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Lacie ship their first USB 3.0 Drives

Posted on Sep 15, 2010 by Alex Fice

Lacie’s first USB 3 driveLaCie has announced the availability of their first RAID storage solution incorporating the new USB 3.0 technology – the LaCie 2big USB 3.0. LaCie also announces the availability of its single-disk professional solution with a USB 3.0 port – the LaCie d2 USB 3.0.

Developed for professionals who require high capacity and fast transfer speeds, the LaCie 2big USB 3.0 offers performance up to 205MB/s.

The LaCie 2big USB 3.0 is available with up to 4TB. Lacie claim you can transfer a 50GB Blu-ray disk in less than five minutes, which is six times faster than USB 2.0. The 2big USB 3.0 is backward compatible with USB 2.0, making it dependable for transfers with any workstation.

The 2big USB 3.0 includes two 7200 rpm hot-swappable hard disks and features three RAID modes for performance and security. Choose the “Fast” mode (RAID 0) to enjoy the full speed and capacity of the 2big USB 3.0, or choose the “Safe” mode (RAID 1) for full data protection against disk failure. A JBOD mode is also available for users willing to mount the two disks separately for scheduled backups using the included LaCie Backup software for Mac or PC.

The LaCie 2big USB 3.0 provides advanced power management through customizable sleep and deep sleep modes.

Prices start at around $349.99.

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