Reviews and Problems with LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Disk 500GB
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Lacie d2 Quadra 500GB Review
29 February 2008
Excerpt: The Lacie d2 Quadra offers something we’ve yet to see on an external backup drive – four different interfaces, including USB 2.0, FireWire in both 400 and 800 flavors, and eSata. Even better, Lacie provides cables for all these interfaces as well. It also offers several backup options, as well as the option to format a portion of the drive as a FAT32 volume to work with files from Mac OS and Linux.
Pros: Four interfaces; several backup options; works with PCs, Macs and Time Machine
Excerpt: LaCie's d2 Quadra has a front-mounted button that launches the included Retrospect Express backup program or an application of your choice. It's the only disk in the group with eSATA, USB Hi-Speed, FireWire 400 and 800 ports. The d2 did consistently well in our tests, no matter which interface was used. It was the fastest USB Hi-Speed disk in our small-files tests and the second-fastest desktop disk in our large-files tests.