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Lacie Two Big eSATA and USB 500 GB External Hard Drive
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The LaCie Two Big eSATA and USB 500 GB External Hard Drive provides a massive amount of storage capacity in a compact 2-disk device. The LaCie Two Bi...Click To Read More About This Product
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The LaCie Two Big eSATA and USB 500 GB External Hard Drive provides a massive amount of storage capacity in a compact 2-disk device. The LaCie Two Big drive comes with the fastest interface - eSATA (SATA II 3Gbits) and Hi-Speed USB 2.0 for connecting to almost any computer. Simplified controls, including a RAID selection switch, make it easy to set up and use. Choose the storage policy that matches your needs - Fast (RAID 0), Safe (RAID 1), Big (concatenation) or JBOD (independent disks). Windows and Mac compatible, it's designed for anyone working with audio/video editing, web servers, databases, graphic design and more. It's ideal for video editors who want to protect big files with RAID (Redundant Array of Independent/Inexpensive Disks) security and need the fast speed of SATA II.
Easy To Set Up & Use
Simplified controls make the LaCie Two Big easy to set up and use. Just open the box and plug in the appliance”it's that simple. Or, configure it yourself by manipulating the rotary switch on the back of the appliance to select your desired RAID level. Conveniently plug & play, you can get right to work quickly. Offering hot-plug hard disk drive replacement of 2 hot-swappable drives, this trayless device is user-friendly and user-controlled.
SATA II Speed & RAID Security
Combining RAID technology and SATA II interface in a 2-drive device, the LaCie Two Big eSATA & USB delivers maximum speed, massive capacity and multiple configurations for professionals at an affordable price. It offers up to 500 MB capacity in a sleek and compact storage appliance. The host interface is eSATA & USB 2.0 and the disk interface supports 2 x SATA II disk drives.
Enhanced Data Protection
Choose the storage policy that matches your needs”Fast (RAID 0), Safe (RAID 1), Big (concatenation) or JBOD (independent disks). When configured in Safe, Fast, or Big modes, its processor maps its physical hard disk drives to virtual drives, which are visible to the host computer. The operating system treats each virtual drive as if it were a single physical drive, allowing software to overcome restrictions imposed by physical hard disk drives. In a basic JBOD configuration, it supports individual mapping of drives to volumes (logical instead of virtual).
Windows and Mac compatible, the Two Big eSATA & USB is designed for small- to medium-sized businesses, digital content creators and savvy home users working with audio/video editing, web servers, databases, and graphic design. It's ideal for video editors who want to protect big files with RAID security without sacrificing speed. The eSATA interface allows for blazing-fast speeds of up to 115MB/s in Fast mode, which is great for data-hungry applications and speed-demanding projects.
Starting on October 15, any LaCie consumer storage product purchased will come with a full year of online backup service with unlimited storage capacity. Powered by Carbonite. Check LaCie's website for details.
- 2 hot-swappable hard drives (trayless)
- Easy to install and use
- Simple RAID selection switch
- Automatic drive rebuilding in Safe mode
- Pre-configured Appliance model
- Quiet thermostatically controlled fan for heat dissipation
- Plug & Play convenience
- PC and Mac compatible
Cache Size: 16 MB minimum
- Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows XP
- Windows Server 2003 / Mac OS 10.4 or later
- Intel Pentium III 500MHz equivalent or faster / Mac G4, G5 500MHz or faster
- PCI, PCI-X or PCI-Express card slot for external SATA connection
- LaCie Two Big eSATA & USB
- External power supply and power cord
- Hi-Speed USB 2.0 cable
- eSATA cable
- CD-ROM with User Manual & Quick
- Install Guide
- Printed Quick Install Guide
- Two plastic drive stands