LaCie 4TB 2big Quadra USB 3.0 7200rpm

Product overview



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This quadruple interface professional 2-disk RAID delivers fast speed, large capacity and data security. With eSATA 3Gbits, FireWire 800, FireWire 400 and Hi-Speed USB 2.0, it provides complete universal compatibility with any PC or Mac. The easy-to-use 2big Quadra comes with two extractable, lockable and hot-swappable disks for a user-controlled solution. With four RAID levels, it meets your storage needs, whether it's security, capacity, speed or a combination. With burst transfer rates as high as 165MB/s (eSATA), it's ideal for audio/video projects. The sturdy heat sink metal design provides 60% more surface area for natural heat dissipation.



Product Description
LaCie 2big Quadra - hard drive array
Device Type
Hard drive array
Total Array Capacity
4 TB
FireWire 800, USB 3.0
Installed Devices / Modules Qty
2 (installed) / 2 (max)
Storage Controller
1 x RAID RAID 0, 1
Hard Drive
2 x 2 TB
OS Required
Apple MacOS X 10.5 or later, Microsoft Windows Vista / XP / 7 / 8
50/60 Hz
Dimensions (WxDxH)
9.1 cm x 17.2 cm x 20 cm
3.6 kg
Manufacturer Warranty
3 years warranty



Device Type
Hard drive array


Installed Devices / Modules Qty
Supported Devices / Modules Qty


Total Array Capacity
4 TB
HDD Array External Interface
FireWire 800, USB 3.0

Storage Controller

1 x RAID - integrated
Max Storage Devices Qty
RAID Level

Hard Drive

Plug-in module
2 x 2 TB
Spindle Speed
7200 rpm

Expansion / Connectivity

2 x FireWire 800 - 9 pin FireWire 800 , 1 x USB 3.0

System Requirements

OS Required
Apple MacOS X 10.5 or later, Microsoft Windows Vista / XP / 7 / 8


Cables Included
1 x USB 3.0 cable , 1 x IEEE 1394b cable
Software Included
Genie Backup Manager Pro, Intego Backup Manager Pro, LaCie Desktop Manager
Included Accessories


Power Device
External power adapter
Voltage Required
50/60 Hz

Dimensions & Weight

9.1 cm
17.2 cm
20 cm
3.6 kg

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support
Limited warranty - 3 years

Customer reviews

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5* great product!
Reviewed by anonymous on 28/10/2013
I'm very happy with this purchase, the 2big is a very nice unit. The enclosure is all metal, solid and it helps with heat dissipation. The drive can be configured to RAID1 for mirrored data storage. USB 3.0 is very fast, backups don't take long at all. It's a nice device, exactly what I was looking for.
5* Great Drive
Reviewed by Holden on 19/01/2013
I've been using this drive for a couple of months, and I love the high quality and workmanship that went into making it. The casing is solid metal, a very clever design that cools it down. The HDDs are very fast, top of the range, which means that they can handle anything I throw at them. The drive has an excellent choice of interfaces. Really pleased with it.
5* excellent product
Reviewed by Elise on 23/02/2013
I bought this 4TB unit as an upgrade from my older, smaller external enclosure and I'm so glad I did. This one is much quieter and I know that it is going to keep running for longer because of the added cooling features. I've got to admit, I really like the design of the unit as well, much better than a boring black box!
5* A Great Product
Reviewed by M.B. on 16/03/2013
It's nice to finally have a unit that delivers everything from compatibility to speed and power management options. We had this unit installed at work a short while ago and I'm still amazed and how much it can handle. It's configured in a mirror so even if one of the drives does fail, I know it's a quick and painless job to replace it without losing any data.
5* Good Value
Reviewed by Ailia on 23/04/2013
This is my second 2big Quadra drive. I've daisy-chained them via Firewire and the setup works perfectly. The speeds are great. The units are fast and pretty quiet.
5* Does what it says it will do
Reviewed by Flynn on 17/05/2013
I bought this drive for mirrored backup of my data. It was simple to setup. It's good knowing that should anything happen to one of the hard drives, I can easily hot-swap the failed one without loosing any data. I use my 2big to backup my work-related data on a daily basis. The transfer speeds are good. The noise levels are pretty low. The drive is simple, well designed, and does what it's supposed to do.
5* Excellent Drive
Reviewed by anonymous on 28/08/2013
I got this unit a couple of months ago, and I'm happy with it. Setting it up was a breeze. The internals are good quality, the drive is fast, and very quiet.
5* very good
Reviewed by anonymous on 05/01/2014
When it comes to work, both saved time and backed-up data represent money, so I was a little torn between using the RAID0 configuration (fast, but less safe) and RAID1 (not as fast, but safe). As it turns out, the Quadra's speed in RAID1 is completely adequate for my work needs, so there was really nothing to worry about.
5* working great
Reviewed by Owen M on 16/11/2013
I've been using one of these drives for backups, in RAID 1 mode. The performance has been great so far. The read/write speeds are top notch. There's almost no noise. And the overall build quality is just outstanding.
5* Great Drive!
Reviewed by Shani on 16/12/2013
Monster storage with a great design is just the ticket for me. Having an aluminum case means better heat dissipation, which means not having to have a big, noisy fan to listen to. I can even stack multiple units, which is what I'll do when I go get my next 2big Quadra. I never thought I'd like a drive this much, but I do.
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