• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Really Good

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    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.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy this

    • Written by from Newport

    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.

    6 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great External Drive

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    Universal connectivity, great data transfer speeds, power efficient and great heat management, in addition to high disk capacity. Truly I love it, and would continue with this product in the future, as it's performance and design are top notch!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent HDD

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    Bought this drive because the internal drive in my iMac was nearing capacity. The 4 TB desktop unit stands upright and so it doesn't take up too much space, is very quiet, and fast. I use it daily, and it has been working perfectly.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Value

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    This is a well designed product. I've had it for a little while now and been completely satisfied with its performance. It comes with a three year warranty, which is good. It's also well worth exploring the warranty upgrades offered.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    love it

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    no problems with this drive at all. got it about a year ago. works like a charm. the enclosure is cleverly designed to deal with the heat of the drive spinning and also keeps the noise under control. good speeds, too.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    fast and reliable

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    This drive is great for video editing. I use it with my iMac using Thunderbolt, and it works remarkably well. Besides, this model has an advantage for me, because of the heat sink enclosure, and the fanless design, keeping the drive cool and quiet.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product

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    I bought two of these drives and mounted them in a neat stacking accessory. I'm using them as I need for different ongoing projects, as well as for emergency backups. Having them on my desk makes it convenient and easy to handle the masses of data I work with. Great product overall.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice

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    This drive feels and works like 'premium quality'. Thunderbolt and USB3 speeds are excellent. It does everything I expected. I think it's good value for a 4TB Thunderbolt drive. I would recommend this to anybody who needs a high quality storage system that works fast.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Sturdy and powerful

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    Great drive. The speed is good, and there is no noise thanks to the fan-free aluminum heat sink design. The drive is sturdy and well built. It's a bit on the heavy side, but I keep it at home on my desk, so it's more than okay with me. Besides, it looks great next to my Mac.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    great hard drive

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    I use this drive for with my iMac running music recording software from my studio, and it has been brilliant, and has no trouble dealing with the number of tracks I try to record at once. The fact that it is so quiet means I can be closer to the musicians if I need to be, in a way not possible before.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great performance, nicely crafted.

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    This unit worked great straight out of the box. Setting it up didn't take much time. The build quality is outstanding. It has a good amount of connections and includes ALL of the cables necessary to make it work. The speeds are great. Overall, I'm very happy with this thing.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent MacBook Companion

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    I bought my d2 because of its specs, and while they're pretty impressive, I must admit I've come to really admire the appearance of the unit, especially the design of the metal body, which dissipates the unit's generated heat without the use of a fan. It's very quiet, and with Thunderbolt the speed is simply amazing.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great desktop hard drive

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    This drive is quiet, fast and very spacious - 4TB is a huge amount of storage. I use it for backups, and current projects. I really love how seamlessly it installed and works with my Mac. It's a very good unit, I'm happy with it.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great

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    This is one good drive, it's easy to use and works great with MacBook Pro. I had a small issue when setting it up - I did something wrong, still don't know what it was. LaCie tech support was very helpful though, and re-formatting the drive fixed the problem. It's been working great since.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent!!

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    This drive is great. It has a gorgeous design, and it does exactly what it's supposed to do. It has blindingly fast transfer rates with the Thunderbolt port, and it's very quiet. It works well with my Mac, and is perfectly compatible with Time Machine. I plan to buy a couple more for my office.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    LaCie 4TB d2 Thunderbolt unmounts itself

    • Written by from Dubai

    I was really looking forward to using this drive but I'm a little disappointed. The drive periodically un-mounts itself, sometimes during file transfers and sometimes while I am working on my photos (which are stored on an Aperture library located on the disk). I've already suffered from one damaged Aperture library so far, which I was not able to rebuild successfully.

    Again, I'm disappointed because when it does work it is fast and quiet. It also looks the part... I'm in touch with LaCie tech support, hopefully they'll be able to help.

    8 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Noisy after 6 months

    • Written by from London

    I use mine connected to iMac on Thunderbolt but after 6 months of usage disk is vibrant and makes noise. Solid exterior case doesn't help and every time I run my iMac hard drive starts up and is very noisy. Im considering to go to Apple and replace under warranty...

    5 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fast and sturdy

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    I needed a new drive and this unit suited my needs perfectly. It has super fast transfer speeds with Thunderbolt, and it has been absolutely rock solid since I plugged it in. The enclosure is whisper quiet, and remains cool all the time. This is a really fantastic product.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Sleek design, good performance

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    I've transferred all my blu rays and dvds into the digital domain and needed something to store them on to stream around my house in HD. This drive seemed to be exactly what I needed. It feels very solid and has excellent transfer speeds. I'm very pleased with its performance.

    8 of 8 people found this useful