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THE d2 STORY

Reliably Capable.

Two decades, one purpose. Since 1997, LaCie d2 storage has been so dependable, so finely calibrated for high-bandwidth tasks, that creative pros have been able to focus entirely on what they do best: creating.

SEE THE EVOLUTION

design by neil poulton


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1997

“Speed2” unlocks uncompressed video workflows with speeds up to 20MB/s

 
1997 2002 2008 2014

d2 THUNDERBOLT 3

More Compatibility, Space, and Reliability. Less of Nothing.


The perfect complement to SSD-based laptops and all-in-one computers, the new d2 Thunderbolt™ 3 massively expands your capacity up to 10TB for professional bandwidth-intensive creative applications. With Thunderbolt 3 and USB 3.1 speeds through the USB-C port, the new LaCie d2 performs perfectly on late model laptops such as the new MacBook Pro—as well as on USB 3.0-compatible computers. It’s also the first LaCie product to feature the Seagate BarraCuda Pro HDD for industry-leading performance and reliability, backed by a 5-year limited warranty.

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Best Uses

Store massive Lightroom® library

Expansion for SSD-based laptops

4K video archiving and daisy chaining

Transport projects for presentations

d2 THUNDERBOLT 3

Thunderbolt 3: Power and Versatility

From a single, mighty port, you get astonishing bandwidth with the versatility of the USB-C industry standard. For the LaCie d2 Thunderbolt 3, the result is performance up to 240MB/s* for cutting-edge creative workflows, the widest 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.

Laptop Charging

It's even possible to power a compatible laptop** through a USB-C (Thunderbolt 3 or USB 3.1) port. That’s one less cable cluttering up your desktop.

Compatible with Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt 2 (Mac only)

Macs with Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt 2 ports can experience high-end transfer rates with LaCie Thunderbolt 3 professional solutions. Apple’s Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter (sold separately) provides easy connection between LaCie Thunderbolt 3 solutions and Macs with earlier generations of Thunderbolt technology.*

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*The Mac must be running macOS Sierra 10.12 or later and transfer rates are based upon the speed of the connection, up to 10Gb/s for Thunderbolt and up to 20Gb/s for Thunderbolt 2. For details and potential restrictions, see Apple Support

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 computer.

ENTERPRISE-CLASS DRIVES

Fierce BarraCuda Pro Dependability

The new d2 Thunderbolt 3 (6TB, 8TB, and 10TB) features Seagate® Barracuda® Pro enterprise-class drives for incredible reliability and performance. With industry-best capacities up to 10TB, 7200-RPM performance, and support for 24/7 operations, the BarraCuda Pro is ultra-high performance and the highest capacity desktop drive available. And for complete peace of mind, it’s also backed by a best-in-class 5-year limited warranty.

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d2 THUNDERBOLT 3

Solid Components. Solid Investment.


Enclosure

Forged from a single sheet of aluminum, the enclosure provides uncommon rigidity for long-term durability.


Cooling

The whisper-quiet fan and heat-dissipating aluminum enclosure pull heat away from the HDD, keeping it running fast and healthy.


5-Year Limited Warranty

Choose with confidence. The LaCie d2 Thunderbolt 3 is backed by the industry’s most generous warranty.

LEGACY d2 PRODUCTS

See Your Other d2 Options


d2 Thunderbolt 2

Excellent performance, high capacities, Thunderbolt 2 daisy chaining, and fan-free, all-aluminum unibody enclosure makes this d2 a great solution for bandwidth-heavy creative workflows.

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d2 Quadra USB 3.0

When you need support for FireWire and/or eSATA interfaces, the d2 Quadra USB 3.0 delivers. Also featuring an innovative aluminum heatsink design for long-term component lifespan.

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d2 USB 3.0

This d2 delivers massive capacities, d2 reliability, and complete USB compatibility. It additionally features the all-aluminum unibody enclosure for incredibly low vibration and operating noise.

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Product Comparison

 
 
d2 Thunderbolt 3
d2 Thunderbolt 2
d2 Quadra USB 3.0
d2 USB 3.0
Strengths Performance
Capacity
Universal compatibility
Reliability
Performance
Capacity
Reliability
Compatibility
Performance
Reliability
Legacy
compatibility
Performance
Reliability
Max. Capacity 10TB 8TB 5TB 5TB
RPM 7200 7200 7200 7200
Enterprise Class ✔(8TB only) -- --
Interface Transfer Rate* Up to 240MB/s Up to 220MB/s Up to 130MB/s Up to 200MB/s
Interface 2 × Thunderbolt 3
1 × USB 3.1
2 × Thunderbolt 2
1 × USB 3.0
1 × USB 3.0
1 × eSATA 3Gb/s
2 × FireWire 800
1 × USB 3.0
Compatibility Thunderbolt 3
Thunderbolt***
Thunderbolt 2***
USB-C
USB 3.0
Thunderbolt
Thunderbolt 2
USB 3.0
USB 3.0
eSATA
FireWire 800
USB 3.0
Incl. Cables & Adapters Thunderbolt 3
(USB-C 40Gb/s) cable
USB 3.0 (USB-C to USB-A) adapter cable
Thunderbolt cable
USB 3.0 cable
USB 3.0 cable
eSATA cable
FireWire 800 (9-pin to 9-pin) cable
USB 3.0 cable
Limited Warranty 5-year 3-year
5-year(8TB)
3-year 3-year
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* Actual data rates may vary depending on operating environment and other factors, such as chosen interface and disk capacity.
** Delivers up to 15W to power compatible laptops.
*** Via Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 adapter (sold separately from Apple.com).

Thunderbolt and the Thunderbolt logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S and/or other countries.

Model Data Sheet User Manual Capacity Storage Type Interface Max. Speeds
LaCie d2 USB 3.0 3TB
LAC9000529

3-year warranty

3TB HDD 1 × USB 3.0 180MB/s
LaCie d2 Thunderbolt 2 3TB
STEX3000100

3-year warranty

3TB HDD 2 × Thunderbolt 2 1 × USB 3.0 180MB/s
LaCie d2 Quadra USB 3.0 3TB
LAC301549U

3-year warranty

3TB HDD 2 x FireWire 800 (9-pin) 1 x USB 3.0 1 x eSATA 3 Gb/s 130MB/s
LaCie d2 Thunderbolt 2 4TB
STEX4000100

3-year warranty

4TB HDD 2 × Thunderbolt 2 1 × USB 3.0 180MB/s
LaCie d2 Quadra USB 3.0 4TB
LAC9000258U

3-year warranty

4TB HDD 2 x FireWire 800 (9-pin) 1 x USB 3.0 1 x eSATA 3 Gb/s 130MB/s
LaCie d2 USB 3.0 4TB
LAC9000443

3-year warranty

4TB HDD 1 × USB 3.0 180MB/s
LaCie d2 USB 3.0 5TB
LAC9000444

3-year warranty

5TB HDD 1 × USB 3.0 200MB/s
LaCie d2 Quadra USB 3.0 5TB
LAC9000481U

3-year warranty

5TB HDD 2 x FireWire 800 (9-pin) 1 x USB 3.0 1 x eSATA 3 Gb/s 130MB/s
LaCie d2 Thunderbolt 2 6TB
STEX6000100

3-year warranty

6TB HDD 2 × Thunderbolt 2 1 × USB 3.0 220MB/s
LaCie d2 Quadra USB 3.0 6TB
STGJ6000400

3-year warranty

6TB HDD 2 x FireWire 800 (9-pin) 1 x USB 3.0 1 x eSATA 3 Gb/s 130MB/s
LaCie d2 Thunderbolt 3 6TB
STFY6000400

5-year warranty

6TB HDD (enterprise class) 2 × Thunderbolt 3 1 × USB 3.1 240MB/s
LaCie d2 USB 3.0 6TB
STGK6000400
6TB HDD 1 × USB 3.0 180MB/s
LaCie d2 Thunderbolt 3 8TB
STFY8000400

5-year warranty

8TB HDD (enterprise class) 2 × Thunderbolt 3 1 × USB 3.1 240MB/s
LaCie d2 Thunderbolt 2 8TB (Enterprise Class)
STEX8000100

5-year warranty

8TB HDD (enterprise class) 2 × Thunderbolt 2 1 × USB 3.0 130MB/s
LaCie d2 Thunderbolt 3 10TB
STFY10000400

5-year warranty

10TB HDD (enterprise class) 2 × Thunderbolt 3 1 × USB 3.1 240MB/s
Internal Storage Media d2 Thunderbolt 3 and d2 Thunderbolt 2 (8TB):
1 × 7200-RPM Seagate BarraCuda Pro enterprise-class hard drive

d2 Thunderbolt 2 (3, 4, 6TB):
1 × 7200-RPM hard drive
Interface Transfer Rates Thunderbolt 3: 40Gb/s**
Thunderbolt 2: 20Gb/s
USB-C: 10Gb/s
USB 3.0: 5Gb/s
eSATA: 3Gb/s
FireWire 800: 800Mb/s
Cooling Aluminum enclosure for efficient heat dissipation
Thermoregulated fan (d2 Thunderbolt 3)
Unibody enclosure for low vibration and reduced noise (except d2 Quadra)
Minimum System Requirements

Computer with a Thunderbolt, USB-C, USB 3.0, eSATA, FireWire 800, or USB 2.0 port

Minimum free disk space: 600MB recommended

Operating system::
  • Thunderbolt: Latest version of Windows® 7, Windows 8 / Mac OS® X 10.6.8 or later
  • USB-C: Latest version of Windows 7 and later / Mac OS X 10.5 and later
  • USB 3.0: Latest version of Windows 7, Windows 8 / Mac OS X 10.6 or later
  • FireWire 800: Latest version of Windows 7, Windows 8 / Mac OS X 10.6 or later
Software Intego® Backup Manager Pro (Windows)
Genie® Backup Manager Pro (Mac)
LaCie Private-Public (protect data with AES 256-bit encryption***)
Footnote * Actual data rates may vary depending on operating environment and other factors, such as chosen interface, RAID mode, and disk capacity.
** Maximum theoretical bus speed.
*** Encryption software is only available via download and is not available in Russia.

Review

At CES 2017, I talked with Lance at LaCie about their new line of USB-C Thunderbolt 3 products. The D2 line of hard drives got an upgrade to the new protocol, with hard drive support up to 10 TB, but can be daisy-chained to other D2's (not in RAID).


Review

With the new d2, LaCie again raised the bar on the industry’s most trusted desktop storage product. Get the job done faster – on any computer – with dual Thunderbolt 2, USB 3.0, and a 7200 RPM hard disk. Thanks to its innovative, all-aluminum unibody design, you’ll notice incredibly low vibration and operating noise. It’s even possible to push speeds to up to five times faster by installing the LaCie d2 SSD Upgrade (sold separately).


Review

Alec Brady discusses some of the features of the external hard drive that we recommend for most audio professionals - the LaCie d2 Quadra.