Today LaCie announced that its professional 2big and 4big Quadra multi-bay RAID solutions, designed by Neil Poulton, now feature USB 3.0 technology. LaCie completely re-engineered these external storage solutions for optimized performance with new Mac computers. Thanks to UAS (USB-Attached SCSI Protocol) compatibility and 7200 rpm hard drives, these products reach speeds up to 210 MB/s and 245 MB/s respectively. With these speeds the user can transfer 10GB of data in less than one minute. Built for Creative Professionals The LaCie 2big Quadra USB 3.0 and LaCie 4big Quadra USB 3.0 are ideal storage solutions for intensive content creation, secure backup, or massive desktop storage. With speeds twice as fast as Firewire 800 these products help professionals get their work done faster. Video editors can play back multiple HD video streams at the same time with Final Cut Pro X or Premiere. Additionally, photographers can browse large photo libraries and edit in Apeture or Lightroom 4 without delay. Universal Compatibility The LaCie 2big and 4big Quadra offer seamless cross-platform compatibility in any work environment. With USB 3.0 these products are a great companion for a new MacBook Pro, MacBook Air or PC. Backwards compatibility with USB 2.0 means the user can connect the product to any standard computer. Plus, two FireWire 800 connections let the user daisy chain other external storage or A/V peripherals. Aluminum Enclosure and Quiet Operation Since effective cooling is a critical factor in hard disk reliability these products feature state of the art cooling systems. The LaCie 2big Quadra's custom designed cooling system includes an innovative heat-dissipating aluminum casing, a completely redesigned fan, and jumbo heat exhausts. The LaCie 4big Quadra incorporates the ultra-reliable Noctua cooling system that offers superior pressure and airflow performance. Additionally, these products are specifically engineered to be ultra-quiet, which make them ideal for even the most noise-sensitive working environments. Additional Features ● Fast mode: RAID 0 ● Safe mode: RAID 1 (LaCie 2big Quadra only), RAID 5 (LaCie 4big Quadra only) ● Hot swappable drives ● Eco mode ● Kensington lock compatible Warranty The LaCie 2big and 4big Quadra are 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, visit www.lacie.com/warranties. Availability The LaCie 2big Quadra is available in 4 TB or 6 TB capacities starting at $499.00. The LaCie 4big Quadra is available in 8 TB or 12 TB capacities starting at $1,099.00. These products can be purchased in October 2012 at the LaCie Online Store and LaCie Storage Partners. For more product information, visit www.lacie.com.