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LaCie 4big Quadra 16TB USB 3.0 3.5" External Hard Drive LAC9000330U
  • USB 3.0 Speed: Up to 245MB/s
  • Multi-interface for PC/Mac compatibility
  • RAID 5 and hot-swap for speed with security
  • Aluminum enclosure and quiet operation
  • 3-Year Limited Warranty
  • $1,399.00
  • $7.99 Shipping (restrictions apply)

5 out of 5 eggs Good purchase. 11/23/2013

This review is from: LaCie 4big Quadra 16TB USB 3.0 3.5" External Hard Drive LAC9000330U


It works as advertised. (not all the common these days)
Attached to W7 on USB3 with hdtach I get 182MB/s avg read.
Raid configuration is easy
Price isn't outrageous when you consider the cost of 4 - 4TB drives.


Sleeps and wakes up randomly sometimes. I suspect this is a W7 issue and not the device.
Takes a little longer than I would like to wake up, but faster than my WD raid usb drive. Not a drive issue, just physics, spin up the drives and verify raid. I doubt it could be any faster with mechanical drives.

Other Thoughts:

I have had this about 3 weeks now and am happy with this purchase. More money than I wanted to spend, but given the alternatives to backing up the 7TB I currently have, I am very happy.
I backup all my pc images to it and rsync to an smb mount all of my media from a Linux NAS. Even though the NAS is a Raid-z with HS, one wrong command and its all gone. When will we get TB optical media.
I haven't looked at the brand drives they are using, but hopefully they will stand the test of time.

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  • Michael H.
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

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