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    LaCie Porsche Design Desktop Drive 8TB

    Stylish and spacious, but can it deliver on speed?
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    Re: LaCie Porsche Design Desktop Drive 8TB

    "The move to USB 3.1 provides greater throughput"

    What are you basing that statement off? The four benchmarks all show a USB 3.0 connected SSD exceeding the speeds of this unit. There seem to be no evidence that USB 3.1 provides greater throughput for this drive.

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    Re: LaCie Porsche Design Desktop Drive 8TB

    Quote Originally Posted by EndlessWaves View Post
    "The move to USB 3.1 provides greater throughput"

    What are you basing that statement off? The four benchmarks all show a USB 3.0 connected SSD exceeding the speeds of this unit. There seem to be no evidence that USB 3.1 provides greater throughput for this drive.
    Think they are talking about in comparison to the other two mechanical drives in the test line up, i.e. the Seagate Backup Plus and WD My Passport Ultra which both use USB3.0.

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    Re: LaCie Porsche Design Desktop Drive 8TB

    My company stopped selling Lacie products years ago, overpriced is barely scratching the surface.

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    Re: LaCie Porsche Design Desktop Drive 8TB

    Exactly where is the Porsche design?

    the Porsche Design Desktop Drive employs an aluminium enclosure with polished edges, rounded corners and a sandblasted finish that feels as good as it looks.
    Ooooo lot of revolutionary design work there to justify an extra £100.

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    Re: LaCie Porsche Design Desktop Drive 8TB

    Rounded corners? Where are the Apple lawyers?

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    Re: LaCie Porsche Design Desktop Drive 8TB

    Quote Originally Posted by EndlessWaves View Post
    "The move to USB 3.1 provides greater throughput"

    What are you basing that statement off? The four benchmarks all show a USB 3.0 connected SSD exceeding the speeds of this unit. There seem to be no evidence that USB 3.1 provides greater throughput for this drive.
    Hi, the throughput improvement is in comparison to USB 2.0. The paragraph has been reworded to make it clearer. It now reads: "The transition from USB 2.0 to USB 3.1 provides a genuine improvement in throughput, as well as the ability to power your laptop and access the drive simultaneously."

    For anyone needing to make use of the backward compatibility, we can confirm that the drive managed sequential read and write speeds of 43.6MB/s and 40.9MB/s, respectively, via the older standard.

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    Re: LaCie Porsche Design Desktop Drive 8TB

    expensive. if someone made a cheap caddy only version that let you use a 3.5" drive via USB without a power cable it would be great. surely some chinese company will make one

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    Re: LaCie Porsche Design Desktop Drive 8TB

    I bought one of a much older model a long time ago. Think it was a mere 250GB? Or maybe 320/500GB. Anyway, pre-TB, pre-USB3 era. It was on sale and probably one of the best cost/GB I could find at the time I ordered. And it still looks like the same brick that probably still collect quite a bit of dust like most electronics.

    The truth is that it's a HD and and not even Porsche can make it stylish and functional. Actually I think it would be better if they make it so that it can be mounted vertically with a stand. Flat is good for stacking, but for people with just one or two external drives, vertical take less footprint and also has less surface for dust to collect.

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    Re: LaCie Porsche Design Desktop Drive 8TB

    Quote Originally Posted by TooNice View Post
    ...Actually I think it would be better if they make it so that it can be mounted vertically with a stand. Flat is good for stacking, but for people with just one or two external drives, vertical take less footprint and also has less surface for dust to collect.
    There are loads of drives that can sit vertically without a stand, this is right next to me on my desk
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B009HXWWP2/

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    Re: LaCie Porsche Design Desktop Drive 8TB

    Is anyone else instantly turned off when a car marker punts out a piece of 'Tech'? :-/

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    Re: LaCie Porsche Design Desktop Drive 8TB

    Quote Originally Posted by adam0r View Post
    Is anyone else instantly turned off when a car marker punts out a piece of 'Tech'? :-/
    Unless im mistaken, Porsche didn't "punt" it out, LaCie did, Porsche just did some work on the design of the enclosure..
    Quote Originally Posted by TAKTAK View Post
    It didn't fall off, it merely became insufficient at it's purpose and got a bit droopy...

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    Re: LaCie Porsche Design Desktop Drive 8TB

    too expensive...

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    Re: LaCie Porsche Design Desktop Drive 8TB

    Quote Originally Posted by tinbin View Post
    too expensive...
    Maybe, nearly three years later, it has come down in price?

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    Re: LaCie Porsche Design Desktop Drive 8TB

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr_Jon View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by tinbin View Post
    too expensive...
    Maybe, nearly three years later, it has come down in price?
    2016 edition (as reviewed) now £159.90, the updated 2018 version is £209 from Amazon

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/LaCie-Porsc...00S1LNNFY&th=1
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    Re: LaCie Porsche Design Desktop Drive 8TB

    Quote Originally Posted by Plasmastorm View Post
    My company stopped selling Lacie products years ago, overpriced is barely scratching the surface.
    This.

    I would love to find out the failure rates on Lacie external drives. Mine and other folks I know have all had them fail on them multiple times. Think they had Seagate drives in them at the time which may explain things. Eitherwa I will be staying well away from product.

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