LaCie 3TB d2 USB 3.0 Thunderbolt Series Hard Drive

LaCie 3TB d2 USB 3.0 Thunderbolt Series Hard Drive

$279.95

4.0 out of 5 stars

Based on 53 reviews

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Product Information

  • Overview

    Universal connectivity

    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 on the planet.

    No-compromise speed

    Get lightning-fast transfer speeds thanks to the USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt ports. It performs 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 noticeably more responsive photo library browsing. Save time and get better performance when using A/V editing tools.

    Advanced cooling for long-term reliability

    Since effective cooling is a critical factor in hard disk reliability, LaCie completely redesigned its d2's cooling system. The solid aluminum 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. It also has more and larger air holes to facilitate airflow. 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.

    Support when you need it

    Your LaCie d2 is protected by a three-year limited warranty. It includes comprehensive, complimentary web-based resources, expert in-house technical support, and worldwide repair/replacement coverage.

    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.

  • Highlights

    • 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.
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  • 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
  • Tech Specs

    • Other Features: Data Encryption, Kensington Port, Time Machine compatible
    • Connections: Thunderbolt, USB 2.0, USB 3.0
    • Power Source: External power supply
    • Height: 7.2 in./18.3 cm
    • Width: 2.3 in./6 cm
    • Weight: 3.7 lb./1.7 kg
    • Length: 6.6 in./16.8 cm
  • System Requirements

    Mac

    • Mac OS X v10.5 (Intel processor), v10.8

    Windows

    • Windows XP/Vista/7/8
  • Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    • Mfr. Part Number: 9000353
    • UPC or EAN No.: 093053006051

    Warranty

    • 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.
    • Warranty: Three-year limited (For details, please visit: http://www.lacie.com/us/support/support_manifest.htm?id=10600)

    Manufacturer Note

    • *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

Rating Breakdown (4.0 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Great Thunderbolt HD

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    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 from Charlotte

    102 of 109 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Great Thunderbolt HD
  • Does its job

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    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 from Woodhaven

    73 of 81 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Does its job
  • Very Quiet

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    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 from Beaverton

    68 of 76 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Very Quiet
  • Reliable and durable

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    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 t 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.

    • Written by
    Was this useful? Reliable and durable
  • Works as expected but few minor annoyances

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    I have no issues with the functionality of the drive. Works fine and sleeps and wakes with the Mac and using Home Sharing with oth 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.

    • Written by

    1 of 1 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Works as expected but few minor annoyances
  • Excellent fast drive!

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Runs well, very fast. Love the 3TB storage capacity and the quiet fanless design. The aluminum enclosure is very clever at keeping 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!!

    • Written by

    1 of 1 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Excellent fast drive!

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