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LaCie Little Disk 320 GB USB 2.0 Hard Drive, Designed by Sam Hecht
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Product Description

Get stylish, compact, portable storage with the Little Disk, Design by Sam Hecht. Easily carry your photos, music, videos and files on this petite mobile solution. Designed exclusively for LaCie by Sam Hecht, it has a high-gloss, black elegance with clean, simple lines and comes with a removable protective cap. The integrated, extractable USB cable pulls out and retracts so it can never be lost or forgotten. The LaCieSync software allows you to bring your important data with you safely. Just plug the Little Disk into any PC to access and modify your files, emails (Microsoft Outlook) or personal settings and it will sync updated data back to your computer with AES 128-bit encryption (Windows only).

The LaCie 301829 Little Disk 320 GB USB 2.0 Portable Hard Drive, designed exclusively for LaCie by Sam Hecht, is a stylish, compact, portable storage drive that offers plug-and-play simplicity and 320 GB of storage. Just plug the integrated USB 2.0 cable into any laptop or desktop with a USB port and you're ready to back up your computer files or access your data, music, photos and video files.

The LaCie Little Disk Portable Hard Drive offers:
  • Stunning design by Sam Hecht.
  • Power from the USB bus for superior portability.
  • Integrated USB cable, with no extra cables to carry around.
  • 320 GB of disc space; 5400 RPM and 8 MB of cache for maximum drive performance.
  • Free one-year online backup service.


Sam Hecht designed this sleek, beautifully styled drive. View larger.
Portable, Convenient Data Shuttle
The LaCie Little Disk works without the need for a cable or cumbersome power supply because it's USB 2.0 powered. That means it powers off your computer's USB port, making it an ideal travel companion and the perfect way to transfer files between your work and home computer. The integrated, extractable USB cable pulls out and retracts, so it can never be lost or forgotten. And in case your computer configuration requires a longer cable, an optional USB extension cable is also included.

The drive features a spin speed of 5400 RPM, an 8 MB cache, and a transfer rate of up to up to 480 Mbits per second. Included with the Little Disk are LaCie software bundles to enhance its performance and functionality. LaCieSync: Synchronization and Encryption Software allows you to transport your important data with you safely. Just plug the Mobile Disk into any PC to access and modify your files or emails, and the software will sync your updated changes back to your office or home computer. And for added security, your data is protected by 128-bit encryption (Windows only). The drive also includes LaCie's 1-Click Backup Software (for Mac and PC) and SilverKeeper Backup Software (Mac).

In addition to its highly portable features, the Little Disk is also incredibly simple to operate. With plug-and-play functionality, the Little Disk can be installed by simply plugging it into your computer's existing USB port. It comes preformatted, so it can be used across multiple platforms and it's conveniently driver-free. Just plug the Little Disk into any computer to access and modify your files, emails (Microsoft Outlook) or personal settings, and it will sync updated data back to your computer quickly and securely with AES 128-bit encryption (Windows only).

Designed by Sam Hecht
The Little Disk features an exclusive design by Sam Hecht, an award winning UK-based industrial designer. The internationally-acclaimed Hecht studied industrial design at the Royal College of Art in London and has designed for many leading technology companies, including Epson, Muji Japan, Panasonic and others.



Hidden beneath the cap is a built-in USB cable. View larger.
The Little Disk features an elegant high-gloss, black finish with clean, simple lines. It comes with a removable protective cap that will protect the disk in your travels. Its thin, lightweight and compact form (the Little Disk measures a mere 3.19 x 5.08 x 0.71 inches and weighs less than seven ounces) allows you to easily take your photo album, MP3 library and important data wherever you go.

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 Little Disk is Mac and PC compatible, and is backed by a 2-year manufacturer's 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 Little Disk, USB extension cable, USB power-sharing cable, quick install guide, user's manual, LaCieSync: Synchronization & Encryption Software (Windows), LaCie 1-Click Backup Software (Windows/Mac), LaCie SilverKeeper Backup Software (Mac), and carrying case.

Features:
  • 320 GB USB portable hard disk features stunning design by Sam Hecht
  • USB 2.0 cable is built-in so you will never be caught without one
  • Gets power from the USB bus so no power adapters are required
  • Includes one-year online backup service providing unlimited off-site backup storage
  • Measures 3.19 x 0.71 x 5.08 inches (WxHxD); backed by a 2-year warranty

Customer Reviews:

  • It's broken
    It's been two months and everythig was working fine until couple days ago. My macbook has trouble detecting the hard drive. So I tried to contact through the website. But they havent even reply me yet. The phone call wasn't a good idea either, they said the expect waiting time is above 30mins. Who would spend all the mins just for waiting.
    I have t o say, the service is bad and device isnt that good either....more info
  • Perfect portable hard drive
    This hard drive is very aesthetic as well as functional. The backup software is easy to use and pretty fast. The retractable usb cord is a huge plus as well, never have to worry about finding the cord or losing it. The price is also well worth it. ...more info
  • Great portable storage!
    This drive, with a few caveats, is one of the best external storage purchases I have ever made. It is lightweight, fast, and imminently portable. Since it is bus powered, there is one fewer adaptor to carry around - however - this does not always work. On older computers, it is often necessary to have two free USB ports (one for power, one for data). A minor annoyance, and less of a problem on newer computers. The built-in USB cable is also a bit fragile, so be careful pulling it out to use. Neither of these issues would prevent me from recommending this drive, and I intend to buy a second one for a total of 1 TB of portable (and quite fashionable) storage!...more info
  • 500 GB portable data storage in small package
    Very useful and compact portable hard drive.

    Pros:
    - 500 GB in 2.5" form factor
    - no external power source needed
    - pretty silent
    - stylish ;)

    Cons:
    - relatively slow (5400 RPM) - significant when transfering big or lots of files.
    - integrated USB cable is pretty short and limited (on the other hand there at least is one so you don't need extra cables necessarily at all)

    All in all, I warmly recommend this one. Can't really have better at the moment.
    ...more info
  • Happy with it
    Arrived on time , perfect conditions.
    Portable, light weight , and very beatufull style....more info
  • Excellent Product
    Industrial Facility's Sam Hecht is one of my favorite designers; this product proves why. So naturally when I began looking for a portable drive, I took a long look at this one. The drive is very light and compact, truly portable. I've never owned a LaCie drive before but the performance has been excellent. The built in USB cord is an interesting solution. It works well when I use my laptop, but its too short for use with my desk top, so I need to use the supplied cable to reach the port. Also the removable cap that conceals the USB cable has been lost and found several times. An integrated solution would have more appreciated. But overall a delight to have and use....more info
  • LaCie Little Disk 500 GB USB
    This HD drive works very well. The only problem I have that it requires more power than normal USB port can supply. So I have to use two of my USB ports on my MacBookPro. One port is used to supply power other to connect to USB. I tried to use only one USB port, but drive would mount and then dismount. It was unworkable.
    After LaCie tech support explained power problem everything works fine....more info
  • Solid drive
    Very nice drive. Love the retractable usb connection. It feels a little hollow/ cheap. It seems like it could be thinner because of this. Easy to smudge with fingerprints too....more info
  • Great take backup disk
    I am a road warrior for work. About 130K miles last year. Since I have extended trips I wanted to be able to back up my Mac to an external drive. After trying 2 other disks (one took too much power, one failed outright) I went with the LaCie because of it's small form factor and built in cable.

    It has travelled with me for about 60K miles, I back up to it every day and test booting off backup at least once before every trip. It isn't as fast as my 7200 internal but it just works.

    I don't have the problem with it taking too much power like another reviewer suggested. Maybe because I have the 320GB not the 500GB....more info
  • PowerBook users BEWARE
    I bought this to use with my G4 PowerBook (PowerPC) and was disappointed to find that when I connected it to the USB port, it wouldn't mount and simply beeped at me uselessly. It turns out with some older Mac laptops don't supply enough bus power via the USB port to power the drive (although mine isn't THAT old).

    I have used other bus-powered devices with my laptop (iPod, Wacom tablet), so I had not expected to have this issue -- and there was no real indication of this issue on LaCie's website. The only way I was able to get it to work was by plugging the "USB power-sharing cable" up to an iPod wall-charger brick. This pretty much defeats the purpose of having a "portable" drive, as bus power was one of the main reasons I purchased it.

    I have had good luck with LaCie drives in the past, so this was extremely disappointing for me. I haven't tried customer service yet, but I'm crossing my fingers in hope that they'll let me return this thing....more info
  • Nice drive
    Nice drive that runs well out of the box. Attached cable makes it more portable too....more info
  • Simply outstanding portable drive.
    This is a simply outstanding portable drive. Tiny, compact, and feather-weight. The retractable USB cord is a spiffy idea and works marvelously, and the neat protective cap keeps out dust and ensures that nothing clogs the ports. Works marvelously with my new MacBook Pro.

    NOTE: some computers (mostly Windows machines, blech) don't put out enough power through the USB port to power the drive, in which case one must use the additional USB power-sharing cable (which comes included) and plug the drive into two separate USB ports (one for power, one for data). However, this is NOT NECESSARY on the MacBook Pro: it puts out more than enough power, enough to power the LaCie while simultaneously feeding it data, all through a single USB port. In short: on the MacBook Pro (and I suspect, all Apple laptops), you never need to use the additional power-sharing cable....more info
  • Good drive bad case
    The case on this drive leaves little to be desired. I had problems getting my laptop or desktop to recognize the drive. Also the usb cable is not standard for this type of portable drive. I wouldn't recommend it for a novice, but I ended up transplanting the drive into a another standard enclosure and have been happy ever since....more info
  • I love it
    this HDD is the best and maybe i will buy another one maybe 2
    it not havey and small and the color is cooool black is the king of the color and the price was good....more info
  • LaCie Little Disk 500 GB USB External
    The LaCie works great. Great for capacity on a portable. However, portability is compromised by the speed of the small size. Otherwise, its handy to have on a trip, but a pain to keep up to date regularly when not traveling....more info
  • great product
    Works great. You only need one usb with a newer (2 years) computer. comes with a cable for 2 usb powers if needed. has an extension for the built in usb. Best portable usb drive on the market, and the best priced too!...more info
  • Great mobile hard drive: small footprint
    Received the 500g Little Drive today. Love that it is pre-formatted for either Mac or Windows. I already have a 160G version. Liked it so much that decided to get the larger drive. I use it with a HP Mini-note 2133 netbook, 2 lbs. Both are so small that I can carry a laptop computer and 500G external harddrive together and still be under 2 1/2 lbs in weight. Added stick-on grip strips to the bottom to keep it steady on any surface. I have a set of 4 stackable LaCie Porche Design USB external harddrives, plus a mobile usb DVD burner also from La Cie. Great company, great products, great design. This drive is Really Tiny!!!...more info