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
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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
My Goal: To get 6TB of FAST and SAFE and REDUNDANT storage for my iMac 5k (Late 2014 model)
I have too many photos and videos to take risk and have lost all of my data due to a hard disk / raid failure before, so am going to significant lengths here.
I run a 12TB Lacie 2Big in raid 1 (mirrored) as my time machine backup (so 6TB of space for time machine) and a 6TB Lacie 2Big in raid 0 (striped) for fast read/write storage of all my media (photos, videos, music). This way if one of the Lacie enclosures goes down I have backup for it as well as the three local copies of my files (primary, first time machine backup, and mirror of time machine backup). Between these drives, drop box, flickr, and an off-site backup solution (I'm thinking of either crash plan or carbonite) my chance of loosing all my digital files again should be minimal.
Cons/steps to get working: Disabled 'power nap' in Mac OSX Yosemite. Disabled 'put hard disks to sleep when...
Basically, only good for fast backup. I bought two of these, planning to do speedy video editing. The transfer rates are good--about 370mbs R/W--BUT latency is a joke. If you pause using the drive even for a few seconds, you have to wait for it to start transferring again. Add up all those wait times and deduct that from the transfer rates. I opted for an ADDITIONAL 2 1TB Samsung SSDs, concatenated to make a single virtual 2TB drive for video editing. Now FCPX is constantly instantaneous. The two 12TB LaCie 2BIG drives are now for backup and file and clip storage.
I am using this now and as a basic backup it's fine. But here's where it drove me nuts. The design is supposed to be very simple and clean. There is a metal plate you have to take off to put the power and USB cable on. So I did. But: there's nothing to do with it then. You're supposed to keep up with the plate even though you can't put it back on the damn thing. What sense does that make? They just designed an idiotic scrap part.
So I did the setup and went to look for the serial #. Can't find it. So I tried to call in and a circus ensued. The web site was broken. I got a 404 on one page. I finally dug up a phone # and it was disconnected. So knowing Seagate bought LaCie I called them. I got transferred around many times before someone told me the serial # was...inside! on the hard drive! But how was I to know? It looks like the serial # for the drive. It doesn't ID anything. Why??
Genius level service so far. Very kindly he said he'd enter it for me. So on I...
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