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LaCie d2 Desk Rack - Desktop Rack for d2 Enclosures

B&H # LADRD2Q MFR # 108900
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The d2 Desk Rack from LaCie is a compact desk rack that is compatible with LaCie d2 drive enclosures. The rack allows you to mount up to 4 drives, helping you conserve much-needed space on your desk.

Rackmount Convenience; Desktop Installation
The Desk Rack allows you to mount up to 4 d2 drives in a convenient rackmount configuration. The rack is sturdy and compact enough to fit easily on your desk. When 3 drives or less are installed there is even room to store CD or DVD media underneath the drives.

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LaCied2 Desk Rack - Desktop Rack for d2 Enclosures
 
4.6

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (19)
  • Easy to set up (16)
  • Easy to use (14)
  • Compact (11)
  • Durable (6)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (3)

Best Uses

  • Additional storage (10)
  • Back-up (5)
  • Office (4)
  • Photo storage (4)
  • Upgrade (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Power user (11), Casual user (4), Quality oriented (4), Heavy duty user (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (11), Personal (8)
    • Computer Platform:
    • Mac (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

This is just a must!

If you are a LaCie lover as I am and have been collecting D2 drives, this is an essential item to save space, keep things organized and add some beautiful design to your...Read complete review

If you are a LaCie lover as I am and have been collecting D2 drives, this is an essential item to save space, keep things organized and add some beautiful design to your desktop.

The rack is really well manufactured and the drives fit perfectlty. It is really robust and the rubbered legs will keep your desktop intact.

As I said, I you have two or more D2 drives, this is a must :)

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Awful Engineering

This rack has four slots. Clear enough. Now if you put four of their hard drives in it, they can (and do, if they are 4 TB) overheat! The nice blue...Read complete review

This rack has four slots. Clear enough. Now if you put four of their hard drives in it, they can (and do, if they are 4 TB) overheat! The nice blue LED on the front turns RED. Tech support at LaCie confirms this and points to the fine print that says "maximum three drives." Have you ever seen a digital system not in multiples of two? No. This one is just a poor thermal design based on fanless disk drives, which are barely practical. We built our own racking system with the drives bolted in vertical orientation to as aluminum plate.

Note that even the description on the B&H site says, "The rack allows you to mount up to 4 drives, helping you conserve much-needed space on your desk." It will let you mount them, but they will overheat.

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5.0

If organization is your forte, get this.

By Grams

from Brooklyn, NY

About Me Power user

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Compact
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Easy to use
  • High Capacity
  • Portable
  • Quiet

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Additional Storage
    • Backup
    • File Transfer
    • Photo Storage
    • Video

    Comments about LaCie d2 Desk Rack - Desktop Rack for d2 Enclosures:

    Creates an organized hard drive environment while making your setup look super bossy and official.

    • Primary use:
    • Business
    • Computer Platform:
    • Mac

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    5.0

    Nice solution for multiple D2's

    By Mike Kiraly

    from New York

    About Me Power user

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Compact
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Easy to use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Additional Storage
      • Backup
      • File Transfer

      Comments about LaCie d2 Desk Rack - Desktop Rack for d2 Enclosures:

      It racks them up quite nicely!

      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Computer Platform:
      • Mac

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      5.0

      Maximizes desk space

      By mt

      from Cincinnati, Ohio

      About Me Power user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Compact
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Easy to use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Additional Storage

        Comments about LaCie d2 Desk Rack - Desktop Rack for d2 Enclosures:

        The LaCie Desk Rack is a great way to maximize desk space by providing a way to support four of the d2 Quadra series hard drives.

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac

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        1.0

        Awful Engineering

        By EngineeringProfessor

        from Palo Alto, CA

        About Me Power user

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Quiet

        Cons

        • Allows 4 Drives Overheat
        • Unreliable

        Best Uses

        • Recycling Bin

        Comments about LaCie d2 Desk Rack - Desktop Rack for d2 Enclosures:

        This rack has four slots. Clear enough. Now if you put four of their hard drives in it, they can (and do, if they are 4 TB) overheat! The nice blue LED on the front turns RED. Tech support at LaCie confirms this and points to the fine print that says "maximum three drives." Have you ever seen a digital system not in multiples of two? No. This one is just a poor thermal design based on fanless disk drives, which are barely practical. We built our own racking system with the drives bolted in vertical orientation to as aluminum plate.

        Note that even the description on the B&H site says, "The rack allows you to mount up to 4 drives, helping you conserve much-needed space on your desk." It will let you mount them, but they will overheat.

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac

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        5.0

        Why didn't I get one of these sooner?

        By rubiophoto

        from San Francisco, CA

        About Me Power user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Compact
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Easy to use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Additional Storage
          • Backup
          • Photo Storage

          Comments about LaCie d2 Desk Rack - Desktop Rack for d2 Enclosures:

          So fantastic to stack all my backup drives into one tower! The only bummer is the bumpers / feet on the bottom come off really easily, so be careful during setup.

          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Computer Platform:
          • Mac

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          5.0

          Fairly expensive, but perfect fit

          By JC

          from Rochester, MN

          About Me Casual user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Compact
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Easy to use
          • High Capacity

          Cons

          • Expensive

          Best Uses

          • Great Looks
          • Organization

          Comments about LaCie d2 Desk Rack - Desktop Rack for d2 Enclosures:

          The main frame seems to be brushed stainless steel, probable reason why it is so expensive. Made in China, but with Lacie's Quality control = good construction overall. It includes: 1 stainless steel frame, 8 aluminum bars/rails for d2 Drives, 16 small screws to attach the bars onto the frame to fasten the drives, and instructions. All contents are nicely wrapped and packaged.Even though this Lacie rack is expensive, the fit is perfect, it is very functional, and components are of good quality. I recommend getting it if these are some of the things you are looking for from this rack!Note: This rack only works for d2 drives (cd, dvd, hdd) that have the grooves on the sides, to be slided onto the rails of this rack.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • Mac

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          5.0

          WORKS AS ADVERTISED

          By BLUEFLASH

          from ESCONDIDO, CA

          About Me Power user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Easy to use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Hard Drive Storage

            Comments about LaCie d2 Desk Rack - Desktop Rack for d2 Enclosures:

            STORES 4 HARD DRIVES QUIT WELL

            SET UP IS EASY THOUGH TAKES SOME TIME TO SET UP.

            MAKE SURE TO KEEP DRIVES FROM TOUCHING EACH OTHER!

            • Primary use:
            • Business
            • Computer Platform:
            • PC

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            5.0

            Frees up space and looks great!

            By Alan T

            from PIttsburgh, PA

            About Me Power user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Compact
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Easy to use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Additional Storage

              Comments about LaCie d2 Desk Rack - Desktop Rack for d2 Enclosures:

              Beautifully engineered, this rack takes up less space and makes my LaCie drives look like a mini server rack on the shelf inside my desk. Holds 4 drives (I currently have 2 installed) and it's compatible with all d2 drives (the older style with the LaCie logo embossed on the case, and the current generation with the "grooved" design)

              I've been wanting one for a while, and B&H had the best price (even cheaper than the manufacturer's site -- and it was in stock!)

              If you have one or several LaCie drives, definitely a worthwhile accessory.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • Mac

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              5.0

              Nice Rack! works great with LaCie drives

              By kayakdoug

              from Humboldt County

              About Me Power user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Compact
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Easy to use
              • Great Rack

              Cons

              • Expensive

              Best Uses

              • Additional Storage
              • Backup
              • External Drive Rack
              • File Transfer
              • Photo Storage
              • Video

              Comments about LaCie d2 Desk Rack - Desktop Rack for d2 Enclosures:

              This is a Deluxe, Custom rack for all those LaCie drives that are sitting around. I have two 250 MB drives in it now and will add a third for general storage. If I set them up in the top three slots in the rack, I'll have enough room for their power supplys in the bottom bay.
              I will create a RAID array between two of them for increased performance in the audio and video programs I use, and I'll have a third external disk for general storage and/or backup.
              The rack itself is brushed aluminum with LaCie logos above the sides. You use the hardware provided to securely attach the drives... they fit SNUG!
              The overall rack is stable enough, and it has little rubber feet on the bottom that are glued on with double stick tape, and you may lose those if you are not careful.
              When even the weight of the cable threatens to break a vital connection, we need things like racks to keep things in order. This seems to me to be a great rack.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • Mac

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              5.0

              Worth the price!

              By Retired 1

              from Lemont,Ill.

              About Me Casual user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Compact
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Easy to use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Additional Storage
                • Backup
                • Photo Storage

                Comments about LaCie d2 Desk Rack - Desktop Rack for d2 Enclosures:

                Solid rack! Doesn't take up much room. Easy to put together.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Computer Platform:
                • Mac

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                A clean set up

                By slidemaster

                from Camarillo, Ca.

                About Me Power user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about LaCie d2 Desk Rack - Desktop Rack for d2 Enclosures:

                    Ive been using a ton of the 1TB drives and this is a way to help me keep some sort of cosmetic appearance at the work station.

                    Sharp edges and my package was missing a bolt. For those of us living with multiple drives, this adds a bit to our locations

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business

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                    5.0

                    LaCie d2 Desk Rack

                    By riscci

                    from Aiea, HI

                    About Me Casual user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Improve Desktop Footprint

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about LaCie d2 Desk Rack - Desktop Rack for d2 Enclosures:

                      We have 3 LaCie d2 external hard drives. This simple devise was what we needed to secure and safeguard our information while improving our desk space. Other manufactures should consider similar devices.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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                      5.0

                      I would buy this product again

                      By shadesofgraywpg

                      from Winnipeg, Canada

                      About Me Power user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Compact
                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Easy to use
                      • High Capacity

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Additional Storage
                        • Video

                        Comments about LaCie d2 Desk Rack - Desktop Rack for d2 Enclosures:

                        It works great with my d2s, fitting 4 nicely & comfortably in the stack, which has a nice clean design (matching the d2 brand), with an area as handles underneath when you need to move it. It also comes with little rubber stoppers on the bottom, almost invisible, but help to not scratch the surface it sits on.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business

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                        4.0

                        Works well, expensive for what it is.

                        By Tim

                        from CT

                        About Me Power user

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design
                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Easy to use

                        Cons

                        • Expensive

                        Best Uses

                        • Additional Storage
                        • Organization

                        Comments about LaCie d2 Desk Rack - Desktop Rack for d2 Enclosures:

                        This is a nice way to clean up my desk and keep my drives organized... but [$] for a stamped piece of sheet metal? Geez.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business

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                        4.0

                        Stylish yet Functional rack for D2 drive

                        By afmarks

                        from Sandy, UT (the backward state)

                        About Me Casual user

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design
                        • Compact
                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Easy to use
                        • High Capacity

                        Cons

                        • Documentation
                        • Sharp edges

                        Best Uses

                        • Additional Storage
                        • Stable Drive Storage

                        Comments about LaCie d2 Desk Rack - Desktop Rack for d2 Enclosures:

                        This is simple, elegant, and functional (if not a little edgy..) You get the U-shaped rack (complete with rubber pads for resting in on your desk) and a dozen horizontal slats that you need to screw to the rack. The drives slide onto a pair of horizontal slats. The assembly documentation is of the wordless picture variety: convenient for the manufacturer I'm sure and ultimately harmless, but I would have saved 30 seconds had I known to not tighten the screws much before sliding the drives onto the slats.

                        I give the device a 4 because the documentation is feeble and the stainless edges could use to lose the burr..

                        Warning: the edges of the stamped stainless rack are sharp. My thumbs were leaving traces of blood on the new gear within minutes of starting to assemble it. Tiny cuts: I didn't even know I had cut myself until things started showing traces of red.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

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                        4.0

                        d2 Desk Rack

                        By Elliptical Sound

                        from New York

                        About Me Heavy Duty User

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design
                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Install

                        Cons

                        • Can easily lose the feet

                        Best Uses

                        • Multimedia
                        • Office

                        Comments about LaCie d2 Desk Rack - Desktop Rack for d2 Enclosures:

                        Frees up more desk space, has a real nice look with the hard drives, just a little to pricey

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                        5.0

                        Excellent quality

                        By Perfectionist

                        from Southern California

                        About Me Heavy Duty User

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design
                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Install

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about LaCie d2 Desk Rack - Desktop Rack for d2 Enclosures:

                            I purchased this rack because I already had two d2 disc burners on my desk and was purchasing a d2 hard drive, and liked the idea of rack-mounting them all together. I balked a little at the price at first, but must admit after assembling the rack and mounting the drives, I am really impressed with the fit and quality of the rack and am pleased that I spent the money.

                            Assembly was required but was very straightforward. You will need a small Phillips screwdriver to mount the rails to the rack.

                            One thing to note is that, although this rack has mounts for four drives, LaCie recommends placing only three d2 hard drives on top of each other due to the heat generated. (This didn't apply to me because two of the enclosures I mounted were disc burners.)

                            I recommend this rack to anyone with two or more d2 drives on their desk who wants the organization, convenience, and stability of rack mounting.

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                            5.0

                            Keep it neat

                            By Screenguy

                            from Florida

                            About Me Frequent User

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attractive Design
                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Install
                            • Quiet
                            • Spacious

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about LaCie d2 Desk Rack - Desktop Rack for d2 Enclosures:

                                Stack em is better than letting them fall over. I like it, did not mind the price for neatness. Glad I bought.

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                                5.0

                                This is just a must!

                                By mrkstudios

                                from Valencia, Spain

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attractive Design
                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Install
                                • Robust

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home
                                  • Office

                                  Comments about LaCie d2 Desk Rack - Desktop Rack for d2 Enclosures:

                                  If you are a LaCie lover as I am and have been collecting D2 drives, this is an essential item to save space, keep things organized and add some beautiful design to your desktop.

                                  The rack is really well manufactured and the drives fit perfectlty. It is really robust and the rubbered legs will keep your desktop intact.

                                  As I said, I you have two or more D2 drives, this is a must :)

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                                  4.0

                                  gets your d2 hard drive mess together

                                  By planetdiego

                                  from Mexico City

                                  About Me Frequent User

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attractive Design
                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy To Install
                                  • Spacious

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Multimedia
                                    • Office

                                    Comments about LaCie d2 Desk Rack - Desktop Rack for d2 Enclosures:

                                    If you have more than one la Cie HD this item makes lots of sense
                                    I put 3 HD and a dvd burner in it. It makes moving them on the desktop, a lot easier. The only not so great thing about it is that even though it fits like a glove it is kind of expensive if you consider it is just a piece of steel, had I had the tools and the time I would have build it myself. And yes I thought about it before buying it.

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