If you've been looking for a powerful and versatile Thunderbolt 3 docking station that restores many of the ports and connectivity that have been removed on modern day laptops, take a look at the 12TB 2big Thunderbolt 3 Dock from LaCie. The 2big Thunderbolt 3 Dock delivers a storage capacity of 12TB, which is comprised of two 6TB Seagate IronWolf Pro 7200 rpm SATA III 3.5" enterprise-class hard drives. While the 2big is compatible with Windows 10 and macOS 10.12, it comes formatted as HFS+ for Mac, and is configured as hardware-controlled RAID 0, which provides performance gains, but no data redundancy. Also supported is RAID 1 and JBOD.
The back of the 2big is equipped with two 40 Gb/s Thunderbolt 3 ports and one 5 Gb/s USB 3.0 Type-C port, all of which allow you to interface with your host system at speeds up to 440 MB/s. The Thunderbolt 3 interface can also be used to connect two 4K displays or one 5K display, as well as daisy-chain up to five additional Thunderbolt 3 peripherals together. If you need to power your laptop, the USB Type-C port provides 27W of power, while the Thunderbolt 3 interface provides 15W of power for charging USB Type-C laptops. Additionally, there is a DisplayPort interface that supports 720p, 1080p, and 4K displays.
On its front, the 2big has a built-in USB 3.0 Type-A port, which can charge your USB device or connect a USB drive or digital camera for offloading files, as well as a CompactFlash and SD card slots, allowing you to directly download content from your drone, DSLR, GoPro, and more. This dock can store hundreds of hours of 4K footage and hundreds of thousands of raw images.
The LaCie 12TB 2big Thunderbolt 3 Dock includes a Thunderbolt 3 / USB Type-C cable and an external power supply. If you want to use this dock with your USB 3.0 Type-A system, a USB 3.0 Type-C to Type-A cable is also included, and a separately sold Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 adapter helps ensure compatibility with Thunderbolt 2 systems.
The Heartbeat of Your Workflow
The LaCie 2big Dock simplifies and centralizes your desktop by connecting your laptop to your compatible peripherals using a single cable.
Dual Thunderbolt 3 Ports
Power your laptop while simultaneously daisy chaining up to 5 additional LaCie 2big drives or other Thunderbolt 3 or USB Type-C solutions.
USB 3.0 Type-C Port
Universal compatibility with USB Type-C and USB 3.0 Type-A computers via the included adapter cable.
USB 3.0 Type-A Hub
Using the front-facing USB 3.0 Type-A hub, charge your phone or connect a shuttle drive or digital camera to offload footage or files.
SD and CF Card Slots
Directly ingest files from your drone, DSLR, GoPro, and other devices with the front-facing memory card slots.
Connect to high-resolution 720, 1080p, and 4K displays.
Delivering Robust Performance
With up to 12TB of capacity for a massive file library and Thunderbolt 3 transfer speeds of up to 440 MB/s, the LaCie 2big Dock is built to keep you creating.
Transfer Material Quickly
Transfer 1 hour of footage in around 1 minute, depending on the operating environment and other factors such as RAID mode, RAID configuration, chosen interface, and drive capacity.
Store Up to 200,000 Raw Image Files
Store up to 200,000 raw image files, with an average file size of 100MB.
For Every Thunderbolt Generation
No matter what Thunderbolt interface your computer runs on, the LaCie 2big Dock will connect to it via the separately sold Thunderbolt 3 (USB Type-C) to Thunderbolt 2 adapter.
Tough. Ready. Scalable.
Designed with the creative professional in mind, the LaCie 2big Dock features Seagate IronWolf Pro drives and RAID optimization for improved power management and reliability. Thanks to the LaCie RAID Manager, you can monitor your system's health with audible alarm and email alerts in the case of failure and warning events.
Internal Storage Media
2 x 6 TB 7200 rpm Seagate IronWolf Pro enterprise-class hard drives
2 x Thunderbolt 3
1 x USB 3.0 Type-C
1 x USB 3.0 Type-A
1 x DisplayPort
1 x CF card
1 x SDXC card
Interface Transfer Rates
Thunderbolt 3: 40 Gb/s
USB 3.0 Type-A & Type-C: 5 Gb/s
Max Data Transfer Rate
Power Delivery: Provides up to 27 W (USB Type-C) or 15 W (Thunderbolt 3) of power to charge USB Type-C laptops, such as the Apple MacBook or MacBook Pro, while using the drive
Thunderbolt 3: Bi-directional, dual protocol, and supports dual 4K displays or one 5K display
Pre-configured HFS+ RAID 0
Hardware RAID 0/1/JBOD
Kensington lock compatible
Aluminum enclosure with improved internal heat dissipation
Thermoregulated Noctua cooling fan: effective and whisper-quiet cooling
System monitoring and email alerts for failure and warning events
Front-facing drive status LEDs
Minimum System Requirements
Interface: Computer with a USB Type-C port (Thunderbolt 3 or USB Type-C) or a USB Type-A port
Operating System: Latest version of macOS 10.12 and later / Windows 10 or later
8.543 x 4.646 x 3.673" / 216.9 x 118.0 x 93.30 mm
6.393 lb / 2.900 kg