With both USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt interfaces, the LaCie d2 is a perfect match for your Mac. And because USB 3.0 is backwards compatible, you can connect it to any standard computer.
Get lightning-fast transfer speeds thanks to the USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt ports. With performance up to 180 MB/s* – twice as fast as FireWire 800 and more than four times as fast as USB 2.0. Back up and transfer mountains of data in a fraction of the time. Enjoy more responsive photo library browsing. Save time and get better performance when using A/V editing tools.
Advanced cooling for long-term reliability
The solid aluminium casing provides 60% more surface area than flat designs, diverting and dissipating heat more efficiently. Its innovative design means it stays cool without requiring a noise-producing fan. This efficient and silent cooling system is perfect for even the most noise-sensitive creative environments.
Designed for convenience
With its space-saving form, you can stand the LaCie d2 drive alone vertically, stack multiple products horizontally or install it in a 19-inch rack with a kit from LaCie. It also features email alerts, so you can monitor your device before potential problems escalate.
Thunderbolt is a revolutionary I/O technology that supports high-resolution displays and high-performance data devices via one simple port and a cable that carries both DisplayPort and PCI Express data. And it’s standard on every Mac.
PCI Express is the technology that links all the high-performance components in a Mac. And it’s built into Thunderbolt, which means you can get PCI Express speed outside the box.
Thunderbolt gives you up to 10 Gbps in both directions, allowing for super-fast data transfer between peripherals. You also have enough bandwidth to daisy-chain multiple high-speed devices without using a hub or switch.
Thunderbolt also provides double the power of USB 3.0, delivering 10 watts to peripherals for improved performance on the go.
- Universal connectivity with Thunderbolt and USB 3.0
- Amazing speeds up to 180 MB/s*
- Time Machine compatible
- Intego Backup Manager Pro for Mac included
- Data security with encryption
- Easy cross-platform formatting utility
- Professional grade 7200 rpm hard drive
Did you notice?For maximum convenience, Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 cables come with the drive.
Apple Recommends ForKeeping your valuable data safe wherever you travel – no matter how difficult the conditions.
What's in the Box?
- LaCie d2 USB 3.0/Thunderbolt Series Hard Drive
- USB 3.0 cable (USB 2.0 compatible)
- Thunderbolt cable
- Drive stand for upright use; rubber feet for horizontal use
- External power supply
- QIG and Complete Software Suite: LaCie Setup Assistant, LaCie Private-Public, Intego Backup Manager Pro for Mac, Genie Backup Manager Pro for PC, Wuala Secure Cloud Storage
- Other Features : Data Encryption, Kensington Port, Time Machine compatible
- Connections : Thunderbolt, USB 2.0, USB 3.0
- Power Source : External power supply
- Height : 183 mm/7.2 in.
- Width : 60 mm/2.3 in.
- Weight : 1.7 kg
- Length : 168 mm/6.6 in.
- OS X 10.5 or later (10.5 – Intel Only)
- Windows XP/Vista/7/8
- Mfr. Part Number : 9000353
- UPC or EAN No. : 093053006051
- Note : Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.
- *Maximum interface transfer rate = theoretical bus bandwidth, whereas burst transfer rate = maximum drive speed. Tests conducted with a 3TB hard disk. Average transfer rates vary from one computer to another and from one drive to another.
Ratings & Reviews
Great Thunderbolt HD
This works well as a Time Machine backup disk or as a scratch disk for video editing. The transfer speeds are great. If you want This works well as a Time Machine backup disk or as a scratch disk for video editing. The transfer speeds are great. If you want faster read/write times then grab something with flash storage instead, but for the average consumer this should work fine.
I like that it spins down and sleeps when the computer does, and particularly like that it also has a dedicated on/off switch unlike some other drives.
It looks great paired up with an iMac. The d2 line has rock solid performance and reliability and this seems to continue that trend. …
- Written by Richard H from Charlotte
113 of 120 people found this useful
Does its job
Under Snow Leopard, Lion and Mt Lion this thunderbolt device sleeps with the system . Awakens with the system and copy speeds rang Under Snow Leopard, Lion and Mt Lion this thunderbolt device sleeps with the system . Awakens with the system and copy speeds range between 130 megs/sec to 160.
Compared to the Little Big Disk it takes a few seconds to wind up after awake but no big deal. Does not slow the shutdown time of the system.
Only drawback is the one thunderbolt port, so must place at the end of the daisy chain. …
- Written by Don H from Woodhaven
78 of 86 people found this useful
Mine is very quiet!
As there is no fan inside, the only noise I hear is from the spinning drive, and the head seeking during ac Mine is very quiet!
As there is no fan inside, the only noise I hear is from the spinning drive, and the head seeking during access.
No whining at all. A fine addition to my desktop. …
- Written by Mike M from Beaverton
72 of 80 people found this useful
Purchases 1TB five years ago...Thankfully!
First of all I purchased this unit with my first Apple product, a Mac. Through the years I would get messages that I didn't under First of all I purchased this unit with my first Apple product, a Mac. Through the years I would get messages that I didn't understand.
It always showed when I had backed up last but I had concerns. My hard drive just died and the anxiety of losing 20,000 photos was frightening.
To my joy all was well when I transferred all data to a new Mac. Thank you LaCie! Incidentally, icloud only stores your last 1000 photos! …
- Written by john R from west chicago
Good hard drive
Great hard drive. Awesome speeds and totally quiet. It pairs very well with Time Machine. It has a sleek design, and can be mounte Great hard drive. Awesome speeds and totally quiet. It pairs very well with Time Machine. It has a sleek design, and can be mounted horizontally or vertically. I have it upright on a stand that came with the drive. With 3TB of space, I use it as a backup drive for pretty much everything I have on my iMac. It holds a lot, and I have only used 2TB so far. …
- Written by Keeley S
2 of 2 people found this useful
A solid drive (unless you get a D.O.A.)
I ordered two of these. The first one worked like a charm: it's silent, the build quality is great and everything you need (even t I ordered two of these. The first one worked like a charm: it's silent, the build quality is great and everything you need (even the Thunderbolt cable) is in the box. But the other one... It was a LOT noisier than the first, the casing became extremely hot during normal operation, and a constant clicking sound was emanating from the drive's read/write head, even when there were no file transfers going on. This is never a good sign, so I ordered a replacement, which is working just fine.
My 2 cents: this is an excellent and solid drive, unless you're out of luck and get a lemon. LaCie might have problems with quality control problem, but to be fair, so do most consumer-grade drive manufacturers nowadays.
I'd also like to commend Apple for a very fast replacement service: I ordered the two disks on Friday, got them (and filed the complaint) on Monday, and the replacement arrived today (Thursday). Well done. …
- Written by Heikki L from Vantaa
2 of 2 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
does the LED blue light always appear on, even when mac is sleeping? is it noisy?
- Asked by Zeeshan S
- Jul 9, 2013
OK I have this LaCie 3TB drive.
It is quiet.
The blue light is not obtrusive until reading/writing OK I have this LaCie 3TB drive.
It is quiet.
The blue light is not obtrusive until reading/writing when its at full brightness & annoys if beside the computer. I actual have a piece of blue masking tape over it!! My wife turns it a right angles.
It has one big major drawback - My iMac is 2011 so is USB2. This drive is USB3 and will not work with my iMac. In fact whist its connected my iMac will not boot up.
It works perfectly with my MacBook Pro which is new & has Thunderbolt & USB3.
For the money its as good as it gets with the above proviso's. …
- Answered by Thomas M from Redmond
- Dec 24, 2013
can a thunderbolt 1 port work with a thunderbolt2 external hard drive?
- Asked by Paulette C from Addisleigh Park
- May 3, 2014
Thunderbolt 2 should be backwards compatible, so yes. It won't transfer as fast, but it will transfe Thunderbolt 2 should be backwards compatible, so yes. It won't transfer as fast, but it will transfer, like with backwards compatibility between USB 1, 2, and 3. …
- Answered by Fn L
- May 13, 2014
Can the LaCie 4TB hard drive be hooked to the thunderbolt port on the iMac, formatted for Windows 8 (Parallels), to back-up Parallels on the iMac?
- Asked by Michael L from Haslet
- Jun 9, 2014
Just for clarification, this is a Thunderbolt Gen 1 device right?
- Asked by William W from Lane Cove North
- Feb 10, 2014
I have the below system, will this item be compatible?
- Asked by Aimee W from Kenwood
- Jan 22, 2013
Your iMac has USB2 ports. It does not have USB3 nor thunderbolt. If you purchase this product even t Your iMac has USB2 ports. It does not have USB3 nor thunderbolt. If you purchase this product even though I believe its a great product you'd be wasting your money. You'll never achieve realistic performance out of it. Your best choice is to purchase a firewire 800 product. In todays world firewire 800 is too darn slow.
Bottom line buy a guad core iMac and get in the modern world or be satisfied with what you currently use. …
- Answered by Don H from Woodhaven
- Feb 20, 2013
will this drive work with maverick
- Asked by Patrick C J from Hacksneck
- Dec 27, 2013
Yes, it works.
Maverick=10.9.1=my machine, 2.53 GHz Core i5, 4 GB DDR3, MacBook Pro, 2010
- Answered by Frank R from Mooresville
- Jan 26, 2014