The 3TB LaCie d2 Quadra with USB 3.0 is a cross-platform, high-capacity, high-performance external drive, well-suited to handle the backup and storage demands of creative professionals. Designed to work with either your Windows or Mac computer, this drive features a large capacity of 3TB, a 7200rpm disk speed, 32MB of onboard cache, and an impressive mix of three different interfaces. It has a blazing fast USB 3.0 port, an eSATA 3Gbps port, and two FireWire 800 ports.
Although Mac OS X typically doesn't support USB 3.0 connections, LaCie has created a driver that allows you to use this interface with your Mac (also requires a LaCie USB 3.0 card for your computer). Also with regard to Mac computers, the two FireWire 800 ports allow you to daisy-chain the drive. With the drive, you can transfer data at up to 130MB/s via USB 3.0, 115MB/s via eSATA, and 85MB/s via FireWire 800.
The drive also features a heat-sink design for heat dissipation as well as a programmable eco-management mode. It comes with Genie Backup Assistant and Intego Backup Assistant software for backing up your data and restoring any data that you might have accidentally deleted. Whether you stack it with other d2 Quadra drives, mount it in a rack, or stand it upright, this drive is a versatile, exceptional backup and storage solution for the consumer or creative professional.
Please note that Windows XP does not recognize volumes of more than 2TB.
2x FireWire 800 (9-pin) port
1x USB 3.0 port (USB 2.0 compatible)
1x eSATA 3Gbps port
|Data Transfer Rate||
FireWire 800: up to 800Mbps
USB 3.0: up to 5Gbps
eSATA 3Gbps: up to 3Gbps
USB 2.0: up to 480Mbps
|Maximum Transfer Rate||
Maximum Bus Speed
FireWire 800: up to 85MB/s
USB 3.0: up to 130MB/s
USB 2.0: up to 35MB/s
eSATA 3Gbps: up to 115MB/s
Note: These maximum transfer rates were achieved using Blackmagic Disk Speed Test. Performance test system: Windows 7 32-bit, Intel Core i7 860, 2 x Corsair XMS3 DDR3 PC16000 CL9 2GB. Burst transfer rates vary from one computer to another and may vary slightly from one drive to another. Average speed is usually lower depending on host configuration
Computer with an USB 3.0, USB 2.0, eSATA 3Gb/s, FireWire 800, or FireWire 400 port
Latest version of Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 / Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6 or greater (Intel only)
Minimum free disk space: 600MB recommended
Note: Mac OS X does not natively support USB 3.0; however, LaCie offers a USB 3.0 PCI Express Card and USB 3.0 ExpressCard/34 that can provide a Mac with a USB 3.0 port. In addition to the card, you must also install the USB 3.0 driver for Macs from LaCie.
|Mounting||Upright or horizontally|
|Power Requirements||100-240V AC, 50-60Hz|
|Environmental Requirements||Not specified by the manufacturer|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||2.3 x 6.6 x 7.2" / 6 x 16.8 x 18.3 cm|
|Weight||3.7 lb / 1.7 kg|