LaCie Mobile SSD 2TB review

Getting enough mobile storage capacity is easy, it's speed that's the new challenge

LaCie Mobile SSD

Digital Camera World Verdict

The LaCie Mobile SSD 2TB can be used on Windows and Mac computers, but the styling and bundled Mac mirroring and backup software is clearly designed to complement Macs and Macbooks. It's also a bit pricier than some other 2TB SSDs out there, but it comes with extras like a 3-year warranty and rescue plan and an aluminium enclosure that can allegedly withstand a 3m drop.


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    Slim, lightweight case

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    Fast transfer speeds

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    Bundled mirroring software


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    Not cheap

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    Very Mac-centric

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    USB 3.1 not Thunderbolt

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Mobile drives are really handy for photographers. They provide additional bulk storage for laptop computers with limited internal drive capacity, they allow you to carry a large image collection around with you (and all your work files too, if you like) and transfer files from one computer to another.

If all your work is done at the same desktop computer, you can use a regular plug-in desktop hard drive, or a fancy RAID setup like the G-Speed Shuttle 4Bay Thunderbolt 3 setup, but this isn't much help if you routinely travel with a laptop.

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at