Today LaCie announced the next evolution of its 2big professional 2-bay RAID storage solution, now armed with Thunderbolt 3 technology.
Designed by Neil Poulton, the LaCie 2big Dock is a sleek docking station that provides ports for connecting other devices, a feature that many laptops have sacrificed in recent years. Through a single cable, the LaCie 2big Dock simplifies and centralizes the desktop by directly connecting to a laptop, SD Cards, Compact Flash Cards and other devices.
With up to 20TB of storage-a twenty five percent increase over the previous version the LaCie 2big Dock offers professionals enough space for large video and photo libraries. With speeds of up to 440MB/s, users can transfer one hour of 4K footage in one minute.
The device features front-facing SD and CF Card slots, a USB 3.0 hub, a DisplayPort, dual Thunderbolt 3 ports plus a USB 3.1 port. The latter enables universal compatibility with USB-C and USB 3.0 computers via the included adapter cable. Thunderbolt 2 compatibility is also possible with an adapter (sold separately).
Other features of the new LaCie 2big Dock include:
- Seagate IronWolf Pro enterprise-class drives and RAID optimization for power management
- LaCie RAID Manager that monitors system's health with audible alarm and email alerts
- Efficient cooling with aluminum enclosure and thermoregulated fan
- A five-year limited warranty
The new LaCie 2big Dock will be available in 12TB, 16TB or 20TB capacities through LaCie Resellers this summer. It will be showcased for the first time at the NAB Show in Las Vegas next week.