LaCie 8TB 2big Thunderbolt 2/USB 3.0 Hard Drive

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  • Overview

    Completely redesigned, LaCie's 2big hard drive delivers versatility and reliability along with the performance of Thunderbolt 2 technology and hardware RAID. Now the interface is no longer a performance bottleneck, thanks to the Thunderbolt 2 I/O - which gets peak speeds of 420 MB/s out of the hard disks.

    With this kind of speed, videographers can edit multiple 2K uncompressed 10-bit streams or play back compressed 4K video. Digital photographers can browse a massive RAW photo library with zero lag. And, thanks to support for DisplayPort 1.2, it's possible to daisy chain higher-resolution displays such as 4K monitors.

    Highlights

    Impressive speeds up to 420 MB/s

    Dual Thunderbolt 2 ports for 4K workflows

    Compatible with Time Machine

    Creative design with RAID for reliability

    USB 3.0 for PC and Mac compatibility

    Power-saving mode

    Front-accessible disks and disk status LEDs

    Redesigned heat dissipation system

    Integrated cable lock

    Effective, whisper-quiet fan

    Did You Notice?

    RAID is integrated into the drive for maximum reliability.

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    Accessing files at peak speeds to accommodate 4k workflows.

    What’s in the Box

    LaCie 2big Thunderbolt 2/USB 3.0 Hard Drive

    External power supply

    USB 3.0 cable (USB 2.0 compatible)

    Thunderbolt cable

    Removable access panel

    RAID selection tool

    CD with user manual and software

    Quick install guide

    Tech Specs

    Other Features: Data Encryption, Kensington Port, RAID support, Time Machine compatible

    Connections: Thunderbolt, USB 3

    Power Source: External power supply

    Height: 21.7 cm/8.5 in.

    Length: 13 cm/5.1 in.

    Width: 10.9 cm/4.3 in.

    Weight: 3 kg

    Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    Mfr. Part Number: 9000438U

    UPC or EAN No.: 763649087091

    Warranty

    Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple’s Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.

    Warranty: Three years

  • 3.5 Average
    3 out of 5 stars
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    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      Works great, but not silent

      Drive works great and is very fast. I use it to store a large amounts of camera RAW photos and to do audio work. The only reason I have given it four stars is Drive works great and is very fast. I use it to store a large amounts of camera RAW photos and to do audio work. The only reason I have given it four stars is that with audio work, the drive could be quieter. Not bad bearings or disk head noisy, just fan and spin sound. It is connected using an Apple brand Thunderbolt cable to my MacBook Pro and stays mounted just fine.

      • Written by Glen G from Los Gatos

      12 of 14 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Works great, but not silent

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      easy install and documentation

      Read the instructions and it is easy. The dropping was fixed with a firmware update and sleep setting, stays connected and wakes on touch of the keyboard.

      • Written by Gerald W from North Pole

      11 of 13 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?easy install and documentation

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      Not a good product

      It keeps ejecting itself randomly. I have checked the physical connection and settings thoroughly. Whenever it works it works fine but the connection is unrelia It keeps ejecting itself randomly. I have checked the physical connection and settings thoroughly. Whenever it works it works fine but the connection is unreliable when it is idle. Every other disk I own does not have this issue.

      • Written by Kaushik C from Stanmore

      16 of 24 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Not a good product

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      easy install and documentation

      Read the instructions and it is easy. The dropping was fixed with a firmware update and sleep setting, stays connected and wakes on touch of the keyboard.

      • Written by Gerald W from North Pole

      11 of 13 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?easy install and documentation

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Well made and works exactly as advertised

      High quality construction that also looks very nice. Others have said this drive is not silent but to me it's whisper quiet. The drive is fast and I've had only High quality construction that also looks very nice. Others have said this drive is not silent but to me it's whisper quiet. The drive is fast and I've had only totally positive experiences with it. I'll be buying another one.

      • Written by Mark B from Auckland

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Well made and works exactly as advertised

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      Where are you...?

      Hmm . Would love to write a glowing review - but my last couple of experiences with and others of the same make, have not been great. The raid drive has a habi Hmm . Would love to write a glowing review - but my last couple of experiences with and others of the same make, have not been great. The raid drive has a habit of not 'booting -up" on the finder when the computer is turned on. Turning the drive off and on doesn't solve the issue. Re-inserting the firewire cable does - but thats a pain. ALSO Not as silent as I had hoped.

      • Written by Robert J D from Sydney

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