LaCie d2 Thunderbolt 2
Proven Design, Redefined. With SSD Speed Potential.
- Professional speeds of up to 220 MB/s*
- USB 3.0 and dual Thunderbolt 2 ports for universal compatibility
- Aluminum unibody for reduced noise and vibration
- Boost speeds up to 1150 MB/s with d2 SSD Upgrade**
design by Neil Poulton
With the new d2, LaCie again raised the bar on the industry’s most trusted desktop storage product. Get the job done faster – on any computer – with dual Thunderbolt 2, USB 3.0, and a 6 TB 7200 RPM hard disk. Thanks to its innovative, all-aluminum unibody design, you’ll notice incredibly low vibration and operating noise. It’s even possible to push speeds to up to five times faster by installing the LaCie d2 SSD Upgrade. With best-in-class speed, versatility, and durability, the new LaCie d2 sets a new standard for desktop storage.
Versatility for Professional Environments
The new LaCie d2 combines Thunderbolt 2 and USB 3.0 interfaces to deliver the best possible speeds when connected to any late-model PC or Mac® computer. Dual Thunderbolt 2 ports let you daisy chain up to six devices to a single Thunderbolt port on a computer.
This means that you could connect up to five LaCie d2 plus a 4K display to an iMac® computer’s Thunderbolt 2 port, bringing remarkable scalability and convenience to 4K or other workflows. And since USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt 2 are backward compatible***, you always get the absolute fastest speeds your computer allows.
No-Compromise Speed for Leaner Workflows
Professional components yield professional speeds. The new LaCie d2 combines best-in-class interfaces with a Seagate 6 TB 7200 RPM hard disk, resulting in stunning speeds of up to 220 MB/s. With this speed, it’s possible to store and browse a massive RAW Adobe® Lightroom® library with zero lag. High speeds plus industry-best capacity makes the LaCie d2 the perfect solution for storing large files and archiving projects.
Innovative Design, Breakthrough Durability
When recreating the industrial design of the d2, LaCie focused relentlessly on reliability and usability for professionals.
The casing is forged from a single sheet of aluminum, providing uncommon rigidity for long-term durability and premium quality.
For Thunderbolt connections, save energy by pressing the power button to spin down disks without interrupting daisy chain transfers. For USB connections, disk spins down automatically when the host operating system goes to sleep.
The seamless, all-aluminum unibody enclosure draws heat away from the hard disk. The integrated base extends the enclosure’s surface area, providing even more space for heat dissipation. The results are a long lifespan for components and ultra-quiet operation.
Integrated Cable Management
Prevent accidentally disconnected interface or power cables without compromising the look and design of the product.
A cushioning base and vibration-absorbing hard disk mounts combine to dramatically reduce vibration.
Upgradable to External Hybrid Storage
Install the optional LaCie d2 SSD Upgrade (sold separately) to multiply speeds by a factor of five, with zero compromise in capacity. At up to 1150 MB/s, the LaCie d2 with the d2 SSD Upgrade delivers speeds that exceed the performance of even the internal SSD on your late-model PC or Mac computer – in a single-disk enclosure. Simply remove the rear panel on the LaCie d2 to install the upgrade,and instantly you have an additional 128 GB of SSD storage ▲.
Two separate drives mount on the computer: one for the SSD, and one for the hard disk. Use the SSD for bandwidth-intensive tasks such as fast file transfers, audio mixing, video editing, or OS booting, and use the hard disk for file archiving. No other solution offers this level of performance and capacity in such a compact footprint.
The LaCie d2 includes everything professionals need for secure backup: a backup software suite, and compatibility with Time Machine and Windows Backup. It also includes LaCie Private-Public software, which lets you password-protect volumes with AES 256-bit encryption.
For the ultimate in peace of mind and value, the LaCie d2 features a three-year limited warranty that includes comprehensive, complimentary web-based resources, expert in-house technical support, and worldwide repair and/or replacement coverage. You can even upgrade this service with warranty extensions and fast product replacement. Learn more at www.lacie.com/warranties
* These transfer rates were achieved using AJA System Test when connected to a Mac computer via the Thunderbolt 2 interface. Actual data rates may vary depending on operating environment and other factors, such as chosen interface and disk capacity.
** These transfer rates can be achieved by installing the LaCie d2 SSD Upgrade on a LaCie d2 Thunderbolt 2. The LaCie d2 SSD Upgrade is only compatible with the LaCie d2 Thunderbolt 2.
*** To achieve full interface bandwidth, connect the product to either a USB 3.0 or Thunderbolt 2 port on a computer or device.
Installing the LaCie d2 SSD Upgrade removes USB functionality.
When referring to drive capacity, one gigabyte, or GB, equals one billion bytes and one terabyte, or TB, equals one thousand billion bytes. Your computer’s operating system may use a different standard of measurement and report a lower capacity. In addition, some of the listed capacity is used for formatting and other functions and will not be available for data storage.
Thunderbolt and the Thunderbolt logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.