Pros

  • Four data interfaces
  • Fast performance

Cons

  • Slight price premium

At A Glance

For a slight price premium, you get the flexibility of USB, SATA, FireWire 400, and FireWire 800 data interfaces.

Manufacturer’s Description

Fully loaded with all the best interfaces, eSATA 3Gbits, FireWire 800, FireWire 400, and USB 2.0. This all-in-one professional hard disk offers universal connectivity for PC and Mac users. For easy setup, the LaCie Setup Assistant helps format your disk according to your needs. Perfect for digital content creation, audio/video editing, DVD authoring, Web animation, etc., the d2 Quadra can handle multiple demanding professional tasks. It can be daisy-chained via FireWire or connected to your DV camera and is even bootable in FireWire for Mac and in eSATA for Mac/PC. With the LaCie Shortcut Button, you can easily launch any application in one push, such as the included Genie Backup Assistant software with data restore for Windows or Intego Backup Assistant software with data restore for Mac. The unique, fanless aluminum heat sink design with 60% more surface area for heat dissipation keeps it quiet and safe.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.lacie.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number 301440U
Inventory Number 25815
Storage
Drive size 500.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 7200.0 RPM
Ports and Connections
Firewire FireWire 800
Available Interfaces
  • FireWire 800
  • External SATA-150
  • USB 2.0
Serial ATA External SATA-150
USB 2.0 Yes
Included Software
Included Software
  • 1-click backup software
  • EMC Retrospect Express HD 2.0
General
Buffer Size 16.0 MB
Hardware
Installation Kit Hardware
  • USB cable
  • silver stand
  • power adapter
  • SATA cable

Performance

PC World Test Center
Interface tested External SATA-300
Performance
Primary Volume - Virus Scan 151.06
External Read - Files and Folders 65.56
External Read - Large File 44.22
Primary Volume - Windows File Search 108.32
External Write - Files and Folders 86.94
External Write - Large File 47.11
Test Version 2.0