conclusion:We like it


LaCie wants to push the speed of Thunderbolt connections even further, so it's put a PCIE SSD inside of an external enclosure, giving the Little Big Disk Thunderbolt 2 blistering fast speeds in a sleek desktop package.

PCIe offers up faster speeds than your traditional hard drive connection, and PCMag calls the Little Big Disk Thunderbolt 2 "the fastest external drive" they've ever tested. Just how fast? AnandTech got "just under 1400MB/s" with write speed "a little over 1100MB/s." And because it uses an SSD instead of a more traditional disk drive, it stays "whisper silent" according to TweakTown, so it won't get annoying during a long day at work. Even better, the Little Big Disk Thunderbolt 2 has two drives inside, letting you between RAID 0 and RAID 1 depending on your needs.

However, all this performance comes at a steep price. While most users won't need everything the Thunderbolt 2 has to offer, professional photographers and videographers working in small spaces will find it a solid choice.

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PC Mag Apr 29, 2014

The LaCie Little Big Disk Thunderbolt 2 is a desktop-class external drive that's faster than the internal flash storage used in a MacBook Pro. That translates into the fastest possible work drive for a power user.

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AnandTech Jan 5, 2014

The result is a remarkably simple device that gives you 1TB of external expansion and tons of bandwidth to the device

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CNET May 27, 2014

The LaCie Little Big Disk Thunderbolt 2 is worth every penny of its hefty price tag, but only to those needing a superfast and compact storage device.

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Macworld Jul 3, 2014

The Little Big Disk Thunderbolt 2 is really an investment for the most demanding users who want the fastest transfer speeds available in an easily movable package.

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StorageReview Mar 4, 2014

Enthusiasts will find a lot of love with the new LaCie Little Big Disk Thunderbolt 2 as it delivers top-in-class performance on every level.

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TweakTown Apr 16, 2014

The LaCie Little Big Disk Thunderbolt 2 is a truly remarkable feat of external storage performance. Creative professionals will surely love every minute they spend with the LBD Thunderbolt 2.

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Tom's Hardware Jan 8, 2014

The first thing that jumps out is the size. This thing is tiny and beautiful. It has no problem holding its own next to the Mac Pro. Even though it is small, there is considerable weight due to the aluminum enclosure. This, along with a small fan, keeps the Little Big Disk cool.

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