The LaCie 301549U 3TB D2 Quadra V3 Hard Disk is the ideal tool for creative professionals who need both fast speeds and large storage capacity. It features 7200 rpm drives with a minimum of 32MB cache for the best performance and seek times, so it can handle the most resource-intensive applications. It can achieve speeds up to 130MB/s in USB 3.0. With advanced software and features, you can start archiving or backing up as soon as you take it out of the box. The D2 Quadra features a recyclable aluminum design and is loaded with energy-saving features.
Reviewed by 3 customers
I use this drive as semi-permanent storage. I chose it because it has the connections for many different types of cables, and because I had positive experiences with all my previous LaCie Quadra drives
I have two of these drives and it is just like using my internal drive. I love the 7200 RPM speed.
I use this product to store all my photo and video media. I use Lightroom, Photoshop and Final Cut Pro. I wasted my money on 3 of these drives. They go to sleep even during tasks like outputting files and transcoding media, so when you come back to your computer, the program will be frozen and you will have to manually eject the LaCie disk and crash your program to get them back. I was assured in July of 2011 that the firmware to fix the problem would be out in 1 week... it has been 3 months and my brand new drives are killing the productivity I need to make a living.