The Web    Google
LaCie 301278 250GB Little Disk designed by Sam Hecht USB 2.0 Portable Hard Drive
List Price: $95.99

Our Price: $79.06

You Save: $16.93 (18%)


Product Description

Carry your files, photos and music in this pocket-sized hard disk for sharing with friends, family and colleagues wherever you go. Thanks to its tiny, lightweight form, the Little Disk fits in your bag, purse, briefcase or pocket. Designed exclusively for LaCie by Sam Hecht, it has a chocolate colored, high-gloss elegance with clean, simple lines and comes with a removable protective cap. This USB-powered drive has an integrated USB cable, which pulls out and retracts so no extra connection is required. Keep important data secure with the included LaCieSync software. Access and modify your files, emails (Microsoft Outlook) or personal settings and it will synchronize updated data back to your computer - protected by AES 128-bit encryption (Windows only). It also comes with easy '1-Click' Backup Software (Windows & Mac).

The LaCie 301278 Little Disk 250 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 250 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 250 GB USB 2.0 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.
  • 250 GB of disc space; 5400 rpm and 8 MB of cache for maximum drive performance.

Sam Hecht designed this sleek, beautifully styled drive. View larger.

Hidden beneath the cap is a built-in USB cable. 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.

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.

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 manual, LaCieSync: Synchronization & Encryption Software (Windows), LaCie 1-Click Backup Software (Windows/Mac), LaCie SilverKeeper Backup Software (Mac), and carrying case.

  • Integrated, extractable USB cable
  • Removable protective cap
  • USB powered
  • Plug and play
  • Backup and Synchronization software included and driver-free

Customer Reviews:

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Lacie little 500 gb disk
    This product is exceptional.
    With a really smalll size, it performs an extraordinary capacity of storage.
    I have used it intensively and I have found it reliable.
    In few words a product that is worth to be acquired....more info
  • Little Drive Big Space
    Wanted a small Bus powered drive to partition for Mac Leopard Boot and storage of Video and audio EFX. USB 2.0 and GUID Formatted with Leopard X.5.6 on a 160G Partition for safety clone and the rest is EFX and Video Projects. Boots and serves as Editing drive on Intel Macs. No skipping of coughing so far. Quiet, quick, efficient. If you need a MacTel clone, this little 500 works just[...]with a nice black velvet pouch that tries to keep fingerprints off the glossy black case and an internal 5 inch USB pullout connector, very compact....more info
  • One OF Best
    Very Very Good read and write capability way too faster then other drives as i own western,seagate external drives too, Only problem is its design as some famous guy designed it so every time you use drive you have to pull out usb extension cable, literally pulling every time i do to use it makes me feel like what if its just pulled out/detached completely :) and black color used is way too shiny if you`d minute amount of skin lotion or food on your hands it`ll stick right on it like forever - so design is only its flaw otherwise highly recommended they offer one year guarantee that should be breeze ....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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 500 GB portable data storage in small package
    Very useful and compact portable hard drive.

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

    - 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
  • Good disk
    I got the 500GB disk. It's been working great. The sync software is easy and fast. It is small and very light. Overall, it is a great product. Here are a few things I did not like. The plastic casing smells, even after a few weeks. The built-in USB connector is very short and feels fragile. Sometimes, the disk does not mount the first time it's plugged in, I have to pull it out and plug in again. However, these are very minor things. ...more info
  • Great Little Product
    I received this product within 3 or 4 days after ordering from Amazon. It is a great little hard drive.I'm using it with my Western Digital Media Player.

    The self contained USB cable is a little short but works fine. I couldn't be more pleased with my purchase !!!...more info