Originally Posted by Nucking Futs!
The Amazon link you gave for the Lacie HDD is the same one GeriFix linked from Lacie's official website. You can tell by the part number.
I think that 5400 rpm spec on Lacie's website is a typo.
I hope it's a typo!! That is the correct link, but I'm sure when I posted it originally it stated 3600rpm. It is possible they have changed the disk inside (which, I think, is sourced from Seagate).
It is still possible that a 1.8" hard drive running at 5400rpm may not excede the power/voltage available from the USB port in the car. From most peoples experience though, the 2.5" drives that run at 5400rpm don't work. The BMW USB port lives in a strange backward world where slower is actually better
Yep, jm1234, that Amazon link is to the same disk that I have.