LaCie 4big Quadra USB 3.0

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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.

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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 7200 RPM professional hard disks configured in RAID 0 provide up to 245 MB/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™.

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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.

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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.

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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/.

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* These transfer rates were achieved using AJA System Test when connected to a Mac computer via the USB 3.0 interface. Actual data rates may vary depending on operating environment and other factors, such as chosen interface, RAID mode, RAID configuration, and disk capacity.
** Requires an adapter cable (sold separately). File speeds limited to FireWire 400 speeds.

When referring to drive capacity, one gigabyte, or GB, equals one billion bytes and one terabyte, or TB, equals one thousand billion bytes. Your computer’s operating system may use a different standard of measurement and report a lower capacity. In addition, some of the listed capacity is used for formatting and other functions and will not be available for data storage.

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  • LaCie 4big Quadra USB 3.0 16TB
    LAC9000330U
  • Data Sheet
  • LaCie 4big Quadra USB 3.0 24TB
    LAC9000509U
  • Data Sheet
16TB 24TB
1 x USB 3.0 (UAS compatible and USB 2.0 compatible*)
2 x FireWire 800 (9-pin) (FireWire 400 compatible**)
4 x hot-swappable*** 7200 RPM/32MB cache (or greater) hard disks
USB 3.0: 5 Gb/s
FireWire 800: 800 Mb/s
USB 2.0: 480 Mb/s
FireWire 400: 400 Mb/s
USB 3.0: Up to 245 MB/s▲
FireWire 800: Up to 82 MB/s
FireWire 400: Up to 40 MB/s
USB 2.0: Up to 35 MB/s
Power down drives without breaking daisy chain connection
Preconfigured RAID 5
Modes: RAID 0/10/5/5+spare
Easy RAID selection
System monitoring and email alerts for temperature and RAID events
Kensington™ lock compatible
Cable management
Aluminum enclosure
Noctua® magnetic levitation cooling fan: high-performance, quiet, zero-vibration
Launch any application (backup, music, slideshow, etc.)
by pushing the front button
Average Value (idle): 21.9 dB
Average Value (stress): 32.3 dB▲▲
100-240 V; 47/63 Hz
7 x 7.7 x 8.7 in. / 178 x 196 x 220 mm
7.1 kg / 15.7 lbs
  • Latest version of Windows® 7, Windows 8
  • Mac® OS X 10.5 (Intel only) or later
  • Computer with a FireWire 800, USB 3.0, FireWire 400**, or USB 2.0* port
  • Minimum free disk space: 600MB recommended
  • LaCie Desktop Manager (controls front LED behavior, shortcut button configuration, Eco mode and email alerts for temperature or RAID events)
  • Intego® Backup Manager Pro for Mac
  • Genie® Backup Manager Pro for PC
  • LaCie 4big Quadra USB 3.0
  • USB 3.0 cable (USB 2.0 compatible*)
  • FireWire 800 cable (9-pin to 9-pin) cable
  • External power supply
  • Quick Install Guide
  • CD with User Manual and software
  • Cable management
* To achieve full interface bandwidth, connect the product to a USB 3.0 port on a computer or device.
** By using a FireWire 400 to FireWire 800 adapter cable (sold separately). To achieve full interface bandwidth, connect the product to a FireWire 800 port on a computer or device.
*** Hot swapping will result in data loss in a RAID 0 array.
▲ These transfer rates were achieved using AJA System Test when connected to a Mac computer via the USB 3.0 interface. Actual data rates may vary depending on operating environment and other factors, such as chosen interface, RAID mode, RAID configuration, and disk capacity.
▲▲ These measurements have been made under normal conditions, one meter/three feet from the front of the product. This value may vary with conditions and product configuration.

When referring to drive capacity, one gigabyte, or GB, equals one billion bytes and one terabyte, or TB, equals one thousand billion bytes.
Your computer’s operating system may use a different standard of measurement and report a lower capacity.
In addition, some of the listed capacity is used for formatting and other functions and will not be available for data storage.

Model Number:
LAC301997

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