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In the matter of external hard drives to go with my new iMac I find that there are as many opinions as there are ... well you know the rest. For better or worse I have narrowed my field down to 2:

1. G-Technology GTech 1TB G-Drive
2. LaCie 1TB d2 Quadra V2.1

I would appreciate your honest opinions about these 2 items.

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I don't have an opinion about either one. But this is the drive that I recommend. It was given a 5 star rating by MacWorld.

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I'd go Lacie, just because they are a well known brand, and have always proved reliable for me.

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Gtech, because it uses the Oxford chipset, which has proven very reliable with Mac. As far as I'm aware, LaCie uses a different brand of controller (Prolific?).

I agree with chscag's referral to OWC - look carefully at the options available, particularly for those that offer the Oxford chipset. OWC knows what it's doing in terms of providing Mac-friendly devices.

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Gtech, because it uses the Oxford chipset, which has proven very reliable with Mac. As far as I'm aware, LaCie uses a different brand of controller (Prolific?).

I agree with chscag's referral to OWC - look carefully at the options available, particularly for those that offer the Oxford chipset. OWC knows what it's doing in terms of providing Mac-friendly devices.
I have had many Lacie drives, and have had power supply issues with all of them. Once Lacie sent me a few extra under warranty and I had to use 2 of them over time. It would seem to be a drive failure by clicking etc., but the new power supply would always make it right.

Never had a G-Tech drive, so no comment there.
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My current Lacie d2 quadra 320 is 4yrs old and still going using it for Time Machine currently.
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Hello,

This is Devin from LaCie USA. In response to hughvane, we actually do utilize the Oxford chipset in the d2 Quadra drives.

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n response to hughvane, we actually do utilize the Oxford chipset in the d2 Quadra drives. Devin LaCie USA
Well spoken sir! Thank you.

Please make sure you (LaCie) advertise the brand of chipset that you use in each and every model of enclosure that you promote/sell.

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