB 7,200rpm drive with transfer speeds of up to 220MB/sec though dual Thunderbolt 2 ports."

    OK, so you're going to use 10v 5a to pull down <= 220MB? Doesn't even make sense from the start considering only USB 3.0 (5gbs) is needed. So requiring 2 ports of 3.0 or 3.1gen2 is just lazy...a complete fail for attempting any engineering.

    Only need a motorcycle? Then drive a 4 door.

    For clarity, USB 3.0 (5gbs) is really called USB 3.1 gen 1. USB 3.1 gen2 is (10gbs). It's all confusing since they started with "USB 3.0" terminology.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Never Again

    I purchased one of the 'bue eye of suron' models.

    Just wanted the thunderbolt interface to release a usb port.

    Rattled like crazy, due to the disk not secured properly so I pulled it apart, stuck a bit of plastic in and that quietened it down a bit.

    But the disk was still noisy, so I stuck a WD disk in.

    Also the thunderbolt connection seemed poor cause it to disconnect.

    Now its a backup disk using usb.

    Bought a WD disk enclosure to replace it. Half the price, quiet, more capacity.

  4. The First Dave

    Who cares who the designer was? Why does he need to be mentioned in the article as well as on the drives themselves?

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