LaCie 2big Thunderbolt Series
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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.
- Rock solid buildThunderbolt speedsQuiet and cool operation
- 800 dollars is a steep price for 6TB of external storageNo Thunderbolt cable included
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LaCie 2big Thunderbolt Series
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- 80AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE4 ReviewsAnandTech80LaCie 2big Thunderbolt series reviewLaCie's 2big Thunderbolt series is probably the easiest Thunderbolt solution to recommend as there aren't any obvious issues (other than price)... If you're storing anything super important on the 2big however, you'll still want some sort of a backup solution.Engadget90LaCie 2big Thunderbolt Series external HDD reviewIts robust build, massive capacity, quiet operation and, of course, blazing transfer rates all make for quite an attractive package for use as a media and backup repository. Despite those merits, the 2big's premium price is likely to be a turn-off for many.CNET70LaCie 2big ThunderboltThe drive offers a better balance of cost, capacity and performance, and we'd recommend it to any owner of a Thunderbolt-enabled Mac who needs a superfast external storage device.Macworld80LaCie 2big Thunderbolt Series (6TB)With 6TB of storage and fast Thunderbolt read and write speeds, the LaCie 2Big Thunderbolt Series drive offers fast speeds for backup or video processing. Like all other Thunderbolt drives we’ve seen, the 2big doesn’t offer any other ports for connecting to older Macs or PCs without Thunderbolt.
- 67AVERAGE USER SCORE3 ReviewsEngadget Reader90August 7, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I work for a graphic design agency, and it's amazing how our data storage requirements have grown literally exponentially over the years. We used to have two 2TB drives to store our data, but they are no longer sufficient. This drive has solved all of our storage problems, and it's good to have hot swappable drives, as this makes cold backups that much easier to administer. It is a truly great unit.Engadget Reader10December 9, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!All I have to say is REGARDLESS of how well everything else works on this unit, the noisy fan makes it a deal breaker. The sound is so bad, I don't know if it's the fan or the drive going bad. (And that's bad.) I mean, if JUST THE FAN sounds this bad, how bad is it when the drive goes? At the very LEAST, LaCie should instruct their customers on how to upgrade to a silent fan!I feel so strongly about this, I'm taking my 6/10 rating and changing it to a 1/10. Not only do I want a refund, I want to sue LaCie for emotional damages!Engadget Reader100March 22, 2012Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The LaCie 2big Thunderbolt Series uses the 1TB platter HDDs from Seagate (Model ST3000DM001 & Specs) and I can truly see why they are using them. They run cool, are stupid fast, and are very quiet consider the performance that they give in an enclosure that is 100% aluminum.Read of File via AJA from the 2big - Avatar Extended 720p - File Size: 4.29GB (Finder Info)Result - 378.8 MB/sRead/Write using AJA - 1920x1080 10bit Video in 4GB sizeResults - Reads of 344.9 MB/s & Writes of 332.5 MB/sI also picked up a pair of Samsung 830 256GB SSDs and put them into the enclosure and unfortunately, the internal interface is still SATAII so it will hit about 500MB/s on reads with the SSDs installed, but cannot hit the 880MB/s that I hit in my Mac Mini Server (Mid 2011) with the Samsung 830 SSDs in a RAID0 configuration.Also, I did not rate Expandability or Media Support because you cannot really do either without voiding the warranty on the included Seagate 3TB HDDs.I am working on getting some additional hard drive sleds for this so I can some deeper digging and find out the highest performance that the enclosure can achieve.
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