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I am trying to find an external hard drive which will allow me to dump the contents of either an SD card or a USB stick (an SD card in a USB adapter in reality) directly onto it without the need for a computer. I have recently gotten a Canon EOS Rebel T3 and am taking many many pictures. It would be far more convenient if I could simply dump all of the photos directly onto an external hard drive instead of involving my laptop every time. I don't have a necessity to pick out photos off to card,... Read more →
Quite frankly, I'm surprised if you have one of these that's still running. The most likely part to fail on these and most other LaCie drives of the past few years has to be the power adapter. (Typically for most other drives it's the disk mechanism.) I bought mine in 2005 and the first power adapter lasted 4 years. The second power adapter lasted 2 years. The amount of usage didn't change. Note that when you go to the LaCie support web page for these drives, they put a link right there on the... Read more →
My new 1Tb drive is plugged into my new iMac strictly for Time Machine backup duty. I have the power saving setting 'spin down hard drives when possible' turned on. Throughout the day when the iMac is on, this drive can be heard spinning up and down constantly. Is that OK for the drive? Or should I change the setting to not allow it to spin down?