LaCie Big Disk Quadra 2TB
LaCie Big Disk Quadra
eSATA 3Gbits I Hi-Speed USB 2.0 I FireWire 400 I FireWire 800
d2 Design by Neil Poulton
Quadruple Interface
Professional Storage
Maximum Connectivity
The LaCie Big Disk Quadra was created for professionals
who expect high speed and large capacity in an easy-touse, compact device. Fully loaded with all four leading
interfaces - eSATA 3Gbits, FireWire 800, FireWire 400,
and Hi-Speed USB 2.0 – it offers complete universal
compatibility with any Mac or PC. It also comes with
advanced backup software with disaster recovery: Genie
Backup Manager Pro™ for Windows and Intego Backup
Manager Pro™ for Mac users.
FireWire 400
FireWire 800 (x 2)
Hi-Speed USB 2.0
eSATA 3Gbits
Power Connector
Chain Lock Option
Removable Stand
Ideal For Digital Audio/Video Pros
Hi-Speed USB 2.0
FireWire 400
FireWire 800
eSATA 3Gbits
With two internal SATA disks and built-in hardware RAID 0,
the Big Disk Quadra reaches impressively high speeds and
offers enormous capacity for such a compact drive, making
it ideal for audio/video editors, creative professionals, or
database managers. The eSATA 3Gbits interface delivers
remarkably rapid burst transfer rates of up to 165MB/s**.
Use it with high-definition audio, digital video editing, SD
video and 2D/3D imaging or to back up your computer
or archive thousands of files. You can even daisy-chain
FireWire or iLink DV cameras via FireWire.
Sophisticated, Convenient Design
Designed by Neil Poulton exclusively for LaCie, the Big Disk
Quadra is fully engineered to integrate into your Mac or PC
environment. With versatile configurations such as vertical,
horizontal, stacked with other drives or rack-mounted, this
highly adaptable storage solution conforms to any desktop
to save you space. The glowing blue button on the front is
the LaCie Shortcut Button, which can launch any backup or
library application of your choosing in one push.****
Advanced Cooling System
Provides 60% more area for
heat dissipation & high reliability
Heat Sink
1TB* =
2 hours of uncompressed
HD video or 70 hours of
DVD or 77500 RAW photos***
The Big Disk Quadra’s fully aluminum, sturdy heat sink
design provides 60% more surface area for naturally
drawing heat away from the internal components to keep
it cool and safe at all times. This advanced cooling system
allows the Big Disk Quadra to be fanless for near-silent
operation, enabling maximum peace and quiet in your
work environment. It also offers Triple Power Management
with a manual switch: “Auto” for energy efficiency; “On” for
instant access; or “Off” for data protection.
• Quadruple interface for maximum connectivity on any PC/Mac
• Built-in RAID 0 and eSATA for fast speeds
• Sturdy aluminum heat sink design for high reliability
• Ideal for large volume backups or creative pro use
• eSATA 3Gbits, FireWire 800, FireWire 400 & Hi-Speed USB 2.0
• Fast burst transfer rates up to 165MB/s (eSATA)**
• Daisy-chainable via FireWire
• Easy to set-up and use
• Plug & play
• Fanless for near-silent operation
• Advanced backup software with disaster recovery for PC/Mac
• Triple Power Management
• LaCie Shortcut Button****
• Compatible with Time Machine
Box Content
• LaCie Big Disk Quadra
• eSATA-to-eSATA cable
• FireWire 800 (9-to-9 pin) cable
• FireWire 400 (6-to-6 pin) cable
• Hi-Speed USB 2.0 cable (USB 1.1 compatible)
• External power supply
• Drive stand for upright use
• Quick Install Guide
• LaCie User Manual and Utilities:
-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
Minimum 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
• Minimum free disk space: 600MB recommended
•Compatible with Time Machine
Launch Any Backup/Library
Application In 1 Push
Apple® Time Machine Compatible
The LaCie Big Disk Quadra is compatible with Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard, including Time Machine,
making it an ideal partner for your Mac. Time Machine automatically backs up your Mac’s system
files, applications, accounts, preferences, music, photos, movies, and documents to an external
hard drive and you can easily go back in time to recover anything.
LaCie Big Disk Quadra
Item Number
Interface Transfer Rates
(maximum theoretical bus speed)
1 x eSATA 3Gbits; 2 x FireWire 800; 1 x FireWire 400; 1 x Hi-Speed USB 2.0
eSATA: up to 3Gbits/s (300MB/s)
FireWire 800: up to 800Mbits/s (100MB/s)
FireWire 400: up to 400Mbits/s (50MB/s)
Hi-Speed USB 2.0: up to 480Mbits/s (60MB/s)
Read Burst Transfer Rates**
(maximum drive speed)
eSATA: up to 140-165MB/s
FireWire 800: up to 80-90MB/s
FireWire 400: up to 35-40MB/s
Hi-Speed USB 2.0: up to 30-35MB/s
Rotational Speed
Cache Size
Average Seek Time
Cooling System
Triple Power Management
Dimensions (WxHxD)
32MB (2 x 16MB) or greater
<10ms (eSATA)
Advanced aluminum heat sink design for safe, fanless, quiet operation
“Auto” for energy efficiency; “On” for instant access; “Off” for data protection
1.7 x 6.8 x 10.4 in. / 44 x 173 x 264 mm
5.51 lbs / 2500 g
3-year limited
Premium 3 Year Warranty
The Big Disk Quadra comes with a 3 Year Limited Warranty.
For superior service, it also comes with an optional Advance
Replacement Warranty, which can be purchased separately
online within 30 days of the purchase date. Under the
Advance Replacement Warranty, LaCie will immediately
swap out the product without it needing to be returned first
for minimal interruption of your workflow. LaCie covers all
freight costs. Availability depends on the sales area. See for details.
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*1TB (Terabyte) = 1000GB. 1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending upon operating environment (typically 5–10% less).
** Burst transfer rates vary from one computer to another and might vary slightly from one drive to another. Average speed is usually lower, depending on host configuration.
***Calculations are based on 1080i 60 (8-bit) for uncompressed HD video, NTSC DV 25 standard-definition 720x486, 29.97 fps for digital video; and an estimation of Digital
SLR resolution of 10 megapixels for RAW photos of 12MB. These calculations are only estimations and might vary.
****LaCie Shortcut Button is available via FireWire and USB 2.0 but not eSATA.
Windows 2000 and XP do not recognize partitions of more than 2TB.
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