by Charles Jefferies

LaCie Intros USB 3.0 Dual-Drive RAID Storage

LaCie and Symwave today announced the world’s first dual hard drive RAID storage solution based on USB 3.0. LaCie’s new 2Big USB 3.0 solution can handle two drives in RAID 0/1 and is powered by Symwave’s new SW6318 storage controller.

The 2Big USB 3.0 drive is designed for users who require extreme fast data transfer rates; the device can do up to 275MB/s burst. Put into perspective, the 2Big USB 3.0 can perform real-time streaming and editing of several HD video files simultaneously.

The LaCie 2Big USB 3.0 drive will be showcased at CES 2010 and will be available in early 2010.