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LaCie launches its d2 hard drive in the Middle East

LaCie—the premium hard drive brand from Seagate Technology—has announced the latest evolution of its popular LaCie d2 desktop storage line now available across the Gulf.

Bringing together exceptional speeds and smart industrial design, the new LaCie d2 Thunderbolt 2 portable storage drive builds on the company’s longstanding reputation for high performance and reliability, making the LaCie d2 line an ideal solution for consumers looking to store large files or work on archiving projects.

As an industry first, LaCie designed the d2 Thunderbolt 2 to be upgradable to the fastest solid state drive (SSD) on the market which boosts users’ access speeds by a factor of five, achieving up to 1150 MB/s. The upgrade can be used by consumers for bandwidth–intensive tasks such as fast file transfers, audio mixing, video editing, or OS booting. No other storage solution on the market offers this level of performance and capacity in such a compact footprint.

The latest LaCie d2 also features a new all–aluminum unibody enclosure, dual Thunderbolt™ 2 connection ports, and allows for USB 3.0 connection; meaning that the user always gets the best speeds that their computer allows.

“My images are my lifeline and delivering projects to my clients promptly is paramount,” says renowned photographer Seth Resnick. “When it comes to speed and integrity, the new LaCie d2 is a game changer. The SSD upgrade provides the speed boost I need to instantly review and edit my latest shoot in Lightroom, while the 6TB volume is convenient for storing my projects. The d2 brings the best of both worlds together in a single solution that optimizes my workflow.”

The LaCie d2 Thunderbolt 2 is offered in 3 TB, 4 TB and 6 TB capacities at a recommended retail price of USD 350, USD 470, and USD 590, respectively.

The new LaCie d2 combines the latest interfaces and a Seagate 6 TB 7200 RPM professional hard disk, resulting in speeds of up to 220 MB/s. This speed makes it possible to significantly reduce backup and transfer times as well as store and browse a massive RAW Adobe Lightroom library with zero lag. The dual Thunderbolt 2 ports let the user daisy chain up to six devices to a single Thunderbolt port on a computer. Plus, since Thunderbolt 2 and USB 3.0 are backward compatible, the user always gets the best speeds that their computer allows.

Thanks to a bundled professional backup software suite and compatibility with Time Machine and Windows Backup, the LaCie d2 includes everything needed for secure backup. This product also includes LaCie Private–Public software, which prevents unauthorized access by password–protecting volumes with AES 256–bit encryption.

To multiply speeds by a factor of five, users can install the LaCie d2 SSD Upgrade (sold separately). The upgrade increases speeds up to 1150 MB/s and adds 128 GB of PCIe SSD storage. This speed exceeds the performance of even the internal SSD on a late–model PC or Mac computer. Simply remove the LaCie d2’s rear panel and install the upgrade. Two separate drives mount on the computer — one for the SSD and one for the hard disk.

The seamless all–aluminum unibody enclosure is forged from a single sheet of aluminum, providing uncommon rigidity for long–term durability. The enclosure also draws heat away from the hard disk, allowing fan–free cooling. The integrated base extends the surface area, providing even more space for heat dissipation.

A cushioning base and vibration–absorbing hard disk mounts combine to dramatically reduce vibration. Plus, an integrated cable lock prevents accidental disconnection of interface or power cables. The results of these features are a long lifespan for components and ultra–quiet operation.

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