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PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2006 4:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I bought a 160GB quite a long time ago for a very good price. Practically for the price of the enclosure.


Where did you find such a good deal?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TyPod wrote:
Bandit Bill wrote:
I bought a 160GB quite a long time ago for a very good price. Practically for the price of the enclosure.


Where did you find such a good deal?


I bought it at CompuSmart (Canada) it was in the clearance section.

I recommend you look at LaCies clearance corner section REGULARLY. They have very good prices.

http://www.lacie.com/products/clearance/products/?id=10007

Right now they have the 160GB LaCie mini for $99.
The 1TB big disk is $299. Shocked
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Bandit. I'll keep in touch with LaCie's clearence corner. Hah! they have a 160 GB reconditioned LaCie Mini for $99. Just what I was looking for. Did you buy a "reconditioned". How is the quality?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TyPod wrote:
Thanks Bandit. I'll keep in touch with LaCie's clearence corner. Hah! they have a 160 GB reconditioned LaCie Mini for $99. Just what I was looking for. Did you buy a "reconditioned". How is the quality?


I bought mine new for $150 CDN. I should have bought 2 at the time. I wouldn't worry about the 90 day warranty or the quality. The case is built better than a Mac mini.

I will likely swap the 160GB drive for a 500GB drive when the prices come down. Even though there is no fan in these models I plan on doing it. My room never gets very hot living in Canada. You could also add a fan if you really wanted to. I see no need, with the aluminum enclosure unless you are really working the drive hard for extended periods of time.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bandit Bill wrote:
TyPod wrote:
Thanks Bandit. I'll keep in touch with LaCie's clearence corner. Hah! they have a 160 GB reconditioned LaCie Mini for $99. Just what I was looking for. Did you buy a "reconditioned". How is the quality?


I bought mine new for $150 CDN. I should have bought 2 at the time. I wouldn't worry about the 90 day warranty or the quality. The case is built better than a Mac mini.

I will likely swap the 160GB drive for a 500GB drive when the prices come down. Even though there is no fan in these models I plan on doing it. My room never gets very hot living in Canada. You could also add a fan if you really wanted to. I see no need, with the aluminum enclosure unless you are really working the drive hard for extended periods of time.


No, I don't really care if it has a fan or not. My room stays pretty cool, I mean c'mon...I'm in Wisconsin Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822154067

$119 for 250 GB? On Apples site the 160 GB LaCie Mini costs $129, is there something i'm missing here?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw that too. That LaCie mini at $119 does NOT have any USB ports. It is all Firewire. I nearly hit the big red button when I started poking around a bit at the specs and didn't see anything about USB. When I looked at the picture, there were 2 firewire ports and a power port.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

treadlightly wrote:
I saw that too. That LaCie mini at $119 does NOT have any USB ports. It is all Firewire. I nearly hit the big red button when I started poking around a bit at the specs and didn't see anything about USB. When I looked at the picture, there were 2 firewire ports and a power port.


That is fine for me. As far as I know, the LaCie Mini with hub is a bit more expensive, and I don't need a built in hub in my external drive. I am also glad it is firewire, i've heard this is faster than USB 2.0.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was just about to order the 160GB model from LaCie, but just found out that they discontinued that storage size.

They now have the 250GB model as the start capacity at $129.99. They still have the 160GB LaCie mini on the Apple Store, so i'll just buy it from there.

Just a heads up.
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