Welcome to the User Manual for the LaCie 2big Thunderbolt™ 2. LaCie's Thunderbolt 2 storage enclosures feature transfer rates with the potential to reach up to 20Gb/s bi-directional. Connect the LaCie 2big to a computer that supports Thunderbolt 2 technology for the ultimate in performance with 4k video and graphics. The LaCie 2big is ideal for professional editors, photographers, and graphic artists that demand extraordinary performance both in the office and the field.
The LaCie 2big also features a USB 3.0 port. Transfer rates can reach up to 5Gb/s when connected to a computer with a USB 3.0 port. Since it is backwards compatible, USB 3.0 gives you universal connectivity to any computer with a USB 2.0 port.
This manual will guide you through the process of connecting your LaCie 2big enclosure and explain its features. For questions on installation or use, consult the Getting Help page.
Visit LaCie 2big Thunderbolt 2 software to download your free suite of utilities including:
Your system must meet certain requirements in order for your LaCie product to function properly. For a list of these requirements, please refer to the product packaging or consult the product support web page at www.lacie.com/support/.
To reduce noise during operation, the LaCie 2big's fan is located at the back of the device. The advanced thermo-regulated fan guarantees optimal heat management by adjusting its rotational speed for the environment and a wide exhaust chamber allows for enhanced airflow. Additionally, the LaCie 2big's metal casing dissipates heat from the hard drives, keeping them safe and prolonging their life. Since LaCie's unique design draws heat away from the internal hard drives, the external casing will be warm to the touch after extended use.
Always make certain to place the LaCie 2big on a flat, even surface designed to support the heat output and airflow of a professional hard drive enclosure. For proper heat dissipation, the LaCie 2big is designed to stand on its rubber feet, situated on the bottom of the enclosure. DO NOT place the enclosure on its side when it is powered on.
When using multiple enclosures, you can stack one LaCie 2big Thunderbolt 2 enclosure on top of another LaCie 2big Thunderbolt 2 enclosure. However, due to the weight and balance of the LaCie 2big, stacking more than two enclosures poses a severe risk that the devices will fall. DO NOT stack other hard drives, enclosures, or equipment on top of the LaCie 2big.
The warranty for your LaCie 2big Thunderbolt 2 will be voided if you: