Over the last year or two, we have seen quite a few products come through the storage lab from LaCie. Today is no different as we take a look at yet another LaCie product, the latest Thunderbolt 2 solution, the D2 6TB.
Very few companies push the amount of Thunderbolt storage solutions as LaCie; this is quite evident once you do a quick search for Thunderbolt storage. There are a few different categories when it comes to external solutions powered by Thunderbolt, and the D2 Thunderbolt 2 that we are looking at today falls into the professional storage category. Like many solutions from LaCie, the D2 carries a design we have grown quite familiar with. This design of aluminum exterior with blue centered orb has made its way through many products lines since its inception by Neil Poulton.
The LaCie D2 Thunderbolt 2 comes in several capacities ranging from the baseline 3TB solution all the way up to the top 6TB model. In addition to this, LaCie has designed the D2 for a SSD upgrade kit that we will be looking at in another review in the coming days.
Pricing, Availability, and Specifications
Marketing specifications for the LaCie D2 Thunderbolt 2 allow for 180 MB/s reads for the 3TB, and 4TB models; the 6TB solution we have in house is capable of 220 MB/s reads. Connectivity options for the D2 include USB 3.0 with UASP capabilities, along with dual Thunderbolt 2 ports.
Additional features include power saving mode; power saving mode can be activated by short-pressing the front button, while a long press will shut down the drive completely. LaCie has also designed the unit to be fan-less, allowing the aluminum body of the enclosure to aide in cooling the drive. Then we have the bundle's value-added software, including Intego Backup Assistant for OS X, and LaCie Private-Public for encrypting your data.
MSRP of the LaCie D2 Thunderbolt 2 in the 6TB capacity is $499.99, with a three-year warranty. Availability is high at this point, and many online retailers are stocking the unit.
PRICING: You can find the LaCie D2 Thunderbolt 2 for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing, but can change at any time. Click the link to see the very latest pricing for the best deal.
United States: The LaCie D2 Thunderbolt 2 6TB retails for $499.99 at Amazon.