LaCie 2big Thunderbolt 2 USB 3.0  - 12TB

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With the redesigned 2big, instead of aiming for incremental, LaCie shot for revolutionary. Its all-new industrial design demolishes the status quo and sets a new standard for versatility and reliability. The LaCie 2big also features unbeatable Thunderbolt 2 technology and hardware RAID for sensational performance.

With Thunderbolt 2 technology, the interface is no longer the performance bottleneck. For the 2big, LaCie harnessed the breakthrough performance potential of the Thunderbolt 2 I/O, squeezing the absolute best speeds out of the hard disks. Add a hardware RAID controller and 7200RPM disks and the result is incredible, sustained speeds of up to 420MB/s that turbocharge file transfers and backups.

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 now possible to daisy chain higher-resolution displays such as 4K monitors.

With USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt 2 interfaces, the LaCie 2big gets the best possible speeds on any late-model PC or Mac. And, USB 3.0 backward 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. Whatever your workstation, move mountains of data – fast.

Thunderbolt 2 continues to support daisy chaining of up to six devices to a computer via a single cable (included in the box). This means that professionals can daisy chain up to five LaCie 2bigs plus a 4K display to a computer, bringing capacity, incredible speed, and convenience. Thunderbolt 2 is also backward compatible and uses the same cables and connectors as first-generation Thunderbolt** devices and computers.

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 accidently. You can leave it in RAID 0*** (FAST) mode to maximize speed and capacity for working on current projects, and then move completed projects to archival storage incredibly quickly. Or configure the LaCie 2big in RAID 1 or Mirroring (SAFE) mode, which provides data protection if one disk fails. And thanks to hot-swappable disks, you can simply replace a disk – from the front – with zero data loss and no work interruption. Even in RAID 1, impressive transfer speeds slash the time it takes to perform backups, making it easier to back up more frequently. The LaCie 2big even features JBOD, so you can see and use each disk independently.

  • Capacity : 12TB
  • Internal Storage Media : 2 x hot-swappable* 7200RPM/64MB cache (or greater) hard disks
  • Interface : 2 x Thunderbolt™ 2 ports
    1 x USB 3.0 port (UAS and USB 2.0** compatible)
  • Interface Transfer Rate : Thunderbolt 2: 20Gb/s
    USB 3.0: 5Gb/s
  • Performance Benchmark :
    Thunderbolt 2 and USB 3.0: Reads | Writes (MB/s)***
    6TB/8TB RAID 0: 360 | 360
    6TB/8TB RAID 1: 170 | 180
    12TB RAID 0: 420 | 320
    12TB RAID 1: 205 | 200
  • Interface Technology : Bidirectional 20Gb/s permits a high-resolution display and RAW 4K video playback
  • Power-Saving Mode : Reduce power consumption by pressing the front button to spin down disks without disrupting daisy chain transfers (short press initiates power-saving mode; long press turns product off completely)
  • RAID Modes : Preconfigured HFS+ RAID 0
  • Hardware RAID 0 (FAST) / 1 (SAFE) / JBOD
  • Easy RAID selection button
  • Daisy Chain : Connect up to six Thunderbolt-compatible devices – including Thunderbolt 2 and LaCie Thunderbolt Series products – to a computer via a single Thunderbolt cable**
  • Security : AES 256-bit software encryption
    Kensington® lock compatible
    Integrated cable lock
  • Cooling : Aluminum enclosure with improved internal heat dissipation
    Thermoregulated Noctua® cooling fan: effective and whisper-quiet cooling
  • Additional Features : System monitoring and email alerts for failure and warning events Front-facing disk status LEDs
  • Acoustic :
    Idle mode: 25dB
    Operating mode: 26dB
    Operating max: 28dB^
  • Power Supply : 100-240V; 50/60Hz; 60W
  • Dimensions (WxHxD) : 109 × 130 × 217 mm | 4.3 × 5.1 × 8.5 in.
  • Weight : 3 kg | 6.6 lbs
  • System Requirements : • Computer with a Thunderbolt 2, USB 3.0, Thunderbolt**, or USB 2.0** port
    • Thunderbolt 2: Mac OS® X 10.8.5 or later
    USB 3.0: Windows XP^^, Windows Vista®, Windows 7, Windows 8, or Mac OS X 10.6 or later
    • Minimum free disk space: 600MB recommended
  • Software : • Intego® Backup Manager Pro for Mac®
    • Genie® Backup Manager Pro for PC
    • LaCie Private-Public (protect data with AES 256-bit encryption)
    • LaCie Desktop Manager (provides system monitoring and email alerts for temperature or RAID events)

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Box Content : • 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 and software
• Quick Install Guide

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