LaCie 8TB 2Big RAID Desktop Hard Drive - Thunderbolt & USB 3.0

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  • Overview

    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.

    Highlights

    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

    LaCie 2big

    External power supply

    USB 3.0 cable (USB 2.0 compatible)

    Thunderbolt cable

    Removable access panel

    RAID selection tool

    CD with user manual, software and quick-install guide

    Tech Specs

    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

    Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    UPC or EAN No.: 763649121511

    Warranty

    Note: Apple’s One-Year Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Non-Apple-branded products may have the benefit of a manufacturer’s warranty provided by the product manufacturer — please see your product box and literature for details. Benefits under the manufacturer’s warranty are in addition to rights provided by consumer law.

  • 3.0 Average
    3 out of 5 stars
    Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      Drive unmounts badly when you mac goes to sleep

      I recently bought the LaCie 2big 8TB and while it is very good in terms of data transfer rates, ease of set up, noise etc. there is one very very annoying probl I recently bought the LaCie 2big 8TB and while it is very good in terms of data transfer rates, ease of set up, noise etc. there is one very very annoying problem. When the computer goes to sleep the LaCie drive thinks the plug on the drive has been pulled and you get a 'Disk not ejected correctly warning'. When the computer then powers up again after sleeping, you cannot re-mount the drive without removing the thunderbolt cable and plugging it in again. I also have an 12TB R6 Promise Pegasus drive that has no such problems and so this must be a LaCie problem. Speaking to LaCie's technical support the work around they suggest is to manually unmount the drive every time you leave the machine (which is just a pain) or press the blue button on the front to send the unit to sleep (again EVERY time). LaCie, please please can you fix this and then I can increase the rating back to 5 stars where it belongs!

      • Written by Andrew C from Weybridge

      18 of 18 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Drive unmounts badly when you mac goes to sleep

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      Disk not ejected properly

      Yes I had the same experience as the other reviews with the 8TB version connected to my iMac (5k late 2015) via thunderbolt. I have resorted to using the USB 3 Yes I had the same experience as the other reviews with the 8TB version connected to my iMac (5k late 2015) via thunderbolt. I have resorted to using the USB 3 cable and it now seems to be working a lot better, not ideal but a least it stops the annoying ejecting itself while working or after the computer comes out of sleep mode.

      • Written by Anthony C from Leicester

      5 of 5 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Disk not ejected properly

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      Not unmounting/ejecting when computer set to sleep

      I have owned this drive for over a year now. I sent one back to LaCie, I had a replacement back. The same issue. In fact, I believe the unmounting issue is to d I have owned this drive for over a year now. I sent one back to LaCie, I had a replacement back. The same issue. In fact, I believe the unmounting issue is to do with OSX. My external SSD, Kingston branded has the same issue. However, the LaCie often doesn't mount even whenI start the computer up from power off. The only thing that works is unplug and plug back in the USB/Thunderbolt back in after the computer starts up. Speed: I get about 350MB/s during tests using USB 3.0, RAID 0.

      • Written by Adi T from Tiverton

      4 of 4 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Not unmounting/ejecting when computer set to sleep

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      Average

      Well built and well designed - but it's just not fast enough for the price. And it's a bit temperamental when powering down and up.

      • Written by Rachid A from London

      Is this review useful?Average

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      Do NOT Use for Music or Video - Suitable for Archive/backup only

      As well as the problems listed here - the eject drive failures - The problems continue:. Firstly It goes into pause mode if left for more than two minutes - so As well as the problems listed here - the eject drive failures - The problems continue:. Firstly It goes into pause mode if left for more than two minutes - so if you are listening to music stored on the drive (and a large iTunes library will require such), you have to wait for it to resume (feels like a hiccup). Movie playback resumes in a similar manner but will play fast forward for a couple of seconds to 'catch up'. If I leave the drive for over an hour it then takes 18 seconds of beach ball spinning to get back on line. I had massive help from LaCie but they were unable ultimately to fix it. There is no work around. The 'management' software only provides a read panel - no commands in. I Recommend this drive for archiving only. DEFINITELY NOT FOR MUSIC or VIDEO editing application.

      • Written by John M from SANDY

      2 of 3 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Do NOT Use for Music or Video - Suitable for Archive/backup only

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      Not unmounting/ejecting when computer set to sleep

      I have owned this drive for over a year now. I sent one back to LaCie, I had a replacement back. The same issue. In fact, I believe the unmounting issue is to d I have owned this drive for over a year now. I sent one back to LaCie, I had a replacement back. The same issue. In fact, I believe the unmounting issue is to do with OSX. My external SSD, Kingston branded has the same issue. However, the LaCie often doesn't mount even whenI start the computer up from power off. The only thing that works is unplug and plug back in the USB/Thunderbolt back in after the computer starts up. Speed: I get about 350MB/s during tests using USB 3.0, RAID 0.

      • Written by Adi T from Tiverton

      4 of 4 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Not unmounting/ejecting when computer set to sleep

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