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3TB LaCie d2 Quadra with USB 3.0
 
4.4

(based on 68 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (49)

  • 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 (52)
  • Easy to set up (50)
  • Easy to use (49)
  • Attractive (43)
  • Quiet (41)

Cons

  • Unreliable (6)

Best Uses

  • Back-up (45)
  • Additional storage (36)
  • Photo storage (36)
  • Video (31)
  • File transfer (22)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Power user (51), Casual user (13)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (46), Personal (20)
    • Computer Platform:
    • Mac (50), PC (15)

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.

Reviewed by 68 customers

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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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                                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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