SuperSpeed USB 3.0 for a Workflow Boost
Now with USB 3.0 and UAS compatibility, the LaCie 2bigQuadra delivers optimized performance for PC and Mac. Its two 7200rpm professionalhard disks preconfigured in RAID 0 provide up to 210MB/s* on PCs or late-modelMacs. The hardware RAID controller ensures sustained performance and preventsdropped frames. More than twice as fast as FireWire 800 (up to six times thespeed of USB 2.0), the LaCie 2big Quadra will transform your workflow. And itsmassive capacity makes it the only storage you'll need for all your projects.Backups and file transfers finish much faster. Play back multiple HD videostreams in Final Cut Pro X™ or Adobe®Premiere®. Enjoy more responsive photolibrary browsing in Aperture™ or Lightroom™.
Universal Connectivity for Compatibility
Don't let your project get derailed by externaldrive/computer incompatibility. With its multiple interfaces, the LaCie 2bigQuadra is the perfect match for any Mac or PC. With FireWire 800, import yourdata from your old computer even faster, if your old computer is compatible.You can even daisy chain older external storage devices or A/V peripherals inorder to import data directly, hassle-free. Thanks to backwards compatibilitywith USB 2.0 and FireWire 400**, you can literally connect the LaCie 2bigQuadra to any standard computer of any era. Whatever the computer you use, theLaCie 2big Quadra has the right connection for it.
Choose your mode:
Capacity (RAID 0)Security (RAID 1)
Comprehensive Data Protection
The LaCie 2big Quadra goes the extra mile to protect yourdata. It features RAID 1 and hot-swappable disks, so your data is kept safeeven if a drive fails. Simply swap in a new disk without switching off thedevice. No downtime, and no data loss. You also won't lose any data if, duringa file transfer, someone trips over the interface or power cable. The LaCie2big Quadra's cable management system keeps all cables safely connected to theenclosure. This product is also a complete workstation backup solution. Itincludes professional backup software that lets you perform file-level and evensystem-level backup and restore. So you can create a full system backup thatlets you boot your Mac directly from the product. It's also Time Machine™ andWindows 7 Backup compatible. It even lets you prevent physical theft thanks toKensington® lock compatibility.
Dual Cooling System for Long-Term Reliability
Since effective cooling is a critical factor in hard diskreliability, LaCie completely redesigned its 2big enclosure's cooling system.It ensures long-term reliability by preventing overheating. The system consistsof three key components: an innovative heat-dissipating aluminum casing, acompletely redesigned fan, and jumbo heat exhausts. For the enclosure, itssolid-aluminum heat sink design provides 60% more surface area than flatdesigns, diverting and dissipating heat more efficiently. Its new magneticlevitation fan generates zero vibration or friction. It pulls heat away fromthe internal components while being 50% quieter than previous generations. Thefan is also thermo-regulated, so it controls its speed according to the ambienttemperature. This means it works more efficiently, prolonging its lifespan andgenerating less noise. The 2ig Quadra has more and larger air holes tofacilitate airflow and reduce noise. This ultra-quiet cooling system makes theLaCie 2big Quadra perfect for even the most noise-sensitive creative environments.
Perfect for Professional Environments Designed for Convenience
The LaCie 2big Quadra was painstakingly designed tointegrate seamlessly into professional environments. With its space-savingdesign, you can stand it alone vertically and reduce its footprint on yourdesktop. Busy professionals can also set up email alerts, so they can monitortheir device before potential problems escalate. They'll know, for example,that the ambient temperature in the room is too high before it causes problems.Even changing the RAID mode is convenient thanks to two-step Easy RAIDconfiguration. It also features an Eco mode that puts the hard disks to sleepafter a period of inactivity. This prevents overheating and controls powerusage. Whatever the professional environment, the LaCie 2big Quadra deliversconvenience and piece of mind.
Support When You Need It
Your LaCie 2big Quadra is protected by a three-year limitedwarranty. It includes comprehensive, complimentary web-based resources, expertin-house technical support, and worldwide repair/replacement coverage. Warrantyextensions and Advance Care Option can also be purchased. For details, seewww.lacie.com/warranties/?all.
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* Maximum interface transfer rate = theoretical busbandwidth, whereas burst transfer rate = maximum drive speed. Tests conductedin RAID0 with 3TB hard disks. Speeds depend on the RAID mode selected, andaverage transfer rates vary from one computer to another and from one drive toanother.
** Adapter cable (sold separately fromwww.lacie.com/accessories) required. File speeds limited to FireWire 400speeds.
1TB (Terabyte) = 1000GB. 1 GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Totalaccessible capacity varies depending upon operating environment (typically5-10% less).