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3TB LaCie d2 Quadra with USB 3.0
 
4.5

(based on 83 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (61)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (62)
  • Easy to use (62)
  • Large capacity / good size (61)
  • Attractive (53)
  • Quiet (51)

Cons

  • Unreliable (6)

Best Uses

  • Back-up (56)
  • Additional storage (47)
  • Photo storage (46)
  • Video (40)
  • File transfer (27)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Power user (59), Casual user (17)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (54), Personal (26)
    • Computer Platform:
    • Mac (62), PC (18)

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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4.0

What a great drive!

By cleroy

from NY, NY

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Additional Storage
    • Backup
    • File Transfer
    • Video

    Comments about 3TB LaCie d2 Quadra with USB 3.0:

    The last star I reserve because the documentation was not particularly complete and there's no reason for that. Still, I've had great luck with the LaCie drives in the past and this one looks to be no exception. A great deal of bang for the buck.

    • Computer Platform:
    • PC

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    4.0

    Nice

    By Skinny B

    from Los Angeles, CA

    About Me Power user

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about 3TB LaCie d2 Quadra with USB 3.0:

        I've used the 1TB version of this same drive for a couple years without any issues so I bought this one as a memory accompaniment.

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

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        5.0

        Dependability Strongly Recommended

        By RJS

        from Seabrook Island, SC

        About Me Power user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Easy to use
        • Quiet

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Additional Storage
          • Backup

          Comments about 3TB LaCie d2 Quadra with USB 3.0:

          Note: this is Mac and Time Machine compatible. I will agree with other reviewers: there's no point in having a back up disk that it is not fully reliable. Therefore, if you can afford the extra cost, this is definitely recommended, as supported by all the high ratings. I purchased this for Mac to back up with Time Machine, and (super scary) to wipe my primary start-up disk and do a full restore - no problems. I don't have USB 3.0, but Firewire 800 seems reasonably fast.

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

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          5.0

          MY TOP EXTERNAL DRIVE

          By BLUEFLASH

          from ESCONDIDO 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 3TB LaCie d2 Quadra with USB 3.0:

            BACK UP FOR ALL MY PHOTOS!

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

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            4.0

            Have had good luck with Lacie Drives

            By Cal W.

            from Boston, MA

            About Me Casual user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Easy to use
            • Portable

            Cons

            • Sometimes A Little Bright

            Best Uses

            • Additional Storage
            • Backup
            • Photo Storage

            Comments about 3TB LaCie d2 Quadra with USB 3.0:

            Storage. I've had really good luck with lacie drives. have had several Quadra, and 1 Raid. only lost one after old age...., but had multiple backups so...

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

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            5.0

            Reliable

            By Rabbit

            from New York

            About Me Casual user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Additional Storage
              • Backup
              • Photo Storage
              • Video

              Comments about 3TB LaCie d2 Quadra with USB 3.0:

              This has been my go to drive in my production career. its very reliable and strong. It can take a beating without losing the data.

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

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              5.0

              3TB LaCie Review

              By Jimbo

              from Roanoke, VA

              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
                • Photo Storage
                • Video

                Comments about 3TB LaCie d2 Quadra with USB 3.0:

                I use it as a backup drive. It is easy to use and I've use these in my job. I have over 10 drives at work and they are over 5 years old and still working. Perfect size for freelancer or just backing up you Mac or PC.

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

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                5.0

                I love La Cie

                By Phoenix

                from Newport, RI

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about 3TB LaCie d2 Quadra with USB 3.0:

                The best. I have been using for over a decade now. This is my third set. Up to 3tb now. Sturdy...my last set even lasted a minor flood in my office....EVERYTHING was there. Amazing drives and worth the extra cost. Hard drives are not something to mess around with. Get the best ones. In my opinion, La Cie is the Queen of storage.

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

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                5.0

                I Love It

                By fjbenton

                from Covington Ga

                About Me Power user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Photo Storage
                  • Video

                  Comments about 3TB LaCie d2 Quadra with USB 3.0:

                  I take a lot of videos and I bought the same model a couple years ago. I just love it!!!

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

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                  5.0

                  Great so far

                  By eh

                  from Providence, RI

                  About Me Casual user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Additional Storage
                    • Backup
                    • Photo Storage
                    • Video

                    Comments about 3TB LaCie d2 Quadra with USB 3.0:

                    I have bought many Lacie hard drives over the years and have had no issues. I bought this product a few weeks ago, it's great so far. I purchased this one mainly because of it's multiple kinds of ports: firewire, USB 3.0 etc. I needed a drive that I could easily connect to older and newer devices without purchasing a bunch of adapters. The set-up was super quick and easy - it was ready to go out of the box. An easy to use, easily adaptable device.

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

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                    5.0

                    Works well. Fast

                    By Pen Name

                    from Indianapolis

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Additional Storage

                        Comments about 3TB LaCie d2 Quadra with USB 3.0:

                        I use it for images and back up on my mac. Seems to work well.

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

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                        5.0

                        Good start so far

                        By PStu

                        from DC-area

                        About Me Casual user

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Backup
                          • Photo Storage

                          Comments about 3TB LaCie d2 Quadra with USB 3.0:

                          This drive set up easily, and I was able to partition it for Time Machine and separate media storage for my iMac. It looks very stylish on the desk and can be set up flat or on edge. It was one of the few drives available that still works with a FireWire connection, which my 2009 iMac has.

                          Key test will be whether it is still working flawlessly for years, like my 1 TB Western Digital did.

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

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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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