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.
Aluminium reliability and security
Designed by Neil Poulton, the case's resilient aluminium 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
- 10 Gbit/s Thunderbolt interface
- Preconfigured RAID 0 striped set
- Dual Thunderbolt ports for daisy chaining
- Thunderbolt cable included
- Time Machine compatible
Did you notice?You can daisy chain, using multiple Little Big Disks simultaneously, with dual Thunderbolt ports and achieve even higher transfer rates.
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What's in the Box?
- LaCie SATA III SSD Thunderbolt Little Big Disk 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: 83.8 mm/3.3 in.
- Width: 139.7 mm/5.5 in.
- Weight: 640 g
- Length: 40.6 mm/1.6 in.
- OS X 10.5 or later
- Thunderbolt port
- Mfr. Part Number: 9000350
- UPC or EAN No.: 093053006044
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Ratings & Reviews
Amazing Little Drive
After my old external drive stopped working mid-render I knew it was time for a better solution. I bought this 1TB SSD Thunderbolt After my old external drive stopped working mid-render I knew it was time for a better solution. I bought this 1TB SSD Thunderbolt drive and started copying some high-resolution files around and the speed increase was phenomenal. The unit is tastefully designed and runs very quietly. It has been working flawlessly now for several months. …
- Written by Robyn M
5 of 6 people found this useful
This drive is really fast. I've only used it for a couple of months, but I'm really pleased with it. It works extremely well with This drive is really fast. I've only used it for a couple of months, but I'm really pleased with it. It works extremely well with my iMac. Running backups and large file transfers take a fraction of the time now. It's significantly accelerated my workflow, and is probably the best hardware upgrade I've done in a while. …
- Written by Steve V
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Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Will my 24" LED monitor (with mini display port) work, plugged in after the hard drive?
- Asked by Nigel H from Neebing
No answers yet
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
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