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3TB LaCie d2 Quadra with USB 3.0
 
4.3

(based on 60 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (41)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Large capacity / good size (46)
  • Easy to set up (44)
  • Easy to use (44)
  • Attractive (38)
  • Quiet (36)

Cons

  • Unreliable (6)

Best Uses

  • Back-up (41)
  • Additional storage (34)
  • Photo storage (33)
  • Video (29)
  • File transfer (21)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Power user (46), Casual user (11)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (41), Personal (18)
    • Computer Platform:
    • Mac (45), PC (13)

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.

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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.

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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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                    5.0

                    very nice

                    By Jean S.

                    from Seattle, WA

                    About Me Casual user

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about 3TB LaCie d2 Quadra with USB 3.0:

                          This unit gives me plenty of ways to get at my data fast. I also appreciate the lack of fan noise (there's no fan, because the case dissipates the heat) and the environmental mode that cuts electricity usage when the disk is not being actively used.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

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                          5.0

                          great drive

                          By AlexF

                          from New York, NY

                          About Me Power user

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Additional Storage
                            • Backup
                            • File Transfer

                            Comments about 3TB LaCie d2 Quadra with USB 3.0:

                            Another great shot from LaCie. USB 3 works great. Quite and fast.

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

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                            5.0

                            solid and reliable

                            By sholled

                            from ohio

                            About Me Power user

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Video

                              Comments about 3TB LaCie d2 Quadra with USB 3.0:

                              I have owned several variations of this Lacie drive and have never had a problem of any kind. I like the aesthetic of them too.

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

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                              4.0

                              Good For Normal Use w/ Limitations

                              By Videographer

                              from Laurinburg, NC

                              About Me Power user

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Backup
                                • Photo Storage
                                • Video

                                Comments about 3TB LaCie d2 Quadra with USB 3.0:

                                Wont pair two of them with each other via usb 3.0. USB 3 is output only

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

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                                4.0

                                Good and reliable

                                By Alberto

                                from Amherst, MA

                                About Me Power user

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Additional Storage
                                  • Backup
                                  • Photo Storage

                                  Comments about 3TB LaCie d2 Quadra with USB 3.0:

                                  This review is based on my experience with LaCie hard drives over the years. I have owned several and I have had very good results. There is only one annoyance which is that under certain conditions the hard drive vibrates (for this HD design when mounted vertical) and an annoying noise is produced. This is only a minor problem however so I give it 4.5 stars.

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

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                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  I would buy this product again

                                  By Micael

                                  from Rio de Janeiro, RJ.

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Backup
                                      • File Transfer
                                      • Video

                                      Comments about 3TB LaCie d2 Quadra with USB 3.0:

                                      Is a very good external hard drive to use if you work with photography and video.

                                      Is a versatile product, because it has several inputs.

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

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                                      5.0

                                      Easy to Forget

                                      By BillyRadd

                                      from Asheville, NC

                                      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
                                        • Photo Storage
                                        • Video

                                        Comments about 3TB LaCie d2 Quadra with USB 3.0:

                                        I use this product as a backup for my computer hard drive, but also to store the many HD videos I shoot and edit. So far, it's the perfect solution for my use because of easy setup, works mostly in the background, and has 3TB for plenty of room for large video files. I also like the fact that it has many ways to interface with my computer, is built like a tank, and a 5400 rpm disc speed.

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

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                                        5.0

                                        Great External Drive

                                        By MrCameraMan

                                        from Near Chicago

                                        About Me Power user

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                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

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

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Additional Storage
                                          • Backup

                                          Comments about 3TB LaCie d2 Quadra with USB 3.0:

                                          This one replaces my old 750GB external drive that performed beautifully (until it bit the dust after 6 years). This new unit is daisy chained to the other two LaCie drives that are connected to my Mac. Firewire is the only way to daisy chain the drives since USB 3.0 just won't handle it. I think that's why a Firewire is included in the box.

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

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                                          3.0

                                          Crashed several times during initial

                                          By ER

                                          from NYC

                                          About Me Power user

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Attractive Design
                                          • Portable
                                          • Quiet

                                          Cons

                                          • Difficult To Use
                                          • Unreliable

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Additional Storage
                                          • Video

                                          Comments about 3TB LaCie d2 Quadra with USB 3.0:

                                          Crashed several times during the initial product setup and install of files. Had to transfer all projects one by one for fear of it crashing and having to start over.

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

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                                          5.0

                                          Rock Solid, Dependable/Flexable!

                                          By Tropixguy

                                          from Los Angeles, CA

                                          About Me Power user

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Cross Platform
                                          • Fast
                                          • High Capacity
                                          • Portable
                                          • Quiet

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Backup
                                            • File Transfer

                                            Comments about 3TB LaCie d2 Quadra with USB 3.0:

                                            I use this Quadra and 4 others like it in sound design, audio mixing, and music backup and recording. The cross-platform functionality and Firewire 800 is a plus, it's relatively quiet, and does the job for extended hours and projects. What else can ya ask for?!

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

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                                            5.0

                                            Love Lacie for Video Editing

                                            By Peacejames

                                            from Denver, CO

                                            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 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.

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

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