Pros

  • Stylish slide out design
  • Integrated USB cable

Cons

  • USB only

At A Glance

The integrated USB cable and unique slide-out design make for a fashionable portable drive

Manufacturer’s Description

The LaCie Starck Mobile Hard Drive is the result of a collaboration between LaCie and world-famous designer Philippe Starck. Its sturdy 2mm of aluminum casing keeps the LaCie Starck from overheating, and helps it to be very resistant, enhancing its overall dependability. The polished aluminum exterior is stylish and tough, but also light enough to transport, making the LaCie Starck both completely chic and completely mobile. A convenient aspect of the LaCie Starck is its embedded USB cable, which allows you to maximize its compact nature and portability. It's easy to extract your cable, as well as coil it back inside of the drive. In addition, it guarantees that you'll never lose your USB cable, a feature that underscores Philippe Starck's commitment to practical and usable design.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.lacie.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number 301891
Storage
Drive size 320.0 GB
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces USB 2.0
USB 2.0 Yes
Warranty
Warranty information 2 Years
Warranty information 2 Years
Included Software
Included Software LaCie Backup Assistant, LaCie Setup Assistant
Hardware
Installation Kit Hardware USB power adapter cable

Warranty Information

2 Years

Performance

PC World Test Center
Interface tested USB 2.0
External Performance, Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit)
Copy Files Read, 3.68 GB 138.1   seconds
Copy Files & Folders Write, 3.68 GB 188.8   seconds
Copy Large File Read, 3.68 GB 131.3   seconds
Copy Large File Write, 3.68 GB 133.2   seconds
Install OpenOffice.org 3.1 112.6   seconds
Uninstall OpenOffice.org 3.1 158.5   seconds
Malware Scan 478.7   seconds
System Power, Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit)
Copy Files & Folders Read, 3.68 GB 85.2   watts
Copy Files & Folders Write, 3.68 GB 85.7   watts
Copy Large File Read, 3.68 GB 84.1   watts
Copy Large File Write, 3.68 GB 85.3   watts
Install OpenOffice.org 3.1 94.1   watts
Uninstall OpenOffice.org 3.1 105.9   watts
Malware Scan 97.4   watts
System Idle State 81.4   watts
System Sleep State 81.0   watts
System Work State 92.7   watts