LaCie DataBank 20GB Portable Hard Drive
Review

On May 28, 2003, in Hard Drive, Review, by John Nemerovski

LaCie DataBank 20GB FireWire/USB Combo Portable Hard Drive
Company: LaCie

Price: $299.00
http://www.lacie.com

LaCie’s stylish DataBank arrives in a simple, elegant black box with no accompanying literature. The silver drive enclosure is protected within an unusual foam brick. Accessories are one each of the shortest FireWire and USB cables ever produced, plus a “User’s Manual” with “Storage Utilities” installer CD.

Letters and numbers are stamped into the cover, meant to replicate a silver ingot, with “DESIGN BY F.A.PORSCHE.” Top is flat, sides are gently tapered outward, and bottom is cushioned with four rounded plastic corner supports. Too bad the bottom of the case has such sharp edges, because a gently rounded base would add additional classiness and safety to the overall form factor.

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