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LaCie 2big Thunderbolt 2 RAID Storage - 8TB (9000438EK)
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LaCie 2big Thunderbolt 2 RAID Storage - 8TB (9000438EK)

Our Price: £442.80  
inc. VAT: £531.36  
Manufacturer code: 9000438EK
UNSPSCCode: U005

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Technical Information
Technical Information
  • Thunderbolt 2 interface is able to sustain transfer speeds of up to 420MB/s
  • Supports DisplayPort 1.2 which enables you to daisy chain higher-resolution monitors.
  • Featuring both USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt 2 interfaces, the LaCie 2big Thunderbolt is compatible with nearly every PC or Mac around.
  • Thunderbolt 2 supports daisy chaining of peripherals, meaning you can connect up to 6 peripherals to your computer using just one Thunderbolt port.
  • For performance the LaCie 2big Thunderbolt supports RAID 0, alternatively for security RAID 1, for capacity JBOD is supported.
  • Innovative design sports power-saving mode, front-accessible disks and disk status LEDs, a redesigned heat dissipation system, an integrated cable lock and is overall wider and more stable compared to the previous generation.
  • Comes bundled with professional backup software, compatible with Time Machine and Windows Backup.
  • Includes LaCie Private-Public software, allowing you to prevent unauthorised access by password-protecting disks with AES 256-bit encryption.

Internal Storage Media : 

2 x hot-swappable* 7200RPM/64MB cache (or greater) hard disks

Interface : 

2 x Thunderbolt™ 2 ports
1 x USB 3.0 port (UAS and USB 2.0** compatible)

Interface Transfer Rate : 

Thunderbolt 2: 20Gb/s
USB 3.0: 5Gb/s

Performance Benchmark : 

Thunderbolt 2 and USB 3.0:
Reads | Writes (MB/s)***
6TB/8TB RAID 0: 360 | 360
6TB/8TB RAID 1: 170 | 180
12TB RAID 0: 420 | 320
12TB RAID 1: 205 | 200

Interface Technology : 

Bidirectional 20Gb/s permits a high-resolution display and RAW 4K video playback

Power-Saving Mode : 

Reduce power consumption by pressing the front button to spin down disks without disrupting daisy chain transfers (short press initiates power-saving mode; long press turns product off completely)

RAID Modes : 

Preconfigured HFS+ RAID 0
Hardware RAID 0 (FAST) / 1 (SAFE) / JBOD
Easy RAID selection button

Daisy Chain : 

Connect up to six Thunderbolt-compatible devices – including Thunderbolt 2 and LaCie Thunderbolt Series products – to a computer via a single Thunderbolt cable**

Security : 

AES 256-bit software encryption
Kensington® lock compatible
Integrated cable lock

Cooling : 

Aluminum enclosure with improved internal heat dissipation
Thermoregulated Noctua® cooling fan: effective and whisper-quiet cooling

Additional Features : 

System monitoring and email alerts for failure and warning events Front-facing disk status LEDs

Acoustic : 

Idle mode: 25dB
Operating mode: 26dB
Operating max: 28dB^

Power Supply : 

100-240V; 50/60Hz; 60W

Dimensions (WxHxD) : 

109 x 217 x 130 mm | 4.3 x 8.5 x 5.1 in.

Weight : 

3 kg | 6.6 lbs

System Requirements : 

• Computer with a Thunderbolt 2, USB 3.0, Thunderbolt**, or USB 2.0** port
• Thunderbolt 2: Mac OS® X 10.8.5 or later
• USB 3.0: Windows XP^^, Windows Vista®, Windows 7, Windows 8, or Mac OS X 10.6 or later
• Minimum free disk space: 600MB recommended

Software : 

• Intego® Backup Manager Pro for Mac®
• Genie® Backup Manager Pro for PC
• LaCie Private-Public (protect data with AES 256-bit encryption)
• LaCie Desktop Manager (provides system monitoring and email alerts for temperature or RAID events) 

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Box Content : 

• LaCie 2big
• External power supply
• USB 3.0 cable (USB 2.0 compatible)
• Thunderbolt cable
• Removable access panel
• RAID selection tool
• CD with User Manual and software
• Quick Install Guide

Comments : 

* Hot swapping will result in data loss in a RAID 0 array.
** To achieve full interface bandwidth, connect the product to either a USB 3.0 or Thunderbolt 2 port on a computer or device.
*** These transfer rates were achieved using AJA System Test when connected to a 13" Macbook Pro® with a 2.8GHz Intel® Core™ i7 processor and 8GB RAM. Actual data rates may vary depending on operating environment and other factors, such as RAID mode, RAID configuration, and disk capacity.
^ These measurements have been made under normal conditions, one meter/three feet from the front of the product. This value may vary with conditions and product configuration.
^^ Windows XP 32-bit does not support volumes with capacities exceeding 2TB. 

When referring to drive capacity, one gigabyte, or GB, equals one billion bytes and one terabyte, or TB, equals one thousand billion bytes. Your computer’s operating system may use a different standard of measurement and report a lower capacity. In addition, some of the listed capacity is used for formatting and other functions and will not be available for data storage.

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