LaCie Announces 2big Dock With Thunderbolt 3 Connectivity

Discussion in 'Mac Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Apr 19, 2017.

  1. Marx55 macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2005
    #26
    LaCie should bring SSD. Mechanical disks are obsolete already!
     
  2. theluggage macrumors 68040

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2011
    #27
    I'd agree that spinning rust is dead as far as system/swap/working storage is concerned, but for situations where you need 10TB+ of storage, the inconvenient truth is:

    SSD: ~ $300 per TB (even at non-Apple prices)
    HD: ~ $30 per TB (maybe twice that for RAID?)

    ...you can quibble about the precise values and what a valid comparison would be (clue: there isn't one) but although SSD is superior in most respects, if you need 10-20TB of storage you can't get away from the ball-park 500% - 1000% price premium.

    I'm also guessing that Fusion-like solutions with a SSD 'cache' and HD bulk storage don't work too well for pro video/graphics applications with huge, cache-busting single files.
     
  3. Shootn macrumors newbie

    Shootn

    Joined:
    May 5, 2017
    Location:
    London
    #28
    --- Post Merged, May 5, 2017 ---
    I have used LaCie drives for over 10 years now and have 20TB of storage on various Lacie devices. I have just had my first disk failure on a disk that has been running almost constantly for four years. It was a mirrored drive in a RAID 1 setup so no catastrophe with zero data loss and Seagate are replacing it for free. I love their simplicity and design and I found their service second to none.
     
  4. jdiamond macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2008
    #29
    I know - we do so much copying (typically volume backups), and it would be so awesome not to tie down a computer every time - just hook one hard drive directly to another and have them to the copying, much as modern printers can directly print images from a card without a computer. :)
     
  5. btrach144 macrumors 65816

    btrach144

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2015
    #30
    Anyone hear any rumors as to when this will drop? It's summer and I'm keep waiting :D
     
  6. MacCurry macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2006
    #31
    I just ordered the 12TB version 6TB x 2 for use with my new Mid 2017 27" iMac. I intend to use it in RAID1 configuration where 6TB will be mirrored on the 2nd disk. Primarily photos and videos from a Canon 5D MkIII DSLR.

    I will use another USB 3.1 drive to back up my applications with Time Machine. The LaCie 2big Dock with TB3 was just the solution I was looking for my photo collection.
     
  7. potatis macrumors 6502a

    potatis

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2006
    #32
    They did have a range of SSD options, but not anymore. What happened?
     
  8. MacCurry macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2006
    #33
    SSD is still relatively expensive. The 2x6TB version is $800. A 2TB SSD is $500. Mechanical drives for large storage under 10TB still be with us for another 5 years due to cost constraints.
     
  9. VictorTango777, Dec 29, 2017
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2017

    VictorTango777 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2017
    #34
    Why do Apple and others use the term "Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C)"?? As far as I know, there is only one type of Thunderbolt 3 connector available so there is nothing to differentiate. In fact, the "(USB-C)" at the end just adds confusion. By the same logic, why don't they also use the term "Thunderbolt 2 (Mini DisplayPort)"?
     

Share This Page