LaCie, the fantastic data storage company that was recently acquired by Seagate, has updated its d2 external hard drive with USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt. It comes in a sleek, minimal, fan-free, aluminum shell that looks great next to any Mac.
With speeds of up to 180MB/s, the only real downside to this drive is that it’s not solid state. LaCie is selling both 3TB and 4TB models.
Don’t let your project get derailed by external drive/computer incompatibility. With both USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt interfaces, the LaCie d2 is a perfect match for your Mac and PC. And because USB 3.0 is backwards compatible, you can connect it to any standard computer on the planet. Its multiple interfaces make it the must-have sidekick to a new Mac or Ultrabook.
The exterior case has been redesigned to provide “60% more surface area than flat designs, diverting and dissipating heat more efficiently.” Each drive comes with a three-year warranty. The 3TB model sells for $300 while the 4TB sells for $400. Check out LaCie’s website for more information.