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Lacie 2big Triple

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The 2big Triple comes with FireWire 800, FireWire 400 and USB 2.0 interfaces for PC or Mac users. This easy-to-use 2-disk RAID is ideal for storing office data, archiving image banks or audio/video ed... Click To Read More About This Product

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The 2big Triple comes with FireWire 800, FireWire 400 and USB 2.0 interfaces for PC or Mac users. This easy-to-use 2-disk RAID is ideal for storing office data, archiving image banks or audio/video editing. FireWire 800 delivers fast burst transfer rates of up to 90MB/s** in RAID 0. Choose from among 4 RAID levels depending on your needs: SAFE 100 (RAID 1) for maximum security (100% data redundancy on each hot-swappable disk) with automatic data rebuilding if a spare disk*** is needed; FAST (RAID 0) for maximum speed; BIG (concatenation) for maximum capacity; or JBOD to use the disks separately. Other advanced features include: two lockable drives; a heat sink metal design for natural cooling; "On/Auto/Off" triple power management; and rackmount configuration. EMC Retrospect Express advanced backup management and data restoration software, which can be launched by the LaCie Shortcut Button, is included for Windows & Mac.


High speeds for audio/video professionals
Greater capacity & reliability for server computers
Data security: Hot-swap, remove, replace drives

A RAID configuration allows several hard drives to act as a single unit in various ways, such as striping or mirroring. Some potential advantages of RAID are greater capacity, reliability, speed, throughput or better data integrity (or a combination of these) ” often at a more affordable price than comparable single drives.

Throughout LaCie's line of RAID solutions, there are various RAID levels that each has limitations and advantages. Choosing the right RAID level depends entirely upon the user's needs.

Common RAID Levels

RAID 0: Striped Set - (or Striped Volume) splits data evenly across two or more disks with no parity information for redundancy.

RAID 1: Mirrored Set - creates a mirror or exact copy of a set of data onto two or more disks, which is useful when read performance is more important than capacity.

RAID 0+1: Mirror of Stripes - is a RAID level used for sharing and replicating data among multiple disks.

RAID 5: Striped Set With Parity - uses block-level striping with parity data distributed across all disks ” an ideal way to get affordable redundancy.

RAID 10: Stripe of Mirrors - sometimes called RAID 1+0, it's similar to a RAID 0+1 but reversed since RAID 10 is a stripe of mirrors.

Concatenation: JBOD - "Just a Bunch of Disks" is a popular way to combine multiple disks into a single virtual drive simply.

**Average speed is usually lower, depending on host configuration.

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Item Number: 301254U
Capacity: 1 TB
Host Interface: 2 x FireWire 800 ports; 1 x FireWire 400 port; 1 x USB 2.0 port
Rotational Speed (rpm): 7200
Cache: up to 32MB (2x16MB)
Transfer rate: FireWire 800: up to 800Mbits/s (100MB/s); FireWire 400: up to 400Mbits/s (50MB/s)
USB 2.0: up to 480Mbits/s (60MB/s)
Seek Time: <10 ms
Burst Transfer Speed2: FireWire 800: up to 80-90MB/s; FireWire 400: up to 35-40MB/s;
USB 2.0: up to 30-34MB/s
Supported OS: Driver-free: Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 or Windows Vista / Mac OS 10.2.8 or later
RAID Modes: SAFE 100 (hardware RAID 1): maximum security
FAST (hardware RAID 0): maximum speed & capacity
JBOD: 2 disks work independently
BIG (hardware concatenation): maximum capacity
Cooling System: Thermoregulated, linear, quiet smart fan; heat sink metal design for natural cooling
Software: EMC Retrospect Express advanced backup software (Mac)
EMC Retrospect Express HD advanced backup software (Windows)
LaCie Shortcut Button software
Dimensions (WxHxD): 91 x 200 x 172 mm / 3.5 x 7.8 x 6.7 in.
Weight: 2600 g / 5.73 lbs.
System Requirements: Computer with a FireWire 800, FireWire 400 or USB 2.0 port; Windows 2000 or later / Intel Pentium 500MHz processor or higher; Mac OS 10.2.8 or later / Mac G4, G5, Intel 500MHz processor or higher; minimum 128MB RAM (512MB recommended)
Compatibility: Compatible with Windows Vista and Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard (including Time Machine)
Comments: 1TB (Terabyte) = 1000GB. 1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending upon operating environment (typically 5”10% less). Capacity also varies depending upon RAID mode. BIG, FAST and JBOD = total accessible capacity; SAFE 100 (RAID 1) = 50% capacity.
2 These burst transfer rates were found in RAID 0 for highest speed. Performance depends on the RAID mode selected. Burst transfer rates vary from one computer to another and may vary slightly from one drive to another.
Warranty: 3 Year Limited Warranty
Specifications and appearance are given as guidelines and may change without notice.
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