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LaCie 8TB 2Big Quadra USB 3.0 2-Bay RAID

B&H # LA2BQ8 MFR # 9000317
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You Pay: $599.00
Product Highlights
  • 8TB Storage Capacity
  • 1 x USB 3.0/USB 2.0 Compatible Port
  • 2 x FireWire 800 (9-pin) Ports
  • 7200rpm Rotational Speed
  • 32MB Cache
  • Integrated LaCie Shortcut Button
  • Silent Cooling Zero Vibration Fan

The 8TB 2Big Quadra USB 3.0 2-Bay RAID from LaCie features 5Gb/s max uplink and downlink speeds to transfer your data quickly and efficiently. Connect this hard drive array via either one of the two integrated FireWire 800/400 ports or the USB 3.0 port. Everything within the aluminum enclosure is kept cool with a heat sink chassis design, a redesigned fan, and jumbo heat exhausts.

Take advantage of a variety of RAID modes including the preconfigured RAID 0 as well as RAID 1. The preconfigured RAID 0 mode provides zero redundancy with improved performance. In this configuration a single failure destroys the entire array. RAID 1 provides mirroring without parity or striping. Data is written identically to two drives, thereby producing a "mirrored set" ensuring data backup and security.

Enhanced Data Transfer Speed
With USB 3.0 and UAS compatibility, the LaCie 2big Quadra delivers optimized performance for PC and Mac. Its two 7200rpm professional hard disks come preconfigured in RAID 0 providing up to 210MB/s data transfer speeds on PCs or late-model Macs. The hardware RAID controller ensures sustained performance and prevents dropped frames.
Universal Connectivity for Compatibility
Don't let your project get derailed by external drive/computer incompatibility. With its multiple interfaces, the LaCie 2big Quadra is the perfect match for any Mac or PC. If your computer is compatible with USB 3.0 or FireWire 800, you should use those ports for best performance. But thanks to backwards compatibility with USB 2.0 and FireWire400 you can connect the LaCie 2big Quadra to nearly any standard computer of any era.
Comprehensive Data Protection
The LaCie 2big Quadra features RAID 1 and hot-swappable disks, so your data is kept safe even if a drive fails. Simply swap in a new disk without switching off the device. You also won't lose any data if, during a file transfer, someone trips over the interface or power cable. The LaCie 2big Quadra's cable management system keeps all of the cables safely connected to the enclosure. You can also backup your entire workstation with professional backup software that lets you perform file-level and even system-level backup and restore.
Dual Cooling System
The dual cooling system found within the LaCie 2big Quadra enclosure consists of three key components: a heat-dissipating aluminum casing, a completely redesigned fan, and jumbo heat exhausts. For the enclosure, its solid-aluminum heat sink design provides 60% more surface area than flat designs, diverting and dissipating heat more efficiently. Its new magnetic levitation fan generates zero vibration or friction. The dual cooling system pulls heat away from the internal components while being 50% quieter than previous generations. The fan is also thermo-regulated, so it controls its speed according to the ambient temperature.
Convenient Design
With a space-saving design the LaCie 2big Quadra can be positioned alone vertically thus reducing its footprint on your desktop. Neatly stack it with the LaCie 2big Desk Rack or standard 19" Rackmount Kit. You can also set up email alerts enabling remote monitoring of the device before potential problems escalate. Changing the RAID mode is convenient thanks to two-step Easy RAID configuration. The integrated Eco mode puts the hard disks to sleep after a period of interactivity. This prevents overheating and controls power usage.
Capacity 8TB
Interface 1 x USB 3.0 Port (UAS compatible USB 2.0 compatible)
2 x FireWire 800 (9-pin) Ports
Rotational Speed 7200rpm
Cache 32MB or greater
Interface Transfer Rate (Max) USB 3.0: 5Gb/s
USB 2.0: 480Mb/s
FireWire 800: 800Mb/s
FireWire 400: 400Mb/s
Average Transfer Rate USB 3.0: Up to 210MB/s
USB 2.0: Up to 35MB/s
FireWire 800: Up to 82MB/s
FireWire 400: Up to 40MB/s
Supported RAID Levels Preconfigured RAID 0
Modes: RAID 0 (Fast)/RAID 1 (Safe)
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 100-240VAC; 50/60Hz
Power down drives without breaking daisy chain connection
Silent Cooling Aluminum enclosure with heat sink design for 60% better cooling
Quiet, zero-vibration cooling fan
Software LaCie Desktop Manager (controls front LED behavior, shortcut button configuration, Eco mode and email alerts for temperature or RAID events)
Wuala Secure Cloud Storage
Genie Backup Manager Pro for PC
Intego Backup Manger Pro for Mac
Noise Average Value (idle): 21.9dB
Average Value (stress): 32.3dB
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) 3.5 x 6.7 x 7.8" (91 x 172 x 200 mm)
Weight 7.9 lb (3.6 kg)
LaCie 8TB 2Big Quadra USB 3.0 2-Bay RAID
  • USB 3.0 Cable (USB 2.0 Compatible)
  • FireWire 800
  • Drive Stand for Upright Use
  • External Power Supply
  • Quick Install Guide
  • CD with User Manual and Software
  • Cable Management
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    LaCie8TB 2Big Quadra USB 3.0 2-Bay RAID
     
    5.0

    (based on 5 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Quiet (5)
    • Easy to set up (3)
    • Large capacity / good size (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Back-up (4)
      • Additional storage (3)
      • Photo storage (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Business (4)
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac (4)

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      5.0

      With 3 year warranty you can't go wrong!

      By Joshua the director

      from Pittsburgh, Pa

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Compact
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Easy to use
      • High Capacity
      • Portable
      • Quiet

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Additional Storage
        • Backup
        • File Transfer
        • Photo Storage
        • Video

        Comments about LaCie 8TB 2Big Quadra USB 3.0 2-Bay RAID:

        I use these drives and their thunderbolt versions for editing a film that is almost 6Tb in footage. I wouldn't choose another brand. Rarely needed service, but when I have, customer support and turn around times are top rate.

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

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        5.0

        Love it!

        By Laulau

        from LA, CA

        About Me Power user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Easy to use
        • High Capacity
        • Quiet

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Additional Storage
          • Backup
          • Photo Storage
          • Video

          Comments about LaCie 8TB 2Big Quadra USB 3.0 2-Bay RAID:

          Great RAID 1 drive. I'm a music producer and, for my job, I need a lot of storage space and I need it to be reliable. The LaCie 8TB 2Big Quadra seems perfect for the job. I have to have old audio sessions (that are several GB each) available for years after I've finished working on them in case the client requires one of the files again, which is very common. The 2Big Quadra got great reviews online and I have to agree. Easy to set up, just put the CD in and follow the instructions. Comes with 3 free backup/file management softwares too. You can choose it to be RAID 0 or RAID 1 just by flipping a switch on the back of the drive. A lot of good info and support on their website too if needed.

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

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          5.0

          Working Well

          By NBR

          from Oakland CA

          About Me Power user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Easy To Set Up
          • High Capacity
          • Quiet

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Additional Storage
            • Backup
            • Photo Storage

            Comments about LaCie 8TB 2Big Quadra USB 3.0 2-Bay RAID:

            I use this for my Time Machine back up. So far it's been working just fine. The blue light is bright, but other than that no complaints.

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

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            5.0

            Fabulous Back Up System for the Mac!

            By RP Designs

            from Forestville, WI

            About Me Tech Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Fast Connectivity
            • Quiet
            • Reliable
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • No cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup

            Comments about LaCie 8TB 2Big Quadra USB 3.0 2-Bay RAID:

            I use this product as my main back-up and with the size and speed, it is the ultimate! I can retrieve if necessary, and can't say enough about it. The IT staff at B&H really helped me choose this product and I am extremely happy! Thanks so much for the advice and help.

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

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            5.0

            Finally, great speed... !

            By Ernie Misner

            from Tacoma, WA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Fast And Smooth
            • Fast Connectivity
            • Quiet
            • Reliable
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about LaCie 8TB 2Big Quadra USB 3.0 2-Bay RAID:

                I had two WD external drives before, one USB 2.0, and one Ethernet connection. They both worked but not fast at all. Along comes the more pricey but robust LaCie 8TB (!) drive and guess what? Using USB 3.0 and being a LaCie, man this drive is FAST and works like a million bucks! I have it set for RAID 1 so am only seeing 4TB, but that is what I wanted. Did have to give LaCie a call because it would not show up on the computer. They walked me through going to Disk Management (Windows PC) and it needed to be formatted. This was only a minor annoyance. They should give rookies better instructions. Anyway, this drive is so smooth and fast that I don't think of it as being an "external drive". It's operation, boot up, and everything is fast and seamless. Shows up as drive H on my computer and it is sweet.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Computer Platform:
                • PC

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