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LaCie Minimus USB 3.0 (2TB)

B&H # LAHDDTM2 Mfr # 301967
No Longer Available
Product Highlights
  • External Drive With SuperSpeed USB 3.0
  • Transfer Rates Up To 5 Gbps
  • Compatible With USB 2.0
  • Recyclable Aluminum Construction
  • Ultra-Compact Design Fits In Your Palm
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Backup Assistant Software
  • 10 GB Wuala Secure Online Storage

The LaCie Minimus USB 3.0 (2TB) combines speed and performance with an ultra-compact design. It's made of recyclable aluminum and fits in the palm of your hand. The stylish case is matched by high-performance. The USB 3.0 interface is capable of up to 5 Gbps transfer speeds. It's also compatible with USB 2.0 and works for both Mac and PC. It's built to last and is backed up by software as well as one year of 10 GB online storage. If you value your desk space as much as your time, then the compact, SuperSpeed Minimus USB 3.0 (2TB) is definitely your ideal external hard drive.

SuperSpeed USB 3.0
The Minimus USB 3.0 gives you SuperSpeed performance. USB 3.0 reaches up to 5 Gbps, making it ideal for professionals looking for high transfer speeds. It's also compatible with USB 2.0
Ultra-Compact Size
The Minimus USB 3.0 fits in the palm of your hand. It combines speed with an ultra-compact size, making it ideal for users with minimal desk space who need 2TB storage and quick transfer speeds
Aluminum Construction
The resistant aluminum construction is as protective as it is stylish. It's also recyclable
Mounting Desktop
Case Material Aluminum
Capacity 2TB
System Requirements Computer with a USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 port
High-speed Internet for online storage
Windows XP, Vista, 7
Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6
Mac Pro with LaCie USB 3.0 PCI Express Card (requires available PCI Express slot)
MacBook Pro with LaCie USB 3.0 ExpressCard/34 (requires available ExpressCard/34 slot)
600 MB of free disk space recommended (minimum)
Interface / Transfer Rate (Max) USB 3.0 (5 Gbps)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbps)
Power Requirements 100-240V AC, 50-60Hz
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.4 x 6.8 x 1.2" (11.1 x 17.3 x 2.9 cm)
Weight 1.9 lb (850 g)
LaCie Minimus USB 3.0 (2TB)
  • USB 3.0 Cable (USB 2.0 Compatible)
  • External Power Supply
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    LaCieMinimus USB 3.0 (2TB)
     
    4.7

    (based on 43 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (30)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (38)
    • Easy to set up (35)
    • Quiet (35)
    • Attractive (34)
    • Large capacity / good size (33)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Back-up (33)
      • Additional storage (32)
      • Photo storage (28)
      • Video (16)
      • File transfer (11)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Power user (27), Casual user (16)
        • Primary use:
        • Business (20), Personal (20)
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac (26), PC (14)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Get a room! In this case, lots of room

      Awesome product! Easy to setup, just a few clicks and you're ready to go. Slick and simple appearance, minimalists will love them. I use it for backing up my GB-worth of photos,...Read complete review

      Awesome product! Easy to setup, just a few clicks and you're ready to go. Slick and simple appearance, minimalists will love them. I use it for backing up my GB-worth of photos, still using a USB2.0 but doesn't seem to matter at all. As far as I concern, it's quick, and it's quiet, much quieter than older models by Lacie. I'm sure when I do switch to USB3.0 the copying will get even faster.

      The only not-so-good thing about this is, if you're also a neat freak, like I am, in terms of keeping dust off work surfaces, you may need to wipe it every day, as dust seems to draw to it and it's pretty visible against the dark brushed metal casing. But then, big deal! For what it does, I'll buy it again and again, and keep my duster handy.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Beware with Windows!

      Bought two of these drives for backing up my photo business images. All was fine initially, getting some early January shoots onto the drives. Second time I hooked them up to my Windows...Read complete review

      Bought two of these drives for backing up my photo business images. All was fine initially, getting some early January shoots onto the drives. Second time I hooked them up to my Windows PC, they would not show. Same on other Windows machines I've tried. Seems it's a USB 3.0 problem.They seem to work fine on the Mac OSX 10.6.8 machine I use at the office. So they've been re-purposed.

      Reviewed by 43 customers

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      5.0

      A Solid Performer!

      By wph1122

      from Everett, WA

      About Me Casual user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Easy to use
      • High Capacity
      • Quiet

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Additional Storage
        • Backup
        • Photo Storage

        Comments about LaCie Minimus USB 3.0 (2TB):

        I use this external drive for my "Time Machine" backup for my Macbook Pro. I am very satisfied with its performance. Set up couldn't be easier. Just plug it in and then designate it as the Time Machine backup disk. Runs very quiet too. When my son needed more space for his computer, I purchased a second one for him.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac

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        4.0

        What you'd expect

        By Jay

        from New York City

        About Me Power user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Compact
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Easy to use
        • High Capacity
        • Quiet

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Additional Storage
          • Backup
          • Photo Storage
          • Video

          Comments about LaCie Minimus USB 3.0 (2TB):

          What to say?

          A lot like the 1TB verison. I made sure to erase the partition and format the entire drive as a NTFS drive, since I'm not likely to have to use this drive with a Mac. And I like to stress test new drives.

          The USB 3 cable seems to be higher quality than the variation that shipped with my 3 copies of the 1TB version.

          (This is important, because cables matter for USB 3 machines, some USB ports on my laptop had a hard time with the older USB 3 cable when paired with a card reader–and the USB 3 cable that came with the card reader was even worse.)

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

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          5.0

          LaCie Minimus USB 3.0 (2TB)

          By ComposerChick

          from Glasgow, KY

          About Me Power user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Easy to use
          • High Capacity
          • Portable
          • Quiet

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • File Transfer
          • Video

          Comments about LaCie Minimus USB 3.0 (2TB):

          Sleek, super easy to set up Fast USB 3.0 transfer rate. Greatt buy.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

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          5.0

          Work Great on my Mac

          By Pete

          from Cleveland

          About Me Power user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Compact
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Quiet

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • File Transfer
            • Photo Storage
            • Video

            Comments about LaCie Minimus USB 3.0 (2TB):

            When you start it up there is a option how to partition the drive.. windows or mac or both.
            I use in on a mac so the set up for best performance was very easy.

            • Primary use:
            • Business
            • Computer Platform:
            • Mac

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            5.0

            Perfect backup storage for mac users

            By Caleeb

            from Pensacola, FL

            About Me Power user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Compact
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Easy to use
            • High Capacity
            • Mac Friendly
            • Portable
            • Quiet

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Additional Storage
              • Backup
              • Photo Storage
              • Video

              Comments about LaCie Minimus USB 3.0 (2TB):

              I wanted a drive that didn't have to ask me a million questions and that was simple as plugging in, formatting and letting me start transferring files. That is exactly what I got with this product. Very happy continuing customer. This is my third Lacie product and they never disappoint. Great drive!!

              • Primary use:
              • Business
              • Computer Platform:
              • Mac

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              5.0

              Low on cost but high on features!

              By MoJo

              from San Francisco, CA

              About Me Power user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Compact
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Easy to use
              • High Capacity
              • Quiet

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Additional Storage
                • Backup

                Comments about LaCie Minimus USB 3.0 (2TB):

                I needed a local back-up drive for my laptop quickly. With limited desk space, I needed storage volume and a compact footprint. Well, the Minimus 2TB by LaCie fits that model. Not only does the brushed aluminum case look great, but it is quiet. In fact, when I first received it, I had to keep checking to see if it was on. Sure enough, it was.

                The disk is fast, it holds 2TB just as advertised (less, of course, of the few hundred megs. needed for drive overhead), but it works like a charm.

                The only drawback I have found with it is that I can't seem to find any indicator lamps to show if it is turned on. Of course, it shows up on your computer desktop once it mounts, but it is eerily silent and I like to be able to look at physical objects to determine whether they are powered or not, not have to click through on my desktop to see.

                Regardless, It is a great inexpensive addition to my hardware on my desk without interfering with my limited physical desktop. Way to go!

                • Primary use:
                • Business
                • Computer Platform:
                • Mac

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                5.0

                Great value!

                By TV Producer

                from Des Moines, IA

                About Me Power user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Easy to use
                • High Capacity

                Cons

                • No FireWire

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Photo Storage

                Comments about LaCie Minimus USB 3.0 (2TB):

                For the money, this is a great buy for use as a backup drive.

                • Primary use:
                • Business
                • Computer Platform:
                • Mac

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                4.0

                Set up difficult

                By KiefferView

                from Catoosa, ok

                About Me Power user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easy to use
                • High Capacity
                • Portable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Additional Storage
                  • Backup
                  • File Transfer
                  • Photo Storage

                  Comments about LaCie Minimus USB 3.0 (2TB):

                  I got this to back up pictures from older external hard drive and to give ready access to those files. Had to get help from LaCie for set up otherwise it does exactly what I got it for

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • PC

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                  5.0

                  I would buy this product again

                  By Bochamix

                  from Jackson Heights, NY

                  About Me Casual user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Easy to use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Additional Storage
                    • Photo Storage

                    Comments about LaCie Minimus USB 3.0 (2TB):

                    I use this product as a storage drive

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • Mac

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                    5.0

                    Excellent Service

                    By Babe

                    from Waltham, MA

                    About Me Casual user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Compact
                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Easy to use
                    • High Capacity
                    • Quiet

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup

                      Comments about LaCie Minimus USB 3.0 (2TB):

                      Product arrived in perfect condition in a few days. In addition to such great service, the price of my new hard drive was the best of any other provider. I have every confidence that should there be a problem with the product B&H will respond positively. I fully expect fine service in the future.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • Mac

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                      5.0

                      Perfect

                      By deedee

                      from Philadelphia

                      About Me Power user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Easy to use
                      • High Capacity
                      • Portable
                      • Quiet

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Additional Storage
                        • Backup
                        • Photo Storage

                        Comments about LaCie Minimus USB 3.0 (2TB):

                        Works great on my mac.

                        • Computer Platform:
                        • Mac

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                        5.0

                        Great Hard Drive

                        By Cally

                        from Fontana, CA

                        About Me Casual user

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design
                        • Compact
                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Easy to use
                        • High Capacity
                        • Portable
                        • Quiet

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Additional Storage
                          • File Transfer
                          • Photo Storage

                          Comments about LaCie Minimus USB 3.0 (2TB):

                          I use this hard drive to keep photos and documents safe and to free up space on my desktop. Very fast and much more compact than the older hard drives.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                          • Computer Platform:
                          • PC

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                          5.0

                          Minimus 2TB is awesome!

                          By Lifemike

                          from southern California

                          About Me Casual user

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attractive Design
                          • Compact
                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Easy to use
                          • High Capacity
                          • Portable
                          • Quiet

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Additional Storage
                            • Backup
                            • File Transfer
                            • Photo Storage
                            • Video

                            Comments about LaCie Minimus USB 3.0 (2TB):

                            This works quickly and seamlessly to clone all my work including text files, pictures, sound files, and videos. I searched for the best back-up machine at the best price and this unit at B&H fit the bill. Thanks!

                            • Primary use:
                            • Business
                            • Computer Platform:
                            • Mac

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                            4.0

                            A Mac friendly external drive

                            By Cynthia Boston

                            from Boston, MA

                            About Me Power user

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Easy to use
                            • Quiet

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Additional Storage
                              • Backup

                              Comments about LaCie Minimus USB 3.0 (2TB):

                              Some would call it a conspiracy, others blame it on cheap Chinese junk, but for whatever reason, I have now gone through (as in bought and later found they just stopped working) one of each of the major brands of external hard drives. The LaCie is my attempt to find something the Mac OSX finds suitable, and I think this is it. It sets up easily, has a decent warranty (unlike the Western Digital that had a useless 90 day warranty) and works intuitively. It's very quiet, and so far, so good. But as we know with external drives, only time will tell.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Business
                              • Computer Platform:
                              • Mac

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                              4.0

                              Sleek looking and fast

                              By BravoZulu1Niner

                              from Weatherford, TX

                              About Me Power user

                              Pros

                              • Attractive Design
                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Easy to use
                              • High Capacity

                              Cons

                              • Noisy

                              Best Uses

                              • Additional Storage
                              • Backup
                              • Photo Storage
                              • Video

                              Comments about LaCie Minimus USB 3.0 (2TB):

                              This external hard drive not only looks fast in that handsome aluminum case it is fast with its USB 3.0. I needed extra storage and was about to get a bare drive when I saw that this was actually the same price as the drive itself coming in a USB 3.0 enclosure.

                              I have only had it a short time now so I cannot speak to its durability but so far I have been impressed and am happy with this drive. Made two partitions one for a Time Machine backup and the other as extra storage for my MacBook Pro Retina and it has performed very well on USB 3.0. Much cheaper than the thunderbolt drives out right now.

                              I really like the metal case. It is a great case to keep the drive protected and does not collect finger prints like my other enclosures. It just looks fast in that aluminum. The power button is good as well since many external drives now don't include power buttons. It also has rubber feet on the base which is nice to keep it from moving on a slick surface.

                              The drive I got in this enclosure is a Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm ST2000DM001. Some annoyances are this drive will not run a SMART test, comes with a wall wart power adapter, like we all don't have enough of those in the outlets, and the drive is a bit noisier than I expected but no big deal.

                              Overall, this drive delivers performance and speed while looking sleek and handsome in that metal case.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal
                              • Computer Platform:
                              • Mac

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                              4.0

                              Not as minimus as you think...

                              By Orestis

                              from Hoboken, NJ

                              About Me Power user

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attractive Design

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Additional Storage

                                Comments about LaCie Minimus USB 3.0 (2TB):

                                I bought this hard drive for its size. Looking at the picture it looks as if it is a bit larger than a 2,5" disk. However the picture is a bit misleading. This product is slightly smaller than any other ordinary hard disk.

                                The aluminium closure is nice and I like the lack of fan. I am not sure if it worths the extra bucks though...

                                • Primary use:
                                • Business
                                • Computer Platform:
                                • Mac

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                                4.0

                                Great Hard drive

                                By Billy B

                                from Philly, PA

                                About Me Power user

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attractive Design
                                • Compact
                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Easy to use
                                • High Capacity
                                • Portable
                                • Quiet

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Backup

                                  Comments about LaCie Minimus USB 3.0 (2TB):

                                  Really nice design. Everything feels solidly built and it runs quietly. Worth the money for sure. Never had a second thought about it.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Business
                                  • Computer Platform:
                                  • Mac

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                                  5.0

                                  Great little hardworking hard drive!

                                  By Fat Jo

                                  from santa cruz, Ca

                                  About Me Casual user

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attractive Design
                                  • Compact
                                  • Easy To Set Up
                                  • Easy to use
                                  • High Capacity
                                  • Portable
                                  • Quiet

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Additional Storage
                                    • Backup
                                    • Photo Storage
                                    • Video

                                    Comments about LaCie Minimus USB 3.0 (2TB):

                                    I use the Minimus to store my photos with Light Room 4 as I work on my Macbook. I don't notice any decrease in processing speed-and it seems to interface perfectly. The size fits on my desk and case is durable. So far I find the amount of storage and the size amazing.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal
                                    • Computer Platform:
                                    • Mac

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                                    4.0

                                    Great Product-Warranty misleading

                                    By JJ

                                    from Newburyport, MA

                                    About Me Casual user

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Attractive Design
                                    • Compact
                                    • Easy To Set Up
                                    • Easy to use
                                    • High Capacity
                                    • Portable
                                    • Quiet

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Additional Storage
                                      • Backup
                                      • File Transfer
                                      • Photo Storage
                                      • Video

                                      Comments about LaCie Minimus USB 3.0 (2TB):

                                      I had purchased this hard drive for the size as I did not want to use a lot of space on my desk and also the capacity of 2TB which may take the rest of my life to use up. Also like Lacie products and the price was right. Another factor was that when this product with B&H it was mentioned that it included a 2 year warranty (another good selling point). When registering this with Lacie, it expressed only a 1 year warranty. I questioned them on this and they would quite sure that B&H was incorrect. After checking your website once again and also the contents of the packaging, there is a 2 year warranty included. I sent a PDF copy of the Warranty to Lacie a week or so ago and have not heard back from them-In any event-the Hard Drive is everything I expected it to be and once again thumbs up to B&H for the great service always provided.

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Personal
                                      • Computer Platform:
                                      • Mac

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                                      5.0

                                      Small, Economical,

                                      By ERF

                                      from Brooklyn, NY

                                      About Me Power user

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Attractive Design
                                      • Compact
                                      • Easy to use
                                      • High Capacity
                                      • Portable
                                      • Quiet

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Backup
                                        • Photo Storage
                                        • Video

                                        Comments about LaCie Minimus USB 3.0 (2TB):

                                        It is economical, small and USB3

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Business
                                        • Computer Platform:
                                        • Mac

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