LaCie Announces 2big Dock With Thunderbolt 3 Connectivity

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LaCie today announced its next-generation 2big professional 2-bay RAID storage solution, debuting the LaCie 2big Dock with Thunderbolt 3 connectivity for use alongside the new 2016 MacBook Pro, which supports Thunderbolt 3.

The LaCie 2big Dock is a docking station designed for media professionals, offering a wide range of ports for a streamlined creative workflow. There are front-facing SD and Compact Flash Card slots to pull images off of memory cards from cameras and drones, plus it can connect to 1080p and 4K displays.


There are dual Thunderbolt 3 ports for driving a compatible laptop while daisy-chaining up to five additional Thunderbolt or one USB-C drive, and included USB-C ports can charge an iPhone or other similar device. An adapter cable is included for use with USB-A devices.

LaCie's latest dock offers up to 20TB of storage, a 25 percent increase over the previous version, enabling it to store up to 650 hours of 4K 30fps footage or up to 200,000 RAW images. It supports transfer speeds of up to 440MB/s, for transferring the equivalent of an hour of 4K footage in a minute.


The dock features a stylish aluminum enclosure and a thermoregulated fan to keep it cool, and it supports Seagate IronWolf Pro enterprise-class devices and RAID optimization.

The LaCie 2big Dock will be available in 12TB, 16TB, and 20TB capacities through LaCie resellers starting this summer.

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45 months ago

I thought TB3 was 40Gbps... 440mbps is not even close

The speed is 440 MBps (big 'B' for bytes), which is approx 3.5 Gbps. That's the max speed of the two hard drives, not at all bottlenecked by the interface. Seagate rates their 10TB drives at 220 MBps each, with two striped you'll get 440 MBps.
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45 months ago

i would love a feature to automatically download every photo/data off an external card as soon as you plug it in.
just save everything to /CardName/DateAndTime, then blink to inform that transfer is over. boom.

Welcome to the world of AutoImporter.app and AppleScript. Except for the blink that's the way it works with my Mac mini. I get a message on the Apple Watch instead. :cool:
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45 months ago

cmdlet/code please? ;)

PS: Does anyone know what recent camera still uses CompactFlash storage? It's almost as old as those original iOMega drives.

CF is used in the Canon 5D Mark IV, which is canon's latest full frame pro camera, so yes, it does still exist. I believe the latest gen of CF cards are still much faster than most SD cards as well.
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45 months ago
i would love a feature to automatically download every photo/data off an external card as soon as you plug it in.
just save everything to /CardName/DateAndTime, then blink to inform that transfer is over. boom.
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45 months ago
2 disk raid? No parity? Isnt that very insecure?
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45 months ago

For daisy chaining and avoiding adaptors with new USB-C-plug-only Macs. In principle also the ability to forego an extra power supply (not sure if possible with this device).

Exactly. This product is used as a single-cable dock, TB3 will give enough headroom in bandwidth for the RAID drive, the card readers, and other components down the daisy-chain. The choice of stripped RAID0 fast drive for quick deposit of media, can leave another slower array of drives down the chain for more secure storage / backup.

To be honest this should have been the dock that Apple shipped alongside with the MBP2016.
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