The LaCie 2big Thunderbolt Series hard drive offers transfer rates of up to 327 MB/s*. That means backups take a fraction of the time, letting you back up more frequently. If you're a photographer using Aperture, you'll notice significantly more responsive photo library browsing. And if you rely on Final Cut Pro X or other professional software, you can even stream multiple HD video streams directly from the drive.
RAID for speed or security
Use Disk Utility on your Mac OS to configure the 2big Thunderbolt Series 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. Thanks to its removable disks, you can simply replace a disk, with zero data loss and no work interruption.
Alternatively, configure it as a striped RAID set (RAID 0) to maximize speed and capacity for large file storage and fast transfers. It even supports JBOD, which lets you assign each disk to a specific data storage task.
Daisy chain to multiply options
Thunderbolt technology is the most flexible interface ever created. With dual Thunderbolt ports on the 2big, you can daisy chain up to six Thunderbolt peripherals together. That means you don't need to buy a hub to connect multiple devices to a single Thunderbolt port on your Mac. Daisy chaining multiple 2bigs can also push overall performance to more than 670MB/s* for your most data-intensive tasks. Thunderbolt technology is also mini-DisplayPort compatible.
Aluminum reliability and security
The 2big's advanced dual cooling system ensures long-term reliability by preventing overheating. Its solid-aluminum casing provides 60% more surface area, which diverts and dissipates heat more efficiently. In addition, its thermo-regulated fan turns on and off according to internal temperature. For more energy savings, the front power button even lets you turn off the product without breaking a daisy chain connection.
- 10 Gbit/s Thunderbolt interface
- RAID-ready for speed or security
- Replaceable disks for continuous data access
- 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
- Dual cooling system prolongs product life
- Includes Thunderbolt cable
Did you notice?Daisy chain up to six compatible storage devices for increased storage capacity and speed.
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What's in the Box?
- LaCie 2big Thunderbolt Series hard drive
- Thunderbolt cable
- Drive stand for upright use
- External power supply
- CD with user manual and quick install guide
- Intego Backup Manager Pro
- Other Features: RAID Support, Sleep Mode, Time Machine Compatible, Upgradeable / Expandable
- Connections: Thunderbolt
- Power Source: External power supply
- Height: 7.8 in./19.8 cm
- Width: 3.5 in./8.9 cm
- Weight: 5.95 lb./2.7 kg
- Length: 6.7 in./17 cm
- OS X 10.6 or later
- Thunderbolt port
- Mfr. Part Number: 9000360
- UPC or EAN No.: 093053006990
- 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/legal/warranty.htm)
- *These transfer rates were achieved using AJA System Test with a 6TB 2big Thunderbolt Series in RAID 0 when connected to a 17" MacBook Pro 2.2Ghz Quad Core and 4GB RAM with 32k.
Ratings & Reviews
I was using an older version of a Thunderbolt-equipped drive, but recently decided to upgrade to this 6TB model. It was easy to se I was using an older version of a Thunderbolt-equipped drive, but recently decided to upgrade to this 6TB model. It was easy to setup, and has been working flawlessly so far. The speeds are great. It's perfect for editing video and sound and the quality is real nice. …
- Written by Garrett G
51 of 52 people found this useful
I have two of these drives now, they are my main drives for video editing and media storage. The Thunderbolt speed is so fast that I have two of these drives now, they are my main drives for video editing and media storage. The Thunderbolt speed is so fast that I can edit videos directly from the drive, it's so much more convenient than shuffling data there and back. They are quiet and reliable, just what I was looking for. …
- Written by Celeste D
32 of 32 people found this useful
Purchased the 6TB 2big Thunderbolt at the local Apple Store to use as DAS for my Retina Macbook Pro when used at my desk via the B Purchased the 6TB 2big Thunderbolt at the local Apple Store to use as DAS for my Retina Macbook Pro when used at my desk via the Belkin TB dock. The build quality of the enclosure is far above the WD MyBook stuff - really impressive aluminum housing and surprisingly heavy. It is very quiet as well, a concern I had prior to purchasing. I have it sitting on top of my Klipsch subwoofer under the desk and I cannot hear it. The included HDD's are also very quiet in that I cannot hear head seek noises.
Be aware that this is not a hardware RAID device - the computer sees 2 drives over the TB connection (similar to an eSATA port multiplier) and you use OS X Disk Utility to either leave it as JBOD or create a RAID 1 or RAID 0 volume.
Highly recommended. …
- Written by Keith H from Oviedo
24 of 24 people found this useful
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Sor far, it's been great. Running RAID-1 As a Time ?Machine backup. But, looking at Peter v., if you had registered your product w Sor far, it's been great. Running RAID-1 As a Time ?Machine backup. But, looking at Peter v., if you had registered your product with LaCie, you would have a 3 year warranty …
- Written by CHARLES C from Pinehurst
2 of 2 people found this useful
After 1,5 years the disk starts to unmount itself, after 2 hours, the every 10 minut.
Apple won´t deal with it, the send me to La After 1,5 years the disk starts to unmount itself, after 2 hours, the every 10 minut.
Apple won´t deal with it, the send me to LaCie, now I´m stuck. …
- Written by Peter V from FREDERIKSBERG C
1 of 5 people found this useful
This unit running as RAID 1 has blown me away. The library browsing speed for images has increased dramatically and makes it so mu This unit running as RAID 1 has blown me away. The library browsing speed for images has increased dramatically and makes it so much easier to multitask without causing crashes. Finally I can manage my files as fast I want to. Great product, and will buy again. …
- Written by Finn B
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Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Can I use this with only 1 HDD inside?
- Asked by Peter W from Oatley
- Feb 24, 2014
Can I set up the LaCie 2big as a Raid-1 and then direct Time Machine to it?
- Asked by David B
- Oct 13, 2013
Yes. Use Apple Disk Utility to reformat and reconfigure the drive. Format as Mac OS Extended.
The Yes. Use Apple Disk Utility to reformat and reconfigure the drive. Format as Mac OS Extended.
Then direct Time Machine to use the drive for backups.
You will only have 3TB of capacity when configured as RAID-1.
Inside are 2 3TB drives. In RAID-0, they are striped together to provide 6TB of fast storage.
In RAID-1, one 3TB drive is mirrored to the other 3TB drive. …
- Answered by Mike M from Beaverton
- Oct 16, 2013
is it compatible with os 10.9 with no problems?
- Asked by Oliver B
- Nov 4, 2013
Yes, Compatible. No special drivers required.
General rule: always make a backup before updating Yes, Compatible. No special drivers required.
General rule: always make a backup before updating your OS, and keep separate from your main computer.
There may be other applications or peripherals you own that are not compatible with OS X 10.9
The LaCie Thunderbolt products do not use special drivers. They are all compatible with OS 10.9. …
- Answered by Mike M from Beaverton
- Nov 4, 2013
which iMac's have thunderbolt ports or what dose a thunderbolt port look like
- Asked by Terry C from The Ponds
- Mar 1, 2013
Can this LaCie 6TB Thunderbolt hard drive unit be set up to operate wirelessly with macbook pro? If so what additional equipment is needed to do so?
- Asked by Karen S from Greendale
- Oct 6, 2013
I'm not sure what you mean "lower raid size", and I'm still awaiting delivery of mine in the next fe I'm not sure what you mean "lower raid size", and I'm still awaiting delivery of mine in the next few days, so I'll let you know if this turns out not to be the case with this particular drive, but in general, you can use a RAID array for Time Machine backups. I have been doing that for about a year, but one of my old drives packed in, hence the need for this. Reading between the lines, it sounds like you're thinking of setting up a particular type of RAID array as a working drive, whilst using a separate partition for Time Machine backups - basically eating your cake and still having it. If that's even possible, it wouldn't be a good idea - Time Machine likes a disk (or array) to itself. Sorry if I didn't catch your drift. …
- Answered by Darren C
- Dec 21, 2013