LaCie’s new 2big Dock sports up to 20TB via Thunderbolt 3 and three front-facing docks for USB 3.0, CF and SD


posted Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 6:59 AM EST


LaCie, a Seagate company, has announced a nifty little desktop do-it-all hard drive, featuring two magnetic disks that can be connected via Thunderbolt 3 or USB 3.0 and includes both CF and SD card slots, as well. The new drive called the 2Big Dock is both a hard drive and a docking station that provides ports for connecting to other devices, something new MacBook Pro fans have been lamenting about the latest design. Through a single cable, the LaCie 2big Dock simplifies and centralizes the desktop by directly connecting to a laptop, SD Cards, Compact Flash Cards and other devices. LaCie says that the result "is a simplified, more efficient creative workflow."

With up to 20TB of storage -- a twenty-five percent increase over the previous version -- the LaCie 2big Dock gives you enough space for large video and photo libraries including up to 650 hours of 4K 30fps footage or 200,000 raw images. With speeds of up to 440MB/s, you can transfer one hour of 4K footage in one minute. It also means almost zero lag time when browsing photo libraries in Adobe Lightroom.

Additionally, the LaCie 2big Dock is a powerful docking station that helps simplify workflows. Front-facing SD and CF Card slots allow you to directly ingest files off memory cards from a drone, DSLR, GoPro and other devices into Adobe Lightroom or Premiere Pro (you'll need a microSD to SD adapter card to read microSD, however). The USB 3.0 hub charges a phone or connects a shuttle drive or digital camera to offload footage or files. Via DisplayPort, you can connect the LaCie 2big Dock to high-resolution 720-1080p or even 4K displays. Dual Thunderbolt 3 ports can also power a compatible laptop while simultaneously daisy-chaining up to five additional Thunderbolt or one USB-C drive. Plus, the USB 3.1 port enables universal compatibility with USB-C and USB 3.0 computers via the included adapter cable. Thunderbolt 2 compatibility is also possible with an adapter that is sold separately.

The new LaCie 2big Dock will be available in 12TB, 16TB or 20TB capacities this summer. Pricing information is not yet available.