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LaCie 3TB Minimus USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop Drive

4.5*
LaCie 3TB Minimus USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop Drive

Quicklinx: 85Y9WS00
Mfr#: 302004EK
Standard delivery Product out of stock. Due date unavailable.
Discontinued

Description

LaCie Minimus: The World's Smallest USB 3.0 Desktop Drive.

  • Ultra-compact
  • Ultra-fast USB 3.0 performance
  • Tough aluminum casing

With the LaCie Minimus, you've got the power and performance of USB 3.0 combined with an ultra-compact size. It's small, which makes it the perfect choice for users that enjoy their terabytes as much as their desk space. It's also easy to transfer HD movies, photos, and sound files with USB 3.0 - a fast interface. Since the LaCie Minimus is backward compatible with USB 2.0, it works on any PC or Mac.

Strong Aluminum Exterior

Complementing its remarkably small size, the Minimus is encased in sturdy brushed aluminum for an elegant aesthetic appeal. The aluminum offers resilience from blunders, improved heat dissipation, and is fully recyclable.

User-friendly Software Suite Included

  • Automatic Backup: Easy setup and automatic worry-free backup for both PC and Mac computers.
  • Password Protection: With LaCie Private-Public software built-in, it's easy to make sure that your files are secure and protected, no matter where you go.
  • Secure Cloud Storage: 10GB of Wuala Online Storage included for one year to securely store and share your data online.
  • 77% Energy Savings: Automatic Eco mode lowers the power consumption by up to 77% when not in use, increasing the battery life of your notebook or laptop.

Specifications

Summary

Product Description
LaCie Minimus - hard drive - 3 TB - USB 3.0
Type
Hard drive - external ( desktop )
Capacity
3 TB
Interface
USB 3.0
Data Transfer Rate
5.0 Gbps (USB 3.0)
Power Source
Included AC adapter
Enclosure Colour
Aluminium
Dimensions (WxDxH)
11.07 cm x 17.28 cm x 2.94 cm
Weight
850 g
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year warranty


Detail

General

Device Type
Hard drive - external ( desktop )
Capacity
3 TB
Interface
USB 3.0
Width
11.07 cm
Depth
17.28 cm
Height
2.94 cm
Weight
850 g

Performance

Interface Transfer Rate
5.0 Gbps (USB 3.0)

Expansion & Connectivity

Interfaces
1 x USB 3.0

Power

Power Source
Included AC adapter
Power Device
Power adapter

Software & System Requirements

Software Included
LaCie Setup Assistant, Lacie Backup Software
OS Required
Apple MacOS X 10.6, Microsoft Windows Vista / XP / 7, Apple MacOS X 10.5

Miscellaneous

Cables Included
1 x USB cable - external
Enclosure Colour
Aluminium

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support
1 year warranty
Service & Support Details
Limited warranty - 1 year

Customer reviews

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Good Straightforward Drive
Reviewed by Anonymous Review Posted 17/01/2013

I wanted a no-frills big drive to do a back up of my Linux media server's ZFS filesystem. This drive so far meets the bill.

It comes with a small partition of software with the rest of the space unformatted. Presumably this Windows/Mac software partitions the blank space and installs backup software on your PC.

I put a GPT partition table and a 3TB ext4 filesystem on it and the drive was happy. There are no un-deletable partitions on it so ease of use is 5.

The casing is well built, compact and attractive. This is a huge drive for not too much money so value is 5 too.

As for reliability... only time will tell.

  • Overall 5*
  • Ease of use 5*
  • Value for money 5*
 
fast and reliable
Reviewed by Shannon. Review Posted 03/11/2013

Great piece of hardware - ultra fast, ultra compact, and well designed. I use it for media storage and it has been working consistently since day one.

  • Overall 5*
  • Ease of use 5*
  • Value for money 4*
 
Solid Performer
Reviewed by Lynn Thorne. Review Posted 26/08/2013

I wanted to get some more storage, and this drive caught my eye. It has good capacity, and an excellent compact design. It works very well via USB 3.0. It's plenty fast, quiet, and cool. Overall, very good value and great performance.

  • Overall 5*
  • Ease of use 5*
  • Value for money 5*
 
Great Drive
Reviewed by anonymous. Review Posted 01/10/2013

My laptop just didn't have enough storage in it, and I didn't want a huge hard drive taking up my space and being all clunky. The Minimus was the perfect solution to my problem. Hard aluminium enclosure, USB 3.0 and best of all 3TBs of space at a reasonable price, this is a winner.

  • Overall 5*
  • Ease of use 5*
  • Value for money 5*
 
Excellent Quality
Reviewed by Nicole R. Review Posted 06/10/2013

Fast, easy to use and quick to install, and very handy all round, the Minimus is a beautiful little drive. It's pretty compact, and yet somehow holds 3TB worth of storage. Highly recommend this drive if you are looking for a quality unit.

  • Overall 5*
  • Ease of use 5*
  • Value for money 5*
 
Excellent for Late 2012 iMac
Reviewed by Anonymous Review Posted 11/03/2013

Bought two of these whilst on Special price ( £99-99 ) from BT Shop - Works fine on iMac - can be formatted to NTFS if required using the included lacie software ! - Powers down on energy saving sleep mode and they only make a slight whine when awaking ( Powering up ) - All in all a great buy !

  • Overall 5*
  • Ease of use 5*
  • Value for money 5*
 
LaCie 3TB Minimus USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop Drive
Reviewed by Lionel. Review Posted 22/02/2013

Found the disk to be excellent value for money and not as David has reported, useless. I think this was because he did not realise that the disk had to be converted to a GTP disk in order to exploit the full 3TB.

  • Overall 5*
  • Ease of use 5*
  • Value for money 5*
 
Not as small as the picture suggests
Reviewed by Anonymous Review Posted 05/01/2013

Don't buy this drive if you are looking for something the size and discretion of a portable drive. I don't know whose hands they used but I am 6'5 with hands to match and this drive totally covers my hand! This is a full size 3" desktop drive, thought the minimal casing means that it is no larger than a 3" internal drive with aluminium cladding. Although sleek, the cladding is not flashy, looking merely like a folded aluminium sheet with black plastic ends.
It is fairly quiet - a gentle whooshing most of the time, a bit like central heating! Cleverly any vibration has been minimised by well designed feet at the bottom of the unit. The power supply is at the plug end with a small lead keeping clutter down.
I haven't fully tested the speed, but expect it to be up there with other USB 3 drives.

  • Overall 4*
  • Ease of use 5*
  • Value for money 5*
 
blatantly misleading picture
Reviewed by Martin Vickers. Review Posted 07/01/2013

A good disk with no problems so far (early days yet though). But if you want small, don't look to the picture as a guide as that image of the disk is not to scale with that of the hand. That sort of false advertising is indefensible.

  • Overall 4*
  • Ease of use 5*
  • Value for money 5*
 
LACIE DRIVE
Reviewed by David. Review Posted 20/02/2013

DOES NOT WORK ON WINDOWS 7 - can't see any storage. It is formatted in FAT32 not NTFS and as it has some files already on it. (Sorry I don't understand any more.) You cannot convert it to NTFS, all in all a very old format for a 3TB drive. I am returning mine and going to Maplin! Shame BT did not test it first - we are not all computer wizards. All the other drives I have bought from Maplin have always worked.

  • Overall 1*
  • Ease of use 1*
  • Value for money 1*
 

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