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.
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.
- 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: 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
- Mac OS X v10.5 (Intel processor), v10.8
- Windows XP/Vista/7/8
- Mfr. Part Number: 9000303
- UPC or EAN No.: 093053003364
- 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)
- *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
only 1 thunderbolt port????
with only 1 thunderbolt port, there is no daisy chaining option - no way to plug another thunderbolt device beyond this on ugh.
with only 1 thunderbolt port, there is no daisy chaining option - no way to plug another thunderbolt device beyond this one.
this technology is extremely expensive and is going to be dead in the water if companies aren't building products that are properly designed. if you use multiple drives, or thunderbolt devices - stay way from this one - or you'll be constantly unplugging and plugging devices back in. and you know what kind of wear and tear that does to the ports.
go buy a wd drive - they at least have 2 thunderbolt ports. …
- Written by marc andre D from toronto
127 of 170 people found this useful
Fast, Big and Silent
Just got this one to go with my MBP 2011, great speed (actually I have never seen a single drive that fast), plug and play and ver Just got this one to go with my MBP 2011, great speed (actually I have never seen a single drive that fast), plug and play and very silent on my desktop! I'm a happy user. …
- Written by serious I
81 of 86 people found this useful
Excellent Drive. Fast and Quiet.
I've had an older d2 drive for a while but needed more storage space and I was looking forward to trying out one of the new Thunde I've had an older d2 drive for a while but needed more storage space and I was looking forward to trying out one of the new Thunderbolt drives. After some looking around I opted for this unit. I bought two of them. I definitely haven't been let down. The speeds are amazing, there's no noise and I've even got them neatly stacked on a desk rack so they don't take up much room. …
- Written by Glenn P
47 of 48 people found this useful
I have this drive attached to my iMac and its plenty fast enough with USB3 and with Thunderbolt connections. It runs very quietly, I have this drive attached to my iMac and its plenty fast enough with USB3 and with Thunderbolt connections. It runs very quietly, and is pretty dependable. I haven't had any issues in the eight months I've used it. …
- Written by Dan J
1 of 1 people found this useful
I've developed a really bad attitude toward noise, because small contributions from numerous sources add up, so I'm really happy t I've developed a really bad attitude toward noise, because small contributions from numerous sources add up, so I'm really happy that this device has no fan to further disturb the silence I crave while I'm working. Besides, it's fast and has plenty of storage space. And what's really great is that when the engineering designed the cooling, they managed to create a decent-looking piece of hardware in the bargain. …
- Written by Zane S
5 of 6 people found this useful
Don't buy this
I purchased this just over a month ago. It seemed to be working well. Then last week, nothing. Not on my desk top. I tried to I purchased this just over a month ago. It seemed to be working well. Then last week, nothing. Not on my desk top. I tried to use my utilities program, and it reported the product had malfunctioned and I should retrieve my data-- Every picture I took last year, by the way. I purchased another utility program and drive that allowed me to retrieve and store my data (250.00 more), but I still could not get any repair program to work. I contacted LaCie who informed me the data was most likely bad and gave me the steps for using my utilities to clear it, didn't work, more instruction (of course, it must be the data, can't possibly be the drive). So, here I am 6 days of work later, still unable to use the drive. Now their excuse is that it is my MAC. Can I find a PC to clear it on? I have also been told to switch power cords and drive to computer connections. Come On! A product this expensive should work well for more than a month! Don't buy it. Quite honesty, one star is too many. …
- Written by Judith C from Newport
7 of 17 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 8, 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 23, 2013
Can I daisy chain this drive with a LaCie d2 Quadra 3TB (FireWire, USB3.0, 7.200RPM) on the USB3.0 ports?
- Asked by Ricardo G from Belo Horizonte
- Jun 26, 2014
How long is the included thunderbolt cable?
- Asked by Kyunghoon L from Atlanta
- Mar 14, 2013
The Thunderbolt cable included with this drive is 1 meter long.
Shorter and longer cables are ava The Thunderbolt cable included with this drive is 1 meter long.
Shorter and longer cables are available from the Apple Store. …
- Answered by Mike M from Beaverton
- Mar 27, 2013
I have the below system, will this item be compatible?
- Asked by Aimee W from Kenwood
- Jan 21, 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