General

Model

D2 Thunderbolt 2 8tb
My Passport 4tb
Elements 1tb

Manufacturer

LaCie
Western Digital
Western Digital

Amazon rating

4.1
4.3
4.4

Customer reviews on Amazon

325
4416
1172

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
4 TB
1 TB

File System

Unformatted
NTFS
NTFS

Read speed

200 MB/s
125 MB/s
115MB/s

Write speed

192 MB/s
118 MB/s
115MB/s

Connectivity Technology

USB 3.0
USB 3.0
USB 3.0

Cache

64 MB
8 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
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"
2.5"
2.5"

RAID support

USB 3.0 cable included

Auto Backup

Warranty

3 Years
3 Years
3 Years

Dimensions

Product size

8.55 x 2.35 x 5.12 inches
4.3 x 3.2 x 0.8 inches
4.4 x 3.2 x 0.6 inches

Weight

14.6 ounces
8.6 ounces
4.8 ounces

External hard drives comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.5
  • 11
  • 10
  • 8.5D2 Thunderbolt 2 8tb
  • 11My Passport 4tb
  • 10Elements 1tb

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