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Old 11-08-2010, 06:25 AM
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Default Re: Do Lacie Drives have the Oxford Chipset?

Hi sorry if this post is dead but i need some info from peeps in the know.

I need to buy an external drive to use with pt8 003 + macbook.

i have whittled it down to these two:

OWC mercury 1tb firewire 400 / 800 oxford chipset


Lacia Quadra 1tb fw400 fw800 possibly an oxford chipset (still awaiting their reply)


Glyph drives seem really expensive in the UK,

does anyone know or have any experience using either drive i have picked?

I have read that the lacia drives are good but mixed info on wheather they use the oxford chipset or not.

any info would be most appreciated,

i should mention that my 003 + macbook both have fw400 connections but i am down with using a 400 - 800 cable if needed for daisy chaining.

are there any limits to the size of the drive is 1TB appropriate? with all the recommendations surrounding partitions ?

never done this before so a little confuzzled,

many thanks for your help
003 BLA HD mod, Mac book 2.16Ghz, 4Gb Ram, OSX 10.6.4, PT 8.04, MP Toolkit, Waves.
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Old 11-08-2010, 07:24 AM
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Default Re: Do Lacie Drives have the Oxford Chipset?

I had ome previous BAD experiences with Lacie drives so I will NEVER recommend them to someone.

I hear good things about the OWC drives...

And here are a few others to consider.

Simple External Drives/ IEC power cord internal powersupply
Rocstor/ RocPro drives
Avastore/ HDX
Glyph/GT Series

Good drive but with external powersupply
G Technology Drives/ G-Drive

Good drives with Removable drive options
Wiebetech/ RTX100H-Q (trayless swapping of drives)
Oyen Digital/ DataTale 3.5 (tray/handle for swapping)

I'm sure there is more but there ya go.
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