LaCie 2Big USB 3.0 storage solution
LaCie does come up with pretty decent external hard drives and portable storage solutions, especially when it comes to the careful balance of style and substance. Many LaCie devices in the past are extremely easy on the eye, desirable even, and they also don’t shortchange users when it comes to ability and capability. Their latest efforts shine through like a star in the form of the LaCie 2Big USB 3.0 storage solution, being one of the first few USB 3.0 external hard drives albeit with a twist – this model will boast RAID 0/1 storage capability, where it will be powered by Symwave’s USB 3.0 standard-compliant dual SATA and RAID bridge controller, making it capable of achieving the highest throughput ever in a USB 3.0 external storage product, hence setting a new standard in the dual disk market at the same time. Depending on your storage choice, you can pick the 2Big USB 3.0 in capacities of up to 4TB, depending on your preference and needs, where each purchase will come with an award-winning backup software for both Mac and PC platforms.
While regular home users won’t find the LaCie 2Big wanting, we’re pretty sure that on paper the 2Big is also more than capable of keeping professionals happy, including those who require a large data flow as they are able to leverage and unlock the potential of the USB 3.0 interface. This is mainly a device that caters for folks who want a sizeable data flow as well as fast storage in a single device. For example, video professionals would definitely love it since the 2Big USB 3.0 is able to transfer high definition uncompressed video at speeds of up to 275MB/s burst read transfer speed, or in other cases, performing real time streaming and editing of multiple HD files simultaneously without missing a beat.
Hitting the market early next year while making a splash at CES 2010, there is still no word on pricing for the LaCie 2big USB 3.0 and all its variants, so watch this space as the CG team hits the showfloor in an effort to bring you nothing but well, the coolest.