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LaCie 8TB 2big Thunderbolt Series 2-Bay RAID

B&H # LA2BT8C Mfr # 9000246
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You Pay: $749.00
Product Highlights
  • 8TB Storage Capacity
  • 2 x 10Gb/s Thunderbolt Ports
  • 2 x Hot Swappable Hard Disks
  • 7200rpm Rotational Speed
  • 64MB (2 x 32MB) Cache
  • Daisy Chain Up to 6 Thunderbolt Devices
  • Integrated Dual Cooling System

The 8TB 2big 2-Bay Dual Thunderbolt Hard Drive RAID from LaCie is a versatile hard drive array capable of daisy chaining up to six Thunderbolt-compatible devices in low power mode. With 10Gb/s max uplink and downlink speeds you can transfer your data quickly and efficiently. Everything within this enclosure is kept cool with aluminum casing with a heat sink design as well as a high performance fan.

Professional Storage
The LaCie 2big Thunderbolt Series features RAID security, hot-swappable disks, and daisy chain convenience. With a drive capacity of 8TB and rotational speed of 7200rpm's, these hard disks deliver the professional storage necessary for the most demanding tasks.
RAID for Speed or Security
Use Disk Utility on your Mac OS to configure the 2big Thunderbolt Series into a RAID array that suits your needs. It's possible to set it up as a mirrored RAID set (RAID 1), which provides data protection if one disk fails. As a result, you can simply replace a disk, with zero data loss and no work interruption.

You can also configure your drive as a striped RAID set (RAID 0) to maximize speed and capacity for large file storage and fast transfers. It also supports JBOD, which lets you assign each disk to a specific data storage task.

LaCie also offers the RAID Monitor software for this 2big Thunderbolt Series drive. It alerts you when a disk needs maintenance, identifies which drive has failed, and helps you to resolve the issue.
Daisy Chain to Multiply Options
With dual Thunderbolt ports on the 2big, you can daisy chain up to six Thunderbolt peripherals together. That means you don't need to buy a hub to connect multiple devices to a single Thunderbolt port on your computer. In addition, it increases the total amount of storage you can make available to your Mac.

Daisy chaining multiple 2bigs pushes overall performance to more than 670MB/s for your most data-intensive tasks. Thunderbolt technology is also mini-DisplayPort compatible. For example, you can connect a display and a 2big to your Mac via a single Thunderbolt cable.
Aluminum Reliability and Security
The 2big's dual cooling system ensures long-term reliability by preventing overheating. Its solid-aluminum heatsinked casing provides 60% more surface area than a smooth case to divert and dissipate heat more efficiently. In addition, its thermo-regulated fan turns on and off according to internal temperature. As a result, it cools the components while reducing electricity usage. For more energy savings, the front power button even lets you turn off the product without breaking a daisy chain connection.
Intuitive Design
The 2big Thunderbolt Series integrates into the professional workspace with quiet cooling fans making the 2big perfect for even the most noise-sensitive creative environments. This drive can stand alone vertically, or lie horizontally on your desk to stack with multiple products.
Capacity 8TB
Interface Dual 10Gb/s Thunderbolt ports for daisy chaining
Included Disks 2 x Swappable Hard Disks
Rotational Speed 7200rpm
Cache 64MB (2 x 32MB) or greater
Interface Transfer Rate (Max) Up to 10Gb/s
Average Transfer Rate >327MB/s read
>319MB/s write
Protocols Data: PCI Express
Video: Dual-Mode DisplayPort
Data Channels 10Gb/s Independent Uplink and Downlink
Video Channels 10Gb/s Independent Uplink and Downlinks
Daisy Chain Up to six Thunderbolt-compatible devices
RAID Modes Preconfigured RAID 0 Striped Set
RAID 0, 1, JBOD configuration using Mac OS Disk Utility
Power Low power mode allows for daisy chaining
Power Supply 100-240VAC; 50/60Hz
Cooling Aluminum enclosure with heat sink design
High performance fan
System Requirements Computer with a Thunderbolt port
Mac OS X 10.6 or greater
Dimensions (W x H x D) 3.5 x 6.7 x 7.8" (91 x 172 x 200 mm)
Weight 5.95 lb (2700 g)
LaCie 8TB 2big Thunderbolt Series 2-Bay RAID
  • Drive Stand for Upright Use
  • Thunderbolt Cable
  • External Power Supply
  • CD with User Manual and Software (Intego Backup Manager Pro)
  • Quick Install Guide
  • Limited 3-Year Manufacturer Warranty
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    LaCie8TB 2big Thunderbolt Series 2-Bay RAID
     
    5.0

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    5.0

    GREAT PRODUCT

    By MichC

    from New York, New York

    About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Fast Connectivity
    • Quiet
    • Reliable
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Large Projects
      • Multimedia

      Comments about LaCie 8TB 2big Thunderbolt Series 2-Bay RAID:

      Using it as back up space to synch with dropbox and also alleviate some HD space on my MAC desktop, Very easy to set up. Very durable and aesthetic wise it looks very pretty on my desk. Quiet and reliable.

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

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      5.0

      Lots of space and daisy chaining ability

      By mdp

      from albuquerque, nm

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Fast Connectivity
      • Quiet
      • Reliable

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Laptops
      • Large Projects
      • Multimedia

      Comments about LaCie 8TB 2big Thunderbolt Series 2-Bay RAID:

      Use to backup all of my smaller drives and store 4k video clips

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

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      Warranties & Support

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      LaCie -  Platinum Care Level 2
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