General

Model

D2 Thunderbolt 2 8tb
Expansion Desktop 3tb
My Passport 3tb

Manufacturer

LaCie
Seagate
Western Digital

Amazon rating

4.1
4.2
4.3

Customer reviews on Amazon

301
6594
4299

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
3 TB
3 TB

File System

Unformatted
NTFS
NTFS

Read speed

200 MB/s
119MB/s
105 MB/s

Write speed

192 MB/s
119MB/s
95 MB/s

Connectivity Technology

USB 3.0
USB 3.0
USB 3.0

Cache

64 MB
64 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
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
min 20°C

Max

60°C
65°C
65°C

Protection

Shockproof

Waterproof

256-bit encryption

NFC security

Features

Colour

gray
black
black

LEDs

Form Factor

3.5"
3.5"
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
4.75 x 6.9 x 1.5 in
4.3 x 3.2 x 0.8 inches

Weight

14.6 ounces
8.3 ounces
8.6 ounces

External hard drives comparison rating

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