LaCie 1big dock Thunderbolt 8Tb desktop storage?

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OP mujana Veteran Member • Posts: 7,372
Re: LaCie 1big dock Thunderbolt 8Tb desktop storage?

robgendreau wrote:

mujana wrote:

Great news...I could even buy myself a 14Tb external then (G-Technology usb-c WD Red inside)...or maybe a 10Tb LaCie d2 Professional (usb-c with a IronWolf Pro inside...5 years warranty + 2 years data recovery).

Saves me money (or I can buy extra storage for the same money)

Yes. The LaCie device you have functions as a dock (hence the name) that happens to include a not-that-fast-compared-to-SSD drive inside. The dock functionality is probably most of its value.

And if you need a 14TBish drive look at the WD Easystore drives sold exclusively at BestBuy. PC buyers frequently buy them for shucking (extracting the internal drive for use in their builds) because they very often contain much higher grade drives than one would expect by the cheap price, often server-grade internals. https://www.ifixit.com/News/46724/how-to-find-useful-discounted-disks-inside-an-external-hard-drive It does vary, but I find them great for backup since the price is so low I can afford more of them. And so far the cases have held up well too.

Thnxs Rob. I' m in The Netherlands....no BestBuy here.

For me it' s very important that I can work directly on files on that external HD. I do not have to import those files into any program; I use DXO PL 4 and I get to these files and work on these external files without having to import them (as a program like Lightroom wants). Sometimes these files are large (from Sony A7RIV). With my current external hard drive, that' s not a problem at all. So my external sometimes is my working disk.

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