LaCie Starck Mobile Hard Drive USB2

  • LaCie Starck Mobile Hard Drive USB2
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Based on 13 scores, 18 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    2
  • Good:
    6
  • Average:
    1
  • Bad:
    4

Pros:

  • Good copy and duplication speeds; clever design.
  • Stylish & sleek design, Retractable USB cable
  • Sexy design; embedded USB cable.

Cons:

  • Heavy for a portable drive.
  • Very heavy aluminum body, Included backup software is 32bit Windows only, Large transfers are slow

Expert reviews and ratings

By Expert Reviews on 80

LaCie's Starck Mobile looks and feels classy, but its captive USB cable isn't as well designed as the rest of the disk....

By Electronicsme on 68

The Starck mobile, while providing some good design elements, falls into a higher price bracket for an external drive. It may be worthwhile for a mobile professional who meets a lot of clients face to face, but a standard home user can find better...

By Tom's Hardware on

All eight portable drives we tested work well if you mainly need a device to store large amounts of user data that doesn't depend much on performance. As soon as you apply more demanding workloads, it's time to start paying more attention to the...

By PC Authority on 50

If you're looking for extra storage for your music and photos, the LaCie Stark looks stylish, though it's not the best value...

By DigitalVersus on 80

Software suite Like most manufacturers, LaCie delivers its external hard drives with a software suite. The one on the Starck Mobile Hard Drive has the Genie Backup assistant. It doesn’t do much that other suites don’t: it can launch an...

By PC Pro on 50

Looks the business, but this drive lacks all-out speed and is very pricey...

By Techworld on

When I first connected the Starck Mobile Hard Drive, the LaCie Setup Assistant started up and asked how I would like to format the drive. I clicked on Mac and in seconds it was reformatted to Mac Journaled HFS and therefore also Time Machine...

By Macworld on 80

Ive yet to handle a mobile drive that feels as tough as the LaCie Starck Mobile. Additionally, its copy and duplication tests are very, very impressive and the inclusion of the power-splitter cable means that LaCie recognizes the importance of...

By TechReviewSource on 60

External hard drives are always nice to have, especially since they are so useful for transporting data, making backups, and adding more storage capacity to your computer. LaCie, a storage solution company, has released the LaCie Starck Mobile...

By cnet on 58

LaCie clearly spent a lot of time designing the look and feel of the Starck Mobile Hard Drive, but it trips up on the basic essentials like weight, ease of use, cost per gigabyte, and transfer speed. Hard-core design geeks will get a kick out of its...

By RegHardware on 85

Does design matter in an external hard drive? Even if you don't, LaCie's Starck is a decent performing drive that wins points for the built-in USB cable. No wobbly mini-USB connects here, we're pleased to say. But you have to be prepared to...

By Good Gear Guide on 80

If youre the type to get your hard drive accidentally run over by cars and the like, LaCies Starck Mobile Hard Drive is for you. This French-designed external drive is extremely durable, and will make sure you get noticed in the...

By PC Advisor on 80

Not only does the LaCie Starck Mobile Hard Drive look good, but it performs well and can withstand quite a bit of punishment. James Hutchinson...

By Photo Answers on 100

LaCie has designed some indestructible mobile hard drives in the past, such as the LaCie Rugged, by famous product designer Neil Poulton. This latest mobile drive has been designed by Phillippe Starck, but just how tough is...

International Review By Tom's Hardware on

LaCie hat bereits in der Vergangenheit beeindruckende Speicherprodukte wie das 2big Dual oder das 4big Quadrapräsentiert. Vom technischen Standpunkt aus gesehen beeindruckt die tragbare Starck mit USB 2.0 und einer durchschnittlichen...

International Review By Les Numériques on 80

Le LaCie Stark Mobile Hard Drive est un trs beau disque dur externe avec des finitions irrprochables. On regrette toutefois que son boitier soit si...

International Review By ZDNet.be on

De vormgeving is bij de producten van LaCie altijd een belangrijk onderdeel geweest en dat is met deze Starck Desktop Hard Drive niet anders. Het toestel ziet er uit als een stijlvolle donkergrijze baksteen en het weegt ook zoveel. Aan de voorkant...

International Review By Datormagazin on

Dig som gillar designen och inte har speciellt brttom....