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LaCie 4Big Quadra USB 3.0 16TB RAID Hard Drive

B&H # LA4BQ16 Mfr # 9000330U
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You Pay: $1,399.00
Product Highlights
  • 1 x FireWire 400 / USB 3.0 Port
  • 2 x FireWire 800 Ports
  • 4 x Hot-Swappable 4TB Disks (Included)
  • 32MB or Greater Cache
  • 8 x RAID Modes
  • Triple Power Management
  • Enhanced Cooling System

The 16TB 4Big Quadra USB 3.0 RAID Hard Drive from LaCie is a hard drive solution designed with the professional in mind. This 16TB drive offers a variety of connectivity options including one USB 3.0 port and two FireWire 800 ports. The USB 3.0 connectivity option provides data transfer rates of up to 5Gb/s while the FireWire 800 port transfers data at speeds up to 800Mb/s. These versatile connection options make it easy to integrate this hard drive into a current desktop or server configuration. The four included hard drives are hot-swappable making it easy to swap out drives without shutting down your system.

This 4big Quadra Drive comes equipped with the ability to operate in a variety of RAID configurations. RAID, or redundant array of independent disks, is a storage technology that combines multiple disk drive components into a logical unit. The included RAID configurations are RAID 0, RAID 5, RAID 5+Spare, RAID 3, RAID 3+Spare, Concatenation, and RAID 10. Each of these configurations makes it possible to configure the drives by dividing and replicating the data among multiple physical drives giving you the ability to achieve a variety of goals such as drive availability, performance, and capacity.

Enhanced Speed Through USB 3.0
With USB 3.0 connectivity, the LaCie 4big Quadra delivers optimized performance for PCs and late-model Macs. Its four 7200RPM professional hard disks configured in RAID 0 provide up to 245MB/s. The hardware RAID controller ensures sustained performance and prevents dropped frames. More than twice as fast as FireWire 800 and up to six times the speed of USB 2.0, the LaCie 4big Quadra will transform your workflow. With a massive 16TB capacity you can store a number of files including system backups and projects. You can also play back multiple HD video streams in Final Cut Pro X or Adobe Premiere.
Universal Connectivity for Compatibility
With its multiple interfaces, the LaCie 4big Quadra is the perfect match for any Mac or PC. With FireWire 800, import your data 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 in order to import data directly. Thanks to backwards compatibility with USB 2.0 and FireWire 400, you can literally connect the LaCie 4big Quadra to nearly any standard computer.
Comprehensive Data Protection
The LaCie 4big Quadra can be configured in RAID 5 so your data is kept safe even if a drive fails, without compromising performance. Thanks to hot-swappable drives, you can simply swap in a new disk without switching off the device. No downtime and no data loss. You also won't lose any data if, during a file transfer, someone trips over the interface or power cable. The LaCie 4big Quadra's cable management system keeps all cables safely connected to the enclosure. This product is also a complete workstation backup solution. It includes professional backup software that lets you perform file-level and even system-level backup and restore. So you can create a full system backup that lets you boot your Mac directly from the product. It's also Time Machine and Windows 7 Backup compatible. You can also prevent physical theft via the integrated Kensington lock compatibility.
Dual Cooling System for Long-Term Reliability
The LaCie 4big Quadra's advanced dual cooling system ensures long-term reliability by preventing overheating. The system consists of three key components: an innovative heat-dissipating aluminum casing, a Noctua cooling fan, and jumbo heat exhausts. For the enclosure, its solid-aluminum heat sink design diverts and dissipates heat more efficiently than plastic casings. Its ultra-quiet Noctua NF-P12 fan pulls heat away from the internal components while helping to reduce noise. It also controls its speed according to temperature, which means that it works more efficiently while prolonging its lifespan. The LaCie 4big Quadra also has oversized air holes to facilitate airflow from the fan and reduce noise.
Perfect for Professional Environments
Designed for Convenience
With a small footprint and space-saving design, you can stand it alone or stack multiple LaCie 4bigs. With the ability to setup email alerts, the device can be closely monitored for potential problems. Even changing RAID mode is convenient thanks to two-step easy RAID configuration. It also features an Eco mode that puts the hard disks to sleep after a period of inactivity. This prevents overheating and controls power usage.
Drive Capacity 16 TB
Interface 1 x USB 3.0 port (UAS compatible and USB 2.0 compatible)
2 x FireWire 800 (9-pin) ports
Rotational Speed 7200RPM
Cache 32MB or greater
Interface / Transfer Rate USB 3.0: 5Gb/s
FireWire 800: 800Mb/s
USB 2.0: 480Mb/s
FireWire 400: 400Mb/s*
Average Transfer Rate USB 3.0: Up to 245MB/s
FireWire 800: Up to 82MB/s
FireWire 400*: Up to 40MB/s
USB 2.0: Up to 35MB/s
Supported RAID Levels Preconfigured RAID 5
Modes: RAID 0/10/5/5+spare
Easy RAID selection
Security System monitoring and email alerts for temperature and RAID events
Kensington lock compatible
Cable management
Lacie Shortcut Button Launch any application (backup, music, slideshow, etc.) by pushing the front button
Power Supply 100-240 Vca; 47/63 Hz
Power down drives without breaking daisy chain connection
Silent Cooling Aluminum enclosure
Quiet, zero-vibration cooling fan
Noise Average Value (idle): 21.9 dB
Average Value (stress): 32.3 dB
System Requirements Latest version of Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
Mac OS X 10.5 (Intel only), 10.6, 10.7, 10.8 or greater
Computer with a FireWire 800, FireWire 400, USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 port
Minimum free disk space: 600MB recommended
Dimensions (W x H x D) 7 x 7.7 x 8.7" (178 x 196 x 220 mm)
Weight 15.7 lb (7.1 kg)
LaCie 4Big Quadra USB 3.0 16TB RAID Hard Drive
  • USB 3.0 Cable (USB 2.0 Compatible)
  • FireWire 800 Cable
  • External Power Supply
  • Quick Install Guide
  • CD with User Manual and Software
  • Cable Management
  • Limited 3-Year Manufacturer Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    LaCie4Big Quadra USB 3.0 16TB RAID Hard Drive
     
    4.5

    (based on 4 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast connection (3)
    • Quiet (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Back-up (3)
      • Multimedia (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Business (3)
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac (4)

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      5.0

      Almost Perfect!

      By Travis

      from Temple, Texas

      About Me Multimedia Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Fast Connectivity
      • Quiet
      • Reliable

      Cons

      • None I Can Think Of Now

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Large Projects

      Comments about LaCie 4Big Quadra USB 3.0 16TB RAID Hard Drive:

      The perfect storage and use for Video Editing. The only quirk I have with this is no Thunderbolt. However, it offers USB3 and Firewire 800. Perfect for a Mac. My MacPro workstation only has Firewire 800, but my iMac and Macbook Pro have USB3. You can add a USB3 card to the MacPro, but I have read mutilple problems people are having with this solution. Unlike the LACIE Thunderbolt 10TB and 20Tb that only offers Raid 0, Raid 1 and JBOD, this unit ships with Raid 5 (protects data loss). My video work never exceeds 50mbps, unless I use my Ninja 2 for green screen. Then I record at 220mbps. This unit in Raid 5 with USB3 is giving me about 280 Mbps. So if you want massive and safe storage, USB3 and Firewire 800 connections - which makes this unit universal on any Mac, BUY IT! Now if LACIE would add RAID 5 on their 10TB and 20TB Thunderbolt drives, I would by three of these. DO YOU HEAR ME LACIE?!?!?!

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

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      5.0

      LOTS of storage space

      By yipDog

      from Mesa, AZ

      About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast Connectivity
      • Quiet

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Large Projects
        • Multimedia

        Comments about LaCie 4Big Quadra USB 3.0 16TB RAID Hard Drive:

        So far so good! Using to archive photos and video. Good that it does RAID5 which gives me a little more peace of mind.

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

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        4.0

        Solid, mid-level storage unit

        By adamb

        from Washington DC

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Quiet
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Multimedia

          Comments about LaCie 4Big Quadra USB 3.0 16TB RAID Hard Drive:

          Not going to blow you away with all the bells and whistles of larger storage arrays, but for semi-pro use, it fits the bill.

          Reminder to all, the usable storage space goes down as you enable RAID features. I recommend reading the full details about each RAID level in the manual, but in simple terms: you'll get 8GB free with max protection, and 16GB with no protection.

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

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          4.0

          Top of the line hardware, no control

          By Reviewer

          from Washington DC

          About Me Tech Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Fast Connectivity

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Multimedia

            Comments about LaCie 4Big Quadra USB 3.0 16TB RAID Hard Drive:

            This is a top of the notch piece of hardware. Quality, capacity, speed are great. Manageability is the only drawback. LaCie Desktop Manager utility is mostly basic information. The only parameters you can change are Device Name, Button action, standby time, and some email notification. The rest is basic information. Connection is listed as USB, not USB 2.0 or 3.0, Status screen only shows temperature (Normal and OK per disk) no numeric temperature value with max & min, fan speed, transfer speed, up time, unit firmware version or update, HDD information, etc. Also there is no password or encryption option.

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

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