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LaCie Unveils Drive for Mac Mini [Updated]
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 11:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Can I come to Oregon too? It seems like it's a cool place out there, Laughing.


No! We are over our cool allowance already! Wink


GRR! I'm always the one that just misses the quota. Crying or Very sad
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Well, I'm a little disappointed in myself. I bought a MiniStack and I think it's a little too noisy for my taste.

I'm heavily biased toward Pacific Northwest products, and the LaCie products I've owned have served me very well. The one time I had a problem, the customer service person went to unexpected lengths to help me out. The problem was even my fault too.

I agree that the LaCie logo is a little too big, but I could live with that.

If only I had waited a week...

Before anyone asks, I can't return the MiniStack because my wife thinks the Cylonish light on the front is really cool. Personally, it creeped me out a bit. When I first saw it, I half expected it to unfold arms and whip out a machine pistol.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2005 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Before anyone asks, I can't return the MiniStack because my wife thinks the Cylonish light on the front is really cool. Personally, it creeped me out a bit. When I first saw it, I half expected it to unfold arms and whip out a machine pistol.


I just have to comment on how absurdly funny that statement is, Laughing. Hopefully most people here know what a Cylon is.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2005 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Hopefully most people here know what a Cyon is.


Hopefully not Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2005 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Susurrus wrote:
FishKepr wrote:
Before anyone asks, I can't return the MiniStack because my wife thinks the Cylonish light on the front is really cool. Personally, it creeped me out a bit. When I first saw it, I half expected it to unfold arms and whip out a machine pistol.


I just have to comment on how absurdly funny that statement is, Laughing. Hopefully most people here know what a Cylon is.


No, not that version. The old ones were a joke. (although the best they could do at the time.)

THIS version:
http://www.scifi.com/battlestar/images/desktops/bsg_centurion_800.jpg
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No, not that version. The old ones were a joke. (although the best they could do at the time.)

THIS version:
http://www.scifi.com/battlestar/images/desktops/bsg_centurion_800.jpg


Yeah, I'm at work and that was the first link I found. I didn't have time to try and find the new ones. The new ones are definitely cooler.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2005 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BTW Mat @ Lacie your participation here is extremely appreciated. Can you comment about the noise level of this device? I have a ministack and while I love the combo FW drive + hubs, the buzzy fan has me on the fence. Is the lacie drive quiet?

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2005 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Lacie drive is NOT quiet.
According to the website it is ULTRA QUIET.

From Lacie's webpage:
"It offers convenient plug & play and ultra-quiet operation."

Let's hope this is ultra true.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2005 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Indeed! Ultra quiet...is that like really really quiet? Is it as quiet as the mini itself?

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2005 12:24 pm    Post subject: RE: noise Reply with quote

Let me introduce myself.

I am Mike from LaCie, and from the technical side. I am more than happy to answer your questions about LaCie products.

Like Mat, I too was involved with the development of the LaCie mini; I've also had the opportunity to take a detailed look at the other similar products.

The LaCie mini was designed to be as quiet as possible. The only noise is from the drive itself. There is no fan inside. We made other design choices to permit better cooling without requiring a fan.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2005 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome Mike and thanks for your participation here - greatly appreciated.

Interesting that you went with a fanless design - I guess it must be pretty quiet then!

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2005 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike, I doubt you can release this information. But hopefully you can.

Are you guys going to release a DVD burner in the mini form factor?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2005 2:37 pm    Post subject: Re: RE: noise Reply with quote

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We made other design choices to permit better cooling without requiring a fan. Mike


Good choice.

Will you guys sell the case alone? No hard drive?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2005 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike,

How about a 3.5" HD and DVD burner and USB/FW Hub in one.
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