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Dec 4, 2012, 01:24 PM
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http://images.macrumors.com/article-new/2012/12/d2thunderbolt.jpgLaCie's popular d2 series of hard drives have been upgraded with Thunderbolt, in addition to the existing USB 3.0 ports. There is a 3TB model for $299 and a 4TB unit for $399 (http://www.lacie.com/us/products/product.htm?id=10600), both coming with 3-year warranties.

LaCie promises top performance from the drives, though they are hampered a bit by the legacy hard drives inside. Solid state drives are needed to achieve the highest transfer speeds. That said, for those needing maximum storage, these drives should do the trick.
Deadlines rule our world. When digital storage is critical for your project, it had better be as fast and reliable as you are. In every office setting, it has to connect to any computer, deliver more than enough speed for the most demanding applications, and be completely reliable. Enter the LaCie d2 USB 3.0 Thunderbolt Series.The drives are available from LaCie's online store (http://www.lacie.com/us/products/product.htm?id=10600).

Article Link: LaCie d2 External Hard Drives Upgraded With Thunderbolt Ports (http://www.macrumors.com/2012/12/04/lacie-d2-external-hard-drives-upgraded-with-thunderbolt-ports/)



thuchu1
Dec 4, 2012, 01:28 PM
It's great to finally see Thunderbolt trickling down to consumer price levels. Not a steal, but for a quality, well-designed product it's not too bad at all.

The Bulge
Dec 4, 2012, 01:30 PM
Wait don't sayt it. Cable's not included?

dlastmango
Dec 4, 2012, 01:31 PM
What don't sayt it. Cable's not included?

the cable IS INCLUDED!!! :eek:

Box Content:
LaCie d2 USB 3.0 Thunderbolt Series
* USB 3.0 cable (USB 2.0 compatible)
* Thunderbolt cable
* Drive stand for upright use
* Rubber feet for horizontal use
* External power supply
* Quick Install Guide
* CD with User Manual and software

The Bulge
Dec 4, 2012, 01:32 PM
the cable is included!!! :eek:

Box content:
Lacie d2 usb 3.0 thunderbolt series
* usb 3.0 cable (usb 2.0 compatible)
* thunderbolt cable
* drive stand for upright use
* rubber feet for horizontal use
* external power supply
* quick install guide
* cd with user manual and software

omg

Johnny Vegas
Dec 4, 2012, 01:33 PM
Not a bad price considering the $50 thunderbolt cable is included. However, I'm skeptical of the 180 MB/s speeds... And is too much to ask for two thunderbolt ports for those of us that need to daisy chain?

nuckinfutz
Dec 4, 2012, 01:37 PM
Thunderbolt pricing is improving.

As the article mentions, spinning drives cannot keep up but Thunderbolt does open the option doing a RAID across external drives and not being bus limited.

nutmac
Dec 4, 2012, 01:43 PM
Even considering the inclusion of Thunderbolt cable, the drive is at least $100 overpriced. The fact is made worse considering USB 3.0 offers more than plenty speed for hard disks. Macs with USB 2.0 (but without FireWire) may benefit from this drive, but even still, I rather spring $29 for Thunderbolt to FireWire adapter and be done with it.

The Bulge
Dec 4, 2012, 01:56 PM
Still i wonder if this is a normal Thunderbolt cable or some sort of proprietary connector on one end and normal Thunderbolt on the other?

iVoid
Dec 4, 2012, 01:56 PM
And another worthless thunderbolt device with only ONE TB port.

Sorry, I need to daisy chain my TB devices, Lacie.

nuckinfutz
Dec 4, 2012, 01:58 PM
And another worthless thunderbolt device with only ONE TB port.

Sorry, I need to daisy chain my TB devices, Lacie.

Damn. Not a wise decision. It could be a limitation of the cheaper TB chipset.

Penn Jennings
Dec 4, 2012, 01:58 PM
Not a bad price considering the $50 thunderbolt cable is included. However, I'm skeptical of the 180 MB/s speeds... And is too much to ask for two thunderbolt ports for those of us that need to daisy chain?

Maybe if you only write for.. half a second :-)

The price is improving. However USB 3.0 HDDs are going for under $150 and have over 100MB per second throughput. Thunderbolt is hard to justify unless you have a MBA, 2011 MBP or 2011 iMac. Thunderbolt for a external RAID or SSD makes sense, but for HDD.. not so much if you can swing USB 3.0.

I'd pick one up though if it gets close to $200... since I have a 2011 MBP

EDIT:
Wait! 1 Thunderbolt port, I'd pass. I'm not doing the monitor/drive swap thing :( That makes me sad.

The photo shows 3 stacked, USB 3.0 I guess. Thunderbolt is turning out to a sad joke for most consumers.

AcesHigh87
Dec 4, 2012, 01:59 PM
Good to finally see Thunderbolt prices dropping. Maybe by the next time I'm in the market for a new drive I'll actually be able to afford TB. For now FW800 is fast enough for my editing and USB 2.0 is good enough for backups.

Edit: Unfortunately I also only just noticed the one thunderbolt port. Some of us need that second monitor and don't want to spend $1000 for the apple thunderbolt display. Daisy chain is a key.

Lancer
Dec 4, 2012, 02:03 PM
I guess like any Mac you're paying for more than the basic specs, you pay for quality given the fact you can get USB3 drives from WD and Seagate at a fraction of the price and it will do just as good a job.

ETA - I'm looking at getting a 1.5Tb Seagate GoFlex with USB3 for less than $80AU to backup my 1Tb Fusion iMac when it gets here.

nuckinfutz
Dec 4, 2012, 02:04 PM
Even considering the inclusion of Thunderbolt cable, the drive is at least $100 overpriced. The fact is made worse considering USB 3.0 offers more than plenty speed for hard disks. Macs with USB 2.0 (but without FireWire) may benefit from this drive, but even still, I rather spring $29 for Thunderbolt to FireWire adapter and be done with it.

I'm not sure there are many $199 drives that are going to deliver the metal chassis, kensington lock, software and more that the D2 lineup has.

Sure you can buy a cheap plastic drive at Best Buy but the D2 lineup has been pretty solid for Lacie over the years.

Lancer
Dec 4, 2012, 02:05 PM
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nuckinfutz
Dec 4, 2012, 02:06 PM
I guess like any Mac you're paying for more than the basic specs, you pay for quality given the fact you can get USB3 drives from WD and Seagate at a fraction of the price and it will do just as good a job.

Yes you can but you are also getting what you pay for. TB doesn't require the CPU utilization that USB does.

There are many things you can do in life but efficiency is going to vary depending on the needs of the individual.

wgnoyes
Dec 4, 2012, 02:07 PM
Kind of funny seeing hard drives referred to now as "legacy" devices.

Penn Jennings
Dec 4, 2012, 02:18 PM
Yes you can but you are also getting what you pay for. TB doesn't require the CPU utilization that USB does.

There are many things you can do in life but efficiency is going to vary depending on the needs of the individual.

I have a 2012 Mac mini server (dual core i5) that drives a USB 3.0 drive at 80 MB per second as a Time Machine Drive via ethernet and 2 GB virtualbox VM and the CPU doesn't come above 25%. I'd guess that driving 100 MB per second on a quad core i7 would use less than 10% CPU via USB 3.0. Thats pretty much a non issue and not worth paying a 100% markup for.

The promise of thunderbolt was 1 cable that could connect to multiple devices and push data as fast the devices can handle it. Thunderbolt does do that but the premium is outrageous, the cost is 2 - 3 times USB 3.0. For the vast majority of people, USB 3.0 makes thunderbolt a non starter. That is the problem. (Again, all my opinion)

chuckles:)
Dec 4, 2012, 02:19 PM
Kind of funny seeing hard drives referred to now as "legacy" devices.

They are. Linus Torvalds predicts they'll be going the way of the tape drive shortly.

termite
Dec 4, 2012, 02:22 PM
I rather spring $29 for Thunderbolt to FireWire adapter and be done with it.

FireWire 800 gets you somewhere around 80-90MB/s, which is far slower than this drive.

The Bulge
Dec 4, 2012, 02:24 PM
They are. Linus Torvalds predicts they'll be going the way of the tape drive shortly.

Not in his lifetime.

nuckinfutz
Dec 4, 2012, 02:25 PM
The promise of thunderbolt was 1 cable that could connect to multiple devices and push data as fast the devices can handle it. Thunderbolt does do that but the premium is outrageous, the cost is 2 - 3 times USB 3.0. For the vast majority of people, USB 3.0 makes thunderbolt a non starter. That is the problem. (Again, all my opinion)

Yes that's the point really. There's too much crapping up of Thunderbolt threads from people that clearly don't need it. You're happy with USB 3.0 that's great but for a video editor or other vertical markets the added price is inconsequential.

termite
Dec 4, 2012, 02:33 PM
Not in his lifetime.

Yes, flash memory will overtake hard drives. Here's why: flash memory roughly follows Moore's Law. Disk drives don't. So while disk density is increasing, flash density is increasing *much* faster. Follow the math, and you will realize that at some point within ten years, flash will be cheaper, larger, and faster than spinning rust.

wonderspark
Dec 4, 2012, 02:51 PM
Well, considering I recently picked up a 4TB USB 3.0 external HDD (WD My Book) for $199, which is probably pretty close to the speed of the LaCie, I'd say it's NOT worth double the price.

I like LaCie, and I have two of their older FW800/eSATA models, but I don't like them *that* much.

wgnoyes
Dec 4, 2012, 02:52 PM
They are. Linus Torvalds predicts they'll be going the way of the tape drive shortly.

The tape drive is alive and well, thank you very much, in IBM mainframe datacenters all over the world.

mikeheenan
Dec 4, 2012, 02:54 PM
Well, considering I recently picked up a 4TB USB 3.0 external HDD (WD My Book) for $199, which is probably pretty close to the speed of the LaCie, I'd say it's NOT worth double the price.

I like LaCie, and I have two of their older FW800/eSATA models, but I don't like them *that* much.

Where'd you get this deal?

The Bulge
Dec 4, 2012, 02:54 PM
Yes, flash memory will overtake hard drives. Here's why: flash memory roughly follows Moore's Law. Disk drives don't. So while disk density is increasing, flash density is increasing *much* faster. Follow the math, and you will realize that at some point within ten years, flash will be cheaper, larger, and faster than spinning rust.

Not in his lifetime.

wonderspark
Dec 4, 2012, 03:00 PM
Where'd you get this deal?
My local Microcenter in Denver. They're online also...B&H has them for same price?

Google Shopping (https://www.google.com/shopping/product/10939502185909784546?q=wd%204tb%20my%20book&hl=en&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.r_qf.&bpcl=39580677&biw=1680&bih=937&sa=X&ei=mmS-UKzIGqr3iwKH9IGwDA&ved=0CJMBEPMCMAY)

OriginalMacRat
Dec 4, 2012, 03:09 PM
Well, considering I recently picked up a 4TB USB 3.0 external HDD (WD My Book) for $199, which is probably pretty close to the speed of the LaCie, I'd say it's NOT worth double the price.

Costco has some 4TB Seagate "Backup Plus" drives with USB 3.0 for $179.

wonderspark
Dec 4, 2012, 03:18 PM
Costco has some 4TB Seagate "Backup Plus" drives with USB 3.0 for $179.
I saw that deal, too... but I prefer WD myself. If Costco had the WD for $179, it would be ideal!

coolspot18
Dec 4, 2012, 03:40 PM
[QUOTE=Lancer;16425529]I guess like any Mac you're paying for more than the basic specs, you pay for quality given the fact you can get USB3 drives from WD and Seagate at a fraction of the price and it will do just as good a job.
/QUOTE]

"quality"? I bet inside the Lacie drive is a Seagate, WD, Samsung, or Hitachi drive! Just because we own a Mac doesn't mean we enjoy getting gouged. Sigh...

50548
Dec 4, 2012, 03:57 PM
Definitely good news - I will get one of these when I have to replace my FW 800 LaCie drives someday in the future.

rmwebs
Dec 4, 2012, 04:16 PM
Yes, flash memory will overtake hard drives. Here's why: flash memory roughly follows Moore's Law. Disk drives don't. So while disk density is increasing, flash density is increasing *much* faster. Follow the math, and you will realize that at some point within ten years, flash will be cheaper, larger, and faster than spinning rust.

I dont even think you have to go 10 years. We've seen SSD prices cut in half over the last 12 months alone. Even SD cards are dirt cheap now - you can pick up a decent 32GB Class 10 for about 15 (~$23 US), and 64GB ones are already dropping fast.

Give it a year and 256GB SSD's will be under the $100 mark, and 512GB SSD's will be fairly commonplace. I'd guess it'll be another 2 and a half years before we see 1TB SSD's at a decent price (e.g $100-$200).

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Costco has some 4TB Seagate "Backup Plus" drives with USB 3.0 for $179.

I've got one of these and it's flawless. Avoid the Seagate 'Expansion' however as it's rather loud compared to their other drives.

kas23
Dec 4, 2012, 04:18 PM
It doesn't matter that the prices are coming down in TB-capable drives that contain HDDs. HDDs should not even be mentioned in sentences that contain the word Thunderbolt.

Mr. Retrofire
Dec 4, 2012, 04:18 PM
Empty enclosures, please! :-)

ps45
Dec 4, 2012, 04:27 PM
Yes, flash memory will overtake hard drives. Here's why: flash memory roughly follows Moore's Law. Disk drives don't. So while disk density is increasing, flash density is increasing *much* faster. Follow the math, and you will realize that at some point within ten years, flash will be cheaper, larger, and faster than spinning rust.

And at that point, we should call disk drives legacy hardware

OriginalMacRat
Dec 4, 2012, 05:33 PM
I've got one of these and it's flawless. Avoid the Seagate 'Expansion' however as it's rather loud compared to their other drives.

You should look into getting Seagate to replace it because any noise would be coming from the hard drive..

The only components in the "Expansion" enclosure are the SATA hard drive and the SATA to USB 3.0 circuit board.

SeattleMoose
Dec 4, 2012, 06:04 PM
The Thunderbolt "glacier" actually moved...

nutmac
Dec 4, 2012, 06:24 PM
I'm not sure there are many $199 drives that are going to deliver the metal chassis, kensington lock, software and more that the D2 lineup has.

Sure you can buy a cheap plastic drive at Best Buy but the D2 lineup has been pretty solid for Lacie over the years.

If LaCie gets around to selling an empty enclosure that is also easy to add your own disk, I would agree with you.

g4cube
Dec 4, 2012, 07:05 PM
Seems pretty good for the guy or gal that needs to shuttle lots of huge files between different computers - USB 3.0 for most PCs or Macs that have USB 2.0 or 3.0 interface, a likely scenario, or Thunderbolt if the computer has it. It's one drive that can do a lot; a desktop version of LaCie's Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt drive.

Daisy-chain? NOT! But there are alternative drives that hold multiple drives that can benefit from the speed, and connect to other devices.

180MB/sec? Sure, I've seen this kind of performance from 3TB and 4TB drives when un-RAIDed inside the 2big Thunderbolt from LaCie that comes with 7200RPM drives. The Seagate and WD dual-drive enclosures come with slower 5400 RPM and green drives, so can't deliver that kind of speed from a single drive.

For USB performance, you'll be wanting to make sure that UAS is supported for the best possible performance when connected via USB 3.0. The LaCie drives in the Apple Store support this, so I suppose this one does too.

Don't have the dollars? Then pick up one of the less expensive USB3 drives from several vendors.

Good to see some improvements in the desktop drive space. Will have to see if the piggy bank can spring for this drive to add to the Thunderbolt collection. Nice to see that the Thunderbolt cable is included, too!

Rocketman
Dec 4, 2012, 07:19 PM
Can't these be an external "Fusion" drive with the latest OSX? If so these drive boards should include a SSD stick slot in addition to whatever hard drives they might use to get price and capacity figures that sell drives.

Apple does not disclose plans giving them a near year first mover advantage, which they typically also squander while they prevent their third party ecosystems from implementing. TB is the superior example and Lightning is a close second.

Rocketman

Did a 25 GB file transfer yesterday on what I presume was USB2 and it took 7 hours.

OriginalMacRat
Dec 4, 2012, 07:59 PM
Empty enclosures, please! :-)

I'm waiting for Other World Computing to announce their Thunderbolt enclosures.

phoenixsan
Dec 4, 2012, 08:43 PM
more good makers and in general more makers of Thunderbolt hardware can mean lower and lower prices and maybe, faster adoption of the technology

Not a steal, but options in general are not hurtful:)


:):apple:

jacek83
Dec 4, 2012, 09:24 PM
Ohhhhh, d2, the worst external disc that I ever owned (loud, freezes the system all the time). I'm never buying Lacie again.

bwhli
Dec 4, 2012, 11:30 PM
No daisy chaining is a dealbreaker. Not too bummed out though. I've always preferred OWC stuff.

The Bulge
Dec 5, 2012, 12:19 AM
No daisy chaining is a dealbreaker. Not too bummed out though. I've always preferred OWC stuff.

If not exclusion of Thunderbolt cable i'd be all over this: http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=630

coolspot18
Dec 5, 2012, 12:20 AM
Did a 25 GB file transfer yesterday on what I presume was USB2 and it took 7 hours.

Something is wrong with your USB drive.

A USB 2.0 hard drive should be able to transfer at 20 - 30MB/s... 25GB should only take ~30 minutes.

Were you transferring a lot of small files? If so, Thunderbolt won't help since random I/O is a bottleneck for mechanical drives.

Lancer
Dec 5, 2012, 02:43 AM
"quality"? I bet inside the Lacie drive is a Seagate, WD, Samsung, or Hitachi drive! Just because we own a Mac doesn't mean we enjoy getting gouged. Sigh...
I agree and I've recently learnt that any drive can fail at anytime, no matter the cost or the pretty box it comes in.

madmin
Dec 5, 2012, 05:37 AM
Ohhhhh, d2, the worst external disc that I ever owned (loud, freezes the system all the time). I'm never buying Lacie again.

That's probably because by default they go to sleep after 10 minutes. To increase that to 30 minutes you can enter the following command in Terminal:

sudo pmset -a disksleep 30

sudo commands usually require you have an administrator account and to enter you password. If it's the first time you run sudo you'll also see a warning message that you can ignore. That said entering commands prefaced with sudo can be dangerous to your system if you don't know what your doing.

The -a flag equates to all disks.

Enter:

man pmset

for help with other options.

Rocketman
Dec 5, 2012, 07:36 AM
Something is wrong with your USB drive.

A USB 2.0 hard drive should be able to transfer at 20 - 30MB/s... 25GB should only take ~30 minutes.

Were you transferring a lot of small files? If so, Thunderbolt won't help since random I/O is a bottleneck for mechanical drives.Maybe one of the two ends or the hub was USB1.

iRCL
Dec 5, 2012, 08:03 AM
They are. Linus Torvalds predicts they'll be going the way of the tape drive shortly.

Whether that's accurate or not, who cares what he says, Linus Torvalds is a complete idiot. He's like Steve Jobs if Jobs was constantly wrong. Linus even staunchly advocates monolithic kernel architectures even to this day.. ridiculous

If you want to find one person's tech opinions that don't matter, it's going to be his

And I don't think it's accurate at all, HDDs will be around for quite a while. If you want to find something going the way of the tape drive, it's optical discs

g4cube
Dec 5, 2012, 12:53 PM
Ohhhhh, d2, the worst external disc that I ever owned (loud, freezes the system all the time). I'm never buying Lacie again.

When it went bad, why didn't you return it for warranty repair?

Laird Knox
Dec 5, 2012, 12:56 PM
Did a 25 GB file transfer yesterday on what I presume was USB2 and it took 7 hours.

Something is wrong with your USB drive.

A USB 2.0 hard drive should be able to transfer at 20 - 30MB/s... 25GB should only take ~30 minutes.

Were you transferring a lot of small files? If so, Thunderbolt won't help since random I/O is a bottleneck for mechanical drives.

Maybe one of the two ends or the hub was USB1.
That sounds likely.

Performance comparison: Transfer of 25GB HD movie:

USB 1.1: 9.3 hours

USB 2.0: 13.9 minutes

USB 3.0: 70 seconds

source (http://thefutureofthings.com/news/5739/25gb-in-70-seconds-with-usb-3-0.html)

I routinely transfer that amount of data (36MP RAW + JPG images). If it took hours I would have given up long ago. I've since updated my card reader to USB 3.0 and love it.

mawyatt
Dec 6, 2012, 08:07 PM
Does anyone know if the new LaCie Thunderbolt HD has dual drives to support RAID 0 and 1?

Thanks,

FireWire2
Dec 7, 2012, 06:17 PM
Does anyone know if the new LaCie Thunderbolt HD has dual drives to support RAID 0 and 1?

Thanks,

But here is the Hardware RAID5 with TB/eSATA and USB3.0, pretty darn fast

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AJWJMRG/ref=olp_product_details?ie=UTF8&me=&seller=

Marx55
Dec 8, 2012, 03:24 AM
Bring also an option with two Thunderbolt ports besides USB 3. Thanks.

g4cube
Dec 9, 2012, 07:45 PM
The new LaCie d2 drive with Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 is a single 7200 RPM drive; either 3TB or 4TB capacity.

inscrewtable
Dec 12, 2012, 04:43 PM
I don't 'get' external enclosed DT drives, isn't it better to just put 'internal' drives into a docking station? No fan noise, no heat issues, and easy to use different drives, slow quiet ones for back up, faster ones for other stuff. And if the dock goes belly up just get a new one and you're good to go none of this wondering if it's the enclosure or the drive

I'll never go back.

theSeb
Dec 12, 2012, 05:27 PM
Does anyone know if the new LaCie Thunderbolt HD has dual drives to support RAID 0 and 1?

Thanks,

There is a different LaCie product that is exactly what you're looking for.

http://store.apple.com/uk/product/H8338ZM/A/lacie-6tb-2big-thunderbolt-series-raid-hard-drive?fnode=5f&p=1

I have one.

mawyatt
Dec 12, 2012, 06:28 PM
There is a different LaCie product that is exactly what you're looking for.

http://store.apple.com/uk/product/H8338ZM/A/lacie-6tb-2big-thunderbolt-series-raid-hard-drive?fnode=5f&p=1

I have one.

Thanks. I now have 2 of the LaCie 2Big 4T Thunderbolt drives. I got the first one a couple months ago as a refurb from MacMall, was so delighted with it I tried to order another but they were out of the refurbs and didn't know if they would get anymore. I didn't want to spend $600 for a new drive, the refurbs are $300, so started looking at other options.

Now MacMall has the refurbs back in stock and I ordered another. I checked the internal drives they all are Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm with 2/2012 date codes. These are very fast drives in RAID 0 configuration.

Acamerainjapan
Dec 14, 2012, 02:34 AM
I don't 'get' external enclosed DT drives, isn't it better to just put 'internal' drives into a docking station? No fan noise, no heat issues, and easy to use different drives, slow quiet ones for back up, faster ones for other stuff. And if the dock goes belly up just get a new one and you're good to go none of this wondering if it's the enclosure or the drive

I'll never go back.

This.

For anyone that moves a lot of files ( I do video), this is the way to go.

inscrewtable
Dec 14, 2012, 03:23 AM
This.

For anyone that moves a lot of files ( I do video), this is the way to go.

Why would a drive in a d2 be faster than a drive in a thunderbolt dock? Like the seagate dock, which would not be cheaper with the added HDD but it would be more versatile and it has two TB ports as well.

edit added link (http://youtu.be/OA_VVDbmCq4) to video.

MacSince1990
Feb 12, 2013, 07:24 PM
Yes, flash memory will overtake hard drives. Here's why: flash memory roughly follows Moore's Law. Disk drives don't. So while disk density is increasing, flash density is increasing *much* faster. Follow the math, and you will realize that at some point within ten years, flash will be cheaper, larger, and faster than spinning rust.

You, sir, are a moron.

barokt
Feb 19, 2013, 01:01 PM
Lacie d2 Thunderbolt uses which brand HD inside WD or Seagate i really wondering that i couldn't find any source who knows that kind of information.

g4cube
Feb 19, 2013, 05:53 PM
Lacie d2 Thunderbolt uses which brand HD inside WD or Seagate i really wondering that i couldn't find any source who knows that kind of information.

As LaCie is almost owned entirely by Seagate, you will likely find a Seagate 3.5" drive inside. Before the acquisition by Seagate, LaCie used Hitachi and Seagate mostly, and stopped using WD drives quite some time ago.

The current d2 uses Seagate 7200 RPM drives. At least in the one I have here. The specs also call out 7200 RPM drives.