Shopping for hard drives is sometimes daunting for consumers. There are a multitude of choices to sift through and each model differs in its own way. The LaCie and Seagate are suitable picks for telecommuters and IT workers alike. The LaCie shines with its large buffer size, while the Seagate is the one for multimedia and deserves credit for its ample storage capacity.
|Features||LaCie Rugged||Seagate Expansion|
|Height||2.79 cm (1.1 in.);2.54 cm (1 in.)||4.06 cm (1.6 in.);3.99 cm (1.57 in.);3.78 cm (1.49 in.);3.76 cm (1.48 in.);12.22 cm (4.81 in.);11.99 cm (4.72 in.);1.78 cm (0.7 in.);1.75 cm (0.69 in.);1.5 cm (0.59 in.)|
|Weight||0.25 kg;0.24 kg||1.4 kg;1.02 kg;1 kg;0.94 kg;0.36 kg;0.31 kg;0.17 kg;0.16 kg|
|Buffer Size||8 MB||8 MB;64 MB;32 MB;2 MB;16 MB|
|Spindle Speed||7200 RPM;5400 RPM||7200 RPM;5400 RPM|
|Seek Time||12 ms||9 ms;14 ms|
|cmm_sdc.string.Package Qty. (Mining)||1||1|
|Average Latency||5.56 ms;4.17 ms||5.56 ms;5.08 ms;4.17 ms|
|Width||8.99 cm (3.54 in.);14.48 cm (5.7 in.)||8.1 cm (3.19 in.);8 cm (3.15 in.);20.7 cm (8.15 in.);18.01 cm (7.09 in.);14.12 cm (5.56 in.);12.7 cm (5 in.);12.6 cm (4.96 in.);12.19 cm (4.8 in.);11.79 cm (4.64 in.)|
|Hard Drive Type||HDD (Hard Disk Drive)||Portable;HDD (Hard Disk Drive)|
|Depth||8.89 cm (3.5 in.);14.5 cm (5.71 in.)||8.1 cm (3.19 in.);8 cm (3.15 in.);20.7 cm (8.15 in.);20.57 cm (8.1 in.);17.96 cm (7.07 in.);15.19 cm (5.98 in.);14.12 cm (5.56 in.);12.6 cm (4.96 in.);1.55 cm (0.61 in.)|
|External Data Transfer Rate||60 Mbps;100 Mbps||640 Mbps;60 Mbps;480 Mbps|
|Hard Drive Enclosure||External||External|
The LaCie has a 200 GB to 1 TB storage capacity, so you can keep your entire family's collected videos and games. In addition, the LaCie's 5400 RPM rotation speed helps you enjoy rapid access to huge media files. Quickly search through large directories thanks to its 8 MB buffer size. Also, it has a 60 Mbps external data transfer rate, so you can access critical data with great speed. The LaCie's USB 2.0 interface enables you to connect to a wide range of devices that support USB.
The Seagate sports a 60 MB to 3 TB storage capacity, allowing you to keep all of your valuable applications and financial data. Also, the Seagate's 7200 RPM rotation speed enables you to quickly transfer large photo and video archives. You can enjoy rapid file searches thanks to its 2 MB buffer size. In addition, it has a 640 Mbps external data transfer rate, so you can enjoy rapid data transfers to and from your device. The Seagate's USB 3.0 interface helps you use it with a large number of compatible devices.
Comparing the LaCie Rugged Vs Seagate Expansion
The Seagate leads by example and is a great bet for multimedia. The Seagate has a larger available storage capacity, so you can keep even more videos, songs, and games. In addition, the Seagate's 33% faster rotation speed lets you copy your data more rapidly. What's more, you can get to external data files more quickly thanks to its 967% faster external data transfer rate. Plus, it features a better interface, so you can transfer data to other devices much more rapidly. Not to be out-done however, the LaCie sports a 300% larger buffer size, allowing you to sort through files much more quickly.
Buying On eBay
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