LaCie Minimus

The Good The LaCie Minimus USB 3.0 is compact and performs decently. It can easily be made to work with either PCs or Macs.

The Bad The Minimus doesn't include a USB 3.0 add-in card for computers that don't yet have this connection.

The Bottom Line The LaCie Minimus is a good-looking and compact 3.5-inch external hard drive that would make a good addition to a desktop computer that already supports USB 3.0.

Editors' Rating
  • Setup 8.0
  • Features 7.0
  • Performance 8.0
  • Support 6.0
7.5 Overall

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Review

LaCie Minimus

Just slightly larger than a 3.5-inch internal hard drive, the LaCie Minimus is easily the most compact desktop external hard drive to date. Despite its small size, it runs fast and cool even during heavy loads. The sleek aluminum housing also helps the drive fit on any computer desk.

On the downside, the Minimus doesn't include a USB 3.0 add-in card for desktops that don't yet support USB 3.0. If your computer already has USB 3.0, at $130 for 1TB (or $195 for 2TB), the LaCie Minimus is a good bet. Otherwise, you should also check out the WD My Book 3.0 or the Seagate GoFlex Desk.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $130
  • Brand LaCie Ltd.
  • Capacity 1 TB
  • Hard Drive Type external hard drive
  • Interface Type SuperSpeed USB 3.0
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