LaCie 8TB 2big 2-Bay USB 3.1 Type-C RAID Array

BH #LA2BR8TB • MFR #STHJ8000800
LaCie 8TB 2big 2-Bay USB 3.1 Type-C RAID Array
Key Features
  • 2 x 4TB IronWolf Pro SATA 3.5" HDDs
  • 2 x SATA 3.5" Drive Bays
  • 10 Gb/s USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C Interface
  • Supports RAID 0, RAID 1, and JBOD
Designed for photo, video, and audio production, graphic design, backup, and archiving, the 8TB 2big 2-Bay USB 3.1 Type-C RAID Array from LaCie has dual 3.5" SATA drive bays, each of which is equipped with a 4TB enterprise-class hard drive, for a total storage capacity of 8TB. Compatible with both Windows and Mac, it supports hardware-controlled RAID 0, which provides improved performance, and RAID 1, which provides 1:1 data redundancy. For those who do not require a RAID, JBOD is also available. This 2big comes preformatted as HFS+ for Mac, configured as RAID 0, and connects to your host system using its 10 Gb/s USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C interface, which is also known as USB 3.1 or USB 3.2 Gen 2 with transfer speeds up to 440 MB/s. This RAID array may also be used with Thunderbolt 3 hosts and is cooled using its aluminum enclosure with improved heat dissipation, as well as a thermoregulated Noctua cooling fan. Included is a USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C cable, an external power supply, and a limited 5-year warranty with data recovery services.
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LaCie External HDD Overview

Designed for photo, video, and audio production, graphic design, backup, and archiving, the 8TB 2big 2-Bay USB 3.1 Type-C RAID Array from LaCie has dual 3.5" SATA drive bays, each of which is equipped with a 4TB enterprise-class hard drive, for a total storage capacity of 8TB. Compatible with both Windows and Mac, it supports hardware-controlled RAID 0, which provides improved performance, and RAID 1, which provides 1:1 data redundancy. For those who do not require a RAID, JBOD is also available. This 2big comes preformatted as HFS+ for Mac, configured as RAID 0, and connects to your host system using its 10 Gb/s USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C interface, which is also known as USB 3.1 or USB 3.2 Gen 2 with transfer speeds up to 440 MB/s. This RAID array may also be used with Thunderbolt 3 hosts and is cooled using its aluminum enclosure with improved heat dissipation, as well as a thermoregulated Noctua cooling fan. Included is a USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C cable, an external power supply, and a limited 5-year warranty with data recovery services.

General Features
Fast Performance
Enable fast large file transfers and seamless 4K video editing thanks to optimized performance with transfer speeds up to 440 MB/s.
Loads of Capacity
Up to 8TB of storage for large-scale projects and long-term archiving.
Hot-Swappable Drives
Remove and replace drives while the 2big is still operating.
RAID Configurations
LaCie Toolkit offers step-by-step assistance with RAID setup. For the best speeds and capacity, choose RAID 0. For data redundancy, choose RAID 1.
Universal Compatibility
With a USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C port and a USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C cable cable, connecting a variety of devices is easy.
UPC: 763649131473

LaCie External HDD Specs

Key Specs
Storage Capacity
8 TB
Included Drives
2x 4 TB 3.5" HDD
Interface
SATA III
Number of Bays
2x 3.5"
Inputs/Outputs
1x USB-C 3.1/3.2 Gen 2
RAID
RAID 0/1/JBOD
Drives
Storage Capacity
8 TB
Included Drives
2x 4 TB 3.5" HDD
Cache Memory per Drive
128 MB
Initial RAID Configuration
RAID 0
Interface
SATA III
Rotational Speed
7200 rpm
General
Number of Bays
2x 3.5"
Default OS Support
macOS
Inputs/Outputs
1x USB-C 3.1/3.2 Gen 2
Compatible Drive Interface
SATA III
Form Factor
Desktop
RAID
RAID 0/1/JBOD
Transfer Rates
440 MB/s
Software
OS Compatibility
Windows
macOS
Security
Encryption
Yes
Electrical
Power Source
AC Adapter
PSU Wattage
1 x 36 W
Environmental
Operating Temperature
37 to 72°F / 5 to 40°C
Physical
Status Monitoring
LED Indicator
Cooling
Yes
Dimensions
8.5 x 4.6 x 3.7" / 217 x 118 x 93.3 mm
Weight
6.2 lb / 2.8 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
8.22 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
12.5 x 9.4 x 7"

LaCie External HDD Reviews

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Are the hard drives included?

Are the hard drives included?
Asked by: Kamyar
Yes, hard drives are included with this LaCie 8TB 2big 2-Bay USB 3.1 Type-C RAID Array.
Answered by: Moe
Date published: 2022-05-26

Is it compatible with Windows 7?

Is it compatible with Windows 7?
Asked by: Myra
You can format the LaCie 8TB 2big 2-Bay USB 3.1 Type-C RAID Array to be used with Windows.
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2022-10-03

Is this compatible with Big Sur Mac Software. ...

Is this compatible with Big Sur Mac Software. Does your disk utility support it??
Asked by: James
Yes. The LaCie 2big RAID and the LaCie RAID Manager are both compatible with Mac OS version Big Sur. Please see the compatibility chart. https://www.lacie.com/support/kb/compatibility-with-macos-big-sur/
Answered by: LaCie Product Support
Date published: 2020-12-14

Can this connect to a late 2015 Apple IMAC?

Can this connect to a late 2015 Apple IMAC?
Asked by: Reginald
You would have to use a USB-C to USB-A adapter to connect the LaCie 16TB 2big 2-Bay USB 3.1 Type-C RAID Array to your iMac, but it should work.
Answered by: Paige K
Date published: 2023-01-17

It said that this is formatted for MAC, is there ...

It said that this is formatted for MAC, is there another model specifically formatted for Windows?
Asked by: Michael
No but you can easily reformat it for Windows once the product is in your hands.
Answered by: Miguel
Date published: 2021-01-06

Can I use this with Mac 10.10.5?

Can I use this with Mac 10.10.5?
Asked by: Scott
The minimum system requirements for the LaCie 16TB 2big 2-Bay USB 3.1 Type-C RAID Array is macOS 10.12. But their manual mention to use FAT32 format for older Windows and Mac computers.
Answered by: Nachmen
Date published: 2021-02-01

If one drive goes bad after the warranty, does a ...

If one drive goes bad after the warranty, does a similarly sized drive need to take its place or can you put in a larger one (assuming it is in RAID mode, not JBOD)?
Asked by: Matthew
If you want to continue to use it in RAID, they will need to be identical. If you intend to use it in JBOD, it could be larger.
Answered by: Miguel
Date published: 2020-09-25

In the future if I want to expand storage, can I ...

In the future if I want to expand storage, can I swap out the hard drives?
Asked by: Johannes Paulus
The internal drives can be replaced by the user. However, I would suggest to contact LaCie to do this while it's still under LaCie warranty. Tampering with the internal drives will void manufacturer warranty.
Answered by: Geoffrey
Date published: 2020-02-20
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