The LaCie Little Big Disk Thunderbolt Series heralds a new era for storage performance. Featuring a preconfigured RAID0 striped set with 7200rpm hard drives through the 10 Gbit/s Thunderbolt interface, it delivers astonishing transfer rates of up to 190 MB/s. Now you can truly get the power of rackmount storage—in a portable solution.
You can even daisy chain multiple Little Big Disks together to increase overall transfer rates. Daisy chain four Little Big Disks with hard drives and reach transfer rates of around 800 MB/s.
With the Little Big Disk Thunderbolt Series you can acquire, edit, and play back multiple uncompressed A/V streams directly from the drive with ultimate ease and portability, no matter the size or resolution of the content.
Weighing just 1.4 pounds/0.64 kilograms, the drive is a portable powerhouse. It fits in the palm of your hand, features its own cooling system, and can either be connected to a display or a MacBook Pro. While presenting their work to a client, photographers can browse smoothly through photos in their digital libraries while experiencing zero lag time. Away from the studio, videographers can dramatically reduce the time to publish a project.
Aluminum reliability and security
Enclosed in LaCie's classic d2 casing designed by Neil Poulton, the drive's resilient aluminum armor protects your data inside whether it's in the field or in transit. The 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. A front power button allows you to turn off the Little Big Disk without breaking a daisy chain, always with energy conservation in mind.
- 10 Gbit/s Thunderbolt interface
- Two 500GB (1TB capacity) SATA hard drives
- Preconfigured RAID0 strip set (RAID 1 and JBOD capable)
- Dual Thunderbolt ports for daisy chaining up to six compatible storage devices together
- Mini DisplayPort backward compatible for daisy chaining with other digital devices such as monitors and compatible cameras
- Solid aluminum enclosure
- Compact size for easy portability
Did you notice?To use a LaCie Little Big Disk Thunderbolt drive with your Mac, you'll need a Thunderbolt cable.
Apple Recommends ForIn-the-field professional video editing and improved photo library browsing performance and camera downloads on your MacBook Pro.
What's in the Box?
- LaCie Little Big Disk Thunderbolt Series Hard Drive
- Drive stand for upright use
- External power supply
- CD with user manual and quick install guide
- Genie Timeline Pro License
- Thunderbolt cable sold separately
- Connections : Thunderbolt
- Height : 3.3 in./8.38 cm
- Width : 1.6 in./4.06 cm
- Weight : 1.4 lb./0.64 kg
- Mfr. Part Number : 9000106
- UPC or EAN No. : 093053835712
Non-Apple Branded products / Third Party Products
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Ratings & Reviews
The first thing you will notice about the Little Big Disk is the price. Pretty bad!
"buyer remorse" Also don't forget the Apple T hunderBolt cable for a cool $50. After I shook that off, I am really stoked on the Little Big Disk, It's Really fast, so far so good.
I was blown away at how small it is as well. Its nice to be able to use ThunderBolt FINALLY. …
- Written by Jennifer E from Olympic Valley
225 of 270 people found this useful
Like a hot rod
Amazing design, enclosure, packaging. The speed truly is amazing and something I could get used to in a hurry. A major qualm, howe ver, is how noisy the device is. I understand the heat produced by such tech must be immense, but I don't know if I can live with it. My WD and Seagate regular USB 2.0 are barely audible with the exception of a few "clicks," while this sounds like an old PC's fan, ready for takeoff. This aside, I cannot report on any chronic issues as I just picked this up. …
- Written by Akhil C from Leawood
145 of 170 people found this useful
First off I was very impressed with the size - it's smaller than I was anticipating. But it's noisy! Very noisy. Even if it's just idling it sounds like an old PC wheezing away. And the speed is good, but not as good as I was expecting. I guess the device itself is restricted by the speed of the disc, so using it for time-machine back ups it wasn't as fast as I would have hoped. In summary, good but not great. …
- Written by Matthew S from Bristol
68 of 74 people found this useful
DOA and not bus-powered
I usually don't write reviews but felt compelled to on this one. I've been a long-time Lacie customer for mobile drives (my curren t 1 TB firewire Little Big Disk has worked flawlessly). Upgraded to TB thunderbolt Little Big Disk last week. Ordered directly from Lacie. Dead on Arrival. Wouldn't turn on. Their customer service was good, stepped me through trouble-shooting process. They shipped me a replacement drive. Received it today. Also DOA. Returning for refund. Too unreliable. Will wait for larger-capacity mobile SSD. Also (and prospective buyers should note this because it isn't mentioned in big bold letters in the product description): IT IS NOT BUS-POWERED. Had I known that at the outset, I likely wouldn't have purchased it in the first place. …
- Written by Michael A from Chula Vista
6 of 9 people found this useful
What a Screamer
This thing is FAST!!! 200MB/s Read/Write on my MacBook Air late 2011. Have connected an extra monitor to the second port on the dr ive using a Mini to DVI/D adapter. Works great. A little noise due to the fan but in the office environment I work in, barely noticeable. …
- Written by Michael B from NORWOOD
3 of 4 people found this useful
works like a charm
This unit works well with my Mac running OS X Lion. The transfer speeds are perfectly accomplishing my needs. The drive runs cool and quiet, and seems very solid. If you need really fast speeds I think it's well worth it. …
- Written by Madeline C
4 of 4 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
- Asked by Henry Y
Thunderbolt for speed and performance.
A network drive will be much, much slower.
- Answered by Mike M from Beaverton
- Asked by Paul K from New Haven
I have never had any issues with the performance of an internal laptop drive with a DAW. With that s aid, I really like using an external drive for many reasons. USB is too slow. Firewire800 is plenty. If you are going to spend money on a drive, go for the thunderbolt and future-proof your investment. …
- Answered by Clay S from Charleston
- Asked by Dominic H
Yes you can. I use the 2TB version of that drive with an Apple Monitor. I did have some flickering i ssues that were resolved by applying a firmware update for the monitor. …
- Answered by Clay S from Charleston
What is the performance difference between the 1 TB 7200 rpm and the 2 TB 5400 rpm? Since they are both Thunderbolt
- Asked by Sathish K
A lot of incorrect answers here so I'll try answer it clearly. The 1Tb 7200 drive WILL be quicker bu t around 20% is correct. The Thunderbolt port is NOT the weak link however. Thunderbolt WAY outperforms these drives and indeed if you want to make the most of the Thunderbolt interface then you would be better getting something such as the Promise Pegasus R4 (or higher) which will comfortably thrash these drives by at least double the speed (in a safe RAID 5 I might add). If you want portability however these are the only option for high storage capacity.
One final thing to point out, don't wait for a nice single drive in Thunderbolt, it's pointless because a single drive will be fine on Firewire 800. …
- Answered by Jeff N
Password protection provided by the drive?
No. Standard Disk Utility formatting is used. Limited to what security is provided by this driver.
You could use File Vault, or a 3rd party utility that would provide this type of protection. …
- Answered by Mike M from Beaverton
I'm about to purchase "LaCie d2 Quadra v3 Hard Disk 1 TB eSATA/FireWire800/USB 3.0. What's the difference in the "Thunderbolt version? ASAP!!!
- Asked by Joseph K from Henderson
The Thunderbolt version has no ports other than Thunderbolt, therefore can only be used by Thunderbo lt capable computers. Thats the down side. The up side is that Thunderbolt is a significantly faster interface than all the others put together. But just because the interface is extremely fast, it doesn't mean that all your transfers are going to fly. Extremely fast transfers require very high speed drives at either end to see real advantages. If you are going to get the Quadra, and you are concerned about speed, get the 2TB, it will be faster than the 1TB. …
- Answered by Scott H from Beaumont