Pros

  • Versatile, with multiple interfaces
  • Super sturdy, hot-swappable design

Cons

  • Nothing to speak of

At A Glance

Stylish and sturdy direct-attached RAID box.

Manufacturer’s Description

This quadruple interface professional 2-disk RAID delivers fast speed, large capacity and data security. With eSATA 3Gbits, FireWire 800, FireWire 400 & 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.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.lacie.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number 301352U
Storage
Raid type
  • JBoD
  • RAID 0
  • RAID 1
Drive size 2000.0 GB
Drive type External
Ports and Connections
Firewire FireWire 800
Available Interfaces
  • External SATA-300
  • FireWire 800
  • USB 2.0
Serial ATA External SATA-300
USB 2.0 Yes
Included Software
Included Software Genie Backup Manager Pro for WindowsIntego Backup Manager Pro (Mac)
Hardware
Installation Kit Hardware LaCie 2big Quadra eSATA-to-eSATA (3Gb/s) cable FireWire 800 (9-to-9 pin) cable FireWire 400 (6-to-6 pin) cable Hi-Speed USB 2.0 cable Power supply kit

Performance

External Performance, Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit)
Copy Files Read, 3.68 GB 33.7   seconds
Copy Files & Folders Write, 3.68 GB 22.2   seconds
Copy Large File Read, 3.68 GB 19.2   seconds
Copy Large File Write, 3.68 GB 22.1   seconds
Malware Scan 298.1   seconds
Drive Power, Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit)
Copy Files & Folders Read, 3.68 GB 19.1   watts
Copy Files & Folders Write, 3.68 GB 19.4   watts
Copy Large File Read, 3.68 GB 19.0   watts
Copy Large File Write, 3.68 GB 19.2   watts
Malware Scan 17.2   watts
Drive Idle State 16.5   watts
Drive Sleep State 16.6   watts
Drive Working State 17.7   watts
Performance
External Read - Large File 34.2
Primary Volume - Windows File Search 105.53
External Write - Large File 36.44
Test Version 2.0
Primary Volume - Virus Scan 136.62
External Read - Files and Folders 59.04
External Write - Files and Folders 65.4