General

Model

D2 Thunderbolt 2 8tb
Expansion Desktop 5tb
Backup Plus 2tb

Manufacturer

LaCie
Seagate
Seagate

Amazon rating

4.1
4.1
4.1

Customer reviews on Amazon

325
7061
16021

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
5 TB
2 TB

File System

Unformatted
NTFS
NTFS

Read speed

200 MB/s
137MB/s
121MB/s

Write speed

192 MB/s
120MB/s
125MB/s

Connectivity Technology

USB 3.0
USB 3.0
USB 3.0

Cache

64 MB
64 MB
128 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
35°C

Storage temperature

Min

min 20°C
min 20°C

Max

60°C
65°C
60°C

Protection

Shockproof

Waterproof

256-bit encryption

NFC security

Features

Colour

gray
black
red

LEDs

Form Factor

3.5"
3.5"
2.5"

RAID support

USB 3.0 cable included

Auto Backup

Warranty

3 Years
2 Years
2 Years

Dimensions

Product size

8.55 x 2.35 x 5.12 inches
4.75 x 6.9 x 1.5 in
4.5 x 3 x 0.5 inches

Weight

14.6 ounces
8.3 ounces
4.8 ounces

External hard drives comparison rating

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  • worse
  • 11.5
  • 10
  • 9
  • 11.5D2 Thunderbolt 2 8tb
  • 10Expansion Desktop 5tb
  • 9Backup Plus 2tb

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