Best External Hard Drive For Photographers: LaCie Thunderbolt

Looking for the best external hard drive for photographers? Check out this quick LaCie Thunderbolt review. ****Buy the LaCie Rugged 2TB Thunderbolt Hard Drive here:


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In this video, I review the best external hard drive for Mac and PC, the Lacie Rugged Thunderbolt 2TB External Hard Drive. This Lacie Rugged review covers design, performance and price.

This Thunderbolt hard drive is a solid workhorse with fast read/write speeds (510 Mb/s with SSD like my Macbook Pro) and an integrated Thunderbolt cable. I bought this about 4 years ago and it’s still ticking along just fine!

What I Like About It

1. Integrated Thunderbolt cable that hides away

2. Works with Mac or PC with included USB-C cable

3. Quick startup and fast read/write speeds (Work in Final Cut Pro (FCPX) and Adobe Lightroom cc with no lag. Great storage for photographers to keep and backup all their photos and files.

4. Very quiet!

5. Rugged rubber shell gives me enough confidence to drop it in my camera bag and travel with it very easily.

6. Drop resistant (5 ft.), crush resistant (1 ton), and water resistant…though I’m not planning to test this! 🙂

7. The price for what you’re getting is pretty competitive, especially for a Thunderbolt connected device that allows for faster data transfer.

8. Comes in 2TB and 4TB versions.

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Bob says:

Hello Jim. I normally just swap out SD Cards (full size and micro. However, I came across your video as I’m planning a month-ling African safari to Namibia and expect to take thousands of, mostly landscape, shots so am researching the best portable SSDs currently on the market. I was torn between a simple SSD like the LaCie or the much smaller (nut less protection Samsung T5. However, I then saw the WD 500GB My Passport Wireless SSD External Portable Drive – WIFI USB 3.0. The upside is that it is wireless, has an ‘all-day’ battery charge and has a built in SD Card slot for photo / video transfer, and its fast. Additionally you can view the phots on an iPhone or iPad too. If your camera is WiFi enabled then the transfer can be undertaken directly, The downside is that it is much bigger that both the T5 and your LaCie.

I’m still reviewing the advantages and disadvantages for all of these to fit my MBP’s USB-C ports. By the way is the drive you are discussing an SSD or HDD – readers need to be wary that its cost v speed so buy the right drive!

Deni lvns says:

Thankyou for the useful information good luck!!!

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