LaCie 8TB 2Big Quadra USB 3.1 Gen 1 2-Bay RAID

LaCie 8TB 2Big Quadra USB 3.1 Gen 1 2-Bay RAID

LaCie 8TB 2Big Quadra USB 3.1 Gen 1 2-Bay RAID

B&H # LA2BQ8 MFR # 9000317
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Product Highlights

  • 8TB Storage Capacity
  • 1 x USB 3.0/USB 2.0 Compatible Port
  • 2 x FireWire 800 (9-pin) Ports
  • 7200 rpm Rotational Speed
  • 32MB Cache
  • Integrated LaCie Shortcut Button
  • Silent Cooling Zero Vibration Fan
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  • 1Description

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.
Convenient Design
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.
UPC: 093053004019
In the Box
LaCie 8TB 2Big Quadra USB 3.1 Gen 1 2-Bay RAID
  • USB 3.0 Cable (USB 2.0 Compatible)
  • FireWire 800
  • Drive Stand for Upright Use
  • External Power Supply
  • Quick Install Guide
  • CD with User Manual and Software
  • Cable Management
  • Limited 3-Year Manufacturer Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Number of Bays 2 x 3.5"
    Connections 1 x USB Type-B (USB 3.1 Gen 1)
    2 x 9-Pin FireWire (FireWire 800)
    Form Factor Desktop
    Maximum RAID Transfer Rate 210 MB/s
    RAID Modes RAID 0, 1
    OS Compatibility macOS 10.5 or Later
    Windows XP or Later
    Total Raw Capacity 8 TB (2 x 4 TB)
    Type Hard Disk Drive
    Rotational Speed 7200 rpm
    Cache Memory per Drive 32 MB
    Initial RAID Configuration RAID 0
    Pre-Format None
    Power Source Not Specified by Manufacturer
    AC Input Power 100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
    Encryption Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Security Features Kensington Security Slot
    Certifications RoHS, as per Manufacturer
    Material of Construction Aluminum
    Cooling 1 x Fan
    Noise Level 21.9 to 32.3 dBA
    Status Monitoring Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 3.5 x 6.7 x 7.8" / 91.0 x 172.0 x 200.0 mm
    Weight 7.9 lb / 3.6 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 10.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.8 x 9.2 x 7.6"
    8TB 2Big Quadra USB 3.1 Gen 1 2-Bay RAID is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 10.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! Great RAID 1 drive. I'm a music producer and, for my job, I need a lot of storage space and I need it to be reliable. The LaCie 8TB 2Big Quadra seems perfect for the job. I have to have old audio sessions (that are several GB each) available for years after I've finished working on them in case the client requires one of the files again, which is very common. The 2Big Quadra got great reviews online and I have to agree. Easy to set up, just put the CD in and follow the instructions. Comes with 3 free backup/file management softwares too. You can choose it to be RAID 0 or RAID 1 just by flipping a switch on the back of the drive. A lot of good info and support on their website too if needed.
    Date published: 2014-08-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Solid Performing Product As a profesional photographer in the sciences, I must depend upon backing up files. Previously, I have been using Just a Mess of Drives (as opposed to JBOD). All were written independently. Over time this became a nightmare and unmanageable in a reasonable manner. So I went with a RAID solution for security of all files. Many of my independent drives were LaCie and had been very dependable, so I invested in the 2Big Quadra. I can say I am honestly exceptionally satisfied with my desision. While time intensive, original transfer of files was very straight forward. Transfer rates are reasonable with USB 3.0. While some users prefer the speed of RAID O, I want complete redundanty in my system. LaCie delivers just that, plus the all important peace of mind. As a teacher, I now recommend this storage solution to those needing secure back up.
    Date published: 2015-04-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally, great speed... ! I had two WD external drives before, one USB 2.0, and one Ethernet connection. They both worked but not fast at all. Along comes the more pricey but robust LaCie 8TB (!) drive and guess what? Using USB 3.0 and being a LaCie, man this drive is FAST and works like a million bucks! I have it set for RAID 1 so am only seeing 4TB, but that is what I wanted. Did have to give LaCie a call because it would not show up on the computer. They walked me through going to Disk Management (Windows PC) and it needed to be formatted. This was only a minor annoyance. They should give rookies better instructions. Anyway, this drive is so smooth and fast that I don't think of it as being an external drive. It's operation, boot up, and everything is fast and seamless. Shows up as drive H on my computer and it is sweet.
    Date published: 2013-10-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from With 3 year warranty you can't go wrong! I use these drives and their thunderbolt versions for editing a film that is almost 6Tb in footage. I wouldn't choose another brand. Rarely needed service, but when I have, customer support and turn around times are top rate.
    Date published: 2014-10-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous Back Up System for the Mac! I use this product as my main back-up and with the size and speed, it is the ultimate! I can retrieve if necessary, and can't say enough about it. The IT staff at B&H really helped me choose this product and I am extremely happy! Thanks so much for the advice and help.
    Date published: 2014-01-03
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works Fine - RAID Setup Leaves Much To Be Desired The disks work fine, I am using USB-3 and they perform well. Mostly photo and video files. I am using a Manual Raid system, copying files to the two disks manually because the RAID setup simply would not work. This actually works better for the way I am using the storage.
    Date published: 2015-05-29
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from LaCie 8TB 2Big Quadra USB 3.1 Gen 1 2-Bay RAID Very large external disk drive that was a bit difficult to install on my windows 10 system. Now that it is installed, it works great and holds all my images from both still photography and video.
    Date published: 2018-06-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great and reliable hard drive Just got this hard drive and it's working perfectly. I've alwayd been a LaCie fan, and this one did not disappoint me. It's very fast and quick.
    Date published: 2016-12-18
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