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LaCie 4TB d2 Hard Drive with USB 3.0 / Thunderbolt

B&H # LAD2DHDU3T4 Mfr # 9000303
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You Pay: $379.99
Product Highlights
  • 4TB Drive Capacity
  • 1 x USB 3.0 Port
  • 1 x Thunderbolt Port
  • 7200 RPM Rotational Drive Speed
  • Thunderbolt Transfer Rate Up to 10Gb/s
  • USB 3.0 Transfer Rate Up to 5Gb/s
  • USB 2.0 Transfer Rate Up to 480Mb/s
  • AES 256-bit Software Encryption

The 4TB d2 Hard Drive with USB 3.0 / Thunderbolt from LaCie is a storage solution capable of saving a large amount of data. Whether you intend on using this hard drive for professional or personal use, you can store a variety of content including HD quality video, movies, music, photos, and documents. Transfer data to and from this drive quickly with a variety of connection options including USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt ports. The USB 3.0 port provides data transfer rates of up to 5Gb/s, while the Thunderbolt port can transfer data at speeds of up to 10Gb/s.

The data saved on the d2 hard drive remains secure as this drive comes equipped with AES 256-bit encryption. You can also take advantage of system monitoring and email alerts for temperature events to keep you notified about the state of your drive. The Kensington lock slot makes it possible to physically lock down your drive to prevent theft. Keeping things cool is the fanless, heat sink design. The included software Wuala Secure Cloud Storage, LaCie Private-Public Password Protection for Data Security, Genie Backup Manager Pro for PC, and Intego Backup Manager Pro for Mac helps to simplify managing your data stored within the drive.

Universal Connectivity
With both USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt interfaces, the LaCie d2 is compatible with both Mac and PCs. The USB 3.0 connection option is backwards compatible, you can connect it to virtually any computer.
No-Compromise Speed
USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt ports provide fast data transfer speeds allowing you to transfer large files quickly. It performs twice as fast as FireWire 800 and more than four times as fast as USB 2.0 with transfer speeds of up to 180MB/s. You can backup and transfer mountains of data in a fraction of the time. Enjoy noticeably more responsive photo library browsing. Save time and get better performance when using A/V editing tools such as Avid Pro Tools, Adobe Audition, or Apple Final Cut Pro X.
Advanced Cooling for Long-Term Reliability
The LaCie d2 comes equipped with a completely redesigned cooling system. Its solid aluminum casing provides 60% more surface area than flat designs, diverting and dissipating heat more efficiently. Its innovative design means it stays cool without requiring a noise-producing fan. It also has more and larger air holes to facilitate airflow. This efficient and silent cooling system makes the LaCie d2 perfect for even the most noise-sensitive creative environments.
Perfect for Professional Environments
The LaCie d2 is designed to integrate seamlessly into professional environments. With its space-saving form, you can stand it alone vertically, stack multiple products horizontally, or install it in a 19" rack with a kit from LaCie. With an email alert system built-in you can monitor your device for potential problems before they escalate.
Capacity 4 TB
Interface 1 x USB 3.0 port (UAS and USB 2.0 compatible)
1 x Thunderbolt port
Interface / Transfer Rate Thunderbolt: 10 Gb/s
USB 3.0: 5 Gb/s
USB 2.0: 480 Mb/s
Average Transfer Rate Thunderbolt: Up to 170 MB/s (read), 165 MB/s (write)
USB 3.0: Up to 170 MB/s (read), 165 MB/s (write)
USB 2.0: Up to 35 MB/s
Rotational Speed 7200 RPM
Cache 64 MB or greater
Security AES 256-bit software encryption
System monitoring and email alerts for temperature events
Kensington lock compatible
Cable management
Silent Cooling Aluminum enclosure with heat sink design for 60% better cooling
Fanless
Noise Average value (idle): 18.5 dB
Average value (stress): 19.1 dB
Power Supply 12 V, 2 A
System Requirements Latest version of Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 / Mac OS X 10.5 (Intel only), 10.6, 10.7, 10.8 or greater
Computer with a Thunderbolt, USB 2.0, or USB 3.0 port
Minimum free disk space: 600 MB recommended
Dimensions 2.3 x 6.6 x 7.2" (60 x 168 x 183 mm)
Weight 3.7 lb (1.7 kg)
LaCie 4TB d2 Hard Drive with USB 3.0 / Thunderbolt
  • USB 3.0 Cable (USB 2.0 Compatible)
  • Thunderbolt Cable
  • Drive Stand for Upright Use
  • Rubber Feet for Horizontal Use
  • External Power Supply
  • Quick Install Guide
  • CD with User Manual and Software
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    LaCie4TB d2 Hard Drive with USB 3.0 / Thunderbolt
     
    4.8

    (based on 19 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (16)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Large capacity / good size (14)
    • Easy to set up (13)
    • Quiet (13)
    • Easy to use (12)
    • Attractive (10)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Additional storage (11)
      • Back-up (11)
      • Photo storage (11)
      • Video (10)
      • File transfer (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Power user (12), Tech savvy (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Business (9), Personal (8)
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac (17)

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      4.0

      Fast Drive

      By plangereis

      from Vancouve, Canada

      About Me Power user

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Additional Storage
        • Backup
        • File Transfer
        • Large Psd Psb Panos
        • Photo Storage
        • Video

        Comments about LaCie 4TB d2 Hard Drive with USB 3.0 / Thunderbolt:

        This drive is very fast, and keeps up when editing on my new Mac Pro, and FCPX. Large gb Photoshop files transfer easily and quickly as well. The only reason I gave it 4 stars is the drive was not initially recognized by my new tower when I first got the drive. However, I remember reading that someone else had a similar issue, and they were told to reverse the thunderbolt cable. Worked like a charm after I reversed the cable. I love B&H as they were ready to replace it as soon as they heard from me via eamil. They sent postage right away, but I did not end up needing it, and have been very happy since the issue was resolved. I will buy another drive like this eventually when I can afford one.

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

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        5.0

        Happy with the purchase.

        By Aytek

        from Tampa, FL

        About Me Power user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Additional Storage
          • Backup
          • Video

          Comments about LaCie 4TB d2 Hard Drive with USB 3.0 / Thunderbolt:

          I bought as an additional hard drive to my Pegasus R4. just as back up in case anything goes wrong with pegasus, plus if I have to be mobile its much easier to carry around compare to my pegasus, plus still have a 4TB size. And has a great price. I am using it almost a year now, so far no problems. Its my second Lacie hard drive and I am very happy with it.

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

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          5.0

          True plug n play

          By CraigWS

          from DC

          About Me Power user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Photo Storage

            Comments about LaCie 4TB d2 Hard Drive with USB 3.0 / Thunderbolt:

            This works like a charm. The case is hefty metal, nice solid feel. The T'bolt interface is truly fast. The set up for iMac was quick and easy. It's not absolutely silent but it's by far the quietest disk I have.

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

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            5.0

            Nice capacity drive with fast interface

            By Danziggah

            from Los Angeles, CA

            About Me Power user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Additional Storage
              • Backup
              • Video

              Comments about LaCie 4TB d2 Hard Drive with USB 3.0 / Thunderbolt:

              I just got this drive, but so far so good.\Some people discuss that the thunderbolt throughput speed won't really be effective with this drive. If it is truly no faster than usb 3.0 then I'll be disappointed to have spent the extra $[$]over the non-thunderbolt version of this drive. But speed is important to me so I sprang for this.

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

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              5.0

              Jet in a box

              By TexasLiberalWithFirearms

              from Houston, TX

              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
                • Design And Cad And And
                • File Transfer
                • Photo Storage
                • Video

                Comments about LaCie 4TB d2 Hard Drive with USB 3.0 / Thunderbolt:

                Got this for my new mac pro, since it does not have a hard drive (only SSD), and I must say this thing is a jet in a box, very fast. 300 meg Photoshop files load in 4 seconds.

                Very happy with this device.

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

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                5.0

                EZ to set up and perfect for cataloging

                By rick

                from jacksonville, fla

                About Me Power user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about LaCie 4TB d2 Hard Drive with USB 3.0 / Thunderbolt:

                    scanning large format negatives takes huge amounts of space and time but with the 4TB quadra hard drive and thunderbolt cable scanning is a breeze!

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

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                    5.0

                    Great Drive

                    By Jojo

                    from San Diego, CA

                    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 4TB d2 Hard Drive with USB 3.0 / Thunderbolt:

                      Fast. We use it as a backup for our Lacie 4TB 2Big. Perfect backup drive but also fast enough to edit on without wanting to punch myself in the face. I would buy a second for a third redundant back up as soon as more funds magically make there way back into my wallet. Little pricy but the cost is worth the speed and reliability.

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

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                      4.0

                      Fast and Easy Thunderbolt

                      By Spike Da Peke

                      from Hiding in an alpine area of New Jersey

                      About Me Power user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Compact
                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Easy to use
                      • Energy efficient
                      • High Capacity
                      • Quiet
                      • With Thunderbolt Cable

                      Cons

                      • Not The Very-very-fastest

                      Best Uses

                      • Additional Storage
                      • Photo Storage
                      • Sample Libraries
                      • Video

                      Comments about LaCie 4TB d2 Hard Drive with USB 3.0 / Thunderbolt:

                      I am an inveterate Mac user and like many of us seem to spend much of my time looking for more storage space. I thought I had it solved a few years ago when I purchased a Firewire 6 TB RAID– but as I was looking for speed rather than safety I still came away looking for more. I found it in this LaCie 4 TB drive. It's taken the load off my RAID and allowed me to change it back to a safer RAID 0 and so become my backup device. The LaCie carries the burden of multiple symphonic libraries from East West. These and a variety of other samples take up about half the drive, leaving me room for some further growth.

                      The LaCie is far and away the fastest external drive I've ever owned. Subjectively it seems comparable to the internal drive. There is another model LaCie that is substantially faster than this. I'm not sure, but I believe this model might've been an early contender in the Thunderbolt category. In any case, it worked straight up out-of-the-box, accepted reformatting to divide the drive, and has accepted a lot of data very quickly without problems. I only wish that I had bought one sooner. One small piece of advice, if you are a Mac owner remember to turn off hard drive sleep in the Energy Saver panel in system preferences. Otherwise, any exterior drive will take a performance hit. Other good things about the LaCie: it's quite small, virtually silent and on the handsome side. It comes with hardware to allow either horizontal or vertical placement, or placement in a proprietary LaCie rack. It is quite energy-efficient, as it has no fan, but instead relies on its aluminum body to radiate excess heat. It comes with both Thunderbolt and USB 3 Cables.

                      • Computer Platform:
                      • Mac

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                      5.0

                      "I would buy this product again and agai

                      By Don

                      from Westminster MD

                      About Me Casual user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Additional Storage
                        • Backup
                        • Photo Storage

                        Comments about LaCie 4TB d2 Hard Drive with USB 3.0 / Thunderbolt:

                        This is the fifth LaCie external drive I have purchased from B&H. All have performed perfectly. The Quadra Hard Drive was very easy to set up and install. I was able to copy my 1TB of photos from my old drive to this one very efficiently. At two weeks it is doing everything advertised.

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

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                        4.0

                        Quality product that works

                        By pmarsh2802

                        from Baltimore, MD

                        About Me Power user

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Quiet

                        Cons

                        • Slow

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup
                        • File Transfer
                        • Video

                        Comments about LaCie 4TB d2 Hard Drive with USB 3.0 / Thunderbolt:

                        USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt on same drive are just what the doctor ordered when you work with newer Thunderbolt macs and older towers and need to transfer data. I love the way this drive automatically powers off at shut down and spins up when you start up. The only problem with this is the speed issues. It max's out on both thunderbolt and USB 3 connections. So that's great but that max speed is the best you'll get out of a single 7200RPB drive. It's ashamed that LaCie and other manufactures (g-technology) don't make a small raid drive with both USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt options. I say that now but sure a drive like that will surface soon.

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

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                        5.0

                        The best hard drive ever made

                        By El Dragon Producciones

                        from San Jose, Costa Rica

                        About Me Power user

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • File Transfer
                          • Photo Storage
                          • Video

                          Comments about LaCie 4TB d2 Hard Drive with USB 3.0 / Thunderbolt:

                          Workinig with Final Cut Pro Full HD video editing systems

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

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                          5.0

                          Great device

                          By Chris

                          from San Francisco

                          About Me Casual user

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Setup For Macs
                          • Fast To Transfer Files
                          • High Capacity
                          • Small footprint

                          Cons

                          • Noisy

                          Best Uses

                          • Additional Storage
                          • Backup
                          • Photo Storage

                          Comments about LaCie 4TB d2 Hard Drive with USB 3.0 / Thunderbolt:

                          I use this to back up my photos from my imac. This product is easy to use and setup. It has a small footprint on my desk and is fast with the thunderbolt connection. I does require an outlet to use and can become a little loud. But otherwise it is a great device.

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

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                          5.0

                          A very good hardware encrypted drive

                          By Just Some Human

                          from Slat Lake City, UT

                          About Me Power user

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                          • No Power Switch

                          Best Uses

                          • Additional Storage
                          • Photo Storage
                          • Video

                          Comments about LaCie 4TB d2 Hard Drive with USB 3.0 / Thunderbolt:

                          At my research institute all external disk drives must be encrypted. This drive makes the issue very easy to handle. It's always encrypted. I think the price is acceptable for an external 4TB hardware encrypted disk drive. The Thunderbolt interface makes it very fast.

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

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                          5.0

                          Great fast HD

                          By Chaarles

                          from luray, VA

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Additional Storage
                            • Photo Storage
                            • Video

                            Comments about LaCie 4TB d2 Hard Drive with USB 3.0 / Thunderbolt:

                            I use it to keep all my media: Photos/video on

                            • Computer Platform:
                            • Mac

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                            5.0

                            EXCELLENT!!!!

                            By djnol

                            from Bronx, nj

                            About Me DJ

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Fast Connectivity
                            • Quiet

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Backup
                              • Laptops
                              • Large Projects
                              • Multimedia
                              • Travel

                              Comments about LaCie 4TB d2 Hard Drive with USB 3.0 / Thunderbolt:

                              Fast, portable

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

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                              5.0

                              Reliable Backup Drive

                              By Camera & Video Production

                              from Maryland

                              About Me Tech Savvy

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Fast Connectivity
                              • Reliable
                              • Versatile

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Backup
                                • Laptops
                                • Large Projects
                                • Multimedia

                                Comments about LaCie 4TB d2 Hard Drive with USB 3.0 / Thunderbolt:

                                Been using Lacie products for over 10 years with no issues. Nothing is fail proof so multiple backups is a good idea. The hard drive should be replaced every Five (5) years in my opinion.

                                Would buy again.

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

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                                5.0

                                LaCie Excellent and FAST

                                By MaryMac

                                from Springfield, MA

                                About Me Technically Challenged, Tech Savvy

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Fast Connectivity
                                • Quiet
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Backup
                                  • Laptops
                                  • Multimedia

                                  Comments about LaCie 4TB d2 Hard Drive with USB 3.0 / Thunderbolt:

                                  I have had a Drobo for 4 years. While I like the idea that I had a flawless backup with the RAID technology, I never felt comfortable when about every 6 months one of the internal drives would stop working and I did not even have the machine on very often. Of course, to be fair, this is an older Drobo and I am sure that the newer ones operate more efficiently but all in all, the Drobo churns away every time I load up my Lightroom catalog and it takes forever to load. With the LaCie Thunderbolt and its virtual backup program, I have just as much security that my data is secure.

                                  This HD is fast and efficient, not to mention sleek and trim in design. The spped cuts way back on the churning (which I believe was the cause of my Drobo internal crashing and burning).

                                  I highly recommend this for the prosumer photographer but get the 4TB.

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

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                                  5.0

                                  Awesome Piece

                                  By DJ JoAnne Marie

                                  from Fairhaven, Ma. 02719

                                  About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Professional, Tech Savvy

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Fast Connectivity
                                  • Quiet
                                  • Reliable
                                  • Versatile

                                  Cons

                                  • None

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Backup
                                  • Laptops
                                  • Large Projects
                                  • Multimedia

                                  Comments about LaCie 4TB d2 Hard Drive with USB 3.0 / Thunderbolt:

                                  Fast & Extremely Reliable. 7 LaCie's Strong!

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

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                                  5.0

                                  Fast!!!

                                  By Tim S.

                                  from NorthCarolina

                                  About Me Power user

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Additional Storage
                                    • Photo Storage

                                    Comments about LaCie 4TB d2 Hard Drive with USB 3.0 / Thunderbolt:

                                    I use this hard drive every day. So far it's great. It's way faster than my older drive I just replaced. I couldn't believe how fast I copied all my files on to this drive, I was amazed. It makes a funny squealing noise at start up, that may be just this drive though. Bottom line this thing is great and I am very happy with the performance and especially the speed!

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

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