Review – LaCie Little Big Disk Thunderbolt 2

LaCie is a French based company, which is the leading manufacturer of the various hardware products used in computers. The company specializes in producing high capacity external hard drives, flash drives, optical disks, etc. Over the years, the company has developed various high-end products with capacity up to several terabytes.

In the recent past, the company has developed various portable storage devices including the LaCie Little Big Disk Thunderbolt 2, which is considered to be the world’s fastest portable storage device.

It uses the latest Thunderbolt technology to play and modify either 4K or 3D videos. With this, Lacie claims to be stepping ahead as a leader in this field.

Product Technical Specification

These are the overall technical specifications of the LaCie Little Big Disk Thunderbolt 2 device. The above mentioned specifications like the transfer rate, was achieved by testing the device in the following environment:

Test: AJA System Test

System Used: 15″ MacBook Pro

Processor: 2.0 GHz Quad Core

RAM: 8GB RAM with 32k block size

Bandwidth: Connect to Thunderbolt 2 port on a computer to achieve full bandwidth

Note: The average transfer rate might change depending upon the system configuration.

Main Product Features

Some of the key features LaCie Little Big Disk Thunderbolt 2 are mentioned below.

  • High Speed as good as 1375 MB/s
  • Supports 4K video editing
  • Supports Daisy chaining using Dual Thunderbolt 2 ports
  • Internal cooling mechanism
  • Supports creative workflows
  • Reasonable price of $1,299.00
  • Comes with a 3-Year Limited Warranty

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Detailed Product Overview

Thunderbolt 2 for the 4K Video Editing

It accelerates the work flow by its enhanced storage performance. With the LaCie Little Big Disk Thunderbolt 2 technology, a speed of 1,375MB/s can be easily achieved. This helps many professional designers and photographers to work in a live environment. A photographer can easily work on the RAW files directly without any lagging or quality loss of any kind.

Provides Double the Speed

It is all possible due to the thunderbolt technology which provides enormous speed and supports editing of multiple 4K video files simultaneously. In addition, it supports DisplayPort 1.2, daisy chaining up to six devices through a single cable.

Light Powerhouse

It is a very portable and weighs just 1.4 lbs (620g). With a capacity of I TB, it can be easily carried in a laptop bag. Moreover, it can be used for 3D editing using the daisy chaining mechanism to be stored on a RAID storage.

Speed and Security

You can configure the device using the Disk Utility on Mac for better performance. You can also configure it for data protection in case of disk failures using mirrored RAID set (RAID 1).

Reliable for Professionals

It is a very reliable and quiet device, with an advanced interior cooling mechanism. The fan used, automatically adjusts the speed accordingly with the temperature. The interior includes the classic d2 casing and the resilient aluminum armor, which protects the data in transit.

Cons:

  • Bulky – The LaCie Little Big Disk Thunderbolt 2 devices occupies a little more space as compared to devices from other competitors providing the same amount of storage space.
  • Costly – The price looks a little higher than most of the brands with similar storage capacity.

 Conclusion

The LaCie Little Big Disk Thunderbolt 2 is the fastest device providing a speed of as high as 1375 MB/s. It supports real time editing of 4K video and the Daisy chaining mechanism using the Dual Thunderbolt 2 ports. In addition, it provides internal cooling mechanism and proves to be very quiet. This all comes at a price of $1,299.00 with a 3-Year Limited warranty.

In My Views:

We have many such external storage devices available; however, LaCie Little Big Disk Thunderbird 2 is a little special.

In my viewpoint, the latest thunderbolt technology allows it to provide a speed of 1,375MB/s. In addition, it provides a storage space of 1TB and weighs just 620 g (1.4 lbs without drive stand). The AES mechanism used for encryption and the internal cooling mechanism makes it completely secured and quiet.

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About Author: Hello all Geeks, My name is Vishal and I am a technical writer at a leading data recovery company. You can find some more interesting posts my Company’s site. Oh yeah, don’t forget to reach me at Facebook & Google +.

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