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LaCie announces USB-C 2big RAID & 8-terabyte Rugged RAID Shuttle

Storage maker LaCie is launching two new pro-oriented RAID products, the Rugged RAID Shuttle and the 2big RAID, both featuring USB-C connectivity.

LaCie Rugged RAID Shuttle



The Rugged RAID Shuttle is portable model available in a single 8 terabyte capacity, and can operate in either RAID 0 or 1, the former for maximum performance and the latter for redundancy. In RAID 0 it offers speeds up to 250 megabytes per second.

While it connects to both Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C, port speeds are limited to the 5 gigabits per second of USB 3.1 Gen 1. Both Thunderbolt/USB-C and USB-C-to-USB-A cables are included in the box.

The unit is surrounded by an orange rubber shell helping to protect against drops up to 4 feet. The layer also aids the drive's IP54 rating against water and dust.

The stationary 2big RAID comes pre-formatted for exFAT, and can operate at much faster speeds, up to 440 megabytes per second. Its Thunderbolt 3/USB-C port offers USB 3.1 Gen 2 bandwidth up to 10 gigabits per second.

LaCie 2big RAID



The 2big RAID is shipping later this month in 4-, 8-, and 16-terabyte capacities, costing $419, $529, and $739, respectively. The Rugged RAID Shuttle is due in May for $529.99.