have teamed up
to create the 2Big USB 3.0, a dual hard disk
RAID 0/1 storage
solution that uses the new SuperSpeed USB 3.0 standard. Symwave’s USB 3.0
standard-compliant dual SATA and RAID bridge controller powers the 2Big USB 3.0.
According to LaCie, the 2Big USB 3.0 is capable of burst read speeds of up to
275MB per second. The 2Big USB 3.0 will be available in up to 4TB capacities
early next year.
LaCie Partners with Symwave to Introduce World’s First USB 3.0
Dual-Drive RAID Storage Solution
LaCie 2Big USB 3.0 delivers record speed with performance up to 275
December 17, 2009 --
LaCie, a leading provider of professional storage solutions, in collaboration
with Symwave Inc., a leading silicon supplier of system solutions for
SuperSpeed USB devices, today announced the industry’s first dual hard disk
RAID storage solution based on the new SuperSpeed USB (3.0) standard. LaCie’s
2Big USB 3.0, a dual-disk RAID 0/1 storage solution, powered by Symwave’s USB
3.0 standard-compliant dual SATA and RAID bridge controller, reaches the
highest throughput ever achieved in a USB 3.0 external storage product –
setting a new standard in the dual disk market. The 2Big USB 3.0 will be
available in up to 4TB capacities and is bundled with award-winning backup
software for both Mac and PC users.
"LaCie has a strong worldwide brand and a proven track
record for developing high-performance and innovative storage solutions. This
collaboration with LaCie, which coincides with our SW6318 USB 3.0 dual-SATA
product announcement is yet another first in the industry and for Symwave,"
said John O’Neill, Vice President of Marketing at Symwave. "The end user
experience of external storage is undergoing a
very significant upgrade with
the launch of USB 3.0 products. We are pleased to be leading the market
transition with such a strong partner like LaCie."
"Offering fast speeds is a major priority for LaCie.
Our customers have long awaited a robust, super fast interface to enable a
better workflow. Symwave’s industry-leading dual SATA bridge controller enabled
us to address this demand, and to achieve the highest speed ever obtained with
a dual-disk solution," said Minh Lê, Marketing Director at LaCie.
"LaCie intends to lead the market transition to USB 3.0 technology and
will launch a full range of products in the coming months."
Now professionals who require a large data flow can leverage
the USB 3.0 interface. Developed for users that require sizeable data flow and
fast storage products – such as video professionals who needs high bandwidth,
the 2Big USB 3.0 will let users transfer a high-definition uncompressed video
at speeds up to 275MB/s burst read transfer speed, or perform real time
streaming and editing of multiple HD files simultaneously.
The LaCie 2big USB 3.0 will be available in early 2010 and
will be showcased at CES 2010, January 7-10, 2009 in both the USB-IF Pavilion
(South Hall #30769) and Symwave’s private suite at the Las Vegas Hilton (Suite