Monday LaCie introduced the world's first USB 3.0-based, external RAID storage solution, the LaCie 2big USB 3.0. The device was developed with professionals in mind who need high reliability and fast transfer speeds of up to 205 MB/s. LaCie also boasts that users can even transfer a 50 GB Blu-ray disc in less than five minutes.
Offering capacities up to 4 TB, the LaCie 2big USB 3.0 contains two 7200 rpm hot-swappable drives and three RAID modes--"Fast" (RAID 0) for the full speed and capacity, "Safe" (RAID 1) for full data protection against disk failure, and JBOD for those wanting to mount the two disks separately for scheduled backups.
"We are proud to announce the first RAID storage solution to fully leverage the performance of the USB 3.0 interface," said Clement Barberis, Product Manager for LaCie’s Professional Desktop Solutions department. "Developed for users that require sizeable data flow, such as print professionals, recording engineers, and video producers, the 2big USB 3.0 allows them to take advantage of high capacities while delivering industry-leading transfer speeds."
The LaCie 2big USB 3.0 can be purchased at the LaCie Online Store, LaCie resellers, and LaCie storage partmers starting at $349.99. A single disk version called the LaCie d2 USB 3.0 version is also available.