General

Model

D2 Thunderbolt 2 6tb
d2 Thunderbolt 3 8tb
SP A30 2tb type c

Manufacturer

LaCie
LaCie
Silicon Power

Amazon rating

4.1
4.1
4.3

Customer reviews on Amazon

301
301
3136

Connections

USB Type-C

FireWire

Thunderbolt

USB 3.0

USB 2.0

SATA

Wireless

Platform

Windows 10

Windows 8

Windows 7

Windows XP

Mac

Xbox

Sony PS

Specifications

Capacity

6 TB
8 TB
2 TB

File System

Unformatted
Unformatted
FAT32

Read speed

200 MB/s
232 MB/s
123MB/s

Write speed

192 MB/s
190 MB/s
122MB/s

Connectivity Technology

USB 3.0
USB 3.0
USB 3.0

Cache

64 MB
32 MB
8 MB

Rotation speed

7200 rpm
7200 rpm
5400 rpm

Data transfer rate

USB 3.0

5.0 Gbps
5.0 Gbps
5.0 Gbps

USB 2.0

480 Mbps

Operating temperature

Min

5°C
5°C
5°C

Max

35°C
35°C
55°C

Storage temperature

Min

min 20°C
min 20°C
min 40°C

Max

60°C
60°C
70°C

Protection

Shockproof

Waterproof

256-bit encryption

NFC security

Features

Colour

gray
gray
black

LEDs

Form Factor

3.5"
3.5"
2.5"

RAID support

USB 3.0 cable included

Auto Backup

Warranty

3 Years
5 Years
3 Years

Dimensions

Product size

8.55 x 2.35 x 5.12 inches
8.5 x 2.36 x 5.1 inches
5.5 x 3.4 x 0.9 inches

Weight

4.6 pounds
4.8 pounds
11.2 ounces

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