Lacie Porsche Design hard drive for YouTube + Blog Pictures
Talking through the differences of LaCie Porsche Design and Rugged external hard drives. I produce YouTube videos, music and blog posts with pictures on my Apple Macbook. Video requires a huge amount of computer storage space.
I filled up my Macbook pretty quickly and have been buying external hard drives ever since. So today I unbox my latest new 5TB LaCie Porsche Design hard drive. Being a Youtuber I film it and talk through the reasons behind my purchase.
I choose Lacie brand primarily due to use with an apple laptop. In my experience Apple only sell products and brands in their own store that they have tested to be fully compatible. I also use windows PC’s and I find them far more accepting of minor compatibility issues with pretty much anything.
So if I was purchasing for my PC I would consider and bigger pool of brands. Not least LaCie’s parent companies Seagate. The LaCie Hard drives look as cool as external storage can be especially the rugged. However for me external hard drives are simply a tool that I consume so looking cool and interesting is not a top priority.
I’m looking for the practical benefits of the available models. The capacity, physical size and connection method. Also the cost per Gigabyte is a key consideration.
Basically the Porsche design models cost less per Gigabyte or terabyte than the rugged but they are mains powered so not as portable. The LaCie rugged models run entirely via USB or thunderbolt depending on model purchased. So rugged models require no external power supply. As a result you can use them when travelling and running on your laptops battery power alone.
My first External Dives for my Mac were rugged models and I would still recommend them. However I need ever increasing storage. I switched to Lacie Porche design based on lower price per GB initially. But now I prefer them for home or office use.
Almost portable but not rugged
The Lacie Porsche design hard drive are still small enough to consider almost portable. They look sleek next to mac products.
Also Porsche models feature mains powered standby mode during idol times. Rugged models seem to be running the entire time they are connected and the computer if not in sleep itself. Also the rugged get noticeably warmer than the Porsche models.
For these reasons I would expect the Porsche models to last longer in real life use situations.
I would recommend LaCie as a brand of external storage especially if using Apple macs or macbooks. The Porsche design are fantastic for home or office use where you will not be moving constantly and have easy access to power sockets. The rugged are perfect for anyone travelling or working mobile.
Finally I have both USB and thunderbolt models. I have noticed very little difference. When I produce video the cable connection is not the weakest link holding up proceedings. The cables simple outperform the processor and disc speed. Metaphorically and delays in data transfer are due to the pumps not the pipes.
Check out the current range from Lacie here : www.lacie.com