LaCie 4TB 2big Thunderbolt Series RAID Hard Drive recommendations

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by malfromcessnock, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. malfromcessnock, Oct 28, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2012

    malfromcessnock macrumors member

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    Firstly, is this the correct forum for this question?

    Hi forum members

    I want to throw away my many 1TB hard drives and move to this monster LaCie 4TB 2big Thunderbolt Series RAID Hard Drive - so I can simplify my storage.

    Do the members have experience and recommendations about this particular hardware.

    I currently have 3 x 1TB drives for data and 3 x 1TB ext drives for backup and I fear sometimes my system gets in a muddle and slows due to this complex setup. They are connected to my 2012 MBP current OS X via the two USB ports. I'm using 2 4x Belkin Powered Adaptors.

    I reason that I'd connect one LaCie 4TB 2big Thunderbolt Series RAID Hard Drive to the Thunderbolt connection and use that one striped at a 4TB drive and daisy chain a second LaCie 4TB 2big Thunderbolt Series RAID Hard Drive for backup.

    What do you people think of this proposal? Can you see any problems with it other than the AUS$1300 it will cost for the hardware?

    Incidentally - I plan on keeping one USB Drive and attach it to a USB port (lol) for use with Time Machine to backup my 125GB System SSD. Hope to sell the remainder on eBay

    Cheers, Mal AU
     
  2. malfromcessnock thread starter macrumors member

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    I might self start hopefully a full discussion here. But just a thought.

    I've noticed the LaCie does NOT have firewire or usb support - so what if sometime down the track I want to remove the data and put it onto USB Drives?

    That would simply be a matter of connecting said ext drive to a USB port on my MBP, dragging from the ThunderBolt drive to the USB Drive wouldn't it? And of course going for a cruise while the files are being copied, haha.
     
  3. mawyatt macrumors member

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    I have the LaCie 2Big 4TB Thunberbolt HD. Just got it a couple weeks ago, very happy and performance is good. Did BlackMagic speed test and in RAID 0 configuration it was nearly 300/400MB/s W/R times.

    I am thinking of getting another for backup as well.
     
  4. malfromcessnock, Oct 29, 2012
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    malfromcessnock thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks Mawyatt for the thumbs up! Enjoy your storage. Isn't it funny how we get enjoyment from such things :)
     
  5. malfromcessnock thread starter macrumors member

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    Maywatt, what do you think of using a cheap USB 4TB drive for backup - do you see that as sensible since it's only a backup or do you see it as degrading your system integrity and is that being too "anal"?
     

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