LaCie Little Big Disk Thunderbolt 2

90
Global
Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
90

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

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Engadget Summary

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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Model

Key Specs

Addressable storage
1 (max) TB
Array types
RAID
USB
no
eSATA
no
FireWire / 1394
no

General

Addressable storage
1 (max) TB
Drive form factor
2.5 inches

Array types and file systems

Array types
RAID (0) (no) (no) (no) (no) (no)

Speed

Read speed (max)
1375 MBps
Write speed (max)
1180 MBps

Other features

Activity / status indicator
yes
Front text display
no
Shortcut / backup button
no
Desktop client application
no
Capacity gauge
no
Health status indicator
no
Cooling fan
no
Security lock slot
no
Upgradeable firmware
no

Connections (to host computer)

USB
no
Thunderbolt
yes (2 port(s))
eSATA
no
FireWire / 1394
no

Memory card reader

Memory card reader
no

Power

Power adapter
Internal
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