LaCie Big Disk Quadra – eSATA 3Gbits, High Speed USB 2.0 | FireWire 400 & 800
The 2TB capacity of external hard drive from LaCie is considered to be very special with its four interfaces for connectivity and it is rightly named so as the Big Disk Quadra. The four interfaces are the eSATA, USB, FireWire 400 and 800. This product from LaCie is quite big enough as the load it can take up is also more. The eSATA and the RAID 0 which is built-in allow maximum speed.
One could rightly point out that this piece of device is exactly for those who are professional and extremists in their profession and highly demanding in terms of speed and capacity which should be easy to use too. This Lacie Big Disk Quadra Hard Drive is a totally compact hard disk with its silver casing and the 3 Gbits eSATA, FireWire 800/400 with an extremely Hi-Speed USB 2.0.
This Quadra Interface is totally compatible with both the PC and the Mac.
The creative professionals or the editors of AV or the managers of high-end database find the fast burst transfer rates which are up to a maximum of 165 MB/sec with the aid of the built in RAID 0 to be an ideal and effortless ordeal to perform and excel.
The LaCie Setup Assistant which comes with the External Hard Drive proves to be very much helpful in auto-formatting of the disk and customising its various features very easy. The Genie Backup Manager Pro which is compatible with the PC and the Intego Backup Manager Pro for the Mac users is one feature which is highly useful and a viable one as software goes for advanced backup and recovery of the computer data.
This 2TB Lacie External Hard Drive is a versatile one in terms of space saving configurations. It offers various modules of either horizontal/vertical/stacked or being rack mounted. There is also the LaCie Shortcut button which is located in the front which easily launches any of the applications related to the library or the backup files selected with one single go of your touch. There is this triple power management option in this external hard disk which is one “AUTO” for energy efficiency and one “ON” for instant accessing and one “OFF” for data protection.
The cooling down feature in this Lacie Big Disk Quadra USB 2.0 2TB Hard Drive is extremely unique with its aluminium heat sinking design and the fan-less option which makes the device totally soundless and safe.
LaCie Big Disk Quadra is compatible with the TimeMachine feature which is an ideal partner on the Mac OS X Leopard 10.5 x. This allows auto back up of all the Mac data like the system files, accounts, the preferences, audios, videos, images, accounts, and other document to the EHD.
SPEED AND TRANSFER RATE
This Quadra Interface, 2 TB external hard disk has a speed rate of 7200 RPM with a Cache Buffer of 32 MB which is double of the normal EHDs.
The Interface Transfer Rates or the maximum bus rates vary with the four different interfaces.
The eSATA has a rate of 3 Gbits/sec or 300MB/sec while the FireWire 800 has about 800 Mbits/sec or 100MB/sec. The FireWire 400 has a transfer rate of 400 MBits/sec or 50 MB/sec while the Hi-Speed USB 2.0 has about 480 Mbits/sec or 60 MB/sec.
The maximum drive speed or the Burst Transfer Rate also varies with the different interfaces.
The eSATA has a rate or 140-165 MB/sec and the FireWire 400 has about 35-40 MB/sec. the FireWire 800 is up to the range of 80-90 MB/sec whereas the USB 2.0 drive speed is of 30-35 MB/sec.
The seek time or the reading time is less than 10 ms via the eSATA.
This Big Disk Quadra has a system requirement with a computer which has ports for the eSATA, FireWire 800, FireWire 400 or Hi-Speed USB 2.0. The Operating System that is compatible with it are the Windows 2000/ Windows XP/ Windows Vista and for the Mac OS X 10.3 or higher which also requires a minimum free disk space of 600MB that is highly recommended.
When packed, the box contents of this LaCie Big Disk Quadra Computer Hard Drive is accompanied with one eSATA-to-eSATA cable, one FireWire 400 (6-to-6 pin) cable, one FireWire 800 (9-to-9 pin) cable, Hi-Speed USB 2.0 cable (USB 1.1 compatible), one external power supply, one drive stand for upright use. There is also the Quick Install Guide, preloaded Quick Install Guide, the LaCie Setup Assistant and the Genie Backup Manager Pro software with disaster recovery for Windows 2000, XP, Vista along with the Intego Backup Manager Pro software with disaster recovery for Mac OS X 10.4 and 10.5 to it.
This external hard drive from the LaCie comes with a 3 year limited period of Manufacturer Warranty to it.
LaCie 2TB Big Disk Quadra External Drive – Technical Specification Table
|Model Name||BIG DISK QUADRA|
|Dimensions||1.7 x 6.8 x 10.4 inch|
|Weight||5.51 lbs. / 2500 g|
|Product Specifics||Quadruple interface for maximum
connectivity (Mac/PC) – eSATA
3Gbits | USB | FireWire 400 & 800
Built-in RAID 0 and eSATA 3Gbits for fast speed
Sturdy aluminum heat sink design for
LaCie Shortcut Button : Launch any application with
Triple Power Management : Auto button for
energy efficiency; On for instant access and the
Off for data protection
|Standard Specifics||7200 RPM of Speed
32 MB of Cache Buffer memory
Seek time for reading of less than 10 ms
|Added Specifics||System Requirements : Computer with an eSATA, FireWire 800, FireWire 400 or Hi-Speed USB 2.0 port
Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista/ Mac OS X 10.3 or higher with a Minimum free disk space of 600MB recommended
|Accessories||LaCie Big Disk Quadra
Quick Install Guide
LaCie User Manual & Utilities (preloaded)
LaCie Setup Assistant
Genie Backup Manager Pro software with disaster recovery for Windows 2000, XP, Vista
Intego Backup Manager Pro software with disaster recovery for Mac OS X 10.4 and 10.5
|Warranty||3 Year Limited Warranty|