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LaCie Intros USB 3.0 Dual-Drive RAID

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LaCie will display its RAID 0/1 storage solution using USB 3.0 next month at CES.

Yesterday LaCie revealed its 2Big USB 3.0, a new dual-disk RAID 0/1 storage solution using Symwave's USB 3.0 standard-compliant dual SATA and RAID bridge controller. The details on the 2Big were rather slim, however LaCie is boasting a new standard in the dual disk market. Currently it's unknown when the 2Big will actually ship in early 2010, however LaCie plans to display the storage hog next month at CES 2010.

"Offering fast speeds is a major priority for LaCie. Our customers have long awaited a robust, super fast interface to enable a better workflow. Symwave’s industry-leading dual SATA bridge controller enabled us to address this demand, and to achieve the highest speed ever obtained with a dual-disk solution," said Minh Lê, Marketing Director at LaCie. "LaCie intends to lead the market transition to USB 3.0 technology and will launch a full range of products in the coming months."

What we do know is that the 2Big will offer storage up to 4 TB, and will be bundled with back-up software for both the PC and Mac. The 2Big will supposedly let users transfer high-definition uncompressed video at speeds up to 275 MB/s burst read transfer speed. LaCie even said that consumers will be able to perform real-time streaming and editing of multiple HD files simultaneously.

Look for more information stemming from CES 2010 next month.

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    wildwell , December 18, 2009 11:08 PM
    That's awesome. I was just shopping for an external 2-disk RAID earlier today! Hmmm... if only I had USB 3.0 ports.
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    micky_lund , December 21, 2009 9:46 AM
    hmmm..if only I had a couple a hundred $$$
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