LaCie 2big Doubles the Disks, Brings the Speed with Thunderbolt 2

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We’ve covered LaCie products before, and have even visited them at CES. As such, we always like to keep an eye out and see what they’re releasing next. They have just announced another in their line of Thunderbolt based storage solutions aimed at content production. This time they’re utilizing the speeds offered by Thunderbolt 2 and dual hard drives, calling it the LaCie 2big.

This dual drive unit is purported to maintain speeds of up to 420MB/s, providing you with a no-lag experience in your content creation and video editing programs. Since such activities make for some big files, the LaCie 2big also comes in capacities of up to 12TB. LaCie hasn’t limited this drive to Thunderbolt 2 (and the Mac audience who uses that standard); the drive also has a USB 3.0 interface. Cavernous storage, fast interface, and sleek design basically sums up what you’re seeing here.

Pricing on the LaCie 2big starts at $599 USD. You can check out the press release below for more info.

Full Press Release »

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June 10, 2014 13:00 UTC

LaCie Ships Fastest Dual-Disk RAID Solution

  • Shocking Thunderbolt speeds up to 420MB/s
  • Innovative design with RAID for reliability
  • USB 3.0 for PC and Mac® compatibility

CUPERTINO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– LaCie, the premium brand of Seagate Technology (NASDAQ: STX), announced the availability of the fastest dual-disk RAID solution on the market – the LaCie™ 2big. Now with Thunderbolt 2 technology, the LaCie 2big delivers speeds of up to 420MB/s*, which means zero lag for photographers and action-camera gurus who use Lightroom® or Final Cut Pro®. Combined with up to 12TB of capacity, hardware RAID and a cutting-edge industrial design, this makes the LaCie 2big a powerhouse for productivity.

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INSTANT GRATIFICATION

A common annoyance for creative professionals is lag caused by full or slow storage. The LaCie 2big delivers enough bandwidth and capacity to ensure professionals can store large photo and video libraries while editing or instantly applying filters to photos. They can then export entire photo libraries in half the time of single hard-disk solutions. Furthermore, GoPro® users working with HD video files will experience a drastic reduction in render times, allowing them to optimize workflow and publish videos faster.

“With the LaCie 2big, I’m moving data at rates I didn’t think were possible,” said photographer Seth Resnick. “Accessing Lightroom libraries directly from the LaCie 2big sets a new standard for my workflow. I can work in real-time with an almost instantaneous response. This is by far the best drive I have ever tested for my workflow.”

VERSATILE DESIGN

LaCie reengineered the 2big to be one of the most optimized dual-disk storage devices on the market. The LaCie 2big features front-loading disks, disk status LEDs, improved near-silent heat dissipation, a secret door for cable management, and hardware RAID protection—all beautifully enclosed in a new, iconic Neil Poulton design.

UNIVERSAL CONNECTIVITY

The LaCie 2big is the first dual-disk product to ship with Thunderbolt 2 and USB 3.0. This means the LaCie 2big gets the best possible speeds on any late-model PC or Mac® computer. And, USB 3.0 backward compatibility means that users can connect the LaCie 2big to any standard computer.

For a close-up view of the LaCie 2big, check out this video – http://bit.ly/T8cQgP

AVAILABILITY

The LaCie 2big is available in 6, 8 or 12TB capacities through LaCie Resellers starting at $599.00. For more product information, visit www.lacie.com.

ABOUT LACIE

LaCie, the premium brand from Seagate Technology (NASDAQ: STX), designs world-class external storage products for Apple, Linux and PC users. LaCie differentiates itself with sleek design and unmatched technical performance. Find out more at www.lacie.com.

* These transfer rates were achieved using AJA System Test when connected to a Mac computer via the Thunderbolt 2 interface. Actual data rates may vary depending on operating environment and other factors, such as RAID mode, RAID configuration and disk capacity.

©2014 Seagate Technology LLC. All rights reserved. LaCie and the LaCie logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC or of its affiliated companies. Thunderbolt is a trademark of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. When referring to hard drive capacity, one terabyte, or TB, equals one thousand billion bytes. Your computer’s operating system may use a different standard of measurement and report a lower capacity. In addition, some of the listed capacity is used for formatting and other functions and will not be available for data storage. Seagate reserves the right to change, without notice, product offerings or specifications.

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