LaCie 4big Quadra USB 3.0

4-Bay RAID | USB 3.0 | FireWire 800

Built for Pros. Performance and Security for All.

  • USB 3.0 Speed: Up to 245MB/s
  • Multi-interface for PC/Mac compatibility
  • RAID 5 and hot-swap for speed with security
  • Aluminum enclosure and quiet operation
Design by Neil Poulton

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3-Year Limited Warranty Included

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In this deadline-driven world, your external storage has to move data fast, be constantly dependable, and connect to any standard computer on the planet. With these needs in mind, LaCie designed the 4big Quadra USB 3.0 from the ground up. With USB 3.0 and RAID 5, it delivers speed and security without compromise. Thanks to an efficient and ultra-quiet cooling system, the LaCie 4big Quadra is completely reliable and perfect for intensive content creation, secure backup, or massive desktop storage.
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 for a Workflow Boost
    USB 3.0 and UAS compatibility for intensive content creation and faster transfers.
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  • Universal Connectivity for Compatibility
    Connect to any computer and even daisy chain FireWire peripherals.
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  • Comprehensive Data Protection
    RAID 5 and hot-swappable disks for complete security.
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  • Dual Cooling System for Long-Term Reliability
    Efficient and near-silent cooling for a long-lasting product.
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  • Perfect for Professional Environments
    Flexible installation, real-time monitoring, and three-year warranty.
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SuperSpeed USB 3.0 for a Workflow Boost

Now with USB 3.0 and UAS compatibility, the LaCie 4big Quadra delivers optimized 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 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.
ModeMin. DisksCapacityProtectionPerformance
RAID 5 (default)375%★★★★★★★★
RAID 5 + spare450%★★★★★★★★
RAID 10450%★★★★★★★★★
RAID 02100%★★★★★

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 aluminum casing, a Noctua cooling fan, and jumbo heat exhausts. For the enclosure, its solid-aluminum 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

Designed for Convenience
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. For details, see www.lacie.com/warranties/?all.

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* 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 (sold separately from www.lacie.com/accessories) 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).



Item Number : 
9000351EK
9000330EK
9000505EK
Capacity : 
12TB
16TB
20TB
   
Interface :  1 x USB 3.0 port (UAS compatible and USB 2.0 compatible)
2 x FireWire 800 (9-pin) ports
   
Rotational Speed (rpm) :  7200rpm
   
Cache :  32MB or greater
   
Interface Transfer Rate
(max. bus speed) : 
USB 3.0: 5Gb/s
FireWire 800: 800Mb/s
USB 2.0: 480Mb/s
FireWire 400: 400Mb/s*
   
Average Transfer Rate :  **
USB 3.0: Up to 245MB/s
FireWire 800: Up to 82MB/s
FireWire 400*: Up to 40MB/s
USB 2.0: Up to 35MB/s
   
Supported RAID levels :  Preconfigured RAID 5
Modes: RAID 0/10/5/5+spare
Easy RAID selection
   
Security :  System monitoring and email alerts for temperature and RAID events
Kensington™ lock compatible
Cable management
   
LaCie Shortcut Button :  Launch any application (backup, music, slideshow, etc.) by pushing the front button
   
Power Supply :  100-240Vca; 47/63Hz
Power down drives without breaking daisy chain connection
   
Silent Cooling :  Aluminum enclosure
Noctua® magnetic levitation cooling fan: high-performance, quiet, zero-vibration
   
Software : 
  • LaCie Desktop Manager (controls front LED behavior, shortcut button configuration, Eco mode and email alerts for temperature or RAID events)
  • Wuala Secure Cloud Storage***
  • Genie Backup Manager Pro for PC
  • Intego Backup Manager Pro for Mac
   
Noise :  Average Value (idle): 21.9dB
Average Value (stress): 32.3dB
   
Dimensions (WxHxD) :  7 x 7.7 x 8.7 in. / 178 x 196 x 220 mm
   
Weight :  7.1 kg / 15.7 lbs
   
System Requirements : 
  • Latest version of Windows® XP^, Windows Vista®, Windows 7, Windows 8
  • Mac® OS X 10.5 (Intel only), 10.6, 10.7, 10.8 or greater
  • Computer with a FireWire 800, FireWire 400*, USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 port
  • Minimum free disk space: 600MB recommended
   
Box Content : 
  • 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
   
Comments :  * Adapter cable (sold separately from www.lacie.com/accessories) required. File speeds limited to FireWire 400 speeds.
** 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.
*** Full terms and conditions available at www.wuala.com/lacie.
^ Windows XP® 32-bit does not support volumes with capacities exceeding 2TB.
1TB (Terabyte) = 1000GB. 1 GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending upon operating environment (typically 5-10% less).
   

Specifications and appearance are given as guidelines and may change without notice.