General

Model

D2 Thunderbolt 2 8tb
Backup Plus Slim 2tb
Elements 1tb

Manufacturer

LaCie
Seagate
Western Digital

Amazon rating

4.1
4.1
4.4

Customer reviews on Amazon

301
14753
4379

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

8 TB
2 TB
1 TB

File System

Unformatted
NTFS
NTFS

Read speed

200 MB/s
120MB/s
115MB/s

Write speed

192 MB/s
100MB/s
115MB/s

Connectivity Technology

USB 3.0
USB 3.0
USB 3.0

Cache

64 MB
128 MB
32 MB

Rotation speed

7200 rpm
5400 rpm
5400 rpm

Data transfer rate

USB 3.0

5.0 Gbps
5.0 Gbps
5.0 Gbps

USB 2.0

480 Mbps
480 Mbps

Operating temperature

Min

5°C
5°C
5°C

Max

35°C
35°C
35°C

Storage temperature

Min

min 20°C
min 20°C

Max

60°C
60°C
65°C

Protection

Shockproof

Waterproof

256-bit encryption

NFC security

Features

Colour

gray
silver
black

LEDs

Form Factor

3.5"
2.5"
2.5"

RAID support

USB 3.0 cable included

Auto Backup

Warranty

3 Years
2 Years
3 Years

Dimensions

Product size

8.55 x 2.35 x 5.12 inches
4.5 x 3 x 0.4 inches
4.4 x 3.2 x 0.6 inches

Weight

14.6 ounces
5.3 ounces
4.8 ounces

External hard drives comparison rating

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  • worse
  • 8.5
  • 8.5
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  • 8.5D2 Thunderbolt 2 8tb
  • 8.5Backup Plus Slim 2tb
  • 10Elements 1tb

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