The LaCie d2 Quadra hard drive comes with eSATA, FireWire 800, FireWire 400, and USB 2.0 connections so no matter where you go, you can connect. Boasting superior features such as a 16MB cache, advanc... Click To Read More About This Product
The LaCie d2 Quadra hard drive comes with eSATA, FireWire 800, FireWire 400, and USB 2.0 connections so no matter where you go, you can connect. Boasting superior features such as a 16MB cache, advanced 3-level power management, bootability****, and professional backup software, it's designed for professional performance. Easily back up, archive, or exchange all of your files, videos, MP3s, and JPEGs, or upgrade your PC or Mac with additional capacity. Neil Poulton's space-saving d2 hard drive design is so versatile, it can stand upright, stack or be rack-mounted--safeguarded by the best in heat-dissipating technology. Our LaCie Shortcut Button allows you to easily launch any application with one push, such as the included computer software EMC Retrospect Express for PC or Mac.
The Best of Everything
The LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive is the perfect all-in-1 storage solution. Fully loaded with all the best interfaces--eSATA, FireWire 800, FireWire 400, and Hi-Speed USB 2.0--it offers complete universal connectivity for PC and Mac users. Easily store and share all of your files, videos, songs, and photos on this one reliable LaCie hard drive with up to 500GB capacity.
With fast burst transfer rates of up to 80-90MB/s via
eSATA, this industry-leading drive delivers excellent performance. Setup and use of this Plug & Play drive is quick and easy because it's driver-free for Windows 2000/XP/VistaTM and Mac OS X. Featuring the LaCie Shortcut Button, it allows you to easily launch any application with one push (via FireWire or USB)***, such as EMC Retrospect professional backup software.
The sturdy, metal d2 design is highly reliable, compact, and versatile. The d2 Quadra can stand upright, be stacked horizontally with other drives or rack-mounted to save space in your work environment. The ultra-quiet 500GB external drive comes with the LaCie "smart fan", which regulates its speed depending on the internal drive heat.
The Professional Choice
Perfect for digital content creation, audio/video editing, DVD authoring, web animation, etc., the d2 Quadra can handle the most demanding professional tasks. It can be daisy-chained via FireWire or chained with your DV camera, and is even bootable****. Use it to back up small servers in workstation environments. Advanced users can enjoy features such as 3-level power management (on, off, auto) via FireWire or USB***, or RAID 0/RAID 1 array in multiple drive configurations.
Starting on October 15, any LaCie consumer storage product purchased will come with a full year of online backup service with unlimited storage capacity. Powered by Carbonite. Check LaCie's website for details.
Quadruple interface for professional data storage
Fast interface transfer rates, up to 1.5Gbits/s (150MB/s)
Advanced cooling system for quiet operation
Plug & play, easy to use, daisy-chainable via FireWire
Backup by EMC Restrospect and compatible with Windows Vista
LaCie Shortcut Button***
Bootable on PC or Mac****
Daisy-chainable (via FireWire)
Driver-free for Windows 2000/XP/Vista & Mac OS X
On/Off/Auto power management**USB 2.
Capacity: 320 GB
Interface:1 x eSATA (rugged) port, 2 x FireWire 800 (9-pin) ports, 1 x FireWire 400 (6-pin) port (iLink 4-pin, DV-compatible*****), 1 x USB 2.0 port (USB 1.1-compatible)
Rotational Speed (rpm): 7200
Interface Transfer Rate: eSATA: up to 1.5Gbits/s (150MB/s), FireWire 800: up to 800Mbits/s (100MB/s), FireWire 400: up to 400Mbits/s (50MB/s), USB 2.0: up to 480Mbits/s (60MB/s)
Burst Transfer Rate1 (max. drive speed): eSATA: up to 80-90MB/s, FireWire 800: up to 65-75MB/s, FireWire 400: up to 35-40MB/s, USB 2.0: up to 30-35MB/s
Average Seek Time (Write): <10ms (eSATA)
Cache: 8MB or greater
Shortcut Button: launch any application with one push***
Triple Power Management:"Auto" for energy efficiency; "On" for instant access; "Off" for data protection***
Size: 1.7" x 6.3" x 6.8" / 44mm x 160mm x 173 mm
Weight: 3.31 lbs. / 1500g
System Requirements: Computer with an eSATA, FireWire 800, FireWire 400 or USB 2.0 port; Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista; 500MHz processor or higher; Mac OS 10.2.8 (Mac OS 10.3 for eSATA) or later; G4, G5, Intel 500MHz processor or higher; Minimum 128MB RAM (512MB or greater recommended
**Burst transfer rates vary from one computer to another and may vary slightly from one drive to another. Average speed is usually lower, depending on host configuration.
***The Shortcut Button and automatic on/off functions are available for FireWire and USB interfaces, but are not available from an eSATA bus.
****Bootable on PC or Mac (using FireWire or eSATA). To take advantage of the bootable feature, the LaCie d2 Quadra must be formatted as a bootable drive in accordance with the operating system being used. The computer must include a BIOS or an interface card that supports bootable functionality with an external hard drive.