LaCie announced the two new SuperSpeed USB 3.0 hard drives, the LaCie d2 3TB and LaCie 2big 6TB. LaCie's 2big USB 3.0 achieves a dramatic 20% speed boost by reaching 306MB/s — the fastest performance of any 2-bay RAID solution to-date. The d2 USB 3.0 also demonstrates a significant speed increase of 156MB/s with the inclusion of a 3TB hard drive.
The LaCie d2 USB 3.0 features 7200 rpm drives, and reaches up to 156MB/s, making it ideal for creative professionals looking for high transfer speeds. The d2 USB 3.0 is designed to integrate into any professional work environment. It comes standard with advanced backup software, which helps to make it extremely reliable. With the performance of USB 3.0, you can transfer large files and perform backups faster than ever before. Its unique fanless aluminum heat sink design prevents overheating by providing efficient and still unmatched ultra-quiet and safe heat dissipation. The LaCie d2 USB 3.0 is versatile and can stand upright, be stacked horizontally with other drives, or rackmounted to save desktop space. In addition, it helps you reduce power consumption by switching to its eco mode after 30 minutes of inactivity. For better energy efficiency, it will also automatically shut down when unplugged from the computer. On top of that, it's recyclable.
The 2big USB 3.0 is the first RAID storage solution to feature the new SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface, and supports multiple uncompressed HD streams. With three RAID modes for flexibility, you can choose “Fast” (RAID 0) to get speeds of up to 306MB/s, “Safe” (RAID 1) for full data protection, or JBOD for non-stop data access. With its 7200 rpm drives and compatibility with USB 2.0, the LaCie 2big USB 3.0 is the most complete USB 3.0 storage device. The unique fanless aluminum heat sink design is sturdy and features 60% more surface area, providing the most efficient heat dissipation. This keeps it ultra-quiet, and protects the hard disk. The LaCie 2big USB 3.0 helps you to reduce power consumption by letting you program when it switches to idle mode. You can schedule a deep sleep on/off mode according to your needs, and the 2big USB 3.0 can be switched back to operating mode from the client side.