Review: LaCie Little Big Disk 240 GB

Published by Marc Büchel on 17.09.12
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LaCie is well known for good looking hight quality peripherals. With the Little Big Disk the manufacturer offers an external drive that offers some serious performance. Thanks to a Thunderbolt interface the two SSDs in a RAID0 configuration should deliver good sequential as well as random performance.

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Model LaCie Little Big Disk 240 Gigabyte
Capacity 2 x 120 Gigabyte
Interface Thunderbolt
Measurements 85 mm x 40 mm x 140 mm
Throughput up to 480 MB/s
Accesstime (read) < 0.1 ms
Acoustics no noise
Warranty 3 Years


Included in delivery you find, amongst other parts, LaCie's Little Big Disk itself. Once you take it out of the box you'll notice immediately the high build quality. The case, which encloses the two SSDs, has been built to provide additional cooling. Therefore you can be dead sure that your SSDs will never overheat. Furthermore these cases have been built for conventional hard drives which produce a lot more heat than solid state drives.
Next to the Little Big Disk you can find a software CD in the delivery as well as a power adaptor with different plugs to support serveral countries. There is also a Thunderbolt cable in the delivery. On the Little Big Disk itself you will find two Thunderbolt connectors. Therefore you can daisy chain drives which means that theoretically it's possible to create RAIDs with four, six or even more drives.

Page 1 - Introduction / Specs Page 7 - Random Read
Page 2 - Impressions Page 8 - Sequential Write IOPS
Page 3 - How do we test? Page 9 - Sequential Read IOPS
Page 4 - Sequential Write Page 10 - Random Write IOPS
Page 5 - Sequential Read Page 11 - Random Read IOPS
Page 6 - Random Write Page 12 - Conclusion

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