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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.
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.
System monitoring and email alerts for temperature and RAID events
Kensington lock compatible
Lacie Shortcut Button
Launch any application (backup, music, slideshow, etc) by pushing the front button
Power down drives without breaking daisy chain connection
Aluminum enclosure with heat sink design for 60% better cooling
Quiet, zero-vibration cooling fan
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
Average Value (idle): 21.9dB
Average Value (stress): 32.3dB
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