LaCie 8TB 2Big RAID Desktop Hard Drive - Thunderbolt & USB 3.0
The LaCie 2big Thunderbolt 2 Series RAID Hard Drive has an all-new industrial design that sets a new standard for versatility and reliability. Featuring unbeatable Thunderbolt 2 technology and hardware RAID, the 2big delivers sensational performance at super-fast speeds.
LaCie harnessed the power of Thunderbolt 2 technology for the 2big, squeezing the absolute best speeds out of the hard disks. Add a hardware RAID controller and 7200 RPM disks and the result is incredible, sustained speeds of up to 420 MB/s that turbocharge file transfers and back-ups.
Versatility for pro environments
With USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt 2 interfaces, the LaCie 2big gets the best possible speeds on any late-model PC or Mac. Plus, USB 3.0 backwards compatibility means that you can connect the LaCie 2big to any standard computer. With support for exFAT and built-in hardware RAID, you can seamlessly connect to both PC and Mac computers without losing your RAID configuration.
RAID for speed or security
In addition to compatibility with any computer, hardware RAID delivers sustained performance and better reliability. The LaCie 2big's range of RAID modes also gives you the flexibility to tailor the product to meet your needs. It's incredibly easy to change the RAID mode, but impossible to do so accidentally.
With Thunderbolt 2 now built into the new Mac Pro and MacBook Pro with Retina display, you can connect up to three 4K displays at once. Thunderbolt 2 gives you up to 20 Gbps in both directions, allowing for super-fast data transfer between peripherals. You also have enough bandwidth to daisy-chain multiple high-speed devices without using a hub or switch.
Thunderbolt also provides double the power of USB 3.0, delivering 10 watts to peripherals for improved performance on the go.
Speeds of up to 420 MB/s
Dual Thunderbolt 2 ports for 4K workflows
Innovative design with RAID for reliability
USB 3.0 for PC and Mac compatibility
Front-accessible disks and disk status LEDs
Power-saving mode without interrupting daisy-chain transfers
Redesigned heat-dissipation system
Effective, whisper-quiet Noctua fan
What’s in the Box
External power supply
USB 3.0 cable (USB 2.0 compatible)
Removable access panel
RAID selection tool
CD with user manual, software and quick-install guide
Other Features: Data Encryption, Kensington Port, RAID support, Time Machine compatible
Connections: Thunderbolt, Thunderbolt 2, USB 3
Power Source: External power supply
Height: 13 cm/5.1 in.
Length: 21.7 cm/8.5 in.
Width: 10.9 cm/4.3 in.
Weight: 3 kg
UPC or EAN No.: 763649121511
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Answers from the community
Can I connect this to my 3TB Time Capsule to increase its storage capacity? Or can you suggest a better solution?
- Asked by Chris H from Hawthorn
- on 17-May-2015
Hi What capacity is this version please ? there's no mention of how many TB it is. I'm looking for a price for the 12TB version. Thanks
- Asked by Raymond F from Waterford
- on 12-Aug-2014
The 12 TB version is currently £749. Just select the size you are looking for at the top of the pag The 12 TB version is currently £749. Just select the size you are looking for at the top of the page under the "buy now" button.
- Answered by Karen T from Grantham
- on 21-Sep-2014
are there 2 hard drives i.e.) 2 x 3TB for the 6TB model installed so I can use as a mirror in RAID mode
- Asked by ant J from manchester
- on 22-Dec-2014
Yes there are two x 3TB drives - You can configure as RAID 0 for speed or RAID 1 for redundancy. As Yes there are two x 3TB drives - You can configure as RAID 0 for speed or RAID 1 for redundancy. As RAID 1 you can hot swap.
- Answered by Fugro G from Houston
- on 20-Feb-2015