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LaCie D2 Thunderbolt 3 10TB Professional Storage Drive Review

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   Thanks to the development of 10TB 3.5" drives people can finally carry around with them a very large amount of data without having to worry about size and weight. Sure the 3.5" format isn't very convenient but if your job demands the extra storage space it's not like you have many choices currently. Still up until this day manufacturers haven't really released many 10TB external drives and the ones that have obviously didn't have professionals and enterprise users in mind when doing so. Because of that most 10TB external hard drives only feature USB 3.0/3.1 gen 2 (5/10Gbps) connectivity which although extremely popular among gamers, enthusiasts and yes even professionals there are many out there who'd rather go with the faster (40Gbps) Thunderbolt 3 connectivity. LaCie recently updated their popular D2 Thunderbolt professional desktop storage line to include Thunderbolt 3 connectivity and of course a 10TB drive.


   LaCie, the premium brand of Seagate technology, designs world-class storage solutions for photographers, videographers, audio professionals, and other power users. With leading technology, performance, quality, and customer support, LaCie helps you realize your creative vision. We differentiate ourselves with a focus on design, unmatched technical performance, and long-term reliability. Since 1992, we have collaborated with visionary designers to bring you cutting-edge products. From Ziba Design to Porsche Design GmbH, as well as Karim Rashid, Ora-IIto, and Philippe Starck, a who’s-who list of prominent designers have made their mark on our products. The talent of these designers ensures that you are not just getting a way to store your files — you are buying a product where design and technology merge to result in complete usability. For the past 15 years, we have also had a close partnership with Scottish designer Neil Poulton, who designs all of our professional products, including our award-winning Rugged™, d2, 2big, 5big, and 8big Rack storage solutions. At LaCie, we protect your life’s work. And we expand what’s possible.


   In terms of looks the brand new D2 Thunderbolt 3 10TB professional storage drive by LaCie (STFY10000400) follows the same lines as the rest of the D2 Thunderbolt line so once again the enclosure is made out of aluminum (also used to dissipate heat coming from the drive inside) and is also designed by Neil Poulton. This time over however under the hood LaCie has placed a high-performance (7200RPM/256MB cache) Seagate Barracuda Pro 10TB enterprise-class drive (check our review here) which can achieve read and write performance of up to 240MB/s, whisper quiet 20mm fan and both USB 3.1 (backwards compatible) and Thunderbolt 3 Type-C connectivity. Also thanks to its three available type-c ports (dual Thunderbolt 3 & USB 3.1) the D2 Thunderbolt 3 10TB professional storage drive can power a compatible laptop (with a power consumption of up to 15W) and can also be connected with either up to six extra D2 professional storage drives, two 4k monitors or a single 5k monitor (daisy chaining technology). Let's see what the latest single drive desktop drive by LaCie is all about.