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LaCie d2 Thunderbolt 3 10TB external drive Review

Rating: 8.0.

LaCie's external storage drives have been around for quite some while – since the Speed 2 in the late nineties.  Sitting under the company's professional banner, the d2 Thunderbolt 3 drive is the latest D2 family member of Neil Poulton designed external hard drives. The flagship of the range is the massive 10TB model we are looking at today.


The LaCie d2 Thunderbolt 3 range currently consists of three capacities; 6TB (STFY6000400), 8TB (STFY8000400) and the flagship 10TB (STFY10000400) drive.  All three drives use Seagate BarraCuda Pro conventional hard drives, the first LaCie products to support these drives. Seagate's BarraCuda Pro drives have a spin speed of 7,200rpm and a 256MB cache. LaCie quote a transfer rate for the drive of up to 240MB/s.

The drives come with a pair of Thunderbolt 3 40Gbps ports and single USB 3.1 Gen.1 type C port. The USB port can also be used as a 15W charger.

LaCie back the drive with a very decent 5-year warranty.

Physical Specifications:
Usable Capacities: 6TB, 8TB, 10TB
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda Pro
Spin Speed: 7,200rpm
Interface (s):  2 x Thunderbolt 3, 1 x USB 3.1 Gen.1 Type C
Form Factor: External
Dimensions: 217 x 130 x 60mm
Drive Weight: 2.2kg

Firmware Version: SC60

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