LaCie 28TB 2big Dock 2-Bay RAID Array Thunderbolt 3

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LaCie 28TB 2big Dock 2-Bay RAID Array Thunderbolt 3
Key Features
  • 28TB Capacity (2 x 14TB 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
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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 28TB 2big Dock 2-Bay RAID Array Thunderbolt 3 from LaCie. The 2big Thunderbolt 3 Dock delivers a storage capacity of 28TB, which is comprised of two 14TB 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 2Big Dock 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 28TB 2big Dock 2-Bay RAID Array Thunderbolt 3 from LaCie. The 2big Thunderbolt 3 Dock delivers a storage capacity of 28TB, which is comprised of two 14TB 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 28TB 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.

Note: In order to take advantage of the 1-month membership to Adobe Creative Cloud, customers will need to register this drive on Seagate.com once it has been received. Upon registration, they will then receive an email with code redemption instructions for one complimentary month of all Adobe Creative Cloud apps, including Lightroom CC, Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, Adobe XD CC, Premiere Pro, Dreamweaver, 100GB of cloud storage, and more. This offer is stackable with existing Adobe Creative Cloud memberships and expires July 21, 2020. It is not available in all countries, so please check eligibility.

For any LaCie product purchased on or after April 1, 2018 that does not contain the Adobe activation code flyer in the box, please contact Customer Support at https://support2.lacie.com/ with a valid proof of purchase for your code.

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 28TB 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.
UPC: 763649132074

LaCie 2Big Dock 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
OS CompatibilityWindows 10 or Later
macOS 10.2 or Later
Drives
Total Raw Capacity28 TB (2 x 14 TB)
TypeHard Disk Drive
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 Weight10.325 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)11.9 x 9.5 x 7.15"
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I never used RAID before. If I set this up for RAID 1, will I see the mirrored drive in Mac Finder? If there is a hard drive failure, how do I know which of the two drives inside the bay is to be replaced?
Asked by: Michael
The 2big Dock is a hardware RAID and uses the LaCie RAID Manager ( LRM ) software to view and manage the controller in the unit. This means that the Mac OS Disk Utility will only see the one volume and not each drive individually, so you will not see the mirrored drive in Finder or Disk Utility. If there is a drive failure in RAID 1 the volume will stay mounted to your Mac and remain accessible ( the controller in the 2big will automatically switch to the still functioning drive in the set ) The Front BLUE LED on the 2big will turn RED to alert you to a problem with the unit. There are 2 ways to locate which of the drives needs to be replaced. First the LED on the right side of the drawer will change to RED indicating the drive that needs replacing. Secondly in the LRM under the Array tab will show the position of the failed drive inside the 2big unit. The links below will take you to the user manual for the 2big Dock and the LRM. https://www.lacie.com/manuals/2big-dock-tbolt3/system-leds/ https://www.lacie.com/manuals/2big-dock-tbolt3/hard-drive-maintenance/ https://www.lacie.com/manuals/lrm/2-bay/array-configuration-and-maintenance/
Answered by: LaCie Product Support
Date published: 2021-01-26

Is the sd card slot uhs-I or uhs-II?

Is the sd card slot uhs-I or uhs-II?
Asked by: Isaac
THe LaCie 20TB 2big Dock 2-Bay RAID Array Thunderbolt 3 BH #LASTGB200004 has a UHS-II SD card slot.
Answered by: Miguel
Date published: 2020-10-12

Can you hot swap a non-Ironwolf Pro drive in ...

Can you hot swap a non-Ironwolf Pro drive in here?
Asked by: Rei Gill
You can use any drive that is 7200rpm and rated for use in a RAID enclosure, for example WD Red Pro.
Answered by: Sagi
Date published: 2020-09-18

Is this unit software controlled? Other ...

Is this unit software controlled? Other manufacturers who utilize software control for their RAID arrays are having serious problems with Catalina,
Asked by: James
The LaCie 28TB 2big Dock 2-Bay RAID Array Thunderbolt 3 BH #LASTGB280004 uses a hardware RAID controller, however, the RAID is controlled via software.
Answered by: Miguel
Date published: 2020-09-13

What warranty does LaCie offer?

What warranty does LaCie offer?
Asked by: Michael
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.
Answered by: Michael
Date published: 2020-09-02

Are Lacies hardware-controlled RAIDs? Or are they ...

Are Lacies hardware-controlled RAIDs? Or are they dependent on a software driver to operate, once set up for 0, 1, or JBOD in OSX Catalina?
Asked by: James
LaCie RAID are hardware RAIDs. The LaCie RAID Manager software is needed if you wish to change the RAID configuration.
Answered by: LaCie Product Support
Date published: 2020-06-17

If this unit were to sit on top of my desk would ...

If this unit were to sit on top of my desk would the running noise be loud and or distracting?
Asked by: Perry
LaCie uses Aluminum enclosure with improved internal heat dissipation Thermoregulated Noctua‭®‭ cooling fan: effective and whisper-quiet cooling. That being said there are 2 drives and a fan in the unit so it is not silent, but it does run quietly. Regards
Answered by: LaCie Product Support
Date published: 2020-05-13

How do I set this enclosure to work as JBOD? I ...

How do I set this enclosure to work as JBOD? I can’t find any information in the user manual or the LaCie RAID Manager documentation about how to go about doing this. I’m using Mac OS 10.14.1.
Asked by: Eric
In order to set this enclosure to work in JBOD mode, you would need to configure it via the LaCie software available for download here: https://www.lacie.com/manuals/2big-dock-tbolt3/manage-raid/
Answered by: Michael
Date published: 2019-09-26
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