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LaCie 6TB 2big Thunderbolt 2 Series 2-Bay RAID

B&H # LA2BT26 Mfr # 9000437U
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Product Highlights
  • 6TB Storage Capacity
  • Max. Data Transfer Rates of 360 MB/s
  • Dual Thunderbolt 2 Ports
  • Preconfigured HFS+ RAID 0
  • RAID 0 / 1 / JBOD Compatible
  • Easy RAID Selection Button
  • USB 3.0 for PC and Mac Compatibility

The 6TB 2big Thunderbolt 2 Series 2-Bay RAID from LaCie implements the use of Thunderbolt 2 technology to provide enhanced data transfer rates of up to 420 MB/s. These enhanced data transfer rates make it possible to work with both 2K and 4K content with little to no lag. Additionally, you can browse RAW photo libraries with no lag at all. Along with dual Thunderbolt 2 ports, the LaCie 2big Thunderbolt 2 also comes equipped with one USB 3.0 port making it compatible with Windows based systems.

This dual-bay storage enclosure also features two hot-swappable drive bays. The drives inserted into these drive bays can be configured to suit a variety of storage needs as this LaCie 2big comes preformatted in HFS+ and preconfigured in RAID 0, and can easily be reconfigured to RAID 1 or JBOD modes via the easy RAID selection button. Along with the various RAID configuration modes, you can also take advantage of AES 256-bit software encryption, a Kensington lock slot, and an integrated cable lock for added piece of mind.

Thunderbolt 2 Speeds
With Thunderbolt 2 technology the LaCie 2big Thunderbolt 2 is able to take full advantage of the absolute best speeds out of the hard disks. Add a hardware RAID controller and 7200 rpm disks and you benefit from sustained speeds of up to 360 MB/s that greatly reduce the time it takes to transfer large files and create backups.
2K & 4K Video Compatible
With the speed offered by the Thunderbolt 2 connectivity, 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.
Versatility for Pro Environments
With USB 3.0 and Thunerbolt 2 interfaces, the LaCie 2big gets enhanced speed 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 a built-in hardware RAID, you can seamlessly connect to both PC and Mac computers without losing your RAID configuration.
Daisy Chain Support
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, enhanced speed, and convenience. Thunderbolt 2 is also backward compatible and uses the same cables and connectors as first-generation Thunderbolt devices and computers.

To achieve full Thunderbolt 2 bandwidth, connect the product to a Thunderbolt 2 port on a computer or device
RAID for Speed or Security
In addition to compatibility with any computer, a hardware RAID delivers sustained performance and better reliability than software based RAIDs. The LaCie 2big's range of RAID modes also gives you the flexibility to tailor the product to meet your needs. It's easy to change the RAID mode, but nearly impossible to do so accidentally. 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 quickly.

Hot swapping will result in data loss in a RAID 0 array
Additional RAID Modes
The LaCie 2big can also be configured 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, enhanced transfer speeds reduce 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.
Power Saving Mode
Save energy by pressing the power button to spin down disks without interrupting daisy chain transfers. Press and hold the button to shut down the product completely.
Front-Accessible Disks & Disk Status LEDs
Conveniently and quickly remove and replace disks from the front of the product. Keep track of disk health and RAID build status with the front-facing disk status LEDs.
Redesigned Heat Dissipation System
The cooling system more effectively diverts heat from components, ensuring long-term reliability. The fan pulls cool air through an unobstructed path from the front to the back. And the rear exhaust area size is 500% larger, allowing hot air to escape much faster.
Integrated Cable Lock
Prevent accidentally disconnected interface or power cables without compromising the look and design of the product.
Effective, Whisper-Quiet Noctua Fan
Work in silence thanks to the ultra-quiet, thermo-regulated Noctua NF-A6x25 FLX fan. Not only does it turn on and off and at different speeds according to temperature, it also features extra-large blades, located at the rear of the enclosure. As a result, the fan produces an almost imperceptible amount of noise.
Wider and More Stable
Thanks to a wider footprint but 10% more compact design compared to the previous generation of LaCie 2big▲, the new LaCie 2big is less likely to tip and is even easier to stack.
Professional Backup Software Suite
With a bundled professional backup software suite and compatibility with Time Machine and Windows Backup, the LaCie 2big includes everything you need for secure backup. And with email alerts, professionals can monitor their storage before potential problems escalate. This product also includes LaCie Private-Public software, which lets you prevent unauthorized access by password-protecting volumes with AES 256-bit encryption.
Capacity 6 TB
Internal Storage Media 2 x hot-swappable 7200 rpm / 64 MB cache (or greater) hard disks

Hot swapping will result in data loss in a RAID 0 array
Interface 2 x Thunderbolt 2 ports
1 x USB 3.0 port (UAS and USB 2.0 compatible)
Interface Transfer Rate (Max) Thunderbolt 2: 20 Gb/s
USB 3.0: 5 Gb/s
Performance Benchmark Thunderbolt 2 and USB 3.0:
Reads | Writes (MB/s)
RAID 0: 360 MB/s | 360 MB/s
RAID1: 170 MB/s | 180 MB/s

These transfer rates were achieved using AJA System Test when connected to a 13" Macbook Pro® with a 2.8GHz Intel® Core™ i7 processor and 8GB RAM. Actual data rates may vary depending on operating environment and other factors, such as RAID mode, RAID configuration, and disk capacity
Interface Technology Bidirectional 20 Gb/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

To achieve full interface bandwidth, connect the product to either a USB 3.0 or Thunderbolt 2 port on a computer or device
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
Alerts System monitoring and email alerts for failure and warning events
LEDs Front-facing disk status LEDs
Acoustics Idle Mode: 25 dB
Operating Mode: 26 dB
Operating Max: 28 dB
Power Supply 100-240 V; 50/60 Hz; 60 W
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: 600 MB recommended

To achieve full interface bandwidth, connect the product to either a USB 3.0 or Thunderbolt 2 port on a computer or device
Windows XP 32-bit does not support volumes with capacities exceeding 2 TB
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.3 x 8.5 x 5.1" / 109 x 217 x 130 mm
Weight 6.6 lb / 3.0 kg
LaCie 6TB 2big Thunderbolt 2 Series 2-Bay RAID
  • 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
  • Limited 3-Year Manufacturer Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    LaCie6TB 2big Thunderbolt 2 Series 2-Bay RAID
     
    5.0

    (based on 9 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast connection (5)
    • Durable (4)
    • Quiet (4)
    • Versatile (4)
    • Reliable (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Back-up (6)
      • Large projects (4)
      • Multimedia (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Multimedia professional (4)
        • Primary use:
        • Business (6)
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac (8)

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      5.0

      Works as promised

      By zootaxa

      from Los Angeles

      About Me Power user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Easy to use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Additional Storage
        • Backup
        • Photo Storage

        Comments about LaCie 6TB 2big Thunderbolt 2 Series 2-Bay RAID:

        I wanted a Thunderbolt RAID1 drive, but those available from Apple have either very poor reviews (Pegasus) or plastic is not confidence inspiring (GDrive). LaCie has a solid metal case, and has been in the business for a long time. Have had other LaCie drives and all worked well.Use it in RAID1 on MacPro as a data drive, leave internal 512 GB SSD as OS/Application/Scratch-Disk (see Adobe website re SSD and scratch disk). Access and read times seem faster than on previous internal HD-RAID1 on MacPro Tower. Drive is also recognized by LaCie Desktop manager (download current version from LaCie website), so both a 16TB 4Big and this 6TB 2Big can be managed with same software.I can hear the drive running, but no more than previous internal drives in MacPro Tower. Boot time after sleep is very rapid (essentially instantaneous), much faster than the 4Big, which I use for deep storage and back-up.Had initially some problems with drive being "ejected improperly" when computer went to sleep (most likely Mac OS10.10.1 problem), but problem went away on its own after a couple of days.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac

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        5.0

        New Back Up Drive

        By Johnny Rumors

        from Los Angeles, CA

        About Me Power user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Easy to use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup

          Comments about LaCie 6TB 2big Thunderbolt 2 Series 2-Bay RAID:

          Ordered this drive to back up a few smaller drives all in one place. So far so good, and it was easy to set up and switch over to RAID 1.

          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Computer Platform:
          • Mac

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          5.0

          Superb

          By Shinka

          from Indonesia

          Comments about LaCie 6TB 2big Thunderbolt 2 Series 2-Bay RAID:

          Just what i need

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          5.0

          New Life to Old Mac

          By Photodude

          from Davidson, NC

          About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Professional

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Fast Connectivity
          • Quiet
          • Reliable
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Large Projects

            Comments about LaCie 6TB 2big Thunderbolt 2 Series 2-Bay RAID:

            The speed of this drive added new life to my 2011 MacBookPro, and when I purchase a new MacPro it will go very nicely with that too! The drive is very quite and very solid.

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            • Primary use:
            • Business
            • Computer Platform:
            • Mac

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            5.0

            So far, so good!

            By Silas

            from New York, NY

            Verified Buyer

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                  Comments about LaCie 6TB 2big Thunderbolt 2 Series 2-Bay RAID:

                  Very impressed by the sturdiness of the drive. Seems great so far!

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • Mac

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                  5.0

                  Zoom Zoom Zoom

                  By jbphoto

                  from Sunset Beach, Oahu

                  About Me Multimedia Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fast Connectivity

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Large Projects
                    • Multimedia

                    Comments about LaCie 6TB 2big Thunderbolt 2 Series 2-Bay RAID:

                    The test will be with time, but even mirrored, this Thunderbolt Raid is the fastest I've used yet. Great to have such a safe, quick system with such a small footprint and price!

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • Mac

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                    5.0

                    Awesome system so far

                    By Merrick

                    from Kingston, Jamaica

                    About Me Tech Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Fast Connectivity
                    • Quiet
                    • Reliable
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Laptops
                      • Large Projects
                      • Multimedia

                      Comments about LaCie 6TB 2big Thunderbolt 2 Series 2-Bay RAID:

                      I use this in mirror raid to have a copy as I work in Lightroom with catalog and source images only on this drive. Very fast, I see no lag while editing and the device goes to sleep when not in use with the computer. Plays well with my iMac. Fits nicely on my desk. Love it.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • Mac

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                      5.0

                      So far, very good

                      By Mabou2

                      from Easton, CT

                      About Me Multimedia Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Fast Connectivity
                      • Quiet
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup
                        • Laptops
                        • Large Projects
                        • Multimedia

                        Comments about LaCie 6TB 2big Thunderbolt 2 Series 2-Bay RAID:

                        Nice to have a Thunderbolt drive that will also allow me to use USB3 to connect to older machines.

                        Build quality seems excellent, speed is phenomenal.

                        The ONLY questionable choice on the part of LaCie is the design of the access door. I find it to be very difficult to get that door to open, and even more difficult to get it to close. Seems like a form over function choice, but this is not a deal breaker.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • Mac

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                        5.0

                        Awesome but Pricy

                        By Engineering Student

                        from Atlanta, GA

                        About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Fast Connectivity
                        • Quiet
                        • Reliable
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Backup

                          Comments about LaCie 6TB 2big Thunderbolt 2 Series 2-Bay RAID:

                          We bought this to use with our New Mac Pro after the raid unit from OWC didn't pan out. The unit works well, it's a little tricky to configure the raid unit....you have to keep holding down the power button when formatting.

                          It boring in a good way...works like it's suppose to. Has a big quite fan and doesn't disconnect the way the OWC unit does. I wish they sold it with 10k hard drive instead of standard drives. You can also download Lacies software with will send you an email when something goes wrong or the drive over heats. The software will also create a log on your desktop that will tell you everything that happens to the unit.

                          Real world drive speed through thunderbolt is around 165-170 mb/s raid 1 and 350mb/s in raid 0. Your limited by your hard drive and level of redundancy . If you want speed look at the lacie little big or a raid 5.

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                          • Business
                          • Computer Platform:
                          • Mac

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