LaCie unveiled the 2big Quadra, a new two-bay RAID solution that offers up to 3TB of storage capacity and four RAID modes. Prices start at $299.99 for the 1TB model, the 2TB model is priced at $399.99 and the 3TB unit costs $599.99.
Developed for maximum speed, the 2big’s native RAID controller preserves computer resources and provides professional workstations with lightning-fast data transfers, which reach up to 165MB/s through eSATA 3Gbits/s in RAID 0. It also integrates perfectly with most applications that demand high speed, such as photo and pre-press processing or audio/video projects, including HDV post-production.
“Like its big brother the 4big Quadra, the LaCie 2big Quadra is the most complete two-bay solution of its category,” said Arnaud Prézelin, LaCie Product manager for Creative Pro Solutions. “Its four RAID modes and outstanding performance make it the perfect choice for backup and digital library management, as well as for SDV and HDV projects.”
In addition to offering protection through a full RAID 1 mode with hot-swappable disks for non-stop data access, the 2big Quadra also features a convenient Mixed mode. This mode provides both a RAID 0 partition for daily working data and a RAID 1 partition to archive important files. As a complete RAID storage solution, the 2big Quadra is compatible with Time Machine™ and comes with Genie Backup Manager Pro™ and Intego Backup Manager Pro™ for customizable backups and a computer recovery option.
Designed by Neil Poulton, the 2big is housed in a sturdy aluminum body that ensures reliable heat dissipation and quiet operation. Developed to enhance any workstation thanks to universal connectivity through eSATA 3Gbits/s, FireWire 800 and 400 and Hi-Speed USB 2.0, it is also stackable, rackable and even daisy-chainable through FireWire for optimal use of space, as well as expandibility.
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Re: LaCie 2big Quadra two-bay RAID solution with up to 3TB capacity by Anonymous on Sunday, March 08 2009 @ 09:11:42 CET
Don't get this drive if you're a Windows XP user. I simply couldn't re-format the drive for Windows. It comes pre-formatted for the Mac. I went back and forth with their support to no avail. I tried two different PC's with XP Pro on them. This product simply doesn't work under XP.
Also they advertise it as 3TB but say in the documentation once you get the product that under Windows you can't access more than 2TB.
In short if you're a Windows XP user, don't get this drive.