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Introducing LaCie's 2big Thunderbolt 2 Desktop Storage Solution

As the storage needs of average computer users continue to increase exponentially, developers from all over the industry are scrambling to come up with a device that will accommodate these data needs not only now, but in the future, as well. One of these devices, the LaCie 2big Thunderbolt 2, is meant to facilitate desktop-based data storage on behalf of average computer users and industry professionals alike. Given the available capacities of the device, as well as the ability to daisy chain multiple devices together for increased storage space, the development team at LaCie might have just hit the nail on the head.


Meant primarily for use in large datacenters and data repositories, especially those seen in audio-video production, photography, weather monitoring and more, the LaCie 2big Thunderbolt 2 provides a professional-grade, user-friendly and versatile solution to storing and transferring large amounts of data. For those who are hesitant to let go of their trusted and reliable backup services, the LaCie 2big Thunderbolt 2 is fully compatible with Windows Backup or Apple's Time Machine software, which gives you full control over your files, directories and backup schedules.

Technical Specifications

The LaCie 2big Thunderbolt 2 is available in one of three capacities: 6 TB, 8 TB or 12 TB, with all three drives supporting both RAID 0 and RAID 1 configurations. The device's internal storage media consists of two hot-swappable hard drives, each of which features 7,200 RPM and caches of 64 MB or greater. One USB 3.0 port offers transfer speeds up to 5 Gb/s, while two Thunderbolt 2 technology ports provide bi-directional speeds as high as 20 Gb/s per port. Moreover, the device lets you connect two or more devices, including both Thunderbolt 2 and original Thunderbolt systems, in a daisy chain sequence of up to seven separate drives.

As far as operating systems go, the LaCie 2big Thunderbolt 2 is highly versatile. Featuring full support for numerous operating systems, including Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows XP and Mac OS 10.8.5 or later, nearly all users will be able to benefit from the increased storage and efficiency offered by the LaCie 2big Thunderbolt 2. Two separate cooling units maintain an ideal operating temperature, and full AES 256-bit encryption keeps your files safe and secure. Furthermore, the LaCie 2big Thunderbolt 2 even features an integrated cable lock, which is completely compatible with Kensington's popular line of locks.


Finally, every new purchase of the LaCie 2big Thunderbolt 2 comes with a full three-year warranty direct from the manufacturer, which ensures operability for years to come. Pricing of the LaCie 2big Thunderbolt 2 varies depending on where you make your purchase, but a system with a 12 TB drive typically runs around $1,000. Models with an 8 TB capacity can usually be purchased at a price tag of $799, while devices with the smallest drive, a 6 TB capacity, are available at a pricing point around $599. All three models are currently available for purchase either directly from the manufacturer or from a reputable third-party vendor.

To find out more information regarding the 2big Thunderbolt 2 or any other LaCie products, interested parties can visit their official visit at


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