Creative professionals should be more than happy to know that Lacie has just unveiled the next iteration of its popular 2big professional 2-bay RAID storage solution. The brand new LaCie 2big Dock Station comes equipped with the latest Thunderbolt 3 technology, packs up to 20TB of storage and boasts transfer speeds of up to 440MB/s.
On top of that, the unit features Seagate IronWolf Pro enterprise-class drives and RAID optimization ensuring superior power management and reliability. Besides its slick design and aluminum enclosure, LaCie 2big offers an efficient cooling system with thermoregulated fan. The dock station is both Windows and Mac compatible and is backed by a 5-year limited warranty.
Additionally, the LaCie 2big Dock sports two extremely handy front-facing SD and CF Card slots that allow users to ingest files off multiple memory cards directly. You can even charge your smartphone by using the USB 3.0 hub available on the front panel or connect any other external device to offload and backup your footage on the fly.
Dual Thunderbolt 3 ports, on the other hand, can power a compatible laptop while simultaneously daisy-chaining up to five additional Thunderbolt or one USB-C drive. Via the available DisplayPort, users can also tether multiple high-resolution 1080p monitors or even a 4K display.
The USB 3.1 port enables universal compatibility with USB-C and USB 3.0 computers via the included adapter cable. Thunderbolt 2 compatibility is also possible with an additional adapter. As Lacie points out, the 2big Dock simplifies and centralizes your desktop by connecting your laptop to all of your peripherals via a single cable.
The new LaCie 2big Dock will be available in 12TB, 16TB or 20TB capacities and is expected to hit the market later this summer. The pricing is yet to be confirmed, though. Those of you who are eager to catch a glimpse of the brand new dock station at NAB can stop by the LaCie booth (SL4527) where the drive will be showcased for the first time. For more information about the product, head over to www.lacie.com.