LaCie 2big 8TB 2-Bay Thunderbolt 2 RAID Array (2 x 4TB, Apple Packaging)

LaCie 2big 8TB 2-Bay Thunderbolt 2 RAID Array (2 x 4TB, Apple Packaging)

LaCie 2big 8TB 2-Bay Thunderbolt 2 RAID Array (2 x 4TB, Apple Packaging)

B&H # LA2BIG8TBT2 MFR # STEY8000100
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Product Highlights

  • 2 x 4TB 3.5" Hard Drives
  • Two Hot-Swappable Drive Bays
  • Thunderbolt 2 and USB 3.0 Interfaces
  • RAID 0, 1, and JBOD
  • Preconfigured in RAID 0
  • Hardware RAID Controller
  • Read Speeds of up to 360 MB/s
  • Thermoregulated Noctua NF-A6x25 FLX Fan
  • Formatted in HFS+ for Mac
  • Reformat Required for Windows
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LaCie STEY8000100 overview

  • 1Description

The LaCie 2big 2-Bay Thunderbolt 2 RAID Array features 8TB of storage capacity for your Thunderbolt- and USB-equipped systems. It comes with two hot-swappable bays that contain a 4TB 7200 rpm hard drive in each bay. The drives come formatted in HFS+, which provides compatibility with Mac. A reformat of the drives is required for Windows systems. For connectivity, the 2big sports a USB 3.0 port as well as two Thunderbolt 2 ports, so you can daisy chain with other Thunderbolt 2 devices. With a redesigned chassis, it has a wider footprint for stability and a 10% more compact design than the previous generation of 2big.

LaCie has armed this 2big with a hardware controller that provides RAID 1 and 0 modes as well as JBOD. With RAID 0, the 2big is able to offer 360 MB/s read and 360 MB/s write speeds. For data redundancy, RAID 1 mirrors the data to both drives. Moreover, a built-in Noctua fan quietly cools the 2big and drives.

Thunderbolt 2
Two onboard Thunderbolt 2 ports deliver 20 Gb/s bandwidths as well as daisy-chaining capabilities with up to six Thunderbolt-equipped devices via a single cable. With DisplayPort 1.2 support, this interface can connect to higher-resolution displays such as 4K monitors. Additionally, Thunderbolt 2 is backwards compatible and uses the same cables and connectors as first-generation Thunderbolt devices and computers.
With USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt 2 interfaces, the LaCie 2big is able to deliver fast transfer speeds with Thunderbolt 2 devices, while offering compatibility with most systems via USB 3.0. Additionally, USB 3.0 backward compatibility provides connectivity with a standard computer. It comes built with hardware RAID, so you can seamlessly connect to computers without losing the RAID configuration.
RAID for Speed or Security
Hardware RAID delivers sustained performance and better reliability. It is 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.

You can configure the LaCie 2big in RAID 1 or Mirroring (SAFE) mode, which provides data protection if one disk fails. With hot-swappable disks, you can simply replace a disk—from the front—without data loss and no work interruption. This configuration reduces the total capacity to half since one of the drives is used to mirror data.

Additionally, the LaCie 2big supports JBOD, letting you use each disk independently.
Additional Features
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 and 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 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
Noctua Fan - cools the LaCie 2big with large blades located at the rear of the enclosure. It turns on and off and at different speeds according to temperature
Redesigned Chassis - the LaCie 2big has a wider footprint but 10% more compact design compared to the previous generation of LaCie 2big
Packed with Value for Pros
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. With email alerts, busy 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.
In the Box
LaCie 2big 8TB 2-Bay Thunderbolt 2 RAID Array (2 x 4TB, Apple Packaging)
  • External Power Supply
  • USB 3.0 Cable
  • Thunderbolt Cable
  • RAID Selection Tool
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    LaCie STEY8000100 specs

    Capacity 8 TB
    Internal Drives 2 x 4 TB (7200 rpm, 64 MB cache)
    Interface 2 x Thunderbolt 2
    1 x USB 3.0 (UAS and USB 2.0 compatible)
    Interface Transfer Rate Thunderbolt 2: 20 Gb/s
    USB 3.0: 5 Gb/s
    Performance Via Thunderbolt 2 and USB 3.0 Connections:
    RAID 0
    Read: 360 MB/s
    Write: 360 MB/s

    RAID 1
    Read: 170 MB/s
    Write: 180 MB/s
    Power-Saving Modes Yes
    Power On Hours 2400 hours per year or 8x5 operations
    RAID Modes Preconfigured in RAID 0
    Hardware RAID 0 (fast), 1 (safe), and JBOD
    Easy RAID selection button
    Format HFS+
    Security AES 256-bit software encryption
    Kensington lock compatible
    Integrated cable lock
    Cooling Aluminum enclosure for heat dissipation
    Thermoregulated Noctua quiet cooling fan
    Alerts System monitoring and email alerts for failure and warning events
    Front-facing disk status LEDs
    Acoustic Idle mode: 25 dB
    Operating mode: 26 dB
    Operating max: 28 dB
    Power 100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 60 W
    System Requirements An available Thunderbolt or USB port
    Minimum free disk space: 600 MB
    Operating Systems Supported Thunderbolt 2
    Windows 7 and 8
    Mac OS X 10.8.5 or later

    USB 3.0
    Windows 7 and 8
    Mac OS X 10.6 or later
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.3 x 5.1 x 8.5" / 109 x 130 x 217 mm
    Weight 6.6 lb / 3.0 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 9.6 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.0 x 9.4 x 8.2"

    LaCie STEY8000100 reviews

    2big 8TB 2-Bay Thunderbolt 2 RAID Array (2 x 4TB, Apple Packaging) is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 4.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from 8 TB? Are you kidding? Since starting out on the very first Final Cut in 2000... it's just hard to believe a couple things that are true in 2016. 1) I just installed an EIGHT TERA-BYTE drive... what??? That's like telling George Washington what the national debt would be in 230 years... inconceivable. The future is amazing... it's bigger and faster then I could have ever imagined and yet... 2) I'm still watching blue render bars... back in 2000 it was Digital Juice SD layers with Alpha channels and now it's 4k on 4k on 4k.
    Date published: 2016-10-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product! The form and function of this RAID drive are great! The back cover is a little difficult to install after you attach your cables, but I think that just makes it more secure. This seems like a great product so far!
    Date published: 2017-02-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING! I just bouth this amazing hard disk and it's super fast and easy to setup as RAID. If you are photographer and worry about where yo should put your archive, go for IT.
    Date published: 2016-11-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product Great for image storage, provides additional space for all my future images too
    Date published: 2017-11-08
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