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LaCie 3TB LaCie d2 Quadra with USB 3.0

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LaCie 3TB LaCie d2 Quadra with USB 3.0

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Product Highlights

  • External Drive with 3TB Capacity
  • USB 3.0/ FireWire 800 / eSATA Ports
  • Up to 130MB/s Data Transfers via USB 3.0
  • Supports FireWire Daisy-Chaining
  • Heat-Sink and Eco Power-Management Mode
  • Simple, User-Friendly Backup Software
  • Stackable and Rack-Mountable
  • Windows and Mac Compatible
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Capacity: 3TB

2TB 3TB 5TB

You Pay: $199.99

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The 3TB LaCie d2 Quadra with USB 3.0 is a cross-platform, high-capacity, high-performance external drive, well-suited to handle the backup and storage demands of creative professionals. Designed to work with either your Windows or Mac computer, this drive features a large capacity of 3TB, a 7200rpm disk speed, 32MB of onboard cache, and an impressive mix of three different interfaces. It has a blazing fast USB 3.0 port, an eSATA 3Gbps port, and two FireWire 800 ports.

Although Mac OS X typically doesn't support USB 3.0 connections, LaCie has created a driver that allows you to use this interface with your Mac (also requires a LaCie USB 3.0 card for your computer). Also with regard to Mac computers, the two FireWire 800 ports allow you to daisy-chain the drive. With the drive, you can transfer data at up to 130MB/s via USB 3.0, 115MB/s via eSATA, and 85MB/s via FireWire 800.

The drive also features a heat-sink design for heat dissipation as well as a programmable eco-management mode. It comes with Genie Backup Assistant and Intego Backup Assistant software for backing up your data and restoring any data that you might have accidentally deleted. Whether you stack it with other d2 Quadra drives, mount it in a rack, or stand it upright, this drive is a versatile, exceptional backup and storage solution for the consumer or creative professional.

Please note that Windows XP does not recognize volumes of more than 2TB.

The Professional Choice for Performance and Reliability

This drive is an excellent choice for creative professionals who need fast data transfer speeds and a large storage capacity. This drive features a 7200rpm disk speed as well as 3TB of storage. Plus, with the USB 3.0 interface, it can achieve data transfer speeds of up to 130MB/s
The drive can also transfer data at a fast rate of 115MB/s via the eSATA interface and 85MB/s via the FireWire 800 interface

The Professional Choice for Cross-Platform Applications

The d2 Quadra features a variety of interfaces that work with both Mac and Windows computers, including one USB 3.0 port, two FireWire 800 ports for daisy chaining, as well as an eSATA 3Gbps port. With all of its interfaces, the d2 Quadra has universal connectivity, so it is easy to back up and restore any workstation, no matter the configuration and interface
Thanks to LaCie's USB 3.0 driver for Mac OS, the USB 3.0 port is compatible on Mac computers
The USB 3.0 port is backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and the FireWire 800 ports are backwards compatible with FireWire 400

The Professional Choice for Design

The unique, fanless aluminum heat sink design provides an increased surface area, keeping it quiet, safe, and free from dust inside
The drive can also stand upright, be stacked horizontally with other drives, or even be rackmounted to save desktop space
The drive is a superb solution for heavy storage users who want off-site backups and archives of any work environment
For superior energy efficiency, this drive also has a programmable eco mode, which automatically conserves energy if the drive is inactive for a certain period of time
This drive is recyclable and ROHS-compliant

The Professional Choice for Functional and User-Centric Features

With the preloaded LaCie Desktop Manager, you can easily configure the shortcut button to launch the application of your choice in one push and configure your drive's eco mode
The two-color front LED indicator allows you to easily check the drive's status
For a simple and user-friendly backup and file retrieval, LaCie's also included the Genie Backup Assistant software and Intego Backup Assistant software with data restore for Windows and Mac computers
Performance
Capacity 3TB
Interface 2x  FireWire 800 (9-pin) port
1x  USB 3.0 port (USB 2.0 compatible)
1x  eSATA 3Gbps port
Drive Speed 7200rpm
Buffer 32MB
Data Transfer Rate FireWire 800: up to 800Mbps
USB 3.0: up to 5Gbps
eSATA 3Gbps: up to 3Gbps
USB 2.0: up to 480Mbps
Maximum Transfer Rate Maximum Bus Speed
FireWire 800: up to 85MB/s
USB 3.0: up to 130MB/s
USB 2.0: up to 35MB/s
eSATA 3Gbps: up to 115MB/s

Note: These maximum transfer rates were achieved using Blackmagic Disk Speed Test. Performance test system: Windows 7 32-bit, Intel Core i7 860, 2 x Corsair XMS3 DDR3 PC16000 CL9 2GB. Burst transfer rates vary from one computer to another and may vary slightly from one drive to another. Average speed is usually lower depending on host configuration
System Requirements Computer with an USB 3.0, USB 2.0, eSATA 3Gb/s, FireWire 800, or FireWire 400 port

Latest version of Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 / Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6 or greater (Intel only)

Minimum free disk space: 600MB recommended

Note: Mac OS X does not natively support USB 3.0; however, LaCie offers a USB 3.0 PCI Express Card and USB 3.0 ExpressCard/34 that can provide a Mac with a USB 3.0 port. In addition to the card, you must also install the USB 3.0 driver for Macs from LaCie.
General
Mounting Upright or horizontally
Power Requirements 100-240V AC, 50-60Hz
Environmental Requirements Not specified by the manufacturer
RoHS Compliant Yes
Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.3 x 6.6 x 7.2" / 6 x 16.8 x 18.3 cm
Weight 3.7 lb / 1.7 kg
LaCie 3TB LaCie d2 Quadra with USB 3.0
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Cable (USB 2.0 Compatible)
  • eSATA-to-eSATA Cable
  • FireWire 800 (9-pin) Cable
  • External Power Supply
  • Drive Stand for Upright Use
  • Preloaded LaCie Utilities and Software:
    LaCie Setup Assistant
    LaCie Desktop Manager
    LaCie Backup Assistant with Data Restore for Windows XP, Vista, 7
    LaCie Backup Assistant with Data Restore for Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6
  • Quick Install Guide
  • 3-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    3TB LaCie d2 Quadra with USB 3.0
     
    4.4

    (based on 71 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (52)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (5)

    88%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Large capacity / good size (55)
    • Easy to set up (53)
    • Easy to use (52)
    • Attractive (46)
    • Quiet (44)

    Cons

    • Unreliable (6)

    Best Uses

    • Back-up (48)
    • Additional storage (39)
    • Photo storage (39)
    • Video (34)
    • File transfer (25)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Power user (54), Casual user (13)
      • Primary use:
      • Business (47), Personal (22)
      • Computer Platform:
      • Mac (52), PC (16)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Love Lacie for Video Editing

    I only use Lacie D2 external drives for my video editing and have for years. I have never had an problem with them as long as you eject every time. They are very fast...Read complete review

    I only use Lacie D2 external drives for my video editing and have for years. I have never had an problem with them as long as you eject every time. They are very fast and can handle multiple steams of ProRes. These drives make the perfect companion for mobile editing with a MacBook Pro.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    3TB LaCie d2 Quadra falls asleep

    I'm a long time LaCie user. I've been editing video professionally for many years. I own several 2TB d2 Quadras that have performed very well on the road for years. If necessary I...Read complete review

    I'm a long time LaCie user. I've been editing video professionally for many years. I own several 2TB d2 Quadras that have performed very well on the road for years. If necessary I can even edit directly to them without a problem.

    The 3TB drive is a nightmare. It goes to sleep and then will not wake up. It has locked up my entire system on many occasions. Calling LaCie for help was useless. I spent hours of my time trying to fix a new drive through their support. LaCie knows they shipped a bad batch of drives but does not want to bear the cost of fixing their mistake. Shame on them. Their final solution was for me to send in the drive at my expense and they would take a look. This is after I had to loaded data on the drive so I would need to but another drive to copy my files to. So how much money do they expect me to lose on this deal?

    When your in a small business you don't have the luxury of large capital budgets. You have to make your money count. You need a company that's going to stand behind their products. When I think of the amount of billable time I spent trying to fix a new drive it angers me. It still falls asleep if left on and still will lock up my system. Anyone who edits video knows that can cause a lot of problems. I have to use it as store of old files and only turn it on when I have to. I chalk this up as a learning experience and warn anyone considering buying this unit.

    Shame on LaCie for putting this on the backs of their customers.

    Reviewed by 71 customers

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    5.0

    I loved so much I bought another..

    By Sunny06405

    from Branford Ct

    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 3TB LaCie d2 Quadra with USB 3.0:

      I take a lot of videos and as you know it takes a lot of hard drive space. I bought the same model a couple years ago and that is just about filled. So I bought another of the same and daisy chained the two together. Just Love Them !

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

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      5.0

      As Good As They Come!

      By Haji

      from Nathrop, CO.

      About Me Power user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about 3TB LaCie d2 Quadra with USB 3.0:

        I'm a professional photographer who is adamant about backing up his work. I have had inexpensive hard drives crash, costing me thousands of images I will never be able to replace. This is my second LaCie HD and I LOVE them!
        Rugged, well-built and most importantly...RELIABLE!!
        Spend the extra money and buy this drive. You will never regret it!
        How much are your images worth to you?

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

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        5.0

        Perfect external drive

        By Carl

        from Central Texas

        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 3TB LaCie d2 Quadra with USB 3.0:

          I use this as an external backup.

          It looks great, it's virtually silent, and it works perfectly. With USB 3, Firewire 800, and e-sata connections, you're good to go however you are configured.

          There are no negative comments.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

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          5.0

          Awesome Storage solution!

          By Rum Runner

          from Tucson, AZ

          About Me Casual user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about 3TB LaCie d2 Quadra with USB 3.0:

              This HD is great! Fast and easy to setup, it's a dream backup device. The one hiccup you might find is that drive partition utilities that LaCie offers are ONLY available on the thunderbolt/USB connection, not the eSATA connection. not an issue for me, but it might be for you.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • PC

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              5.0

              LaCie 3TB

              By Steve

              from New Jersey

              Comments about 3TB LaCie d2 Quadra with USB 3.0:

              I have been using the drive for a few weeks. The setup was very easy. I am using the FireWire interface on my Mac. I use the drive primarily for Lightroom & Photoshop. I have been very pleased with the drive and the fast delivery from B&H.

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              5.0

              Excellent External Fast Drive!

              By Bill

              from Ann Arbor, MI

              About Me Power user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about 3TB LaCie d2 Quadra with USB 3.0:

                This is a fast, quiet, efficient, quality made and designed external drive!
                Far superior to anything from WD, my other drives.

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

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                5.0

                Terrific external drive.

                By Hustlin Husker

                from Lincoln, NE

                About Me Casual user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Additional Storage
                  • Backup

                  Comments about 3TB LaCie d2 Quadra with USB 3.0:

                  Easy to set up and use. Very quiet operating. Seamless operation with Mac time machine.

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

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                  5.0

                  3TB of quietness, and it even looks cool

                  By Looneytuna

                  from New Jersey

                  About Me Power user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup

                    Comments about 3TB LaCie d2 Quadra with USB 3.0:

                    was pretty easy to set up... we back up our servers with this little beast.. it's been a nearly a month and each morning I come in to see all backups done successfully.
                    can't complain and would definitely recommend it.

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

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                    5.0

                    Dependable Drive

                    By Bill

                    from Saratoga Springs, New York

                    About Me Power user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • High Capacity
                    • Quiet

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Photo Storage
                      • Video

                      Comments about 3TB LaCie d2 Quadra with USB 3.0:

                      I have 5 of these drives and use them for video production. They have been extremely dependable. (Like B&H)

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

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                      5.0

                      The Rock of The Desktop

                      By jaypea

                      from jaypeaville

                      About Me Power user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Sexy

                      Cons

                      • My Credit Card Statement

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup

                      Comments about 3TB LaCie d2 Quadra with USB 3.0:

                      This is my second 3TB d2 Quadra in as many years, and there's a reason... this HD rocks!!! La Cie might get some bad rap here and there, but what they do well is give a great value for a beautifully designed product - and it seems to always perform flawlessly for me. I would not hesitate to recommend this baby to anyone. thank you LaCie.I've got two of them running on my MacBook Pro 17" and they provide an island of security for me with Time Machine one one, and Carbon Copy Cloner ont eh other - cheap security knowing that i'm probably not going to be loosing any files anytime soon. har har har.

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

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                      5.0

                      Fire-Wire AND USB 3.0 in one drive

                      By Tadg47

                      from Ocala, FL

                      About Me Power user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Easy to use
                      • Fire-wire
                      • High Capacity
                      • Quiet
                      • Usb 30

                      Cons

                      • None so far

                      Best Uses

                      • Photo Storage

                      Comments about 3TB LaCie d2 Quadra with USB 3.0:

                      I use this drive for my photo database. I needed a drive with fire-wire for my older Mac. This drive had fire-wire AND USB 3.0 for when I move up to a new Mac.

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

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                      5.0

                      So far very satisfied

                      By Bill

                      from Birmingham Al

                      About Me Casual user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Easy to use
                      • High Capacity
                      • Quiet

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Photo Storage

                        Comments about 3TB LaCie d2 Quadra with USB 3.0:

                        Use for photography with Lightroom. Have copied approx 7500 pictures to drive with no problem.
                        Was very easy to setup on my Mac. I like the fact that the light sleeps when my Mac sleeps.

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

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                        5.0

                        Silent and fast

                        By barry

                        from chicago, IL

                        About Me Power user

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Backup
                          • Photo Storage

                          Comments about 3TB LaCie d2 Quadra with USB 3.0:

                          I am using this as a clone back up. It runs very fast and very quiet. No problems.

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

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                          4.0

                          HD File Transfer Champ

                          By Burtj

                          from Salt Lake City, UT

                          About Me Power user

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attractive Design
                          • Compact
                          • Easy to use
                          • High Capacity
                          • Portable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Backup
                            • File Transfer

                            Comments about 3TB LaCie d2 Quadra with USB 3.0:

                            I used the product to transfer four different HD master switch & ISO files for a quick-ship out of the US. The drives were great and the USB 3.0 connections provided a fast transfer rate. Good value for the price. I would most definitely buy these drives again.

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

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                            5.0

                            Fast and cool

                            By Joe and the Fish

                            from Wisconsin

                            About Me Casual user

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                              Comments about 3TB LaCie d2 Quadra with USB 3.0:

                              Runs quiet and cool. Very fast transfer rates. No problems editing video files on the drive.

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

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                              5.0

                              Another LaCie drive

                              By hard core Mac user

                              from Northridge, CA

                              About Me Power user

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attractive Design
                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • High Capacity
                              • Quiet

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Additional Storage
                                • Backup
                                • Photo Storage
                                • Video

                                Comments about 3TB LaCie d2 Quadra with USB 3.0:

                                one of three external drives on my iMac. use for
                                Time Machine, video, and a bootable clone (2 OS versions).
                                they are quiet and problem free.

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

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                                5.0

                                Like it so bought two

                                By LK

                                from Manhattan

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Backup
                                  • Video

                                  Comments about 3TB LaCie d2 Quadra with USB 3.0:

                                  Second time buying this product, this time bought two. Perfect for holding my film projects.
                                  Yes, recommend this LaCie

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

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                                  4.0

                                  Fast and Reliable Drive

                                  By AB

                                  from New York, NY

                                  About Me Power user

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • High Capacity
                                  • Portable

                                  Cons

                                  • Difficult To Format On Pc

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about 3TB LaCie d2 Quadra with USB 3.0:

                                    Needed a 3TB drive and this was the best option in terms of quality and price. Had difficulty formatting on a PC, but was able to do so on a Mac. Luckily, it has an eSATA connection, so the file transfer didn't take too incredibly long.

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

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                                    5.0

                                    Perfect for my needs

                                    By mt

                                    from Cincinnati, Ohio

                                    About Me Power user

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Additional Storage
                                      • Backup
                                      • Photo Storage

                                      Comments about 3TB LaCie d2 Quadra with USB 3.0:

                                      These LaCie hard drives are perfectly suited to my needs. I'm using them to provide a redundancy for my images storage and system backup. So far, they're fast enough and are extremely quiet. So far, I'm extremely pleased with this purchase.

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

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                                      5.0

                                      Fast, quiet and reliable

                                      By Photo Gregory

                                      from Berkshires, MA

                                      About Me Power user

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Additional Storage
                                        • Backup
                                        • File Transfer
                                        • Photo Storage

                                        Comments about 3TB LaCie d2 Quadra with USB 3.0:

                                        This hard drive is amazingly quiet, super fast and seems to be rock-solid reliable. Looks great too!

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

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