LaCie d2 USB 3.0 and 2big USB 3.0 get 3TB and 6TB updates

Chris Davies - Oct 29, 2010, 3:39 am CDT
LaCie d2 USB 3.0 and 2big USB 3.0 get 3TB and 6TB updates

LaCie has never shied away from fat external hard-drives, and now they’re pumped up the volume with the new LaCie d2 USB 3.0 and LaCie 2big USB 3.0.  On offer is a claimed 20-percent speed increase in the dual-drive 2big USB 3.0, together with a new 6TB model pairing two 3TB HDDs in a RAID setup.

In fact, LaCie is quoting 306MB/s transfers for the 2big, making good use of that USB 3.0 connection.  Meanwhile, the single-drive d2 USB 3.0 also gets a speed increase – up to 156MB/s – along with a 3TB model.

Each is clad in LaCie’s usual, eye-catching aluminum housing.  No word on pricing at this stage, but LaCie tells us they should have official numbers in November; the current 4TB 2big USB 3.0 is $579.99, so we’re not expecting the 6TB version to be cheap.

Press Release:

LaCie 2Big USB 3.0 Breaks 300MB/s Barrier with 3TB Hard Drives

Today, LaCie demonstrates technology leadership with the availability of 3TB hard drives and the demonstration of record speeds in two of its professional storage solutions – LaCie d2 USB 3.0 and LaCie 2big USB 3.0.

Thanks to the inclusion of 3TB hard drives and the performance of USB 3.0, LaCie’s 2big USB 3.0, now available in 6TB, 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.

“There is no question heavy data users continue to demand higher capacities, and in turn faster transfer speeds,” said Erwan Girard, Business Unit Manager for Professional Products. “Today, LaCie answered this challenge by introducing the largest available capacity and fastest transfer speeds in a single solution, providing users with increased backup efficiency and reduced risk for backup interruption.”

The LaCie 2big USB 3.0 6TB and LaCie d2 USB 3.0 3TB will be available worldwide, at the beginning of November. For more information, visit

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