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I found this LaCie 250 gigabyte hard drive on amazon. I figure that 250 gigs for under $200 is a good deal. On the site were two reports of hard drive freezes with it. Can all hard drives freeze this way? Does this one seem reliable and/or reasonable priced? Any other better deals? We really really need more space for our computer.
I just bought one and I love it. I havent had a single problem with it yet. Go for it. :)
Hard drives are so cheap (http://shop1.outpost.com/product/4194093?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG), I wouldn't risk buying someone else's problems.
Head over to NewEgg and pick up one of these (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822148062) and one of these (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817146602). 5 minutes at the most to put the two together and you save 50 bucks and potentially 'used' headaches. Plus, the Seagate drives are awesome and come with a 5 year warranty.
Also, I'm no fan of the LaCie drives. I had a d2 enclosure and it was a piece of shit. Once bitten, twice shy, as it were.
You could always roll your own hard drive. Very easy, a lot of fun, and (for me at the time) cheaper to boot. I also was able to specify exactly what type of hard drive to get, as all brands are most definitely not made equal.
But Amazon usually has some pretty good deals, and they shouldn't be overlooked. Provided that you are buying from amazon, and not the marketplace.
LaCie makes enterprise-quality products with very high reliability. In addition, it's the only company that makes enclosures that are on an aesthetic par with Apple's products (some of them designed by F. A. Porsche).
There's nothing wrong with saving 10% by buying your enclosure and hard disk separately, then putting it together yourself. It's easily done and you can choose the exact disk specifications you want. But you're kidding yourself if you think you're gaining reliability, and I've yet to see an enclosure that doesn't look like it was designed by a high school art class.
I have the 250 gig d2 you mentioned and it works great. Plus it has the best designed case of anything I have used. Looks great and is very rugged.
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