• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Purchases 1TB five years ago...Thankfully!

    • Written by from west chicago

    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!

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good hard drive

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    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.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    A solid drive (unless you get a D.O.A.)

    • Written by from Vantaa

    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.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Reliable and durable

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    This is my second LaCie drive that I use for backup. Both drives are solid performances. I haven't had any issues with either of them. This model in particular is fast and works beautifully with Time Machine. It is really nice to get something that works exactly as you expected.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as expected but few minor annoyances

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    I have no issues with the functionality of the drive. Works fine and sleeps and wakes with the Mac and using Home Sharing with other Macs and iOS devices on the network.

    Although the drive is fan less, I find it louder than some the other external drives I have from other manufacturers.
    Odd thing is if I very slightly squeeze the case, noise levels drops a little.

    The other issue is the light on the front, which seems to be on all the LaCie products I have.
    Why so big and why so bright with no option to turn off.
    If your using your Mac and sharing your media, nothing more annoying that at night when your in bed and someone in family using home sharing and the drive starts up and that light is blaring. We shouldn't have to tape over the light or hide the drive.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent fast drive!

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    Runs well, very fast. Love the 3TB storage capacity and the quiet fanless design. The aluminum enclosure is very clever at keeping heat under control, and at the same time the design of the drive is elegant and minimalist. And, again, the drive is fast!!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fast and reliable

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    Very solid device, and has been a real pleasure to use so far. The transfer speed is just phenomenal. It's cut down transfer times for my project files to a third of what it used to take with my old drive. The drive works perfectly with my Mac system, no issues at all since day one.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product

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    The drive works like a charm. It does everything I need it to, fits in perfectly with my Mac, makes no noise, and provides ample performance to get really data-intensive jobs done without breaking a sweat. Could not be happier!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    LaCie 2d USB3 Thunderbolt

    • Written by from Newton Aycliffe

    Just purchased this from Apple Gateshead. Ultra fast blistering speed, having used my old Seagate Go-flex on usb2. I was considering Firewire adapter but so pleased I made the jump to Thunderbolt. I shoot massive amounts of RAW files on a full frame camera, Minimum 16GB per shoot.
    It used to take an age to move files from Mac to Disc but not now. Simple to install and it comes with Thunderbolt cable along with High-speed USB3 cable, unlike many competitors.

    If its speed you want, its speed you will get. Its silent and looks cool next to my Mac.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works and looks great

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    Before the d2 arrived on my desk, you could hear a pin drop in my office. After it arrived, nothing changed. That made me very happy because noise is, in my view, the enemy of creativity, which is my stock in trade. That said, I'm an admirer of the creativity it took to design this fanless wonder. So much performance and so well designed!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    C'mon feel the noize

    • Written by from Brighton

    A fast drive with a really really noisy fan - the noise and vibration is too intrusive to work with. Supplied rubber rails for horizontal are use impossible to apply and keep coming off.

    And only one Thunderbolt port so no daisy chaining.... Really, for the price I expected better. It is a bit of a dud.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    LaCie 3TB Hard Drive

    • Written by from saratoga springs

    My first one did not work and tech support was slow to accept a return. Tech support was mostly by email and very inefficient. 24 hour customer service return on emails. Finally got a new one and 6 months later, it has failed too. I don't want another one. Expensive and poor quality.

    8 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Working fine, great design

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    I use this drive for backing up my iMac and I love it. This is my second LaCie drive (the first one ran out of space for backups, but I still use it for other stuff). It's fast, reliable and its performance is rock-solid. The aluminum casing has a very clever design, it keeps the hard drive cool, and the fanless feature keeps the unit silent.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No trouble at all

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    I was looking for a reliable workhorse drive that would not overheat and could handle a large workload every day of the week. It also had to be fast, and I mean it - FAST! This d2 drive fit the bill perfectly. The enclosure design is very clever, it keeps the heat and the noise under control. So far I have had no trouble with this hard drive. It does what I need it to and it works just fine with my iMac.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    great, easy to use, no issues

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    This drive is perfect for me. I had it unpacked, plugged in and running at no time. Setup was easy, I'm now using it as my primary backup drive and the repository for the photo collection. It's really improved my backup situation.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Drive. Works like a charm.

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    The drive has been great so far, no complaints. I use it mostly for video editing and it's nice to be able to store source files and work on them directly from the drive. It is very fast, never fails. Very quiet too.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Issues after 6 months / Poor Customer Service

    • Written by from New Providence

    Unfortunately the disc was corrupted after 6 months. I tried to work with Lacie without any luck. They wanted to charge $400 for recovery. I DO NOT recommend this product. I'm moving to online data backup.

    8 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A great external hard drive

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    I have a set of these drives in a mounting dock sitting in my office and they have been super dependable to use. I use them for video editing and storage. They have good speed transfer, great capacity, and a nice aluminum enclosure that helps keep the hard drive both quiet and cool.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product!

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    It's a bit bigger than I imagined but still fits nicely on my desk. It's very quiet, and responds quickly when accessed and delivers data with great speed and efficiency compared to other drives I've had. Very happy to recommend this to anyone.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very satisfied

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    This drive is my top choice when it comes to desktop drives. I've used smaller models before and this is the new upgrade for me. Thunderbolt speed is certainly a revelation. Apart from that the drive is very well built, has a nice design and is totally quiet.

    4 of 4 people found this useful