LaCie 2big Thunderbolt Series

88
Engadget
Score
88

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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LaCie 2big Thunderbolt series external HDD review

Summary

The 2big has all the space and more speed than most will ever need, but it's lofty price point puts it on the outer reaches of attainability.

Pros
  • Rock solid buildThunderbolt speedsQuiet and cool operation
Cons
  • 800 dollars is a steep price for 6TB of external storageNo Thunderbolt cable included
LaCie 2big Thunderbolt series external HDD review

We've already seen what Thunderbolt's capable of when it's used in conjunction with a couple of high performance SSDs, but not everyone needs NAND to meet their external storage requirements. What many do deem essential, however, is a ton of room for system backups and multimedia, and Thunderbolt's ability to transfer bits and bytes in the blink of an eye makes it an alluring alternative to other connections. If you find yourself among those desiring such a solution, let us introduce you to LaCie's 2big Thunderbolt series external HDD. The 2big packs dual 3TB spinners on the inside for a grand total of 6TB, and comes from the factory in a software RAID 0 configuration to take full advantage of Thunderbolt's considerable capabilities. This aluminum desktop behemoth has a price to match its name and stature ($799), so we figured we'd put the 2big through its paces to let you know what kind of performance you'll be getting in return for all that cash. So, as the great Rod Roddy would say, come on down (after the break) and let's get to it.

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Scores

Engadget

88
 

Breakdown

Expandability
8.0
Noise
8.5
Speed
8.5
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Specs

2big

Addressable storage
4 (max) TB
Array types
RAID, JBOD
USB
no
eSATA
no
FireWire / 1394
no
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Specs

2big

Addressable storage
4 (max) TB
Array types
RAID, JBOD
USB
no
eSATA
no
FireWire / 1394
no
View Full Specs
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