LaCie 8TB d2 Thunderbolt 3 + USB-C Desktop Hard Drive

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  • Overview

    The LaCie d2 Thunderbolt 3 desktop hard drive significantly expands your storage capacity for smoothly managing professional, bandwidth-intensive creative applications. A powerful complement to your new MacBook Pro or other SSD-based notebooks, LaCie d2 provides Thunderbolt 3 and USB 3.1 speeds through the USB-C port - whilst maintaining compatibility with USB 3.0 computers via an adapter cable. It’s also the first LaCie product to feature the Seagate BarraCuda Pro HDD for outstanding performance and reliability.

    Thunderbolt 3 power

    A single port gives you up to 240 MBps* of Thunderbolt 3 bandwidth along with the flexibility of the USB-C industry standard - the right combination for cutting-edge creative workflows, wide-ranging compatibility and time-saving device configurations.

    Performance

    Faster transfers mean less time moving files from camera cards into Adobe Lightroom - and more time filling camera cards with new photos and footage.

    Notebook charging

    A USB-C (Thunderbolt 3 or USB 3.1) port delivers plenty of power to charge your MacBook, so there’s one less cable cluttering up your desktop.

    Compatibility

    Whether you've got a Mac or PC and no matter whether it's equipped with USB-C, USB 3.0, Thunderbolt 3, or Thunderbolt 2, the LaCie d2 Thunderbolt 3 drive has you covered. All you need is one of the included cables or an adapter cable you've purchased separately.

    Daisy chaining

    Thanks to dual Thunderbolt 3 ports, you can daisy chain dual 4K displays, a single 5K display or up to six total LaCie d2 drives - all through a single cable connected to your Mac.

    Enterprise-class drives and dependability

    The d2 Thunderbolt 3 features Seagate BarraCuda Pro enterprise-class drives that offer 7200-RPM performance, truly reliable support for 24/7 operations and unmatched desktop capacity .

    Data recovery

    For additional protection from the unexpected, this drive comes with five years of Rescue Data Recovery Service. If your drive should stop working, LaCie recovers the data and returns it to you on a new piece of external storage. Also includes 24/7 online case status tracking. With this service your equipment is eligible for one In-Lab Data Recovery attempt during the term of coverage.**

    Highlights

    Professional speeds of up to 240 MBps*

    Plenty of capacity for large photo and video project storage and archiving

    USB-C and two Thunderbolt 3 ports for universal compatibility

    Aluminium unibody enclosure to reduce noise and vibration

    Design by Neil Poulton

    Five-year limited warranty and five years of Rescue Data Recovery Service** for complete peace of mind

    What’s in the Box

    LaCie d2 Thunderbolt 3 Desktop Hard Drive with USB-C

    External power supply

    Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C 40 Gbps) cable

    USB-C to USB-A (USB 3.0) adapter cable

    Quick install guide

    Tech Specs

    Other Features: Time Machine compatible, Upgradeable / Expandable

    Connections: Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C), USB, USB-C

    Power Source: External power supply

    Height: 13 cm/5.12 in.

    Width: 6 cm/2.36 in.

    Depth: 21.7 cm/8.54 in.

    Weight: 2.2 kg

    System Requirements

    Operating System: macOS 10.12 or later

    Hard Drive: 600MB free drive space

    Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    Mfr. Part Number: STFY8000400

    UPC or EAN No.: 763649115718

    Warranty

    Note: Apple's One Year Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Non-Apple branded products may have the benefit of a manufacturer's warranty provided by the product manufacturer - Please see your product box and literature for details. Rights under the product manufacturer's warranty are in addition, and not instead of, any rights that you have under consumer protection laws.

    Manufacturer Note

    *Actual data rates may vary, depending on operating environment and other factors such as chosen interface and disk capacity. **With this service your equipment is eligible for one (1) in-lab Data Recovery attempt during the term of coverage. Pursuant to the terms and conditions of this Service Plan.

  • 3.5 Average
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    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      Getting the job done

      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 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.

      • Written by Leslie S from Charlotte

      37 of 38 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Getting the job done

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Drive fails within a week or two

      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 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.

      • Written by Hayim S from Boca Raton

      23 of 32 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Drive fails within a week or two

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Excellent drive

      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 ne 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.

      • Written by James T from Roseville

      3 of 3 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Excellent drive

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Excellent drive

      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 ne 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.

      • Written by James T from Roseville

      3 of 3 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Excellent drive

    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      Getting the job done

      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 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.

      • Written by Leslie S from Charlotte

      37 of 38 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Getting the job done

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Drive fails within a week or two

      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 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.

      • Written by Hayim S from Boca Raton

      23 of 32 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Drive fails within a week or two