This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

First Look: LaCie 2Big dual

About Video Transcript

First Look: LaCie 2Big dual

1:57 /

The LaCie 2Big dual is a rugged and heavy external hard drive that's well-designed and offers a flexible and secure storage solution.

[ Music ] ^M00:00:03 >> Hi, everyone, this is [inaudible] for CNET.com and I have with me today the two big dual external hard drive from LACIE. I'm not sure if this is big but it's very heavy, it's probably the heaviest two byte external hard drive I've ever run into. This is because the drive is made entirely out of thick aluminum that works both as the chassis and the heat sync. There's no fan and this is the only way to keep the internal hard drives cool. It actually works really well because the drive did stay cool during our tests. On the front the drive feature a huge blue button that works both as a power switch and the starter light. On the back you will find the drive bays and its connection ports. The two big dual supports two SID hard drives, these hard drives can be easily removed or replaced. The internal hard drives can be set up in six different red bays configuration, three of them are Red Zero, Red One and [inaudible] while the other three are sort of non-standard. Nonetheless, you can pick the setup you want to use very easily by changing the switch at the back of the drive. This, of course, is a one-time change as by doing so you will lose all the data. The drive comes with two connection options including USB 2.0 and ESATA. During our test, the USB 2.0 connection register about 170 megabit per second and the ESATA about 450 megabit per second. Both are actually very good among external hard drives we have tested. The LACIE two big dual comes in three versions, 1 terabyte, 1.5 terabyte and 2.0 terabyte that goes $320, $400 and $530 respectively. All these versions come with three-year warranty and EMC retrospect express backup software for both PC and Macs. For more information on this drive, check back at CNET.com for the in depth review of the product. Once again my name is [inaudible] and this has been the first look at the LACIE 2 byte dual external hard drive. ^M00:01:55 [ Music ]

New releases

Jawbone Up Move an affordable little tracker for a great fitness app
2:25 November 24, 2014
It can do nearly everything the Up band can do, except vibrate: just keep in mind that there's a similarly-priced Misfit Flash that's...
Play video
Hyundai rolls out Android Auto
3:41 November 24, 2014
At the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, CNET's Antuan Goodwin takes a look at Hyundai's Android Auto, an Android-based operating system...
Play video
Candy Crush fills up Facebook with video ads
2:55 November 24, 2014
The sequel to the popular puzzle game finds success with mobile ads, Google Maps adds new features in time for holiday travel, and...
Play video
The 404 Show 1,585: Black Seadevils terrorize the subconscious (podcast)
23:11 November 24, 2014
The world's best Bridget Carey joins Ariel and Iyaz to decipher smart phone apps, Star Wars trailers, and deadly toys.
Play video
Smarter Driver: New thinking on driver distraction
1:45 November 24, 2014
Brian Cooley runs down new research by the IIHS and Virginia Tech Transportation Institute on driver distraction and what causes i...
Play video
Car Tech 101: The future of head-up displays
4:13 November 24, 2014
Head-up displays are starting to show up everywhere. Brian Cooley tells you why HUDs may be the next revolution in car tech.
Play video
On the road: 2015 Acura TLX V6 Advance
4:00 November 24, 2014
At a time when Acura seeks to redefine what it is and where it stands in the pantheon of new cars, this all-new model draws some pretty...
Play video
Top 5: Reasons for head-up displays in your car
2:32 November 24, 2014
Head-up display technology is emerging as one answer to driver distraction. Brian Cooley offers his top five reasons you need a HUD...
Play video