• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent drive

    • Written by James T from Roseville

    I recently added the Lacie D2 8TB Thunderbolt/USB 3 HDD to my stable of external drives. It is my 4th Lacie Thunderbolt drive. They are all in use and I have never experienced any mechanical issues with any of them (a D2 4TB Thunderbolt 2, and two 8TB 2Big Thunderbolt 2 drives). They have proven to be fast and reliable in my backup routine. The D2 8TB is proving to be an excellent Time Machine.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Getting the job done

    • Written by Leslie S from Charlotte

    I do graphic design work, so having a fast, large capacity auxilliary hard drive is almost a necessity. I bought the LaCie 8Tb d2 Thunderbolt 3 after purchasing an iMac that could use it. It is replacing a very good 8Tb Seagate USB external drive, and the increased speed is worth it to me. Just during my setup, it transferred about a Tb of data in just a fraction of the time the Seagate USB needed.

    An earlier reviewer said that he experienced a flashing red overheating indicator on his unit, and he said he was dissatisfied with a unit that overheated under normal use. In doing my pre-purchase research, I found this notice on the manufacturer's website: "Some early d2 Thunderbolt 3 devices had an issue where the device would falsely report a fan failure which would cause the red light to come on even though there wasn’t a real fault with the drive or fan." The manufacturer then stated that it would replace any such units. I would be unhappy, too, even if the unit was just giving off a false signal. However, it's "so far, so good" with my unit, and I have been working it pretty hard. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because I haven't had it long enough to give it a perfect score.

    41 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Drive fails within a week or two

    • Written by Hayim S from Boca Raton

    I purchased this drive and set it up as my TimeMachine backup drive for a 2017 iMac. After 1 week the drive light started blinking red indicating overheating. I returned the defective drive to my Apple Store, assuming that this was a one-time defect.

    I replaced it with a brand new LaCie 8TB d2 drive. Today (Dec 31) the new drive had the same issue. It too will go back to Apple.

    Both drives were sitting out in the open on my desk in my office. The temperature is always in the range of 72-78° F (air conditioned office with separate thermostat.) There is no reason for this drive to overheat - unless it was not designed for regular use as a TimeMachine backup.

    29 of 39 people found this useful