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Posted 05 November 2010 - 08:09 PM

Hi Guys,

I'm thinking of buying LaCie Rikiki USB 3.0 external hard drive from Amazon as it's a lot cheaper than buying it here in Australia even with the delivery cost.

You can check it out here

I can't see there being an issue buying it from the USA as it's powered by a USB cable, but I just wanted to make sure that there shouldn't be an issue and it will work perfectly here in Australia?

I guess though the warranty wont be valid though.
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Posted 05 November 2010 - 08:16 PM

Looks nice and stylish Brian,

But that page says can only ship within the U.S. :(
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Posted 06 November 2010 - 06:20 AM

Oh bugger.. Didn't see that.

Do you think it's ok getting a portable drive opposed to a desktop hard drive you have to plug in?
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Posted 06 November 2010 - 07:42 AM

As far as importing USB goods from the States goes, all USB goods receive the same maximum amount of power through the device they're plugged into regardless of where that device was made, as USB is an international standard, so it doesn't matter where you get it from.

As far as the debate over 2.5" notebook HDDs vs 3.5" "desktop" HDDs (both in portable enclosures) goes, I personally prefer the 2.5" drives. Markedly slower, but significantly more portable, and I've found (noting this to be totally anecdotal as I say it; I have no method of proving this empirically) the 2.5" drives to be more robust and durable. I've had more desktop-grade hard drives die on me, by far.
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