"LaCie 2Big dual"
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CNET First Look
CNET First Look
LaCie 2Big dual
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>> 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.
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