LaCie 16TB 2big Dock 2-Bay RAID Array Thunderbolt 3

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LaCie 16TB 2big Dock 2-Bay RAID Array Thunderbolt 3
Key Features
  • 16TB Capacity (2 x 8TB Hard Drives)
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 3 | 1 x USB 3.0 Type-C
  • 1 x USB 3.0 Type-A | 1 x DisplayPort
  • CompactFlash & SD Card Slots
If you've been looking for a powerful and versatile Thunderbolt 3 docking station that restores many of the ports and connectivity that have been removed on modern day laptops, take a look at the 16TB 2big Dock 2-Bay RAID Array Thunderbolt 3 from LaCie. The 2big Thunderbolt 3 Dock delivers a storage capacity of 16TB, which is comprised of two 8TB Seagate IronWolf Pro 7200 rpm SATA III 3.5" enterprise-class hard drives. While the 2big is compatible with Windows 10 and macOS 10.12, it comes formatted as HFS+ for Mac, and is configured as hardware-controlled RAID 0, which provides performance gains, but no data redundancy. Also supported is RAID 1 and JBOD.
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LaCie External HDD Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2General Features
  • 3Dock
  • 4Speed
  • 5Compatibility
  • 6Enterprise-Class Drives

If you've been looking for a powerful and versatile Thunderbolt 3 docking station that restores many of the ports and connectivity that have been removed on modern day laptops, take a look at the 16TB 2big Dock 2-Bay RAID Array Thunderbolt 3 from LaCie. The 2big Thunderbolt 3 Dock delivers a storage capacity of 16TB, which is comprised of two 8TB Seagate IronWolf Pro 7200 rpm SATA III 3.5" enterprise-class hard drives. While the 2big is compatible with Windows 10 and macOS 10.12, it comes formatted as HFS+ for Mac, and is configured as hardware-controlled RAID 0, which provides performance gains, but no data redundancy. Also supported is RAID 1 and JBOD.

The back of the 2big is equipped with two 40 Gb/s Thunderbolt 3 ports and one 5 Gb/s USB 3.0 Type-C port, all of which allow you to interface with your host system at speeds up to 440 MB/s. The Thunderbolt 3 interface can also be used to connect two 4K displays or one 5K display, as well as daisy-chain up to five additional Thunderbolt 3 peripherals together. If you need to power your laptop, the USB Type-C port provides 27W of power, while the Thunderbolt 3 interface provides 15W of power for charging USB Type-C laptops. Additionally, there is a DisplayPort interface that supports 720p, 1080p, and 4K displays.

On its front, the 2big has a built-in USB 3.0 Type-A port, which can charge your USB device or connect a USB drive or digital camera for offloading files, as well as a CompactFlash and SD card slots, allowing you to directly download content from your drone, DSLR, GoPro, and more. This dock can store hundreds of hours of 4K footage and hundreds of thousands of raw images.

The LaCie 16TB 2big Thunderbolt 3 Dock includes a Thunderbolt 3 / USB Type-C cable and an external power supply. If you want to use this dock with your USB 3.0 Type-A system, a USB 3.0 Type-C to Type-A cable is also included. Protection is provided by a limited 5-year warranty.

Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt 2 are only supported when Apple's Thunderbolt 3 (USB Type-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter is used with systems running macOS 10.12 Sierra or later.

General Features

Dock

The Heartbeat of Your Workflow

The LaCie 2big Dock simplifies and centralizes your desktop by connecting your laptop to your compatible peripherals using a single cable.

Dual Thunderbolt 3 Ports

Power your laptop while simultaneously daisy chaining up to 5 additional LaCie 2big drives or other Thunderbolt 3 or USB Type-C solutions.

USB 3.0 Type-C Port

Universal compatibility with USB Type-C and USB 3.0 Type-A computers via the included adapter cable.

USB 3.0 Type-A Hub

Using the front-facing USB 3.0 Type-A hub, charge your phone or connect a shuttle drive or digital camera to offload footage or files.

SD and CF Card Slots

Directly ingest files from your drone, DSLR, GoPro, and other devices with the front-facing memory card slots.

DisplayPort

Connect to high-resolution 720, 1080p, and 4K displays.

Speed

Delivering Robust Performance

With up to 16TB of capacity for a massive file library and Thunderbolt 3 transfer speeds of up to 440 MB/s, the LaCie 2big Dock is built to keep you creating.

Transfer Material Quickly

Transfer 1 hour of footage in around 1 minute, depending on the operating environment and other factors such as RAID mode, RAID configuration, chosen interface, and drive capacity.

Compatibility

Compatible with Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt 2 (Mac Only)

Macs with Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt 2 ports can experience high-end transfer rates with LaCie Thunderbolt 3 professional solutions. Apple's Thunderbolt 3 (USB Type-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter (sold separately) provides a user-friendly connection between LaCie Thunderbolt 3 solutions and Macs running macOS 10.12 Sierra or later with earlier generations of Thunderbolt technology.

Enterprise-Class Drives

Tough. Ready. Scalable.

Designed with the creative professional in mind, the LaCie 2big Dock features Seagate IronWolf Pro drives and RAID optimization for improved power management and reliability. Thanks to the LaCie RAID Manager, you can monitor your system's health with audible alarm and email alerts in the case of failure and warning events.
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LaCie External HDD Specs

General
Number of Bays2 x 3.5"
Media Card SlotsSD/SDHC/SDXC
CompactFlash
Connections2 x USB Type-C (Thunderbolt 3 (40 Gb/s))
1 x USB Type-C (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gb/s))
1 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gb/s))
1 x DisplayPort (DisplayPort 1.2)
Form FactorDesktop
Maximum RAID Transfer Rate440 MB/s
RAID ModesRAID 0, 1, JBOD
Operating System SupportWindows, macOS/OS X
OS CompatibilityWindows 10 or Later
macOS 10.12 or Later
Drives
Total Raw Capacity16 TB (2 x 8 TB)
Rotational Speed7200 rpm
Initial RAID ConfigurationRAID 0
Pre-FormatHFS+
Security
Security FeaturesKensington Security Slot
Physical
Material of ConstructionAluminum
Cooling1 x Fan
Dimensions (W x H x D)8.5 x 4.6 x 3.7" / 216.9 x 118 x 93.3 mm
Weight6.4 lb / 2.9 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight10.585 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)12 x 9.6 x 7.15"
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Yes, you can use the included USB 3.0 Type-C to Type-A Adapter to connect to your USB 2.0 port on your computer and it is backwards compatible.
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What warranty does LaCie offer?

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The included warranty is for 5-Years. It also includes a data rescue plan as well as a free month subscription to to Adobe Creative Cloud for one month.
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has anyone used RAID 1 and edited directly from the drive? I understand speed is greatly reduced using RAID 1 but does it affect working from the drive?
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Could I swap out the drives for SSD's? (I don't care if it voids the warranty, I'm just curious if its compatible)
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