Using USB-C, we achieved 557.1/476.7MBps sequential
read/write – again pushing the limits of the 5Gbps USB-C 3.1 but we are not
sure why random read/write of larger files is marginally slower than the USB-A
results. Not that this is important!
Using USB-A 3.0, we achieved 442/389Mbps sequential
read/write. This SSD controller is really
pushing the limits of USB-A. It also did quite well with large file random
It comes with LaCie Toolkit for Mac and Windows. This allows you to create a mirror plan (backup
of a drive or folder), backup System files (Windows), incremental backup and
can be formatted in NTFS, Mac OS Extended
(HFS+) and exFAT for both OS. It comes with both UBS-C and USB-A cables.
It also has a 3-year Rescue data recovery service which Seagate
claim has a 90% success rate.
And it has a 1-month membership of Adobe Creative Cloud All Apps plan (after that subscriptions apply).
GadgetGuy’s take: Lacie Portable 2TB SSD
Good looking, charcoal and copper highlights, with among the
fastest data transfer rates you can get for an external SATA 600 SSD. It is a nice
touch to provide both cables.
LaCie is a Seagate company, and
it aims at the premium end of the market.