Anyone replaced the HDD for SSD in Lacie D2?

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  1. RecentlyConverted macrumors 6502a

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    Hi,

    I am looking to buy a Lacie D2 with 7200 rpm drives and replace with SSD. Anyone done this? What is the read and write speeds you are getting?

    Thanks
     
  2. matreya macrumors 65816

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    I haven't used a Lacie D2, but if it's anything like other Thunderbolt->SATA enclosures, it will get around 360 MB/sec read/write.

    If you want faster speeds than that, then another option is to get something like this, and use SoftRAID to create a RAID array of 4 SSDs...

    https://eshop.macsales.com/item/AKiTiO/3QMT3DIAY/
     
  3. RecentlyConverted thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks.

    I think I might be better with the Transcend 500 Storejet 500 then.

    I was going to go for the Lacie as it was a good price, looks nice and had Thunderbolt loop through. Unfortunately the Transcend doesn’t have a Thunderbolt out. I can work around that.
     
  4. matreya macrumors 65816

    matreya

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    According to the Transcend website, it's only a Thunderbolt 1 connection.
     
  5. foliovision macrumors newbie

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    I've successfully transplanted a 2 TB SSD into LaCie 9000489 Rugged external drive which previously had a 2 TB hard drive. Works great. About 333 MB/sec read/write speed.
     

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