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This is the RAID storage solution I have been asking for and waiting years to get! It’s a two drive external RAID with Thunderbolt 3 connectivity that also has built in card readers! YAY!!

2big Dock can be easily configured for Windows or Mac, in RAID 1, 0 or JBOD, using LaCie‘s excellent RAID manager tool.  Because it is Thunderbolt 3, it also supports USB-C, USB3 and USB2, so you can connect it to any computer you own. The throughput will vary based on connectivity. With Thunderbolt 3 in RAID 0 you get a blazing fast 440 megabytes per second throughput. More than fast enough for all HD workflows and most compressed 4K formats.

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The 2big Dock includes an SD card and compact flash reader. It also gives you a USB3 port and display port, making it a must have storage solution for laptop based digital photographers and video editors. In the future I’d love to see a version with more professional readers like CFast or XQD. Starting at $649 for an 8TB model it’s pretty affordable, but I think the 12TB for $799 and 16TB for $999 are much better values. While the 20TB for $1,199 is a great investment for those who need massive amounts of storage.

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By Edward Blumenthal, December 29, 2017