Hard drives can be a confusing shopping decision, after taking into consideration the vast number of choices to compare. The LaCie and Western Digital are suitable picks for IT professionals and telecommuters alike. The LaCie has much to offer, while the Western Digital deserves praise for its fast rotation speed and comes out ahead for multimedia.
|Features||LaCie Rugged||Western Digital Velociraptor|
|Height||2.79 cm (1.1 in.);2.54 cm (1 in.)||2.62 cm (1.03 in.);2.59 cm (1.02 in.);2.54 cm (1 in.);1.52 cm (0.6 in.);1.5 cm (0.59 in.)|
|Weight||0.25 kg;0.24 kg||0.5 kg;0.49 kg;0.23 kg;0.22 kg|
|Buffer Size||8 MB||63 MB;32 MB;2 MB;16 MB|
|Spindle Speed||7200 RPM;5400 RPM||10000 RPM|
|Seek Time||12 ms||5.5 ms;4.2 ms;3.6 ms;3 ms|
|cmm_sdc.string.Package Qty. (Mining)||1||1|
|Average Latency||5.56 ms;4.17 ms||3 ms|
|Width||8.99 cm (3.54 in.);14.48 cm (5.7 in.)||7.11 cm (2.8 in.);6.98 cm (2.75 in.);14.73 cm (5.8 in.);14.71 cm (5.79 in.);10.21 cm (4.02 in.);10.16 cm (4 in.)|
|Hard Drive Type||HDD (Hard Disk Drive)||HDD (Hard Disk Drive)|
|Depth||8.89 cm (3.5 in.);14.5 cm (5.71 in.)||9.91 cm (3.9 in.);14.73 cm (5.8 in.);14.71 cm (5.79 in.);10.16 cm (4 in.);10.01 cm (3.94 in.)|
|External Data Transfer Rate||60 Mbps;100 Mbps||768 Mbps;600 Mbps;300 Mbps;120 Mbps|
|Hard Drive Enclosure||External||Internal|
|Sound Emission||Not Specified||36 dB|
|Internal Data Transfer Rate||Not Specified||300 Mbit/s|
The LaCie boasts a 200 GB to 1 TB storage capacity, so you can hold onto tons of your important programs and data files. Also, you can rapidly transfer large media files thanks to the LaCie's 5400 RPM rotation speed. Its 8 MB buffer size lets you search files very quickly. Furthermore, it features a 60 Mbps external data transfer rate, so you can enjoy fast access to big data. You can connect to a large number of USB devices thanks to the LaCie's USB 2.0 interface.
Western Digital Velociraptor
The Western Digital has a 6 GB to 1 TB storage capacity, allowing you to store your whole family's collected video games and films. Also, you can watch games load right away thanks to the Western Digital's 10000 RPM rotation speed. Its 16 MB buffer size lets you enjoy rapid file searches. In addition, it features a 768 Mbps external data transfer rate, so you can quickly read and write from your device. You can easily install it yourself thanks to the Western Digital's SATA interface.
Comparing the LaCie Rugged Vs Western Digital Velociraptor
The Western Digital exceeds expectations and is the one to pick for multimedia. The Western Digital has an 85% faster rotation speed, allowing you to get better video performance. What's more, you can enjoy much faster file searches thanks to its 100% larger buffer size. Also, the Western Digital's 1180% faster external data transfer rate lets you get to external data files more quickly. In contrast, the LaCie stacks up favourably with a compatible interface and an ample storage capacity.
Buying On eBay
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