LaCie 3TB D2 Desktop Hard Drive - Thunderbolt & USB 3.0

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  • Overview

    LaCie's d2 hard drive helps you get the job done faster with dual Thunderbolt 2, USB 3.0 interfaces, and a 7200 RPM hard disk. And it makes your work space even more comfortable thanks to an innovative, all-aluminium unibody design that helps keep vibration and operating noise remarkably low.

    Versatility for professional environments

    Dual Thunderbolt 2 ports let you daisy chain up to six devices to a single Thunderbolt port on your Mac. This means that you can connect up to five LaCie d2 drives plus a 4K display to an iMac Thunderbolt 2 port, giving you impressive scalability and convenience for 4K or other workflows. And since USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt 2 are backward compatible, you always get the fastest speeds your computer allows.

    Advanced design and enhanced durability

    In the process of redesigning the d2 drive, LaCie focused relentlessly on reliability and usability for professionals. The unibody enclosure is forged from a single sheet of aluminium, providing uncommon rigidity. It also draws heat away from the hard disk, eliminating the need for a fan, improving the lifespan of components and delivering ultra-quiet operation.

    Maximum value

    The LaCie d2 includes everything professionals need for secure backup: a backup software suite and compatibility with Time Machine and Windows Backup. It also includes LaCie Private-Public software, which lets you password-protect volumes with AES 256-bit encryption.

    Energy efficiency

    For Thunderbolt connections, save energy by pressing the power button to spin down disks without interrupting daisy chain transfers. For USB connections, the disk spins down automatically when the host operating system goes to sleep.

    Highlights

    Professional speeds of up to 220 MB/s

    USB 3.0 and dual Thunderbolt 2 ports for universal compatibility

    Aluminium unibody for reduced noise and fan-free cooling effectively draws heat away from the drive

    A cushioning base and vibration-absorbing hard disk mounts greatly reduce vibration

    Integrated cable management helps prevent accidental disconnection of interface or power cables

    Time Machine compatibility along with an included backup software suite

    Optional LaCie d2 SSD upgrade (sold separately) multiplies speeds by a factor of five

    Design by Neil Poulton

    Did You Notice?

    Unibody aluminium design helps significantly reduce noise and more rapidly dissipate heat.

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    What’s in the Box

    LaCie d2 Thunderbolt 2/USB 3.0 Hard Drive

    Thunderbolt cable

    USB 3.0 cable (USB 2.0 compatible)

    External power supply

    Quick install guide

    Tech Specs

    Other Features: Data Encryption, Kensington Port, Time Machine compatible

    Connections: Thunderbolt 2, USB 3

    Power Source: External power supply

    Height: 13 cm/5.1 in.

    Length: 21.7 cm/8.5 in.

    Width: 6 cm/2.4 in.

    Weight: 1.3 kg

    Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    Mfr. Part Number: 9000493

    UPC or EAN No.: 763649088463

    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

  • 2.0 Average
    2 out of 5 stars
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    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      First Class

      This superbly fast and quiet hard disc drive has transformed my everyday experience of my iMac (mid-2011, 27", 3.1Ghz, Thunderbolt1, USB2). It's like I have a n This superbly fast and quiet hard disc drive has transformed my everyday experience of my iMac (mid-2011, 27", 3.1Ghz, Thunderbolt1, USB2). It's like I have a new computer! Using this drive connected via Thunderbolt I boot into a Mountain Lion environment that has TWICE the disc read and write speeds of the iMac's internal drive, as measured by Blackmagic. With 240 GB used, I'm seeing speeds of around 200 MB/s on this LaCie compared to the 90-100 MB/s of the iMac's internal 1TB drive with 670 GB used. Meanwhile I'm thinking of buying another of these drives to use as a bootable fast clone of my old Snow Leopard environment which I still want to keep. This HDD is a work of art, inside and out. Thank you Seagate and Lacie.

      • Written by Marcus M from London

      47 of 47 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?First Class

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Failed in just under 6 months

      Have a new iMac5k purchased in Dec. 2014 with 500G flash internal drive. With a new infant, I needed an external to store all the new video and photos I'd be t Have a new iMac5k purchased in Dec. 2014 with 500G flash internal drive. With a new infant, I needed an external to store all the new video and photos I'd be taking. Have this as my primary external and a LaCie Porsche Design 4TB to back up both the Thunderbolt and internal flash drives. Well... just less than six months later, after several calls (and several hours) to AppleCare to figure out why my computer would keep crashing after only a few minutes, it was determined that the crashing is due to the Thunderbolt hard drive failing. Only saving grace (knock on wood), is that most files are backed up on the other LaCie drive. I need to call LaCie support tomorrow, so hopefully they will help somehow, but I am very disappointed. If the other drive fails, it will take over a decade of photos and video with it, including the first year of my child's photos... I'll have to think seriously about a cloud solution after this. I will try to provide another update based on LaCie customer service.

      • Written by Alvin L from Kensington

      11 of 12 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Failed in just under 6 months

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      THE WORST EXPERIENCE EVER

      Terrible product. After the initial set up (using Lacie provided software) I had nothing but problems. The drive would automatically try and encrypt itself for Terrible product. After the initial set up (using Lacie provided software) I had nothing but problems. The drive would automatically try and encrypt itself for no reason - tried several things to fix, eventually fixed the problem WITHOUT Lacie's help - they told me they had exhausted their troubleshooting options and I should contact Apple to help me with THEIR PRODUCT!! Second problem - mounting the drive. It would mount, then dismount repeatedly for no reason. The third problem was that when turning it off with the obnoxious blue button, it would crash my new iMac. TERRIBLE AND ANNOYING. Lacie customer and tech support is also terrible, they don't have a phone number and everything is through a support ticket process. They refused to admit this was a faulty product and refused to offer me a refund. They insist that I am responsible for paying return shipping if I want them to diagnose any problems - this is after 3 months of contacting them! WORST SUPPORT EVER, DO NOT BUY FROM LACIE. If I could, I would give 0.5 star and that's only because the aluminium body matched my computer.

      • Written by Alex L from Arding

      9 of 10 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?THE WORST EXPERIENCE EVER

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Quit working after 4 months. Stay away.

      This drive quit working in just 4 months. I sat down at my desk to access some files for work and the drive wasn't found. The big blue light was off. I unplu This drive quit working in just 4 months. I sat down at my desk to access some files for work and the drive wasn't found. The big blue light was off. I unplugged the drive, plugged it back in - nothing. With all the data on it I called customer service to determine my options: Data recovery service Option 1: $599. They will attempt to recover all the data and place it on a cloud service which you can then download. Because my drive is under warranty they will then ship me a new one which I can then download all my cloud data. Data recovery service Option 2: $699. They will attempt to recover all the data and place it on a 4TB external drive and mail that to me. Because my drive is under warranty they will then ship me a new one which I can then transfer the data to and keep the 4TB drive...which I don't need. Option 3: return the drive under warranty to them and they'll send me a new one. All data is gone never to be seen again...by you that is. Who knows what will happen to it once it get to their labs. So basically its a ponzi scheme to make you keep spending money. Forgive me If I don't feel comfortable downloading all my data to the same product that just failed. After paying $250 I now have the opportunity to recover my data for $599/$699. IT's like being a prisoner to their Ponzi scheme. Who is to say it won't happen again? Are you kidding? What world do these people live in? You sold me a product that should work and if it fails you should recover the data for free and send me a drive that works. Fortunately I still have my old 2007 iMac which has about 90% of that data. Of course it'll take about 3 days to transfer everything again to my new iMac. It would have been cheaper to just upgrade the internal hard drive on the iMac I recently purchased.

      • Written by Account F from Summerville

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Quit working after 4 months. Stay away.

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Another LaCie Failure

      This model failed after less than one year without warning!!!! Beware!!!!

      • Written by Martha S from Houston

      Is this review useful?Another LaCie Failure

    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      These drives have worked well for me

      I have gone back and forth with hard drives, and will probably continue to do so. I own OWC, G-Technology and La Cie external hard drives. One is always annoyed I have gone back and forth with hard drives, and will probably continue to do so. I own OWC, G-Technology and La Cie external hard drives. One is always annoyed at the one that fails, and happy with the one that works. I have had to replace drives that failed, drive housings where the platter would no longer spin up dues to a power supply failure, all the usual things. Hard drives eventually will fail. I always prefer having backups on at least two external devices and have recently gone to using portable HDs for offsite storage. I have two much time invested in the data to play it cheap. Ok, about these 3 TB La Cie D2 drives, I own two, one is my primary external data drive (I have way too much to put on the internal drive). I have a second as one of my two on-site backup drives. Both have performed without problems for many months. As the saying goes, YMMV, but I'll buy another when one of my other drives shows signs of failing.

      • Written by Michael S from Juneau

      2 of 2 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?These drives have worked well for me

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