The LaCie Little Big Disk Thunderbolt Series hard drives feature a preconfigured RAID0 striped set with SSDs through the 10 Gbit/s Thunderbolt interface, enabling them to deliver astonishing transfer rates. SATA III SSDs deliver 35% more speed than the previous generation, achieving rates up to 635 MB/s*. So you can acquire, edit, and play back multiple uncompressed A/V streams directly from the drive with ultimate ease and portability
You can even daisy chain multiple LaCie Little Big Disks together to increase overall transfer rates. The more drives in the chain, the higher the performance. Daisy chain two LaCie Little Big Disks to maximize Thunderbolt interface capabilities and reach transfer rates of around 800 MB/s.
RAID for speed or security
Use Disk Utility on your Mac OS to configure the LaCie Little Big Disk into a RAID array that suits your needs. It's possible to set it up as a mirrored RAID set (RAID 1), which provides data protection if one disk fails. Alternatively, configure it as a striped RAID set (RAID 0) to maximize speed and capacity for large file storage and fast transfers.
Beyond performance, Thunderbolt technology is the most flexible interface ever created. Each cable provides two channels with 10 Gb/s bandwidth for both uplink and downlink. This means that you can push and pull video and data both ways without compromising bandwidth. As a result, you can better streamline your life at home and in the office. Simplify connections between your A/V devices and computer peripherals by daisy chaining them all together so you only need a single port on your MacBook. It's even backward compatible with Mini DisplayPort .
The LaCie Little Big Disk is a portable powerhouse that fits in the palm of your hand. It features its own cooling system and can be connected to displays and MacBooks. So it's great for presenting work such as digital photo libraries to clients. Away from the studio, videographers can simply download footage directly from a compatible camera and start the editing process in the field. The SSD version will be popular with post-production teams thanks to its support for multiple uncompressed video streams and multichannel audio.
Aluminum reliability and security
Designed by Neil Poulton, the case's resilient aluminum armor protects the data inside whether the Little Big Disk is in the field or in transit. Its unique heat sink design provides 60% more surface area, which draws heat away from the internal components, keeping it cool and safe at all times. Plus the front power button allows you to turn off the Little Big Disk and save energy without breaking a daisy chain.
- SATA III SSD speeds up to 635 MB/s
- Perfect for creative pros on the go
- Dual Thunderbolt ports for daisy chaining
- Time Machine compatible
- Thunderbolt cable included
- Compact design easily goes anywhere
- Sturdy aluminum design with built-in cooling system
Did you notice?HFS+ formatting and included Thunderbolt cable let you immediately start using the drive with your Mac.
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What's in the Box?
- LaCie Little Big Disk Thunderbolt Series hard drive
- Thunderbolt cable
- Drive stand for upright use
- External Power Supply
- CD with user manual and quick install guide
- Other Features: Kensington Port,RAID Support,Time Machine Compatible
- Connections: Thunderbolt
- Power Source: External power supply
- Height: 3.3 in./8.38 cm
- Width: 5.5 in./13.97 cm
- Weight: 1.4 lb./0.64 kg
- Length: 1.6 in./4.06 cm
- OS X 10.5 or later
- Thunderbolt port
- Mfr. Part Number: 9000350
- UPC or EAN No.: 093053006044
- Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.
- Warranty: Three-year limited (For details, please visit http://www.lacie.com/products/product.htm?id=10549)
- *These transfer rates were achieved using AJA System Test with a 512GB SSD Little Big Disk Thunderbolt Series when connected to a 17-inch MacBook Pro 2.2Ghz Quad Core and 4GB RAM with 32k block size.
Ratings & Reviews
Clearly amazing on speeds namely when editing several streams at a time and when transfering data between my MBP retina display an Clearly amazing on speeds namely when editing several streams at a time and when transfering data between my MBP retina display and the big disk : i just have the feeling we finally got into the 21 st centery concerning data transfer...
The price is amazing too since Lacie did not put some well known failing SSD but some Micron ones!
Love my drive!! …
- Written by E E
23 of 27 people found this useful
Being a video editor I do need fast and reliable storage. This drive has made a huge difference in my work. The transfer speeds ar Being a video editor I do need fast and reliable storage. This drive has made a huge difference in my work. The transfer speeds are very fast and working with large files are now a snap. I'd definitely recommend this drive and I would buy it again. …
- Written by Keith C
12 of 13 people found this useful
Does not mount flawless under Mountain Lion
Speed is great, but the disk is noisy.
Really annoying is that the drive does not mount flawless under Mountain Lion. I am using Speed is great, but the disk is noisy.
Really annoying is that the drive does not mount flawless under Mountain Lion. I am using it as one disk with two Raid slices.
Once ejected I have to plug in the disk twice to get it mounted. Apple and LaCie have to check this. …
- Written by C G W V from Den Haag
11 of 15 people found this useful
Fast, But Not Well Planned
So let me start off by saying, this is orders of magnitude faster than any other external drive I've owned. I am a true believer i So let me start off by saying, this is orders of magnitude faster than any other external drive I've owned. I am a true believer in the Thunderbolt protocol and I've spent a lot of money on peripherals. I bought two of these things at 1k each with the intent to RAID 0 (software) and edit video. I only have one open TB port, but no problem, Thunderbolt can be daisy chained, right?
WRONG. This $1,000 amazing hard drive doesn't have a second TB port!!!! I mean, come on, man. So, I will keep the drives and use them, but I'll always have just a little bit of resentment about the ill-conceived I/O options. …
- Written by Peter L from Kansas City
1 of 1 people found this useful
Elegant, fast and noisy
This is a very good disk, no question about it.
It is very fast and I can easily work out of it while editing photos, etc. I re This is a very good disk, no question about it.
It is very fast and I can easily work out of it while editing photos, etc. I really like the design and this is one of the reasons why I buy Lacie products.
That being said, the disk fan produce a lot of noise, almost to the point of being irritating at times. The cable allows you to place it somewhat hidden, but that kinda defeats the point of having a well designed disk :)
Not necessarily a deal-breaker but worth keeping in mind when buying. …
- Written by Jan R from Kristiansand
1 of 1 people found this useful
When I first got this drive a few months ago I was more than slightly amazed at its physical size. I have since seen that it can w When I first got this drive a few months ago I was more than slightly amazed at its physical size. I have since seen that it can well and truly outperform a lot of other drives that I've had in the past. So far I haven't had any problems with the SSD option and I'm more than happy with my choice. …
- Written by Gregory C
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Is the power source for the LaCie 1Tb Sata iiiSSD compatible for use in Australia?
- Asked by Christina H from Kanimbla
Yes. Universal power adapter is included with the drive, plus various outlet adapters for worldwide Yes. Universal power adapter is included with the drive, plus various outlet adapters for worldwide use. …
- Answered by Mike M from Beaverton
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can you replace the hard dive on the new laCie 1tb salta 111 ssd thunderbolt little big disk hard drive.
- Asked by James S from Beverly
There is no HDD inside this product. For this product there are 2 500GB SSD devices inside, and the There is no HDD inside this product. For this product there are 2 500GB SSD devices inside, and the Apple Disk Utility formats these devices to act as one large 1TB drive in a RAID-0 configuration.
Perhaps you are thinking of the other 1TB or 2TB HDD configurations of this product which are also available at the Apple Store. …
- Answered by Mike M from Beaverton
Alexander thanks for your reply.
Funny but I did decide on the Mercury Helios/Accelsior and it is Alexander thanks for your reply.
Funny but I did decide on the Mercury Helios/Accelsior and it is very fast. It's not as fast as I was imagining (for $800) and I think that has to do with latency with Thunderbolt as I think you were suggesting- sustained reads and rights get a blazing 700 mbps so yes the target case is someone who has to do fast transfers and this is certainly blazing for that.
So that's 10 times faster than the stock HDD which gets in the 60s but Application loading and booting are definitely not 10 times faster but probably closer to 4 times faster (time to login screen went from one minute to fifteen seconds). I do agree now that the internal one would likely be faster but still it's a $1300 option.
The Mercury Helios is noisy...not super noisy by any means (I would have said really quiet before I owned my iMac) but when you're talking about an addition to a whisper quiet iMac it may be a concern. I got a 2 m thunderbolt cable so I may see about putting it a bit away off my desk. I'm also going to look into replacing the stock Helios fan with a super quiet fan. …
- Answered by Anthony T from Cary