LaCie Hard Disk 1 TB FireWire 400/USB 2.0/eSATA External Hard Drive, Design by Neil Poulton 301315U

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Product Description

The LaCie Hard Disk 301315U 1 TB eSATA/FireWire 400/USB 2.0 External Hard Drive, Design by Neil Poulton is a sleek, sophisticated hard drive that offers high-speed performance and style to your desktop. With universal compatibility and a compact size, this portable drive lets you easily back-up and share your music, photos and video files with your friends and family.

The Lacie Hard Disk 1 TB eSATA/FireWire 400/USB 2.0 External Hard Drive, Design by Neil Poulton:
  • Has 1 TB of disk space.
  • Features eSATA, FireWire 400, and USB 2.0 interfaces for utmost speed and compatibility.
  • Uses a fanless design for near-silent operation.
  • Features a drive with 7200 RPM and 8 MB of cache for maximum performance.
  • Free one-year online backup service.

The gorgeous, minimalist case was designed by Neil Poulton. View larger.

Three connection interfaces offers true universal compatibility and speed. View larger.
Beautiful, Stunning Design
Designed by internationally acclaimed designer Neil Poulton, the Hard Disk features sleek and sophisticated styling. The case is entirely black with a fashionable, mirror-polished finish. A cool, blue LED strip on the bottom casts an ambient glow. The ultra-minimalist look will blend perfectly into home entertainment setups and workstations.

But don't think the design is just about looking good. Built to optimize heat dissipation so that it can operate without a fan, the drive is also designed for convenience and portability. At just 4.6 x 1.8 x 7.6 inches (WxHxD) and weighing barely two pounds, it can be easily transported into your briefcase, allowing you to shuttle files between your home and office, or move your work between your laptop and desktop with ease.

More Space for More Media
With 1 TB of disk space, the Hard Disk can store up to 70 hours of DV video, 270,000 songs, or over a million photos. Instead of having all this data stored on an internal drive on your desktop computer that can't be moved around, imagine being able to carry your entire digital media collection with you on your travels. You can also use the drive to back up your computer files for extra security.

Fast Performance and Exceptional Compatibility
With three connection interfaces, you'll be able to get the hard drive up and running quickly with your computer at home, your laptop at work, and just about any computer you need to connect to. The eSATA interface allows for a blistering 1.5 Gbps data transfer speed, perfect for video editing and other intensive work. FireWire 400 is also supported, which has long been a favorite of Mac users and provides 400 Mbps speeds. The nearly universal USB 2.0 interface is supported as well, and offers a transfer rate of up to 480 Mbps.

The LaCie Hard Disk works with both Macs and PCs and is simple to setup. It's plug and play and offers automatic formatting with LaCie Setup Assistant with customizable features. The hard disk features a rotational speed of 7200 RPM and has a cache of at least 8 MB, providing performance that won't keep you waiting for your files to backup or your media to play.

The drive is compatible with Windows 2000, XP, and Vista, as well as Mac OS 10.3 or higher. Included in the box is LaCie's 1-Click Backup Software (Windows and Mac), as well as LaCie SilverKeeper Backup Software (Mac) making backups an easy and painless process.

Free One-Year Unlimited Backup Service
With the purchase of this LaCie Hard Disk, you will also receive a full year of LaCie's Online Backup service. With this service, the data that you store on your computer will be encrypted twice and uploaded to the offsite data center where they will remain encrypted, maintaining your privacy.

When you sign up for the service, software is added to your computer that looks for new and changed files to update. The service is completely automated and only backs up new and modified files when your computer is idle, so you don't have to do a thing, and your computer's performance will never be affected.

This service lets you upload an unlimited amount of photos, music, video, and documents for a full year. After that you can continue with the service for a low monthly fee. This is LaCie's way of ensuring that should anything happen to your Hard Disk -- should it get stolen or damaged, for instance -- your invaluable data will remain completely protected and accessible.

The LaCie 1 TB eSATA/FireWire 400/USB 2.0 Hard Disk, Design by Neil Poulton is backed by a 2-year limited warranty.

About LaCie
Established in France in 1989, LaCie is a leading manufacturer of computer peripherals for Windows, Apple and Linux users. With offices and plants in the USA, Canada, Japan, Australia, Europe, Singapore and Hong Kong, LaCie develops and manufactures external storage solutions and color monitors that help professionals and everyday people easily manage their digital lives. LaCie has differentiated its products through original designs and leading-edge technology.

What's in the Box
LaCie hard disk, USB 2.0 cable, eSATA cable, FireWire 400 cable, external power supply, quick install guide, LaCie utilities (preloaded on drive), user's manual, backup software.

Compact for its generous capacity, the LaCie Hard Disk, Design by Neil Poulton's chic, subtle black design blends perfectly into dark workstations and home entertainment setups. With USB 2.0, eSATA and FireWire 400, it offers universal connectivity with your PC, Mac or Linux-based computer. Connect via USB 2.0 to easily share files with friends and family. For speed-demanding applications, eSATA offers a fast transfer rate of up to 80MB/s. With two FireWire ports, it can connect to your computer and to another device like a camcorder or camera. Setup is nearly effortless; it's plug & play and offers automatic formatting with LaCie Setup Assistant. LaCie '1-Click' Backup Software (PC and Mac) is also included for quickly saving important files in one click. 7200 RPM 16MB Cache Buffer Interface - 1 x Hi-Speed USB 2.0, 1 x eSATA, 2 x FireWire 400 eSATA - up to 1.5Gbits/s; FireWire 400 - up to 400Mbits/s; USB 2.0 - up to 480Mbits/s System Requirements - Windows 2000/XP/Vista; Mac OS X 10.3 or higher Approximate Unit Dimensions - 4.6 x 7.6 x 1.8 Approximate Unit Weight - 33.5 ounces

  • 1 TB external hard drive features a stunning design by Neil Poulton
  • Triple interface including FireWire 800, FireWire 400, and USB 2.0
  • Fanless design allows for near silent operation
  • Includes one-year online backup service providing unlimited off-site backup storage
  • Measures 4.6 x 1.8 x 7.6 inches (WxHxD)

Customer Reviews:

  • An affordable terabyte with firewire... it's been good to me.
    I have a home rig that's PC-based, but it's not ready to handle HD footage yet... as well as two PC based laptops equipped to do the same. A few months ago, I picked up a MacBook Pro and a deck-based HD camera from Sony (to go along with my two SD cameras and DSLR still cam). Needless to say, when capturing whole tapes (HD and SD), a ton of clips, or huge batches of RAW files, you really start to burn through gigs like they're megabytes from the the 90's (hope that makes sense). I wound up filling my MacBook's HDD up so much that it wasn't able to do it's OS updates.
    I picked up the LaCie 1 terabyte drive (with eSATA, FW 400, USB 2.0) and had it installed and ready to roll within 5 minutes of receiving it at work. I've read some concerns that it doesn't have FW 800, but for a $150-170 terabyte drive, you can only expect so much. Since the drive is dedicated to my Mac I haven't used the eSATA connection, but I know for a fact that it's a great connection (speed-wise) for rigs able to accommodate that connection. The only connection I've used is the FW 400 (there are two of these ports), and I've found that transferring roughly 150 gigs over didn't take an excruciatingly long time. I've found the connection to be fast enough to edit SD video- reading and writing to the external drive. There's a bit of lag, but barely enough to notice or have any effect on syncing audio and video.
    Design-wise... there's really nothing to say. I didn't seek a hard drive masquerading as art, I was looking for something with a decent rating, a good price, and 1 TB. There's no real design to speak of here... it's a shiny black box the size of a medium-largish print novel, and it has a blue LED that increases and decreases in luminosity as the drive does its job. You can't turn the light off, so if you really hate lights either turn the drive around or put some electrical tape over it. I don't find it distracting, personally. Pretty much everyone has mentioned that this thing collects fingerprints like Chris Hansen collects pedos, and they're all right. There's absolutely no way to handle the case without blemishing it unless you hold it from the bottom and pretend you're a waiter, which is probably not a good idea unless you've actually got the skills of a seasoned professional food service employee. It's too clean to stay clean, so if you have an obsessive compulsive disorder that causes you to make sure everything's spotless, stay away from this product. Personally, I don't care... it's a hard drive. A big fat terabyte of real estate.
    If you picked up the Swiss Army backpack with your Mac (the one capable of holding the 17" model), rest assured that this drive will fit in the center pocket of that particular backpack unless you've already crammed that with books or stolen fast food condiments.
    So far, the drive has worked flawlessly as both a drive to batch-dump massive amounts of data on, as well as work off of directly (as you would with most video applications, page layout and design apps, presentations, etc).
    One brief note... I've read reviews about this drive and its noise or lack thereof. The only time I ever notice a noise on this thing is when I turn it on (there's a brief wind sound up as it starts to spin up), and occasional HDD noises you'd expect when initiating the drive or putting it through its paces in one way or the other. It sounds quiet... err... it barely sounds at all to me. It's about as loud as a hard drive-based laptop (one working well)....more info
  • Great product at affordable price
    Works very well so far. The only issue I have is with the firewire card on my computer. I can only use one firewire connection at a time. If I connect two firewire devices at the same time, my computer will freeze up. In this case, I have to use the USB2 connection instead. I don't think this is the problem of the hard drive itself. ...more info
  • Great Drive!!!!

    This device saved my files, when there was no hope!! I transferred all my files from safe mode and it worked perfectly!! Very user-friendly machine!

    ...more info
  • Great, Really Great
    This is the best external videocard I ever bought. The esata is great for HD video transfers. 1 year and stll very happy....more info
  • So good I am buying another one!
    such a nice product! sleek looking, nice size, and great price! so good I am purchasing another one today!...more info
  • Good Buy
    I had this Lacie External 1tb HD from last 2 monts. Very fast data transfer. I would recommend to have this great size...more info
  • Software Problems
    I ordered and received the product and it works as advertised. Loved the fact that all three connection cables (USB, eSATA and Firewire)came with the product. The only problem I encountered is that I was unable to access the software included with the product and had to download it from the LaCie support website. Also, it doesn't seem to give the option of backing up your files at a time chosen by the user. In general a great hard disk with plenty of room for back ups....more info
  • just wooow
    Beautiful design extremely fast I connect it with e-sata cable and works like its integrated drive of my computer. For the price I paid for it its worth every dime I have been searching the net for a drive that have all the component and my friends said you will never find a drive that is low priced fast and beautiful but LaCie really nailed with this one for 99 bucks just woooow.
    Cons: none so ever I have it for few month now.
    ...more info
  • Excellent
    This is the 5th one I've bought and I have had no problems so far. It is small and easy to carry along....more info
  • Great! (and stylish)
    Purchased this very Cosmo looking 1TB Hard Drive because it was going to be sitting on the component shelf feeding a WD TV HD Media Player. What a great looking, great working pair they make. Initial install of the LaCie included a nicely laid out formatting prompt giving you choices of NTFS, FAT32 or combinations of them for cross-compatibility. Speed is good and it is VERY quiet. Perfect for this application in an entertainment suite. The only thing that could make this any better would be a network connection....more info
  • Very good external drive
    I have been using this drive for almost 1 month without any problems works fine on Linux and Windows Vista 64. The software it comes with makes thing even more easier to setup. Speed is ok I use eSATA with my laptop and USB 2.0 with my desktop. No issues so far. Highly recommended....more info
  • Works with a DVR too!
    Before I bought this product, I read through customer reviews to see comments on how this device works with DVRs. I didn't find any such comments, so it seems not many have used this as an external hard drive for DVRs. I gave in to the low cost, and purchased it.

    I have a Moxi DVR, and connected this device to it yesterday. I was so pleased to see the used space decrease from 50% (without this hard drive) to 6% right after it connected!

    Its a nice looking box (as nice as a box can be I guess - after all.. its designed by.. who?).. and the only negative I see is that the blue light is very bright. Hasn't bothered me too much yet, but then I've only used it for 2 days so far!

    This post is particularly for those that are looking to add it to their DVRs. It works!...more info
  • Surprisingly bad experience
    There's a bizarre little piece of software that's required to format the drive, or else your computer won't recognize it. It comes already loaded onto the drive with the caveat: warning, don't delete this, or you won't be able to use the drive.

    So, hooked up the drive, ran the bizarre little piece of software--and, it immediately crashed the computer, instantly. The computer rebooted, and now--the bizarre little piece of software is gone. Tried turning off and on the drive, and now the computer won't even recognize it.

    But, no worries! The manual says that you can download the BLPoS (that's Bizarre Little Piece of Software) from the LaCie site. Saved! Right?

    Except the BLPoS isn't anywhere on the site. Anywhere. At all. Even other commenters on the Internet with this problem have remarked as such.

    OK, stay calm. They've got a contact number. I'll just call them up.

    Good, technical support. Press 1. Here we go.

    Ut-oh. Voice mail says it may take as long as 30 minutes. OK, well, guess I'll hold.

    (Cue Jeopardy music.)

    (For 75 minutes.)

    (Then realize that it's now well past their closing time, and everyone there gone home.)

    Guess what, LaCie? I've got a brick designed by Neil Boulton comin' your way. I think you could probably use it to stun a burglar or something. Or, put a headset around it, and have it sub in as your customer support. It really can't do any worse than what you've already got.

    ...more info
  • Best external drive I have used
    This drive is smaller quieter and better looking than any of the drives I'v used in the past.
    I like it a lot better than the WD drives and it it works great with the Mac OS.
    The 1TB disk actually gives you about 930GB of usable storage--I wonder what the other 70GB is being used for???...more info
  • easy, very nice
    very attractive unit, easy installation. nice addition to any comupter, i am using the fastest port, esata 3 gbps pci, setup for this system, this is the only way to go if you purchase one, no different speed then my 500 gig hard drive for speed now. will recomend this product for freinds....more info
  • great product, great online backup.
    I got the hard drive and it worked great out of the box. Also great that it comes with the 1 year free online back-up....more info
  • Perfect External Drive
    I've gone through about 3 external harddrives and this one is by far the best one I've ever had. The two external firewire ports allowed me to easily daisy chain my last harddrive to it so I didn't lose any ports on my computer. The drive looks sleek and runs almost silent, except for the noise of the drive head. If you ever need to take it somewhere it's compact enough to easily be carried or won't take up much space in a bag. Stop searching for harddrives and just buy this one....more info
  • Lacie supports Macintosh & also has backup software included
    This hard drive works great with my Mac G4 with Tiger, and it went beyond my expectations. The set-up was flawless and the software worked the first time, as long as you follow the easy user-friendly instructions.
    Please buy this hard drive and support Lacie, who is trying to support Mac.
    If you have a mac be sure and buy a mac-compatible drive, which is this one.

    Amazon's prices were the best, and they tracked it all the way to your door....more info
  • Great drive, would buy more!
    I have two of the 1TB triple interface models, and one of the 1TB USB only model and find these to be excellent drives. I now have five different LaCie drives and have been very happy with all of them and have never had a problem. I use the two 1TB models in a RAID 1 array on my iMac and use it for storing my iTunes library. Performance is very good and the ability to daisy chain these and stack them makes for a very clean installation which is easily hidden behind my iMac (I also use 9" firewire cables between drives to clean things up too). At this price, I wouldn't hesitate to buy an additional one or two to further expand into a RAID 5 array. Others I have recommended this to have also been very happy with performance and ease of set up and use....more info
  • big g=bang fr your cash
    Great product. I use Final Cut Pro Studio on my Mac Book Pro. I have two external Hard drives connected with eSATA to my laptop. I use one for editing. And this LaCie for back up and storage. It looks very nice and it is very fast and quite. Easy to use.
    ...more info
  • Perfect
    Lacie HDs are the most reliable in my opinion. I bought this drive recently to take over for my 250gb Lacie HD. Both are solid. My 250gb has been on and running almost straight through for a few years now. Get one of these....more info
  • beautiful design
    I have always had good luck with LaCie, this seems to be no different. It is being used on a mac. Very "2001 space odyssey"in design....more info
  • Fail
    I got this drive for christmas and have saved very little on it until now. I needed to reinstall vista so I spent all night backing up 30 gb of stuff off of my hard drive. I just got vista back up and running and found that there was nothing to restore on my Lacie :( Depending on this external drive cost me everything I had. Prior to the reinstall of Vista disk manager showed the Lacie as healthy and my GB's of data there. Same Vista, same computer, same connections and software. No Data....more info
  • External eSATA?? Wow!! Great drive, great deal!
    My business has owned lots of LaCie drives and a G-Raid. However, I bought this little unit for home use and have to keep pinching myself trying to believe that I could get a triple interface external 500GB drive for less than $100!! This drive has been great! I only use it for backups over Firewire 400 because I don't have an eSATA card at home ... yet. So far, I haven't had any problems with the drive and it looks sharp!

    Kudos LaCie!...more info
  • One Drive to Rule Them All
    The Lacie 1TB external hard drive is simple and elegant. It runs whisper quiet, so you hardly know it's there. Actual space out of the box is about 945GB, plenty for backing up everything and then some. It has two fire wire connections on the back, so you can connect to multiple PC's simultaneously (one USB and one eSATA also). The included software allows you to make partitions for both your Mac and Windows PC. It's really nice that it came with all the cables, but each is only about 2 feet long. That's my only gripe as this is now the third Lacie drive I've owned, and all are still working perfectly (two 250GB drives have been in regular operation for the past 4 or 5 years). For $150, the 1TB drive is a steal!...more info
  • Spectacular Drive - Worth every penny!!!!
    I actually own 3 of these drives from Lacie and have had them for 4+ months now. If you are looking for a reliable external storage drive, look no further.

    The best features of this drive are ease of use, size of data it holds, and the multiple options to connect the drive. YES!!! - Lacie even includes all three cable wires for the different connection types :) - No need to run out to buy cables unless you need them to be longer.


    As with all electronics, it is completely possible to get a dead one out of the box or one that fails. Neither has happened to me. The key to performance and long life is how you treat the equipment. Keeping the drive well ventilated to prevent overheating is key. I would also recommend *not* handling or moving the drive when it is in use. This includes when you are reading from or writing to the drive.

    Occasionally, my computer does have problems recognizing the drive. This happens with drives from other manufactures as well. I think it has more to do with my computer and firewire connection than it does with the drive itself. Simply power cycling the drive or reseating the firewire connection resolves the issue.

    The only draw back to this drive is the overall cosmetics. Like most external drive manufacturers, Lacie opted for a HIGH GLOSS/SHINY enclosure. This finish is a magnet for smudges, fingerprints, and dust. If you are careless, it would be possible to scratch or chip the finish. Because of the finish, chips, dust, fingerprints, scratches and smudges will really stand out and be very noticeable. The drive also has very sharp edges and corners so be carefull not to scratch or mar other equipment while handling the drive. All in all very minor issues.

    One last point... I did purchase all three of my Lacie drives from AMAZON.COM. However, you may want to shop the drive on both AMAZON and NEWEGG. They appear to be in a price war over this unit and, at times, the price may be better at the other store.

    I will say this. Amazon's shipping was spectacular. Paid for 3 day shipping on all three drives. Had my unit in two days on two of the units and one arrived overnite. Great experience with AMAZON!!!! ...more info
  • Great LaCie quality
    I love this drive. The aesthetics are great, the footprint is small compared to other drives I've used, and the connection options are great.

    Only wishes? Firewire 800 and an anodized aluminum enclosure--the shiny plastic is a fingerprint magnet, but it looks gorgeous.

    Great buy!...more info
  • classy and usefull
    this product is made very well, the only downside i see is i payed the extra 30 dollars for this hard drive compared to other 1 terrabyte drives so i could use the eSata port however i came to discover my computer only has regular sata connections, so word to the wise check your computer carefully. Still the fire wire and usb 2.0 are fast, and one great feature is the on off switch. Overall im very content with this hard drive and it fits my needs very well because of its large storage capacity and fast writing speed...more info
  • Good drive at good price. Like eSATA capability
    I've been buying Lacie drives for the last few years. I now own two of these 1 terabyte drives. They've worked fine. My computer has one of the new eSATA ports which this drive uses -- which means the speed is much faster than a normal USB 2.0 drive. I need the large hard disks to handle video files. ...more info
  • decent value for the cost
    We goth this drive to increase the performance of one of our lesser media center pc's. although the drive is fast and adequate in size, it only is good for low bandwidth applications or media. If we record 2 shows, we can't watch a third. Also, when recording in High Def, the drive can't keep up with the data stream.

    Would only recommend this drive if you are needing medium quality media storage or as a backup drive....more info
  • Rugged and Reliable
    I own 4 Lacies ( 1T, 2-500GB, 1-320GB ) and they are easy to set up and reliable. I highly recommend these drives. ...more info
  • Intego Backup Assistant issue
    This LaLaCie Hard Disk 750 GB FireWire 400/USB 2.0/eSATA External Hard Drive, Design by Neil Poulton 301314UCie Hard Disk drive was easy to connect and use manually. However, the free Intego Backup Assistant is difficult to figure out & won't automatically backup my MAC's home folder, which contains all my photos, unless I pay for an upgraded version. So, I've been doing this manually. Not at all what I expected. ...more info
  • LaCie only looks good
    We are professional photographers and were taken by the looks of the LaCie design. Having had two drives crash just after the warrenty was up and then finding one Seagate drive and one Western Digital drive in theother sort of turned us off to LaCIe. Tech support blew us off and it cost $2,300 to retrieve the data. Buyer be aware....more info
  • Can't Take A Good Hit.
    This Hard Drive is poorly designed, since the cords they give you are so short any type of tension applied to the cord connected will cause the drive to crash to the ground and stop working. In my case, my cat brushed up against the cord and knocked the drive off of the desk and now it is worthless....more info
  • Nice look, fast transfer but noisy and no standby mode
    I own this external hard drive for about a month and I can't say I'm fully satisfied.

    - Nice look.
    - eSATA port very efficient.
    - Great capacity.
    - Good value for money.

    - Noisy. My Seagate was much quieter.
    - No standby mode. I need to switch it off when not using it.
    - eSATA port was not recognized by Vista at first. I had to manually search for new HW to use it, but it worked. ...more info
  • NICE
    This drive seems to work great. Test of time will tell how great it really is. I use it on mac and PC. The whole auto format thing is kinda lame because it makes you split the drive.
    I did a little research and found a free plugin/app that allows my intel mac's to read/write NTSF and BLAMO. NO SPLITTING THE DRIVE NECESSARY! Formatted Fully NTSF and running on a mac or PC perfectly. This NTSF for mac app IS GREAT because it allows me to use my other NTSF drives on my mac too.

    This drive is a little noisy, as others have said. Its nothing to extreme but in a quiet room you can hear it for sure (sounds like a subtle small fan blowing in the next room). All my other drives are quieter then this one....more info
  • Great way to expand your drive space
    I wanted to use Parallels to run Windows on my Intel Mac. This was the exact solution. ...more info
  • Very Satisfied
    My Brother suggested this brand and after I did some looking I decided on This drive. It is Definitely a "Champ" and I am Very, Very Happy with it. It is Very Simple to Use. I use the USB-2 connection. Lots of Room to store files. Thanks. ...more info
  • Fail
    I got this drive for christmas and have saved very little on it until now. I needed to reinstall vista so I spent all night backing up 30 gb of stuff off of my hard drive. I just got vista back up and running and found that there was nothing to restore on my Lacie :( Depending on this external drive cost me everything I had. Prior to the reinstall of Vista disk manager showed the Lacie as healthy and my GB's of data there. Same Vista, same computer, same connections and software. No Data....more info
  • Great drive, not only looking but working.
    Recieved it and within 20 minutes was storing all my data. Great product, a little heavier than I thought but better looking. No problems transferring 300 initial gigs. The only flaw was the short USB cable but I can't wait to test esata port. ...more info
  • Awesome drive, just do it.
    Wanted something inexpensive but high-quality.
    This bad boy fits the bill. Looks great, fast drive, just awesome. It's my 4th LaCie and has never let me down....more info
  • Quality product
    The hard drive came in the time promised, and it was absolutely brand new! It works great with my Macbook. Fantastic price from info


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