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The LaCie 12TB 4Big Quadra USB 3.0 External Hard Drive is built for the professionals who require fast transfer speeds and ultimate security. The 4Big Quadra is an external storage device with RAID 5, USB 3.0 connectivity and also features an efficient and ultra-quiet cooling system to ensure maximum reliability. The hardware RAID controller ensures sustained performance and prevents dropped frames. More than twice as fast as FireWire 800 (up to six times the speed of USB 2.0), the LaCie 4big Quadra will transform your workflow. LaCie 4big Quadra is the perfect match for any Mac or PC. The LaCie 4big Quadra goes the extra mile to protect your data. It can be configured in RAID 5 format so your data is kept safe even if a drive fails, without compromising performance. More
SuperSpeed USB 3.0 for a Workflow Boost
Now with USB 3.0 and UAS compatibility, the LaCie 4big Quadra delivers optimised performance for PC and late-model Mac. Its four 7200rpm professional hard disks configured in RAID 0 provide up to 245MB/s* . The hardware RAID controller ensures sustained performance and prevents dropped frames. More than twice as fast as FireWire 800 (up to six times the speed of USB 2.0), the LaCie 4big Quadra will transform your workflow. And its massive capacity makes it the only storage you'll need for all your projects. Backups and file transfers finish much faster. Play back multiple HD video streams in Final Cut Pro X™ or Adobe® Premiere®. Enjoy more responsive photo library browsing in Aperture™ or Lightroom.
Universal Connectivity for Compatibility
Don't let your project get derailed by external drive/computer incompatibility. With its multiple interfaces, the LaCie 4big Quadra is the perfect match for any Mac or PC. With FireWire 800, import your data from your old computer even faster, if your old computer is compatible. You can even daisy-chain older external storage devices or A/V peripherals in order to import data directly, hassle-free. Thanks to backwards compatibility with USB 2.0 and FireWire 400** you can literally connect the LaCie 4big Quadra to any standard computer of any era. Whatever the computer you use, the LaCie 4big Quadra has the right connection for it.
Comprehensive Data Protection
The LaCie 4big Quadra goes the extra mile to protect your data. It can be configured in RAID 5 (distributed parity) format so your data is kept safe even if a drive fails, without compromising performance. Thanks to hot-swappable drives, you can simply swap in a new disk without switching off the device. No downtime and no data loss. You also won't lose any data if, during a file transfer, someone trips over the interface or power cable. The LaCie 4big Quadra's cable management system keeps all cables safely connected to the enclosure. This product is also a complete workstation backup solution. It includes professional backup software that lets you perform file-level and even system-level backup and restore. So you can create a full system backup that lets you boot your Mac directly from the product. It's also Time Machine™ and Windows 7 Backup compatible. It even lets you prevent physical theft thanks to Kensington® lock compatibility.
Dual Cooling System for Long-Term Reliability
The LaCie 4big Quadra's advanced dual cooling system ensures long-term reliability by preventing overheating. The system consists of three key components: an innovative heat-dissipating aluminium casing, a Noctua cooling fan, and jumbo heat exhausts. For the enclosure, its solid-aluminium heat sink design diverts and dissipates heat more efficiently than plastic casings. Its ultra-quiet Noctua NF-P12 fan pulls heat away from the internal components while producing exceptionally little noise. It also controls its speed according to temperature, which means that it works more efficiently while prolonging its lifespan. The LaCie 4big Quadra also has oversized air holes to facilitate airflow from the fan and reduce noise. All together, this ultra-quiet cooling system makes the LaCie 4big Quadra perfect for even the most noise-sensitive creative environments.
Perfect for Professional Environments
The LaCie 4big Quadra was painstakingly designed to integrate seamlessly into professional environments. With its small footprint and space-saving design, you can stand it alone or stack multiple LaCie 4bigs. Busy professionals can also set up email alerts, so they can monitor their device before potential problems escalate. For example, they'll know if the product's temperature is abnormally high. Even changing the RAID mode is convenient thanks to two-step easy RAID configuration. It also features an Eco mode that puts the hard disks to sleep after a period of inactivity. This prevents overheating and controls power usage. Whatever the professional environment, the LaCie 4big Quadra delivers convenience and piece of mind.
Support When You Need It
Your LaCie 4big Quadra is protected by a three-year limited warranty. It includes comprehensive, complimentary web-based resources, expert in-house technical support, and worldwide repair/replacement coverage. Warranty extensions and Advance Care Option can also be purchased.
* Maximum interface transfer rate = theoretical bus bandwidth, whereas burst transfer rate = maximum drive speed. Tests conducted in RAID0 with 3TB hard disks. Speeds depend on the RAID mode selected, and average transfer rates vary from one computer to another and from one drive to another.
** Adapter cable required. File speeds limited to FireWire 400 speeds.
1TB (Terabyte) = 1000GB. 1 GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending upon operating environment (typically 5-10% less).
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Good, Reliable System
We needed a solid storage solution for our office and this RAID array fit the bill quite nicely. The speeds are great, and the enclosure manages heat really well. The design is very clever. The build quality is outstanding.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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This RAID unit comes with four drives and a wealth of features and options. I've been very pleased with its performance. The USB 3.0 speed is more than enough for my needs. It's quiet, and very solid. Overall, I'm impressed.
works very well
I needed a reliable storage solution for my backed up projects, their volume has grown past any regular external drive and I was worried that I might lose some of my data should one of these external drives fail. I got fed up with doing multiple backups and this is where this unit has come in. The RAID 5 mode provides extra security for my files, and if any of the drives fail, I can always simply replace the faulty HDD 'on the fly'.
solid backup solution
The unit seems to be working fine. I particularly like the design, and the build quality. The RAID was quite easy to setup. The USB 3.0 transfer speed is great. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a solid backup solution.
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By Dennis L.
I've replaced an older drive with this beast, and have absolutely no regrets. It's been working great and it's such a luxury to have so much storage space! I've got it set up in RAID 5. The speeds are great. Despite having 4 HDDs inside, it's a relatively compact unit. The enclosure is very well built. I'm really pleased with everything!
Included Accessories: LaCie 4big Quadra USB 3.0 (including 4 x hard disks), USB 3.0 cable (USB 2.0 compatible), FireWire 800 cable, External power supply, Quick Install Guide, CD with User Manual and software, Cable management
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