Summary: Warning We had data on one of these devices and it lost RAID configuration (presumably after a power loss). The disks seem healthy, and I can even see the partitions of the RAID at a lower level, but the response from LaCie was "Sorry, if the RAID level has changed on the box" there's no way to fix...
Summary: After good experiences with smaller d2 LaCie drives, I chose the 4big from a number of other options (Drobo, Synology, etc.) Unfortunately, the product produced an exceptionally loud fan noise, even when the disks weren't being written or read.
Summary: Great device for those with large data storage needs. Love the design - clean looks and easy to use. Set the RAID mode, format and away you go - simply plug in on USB 3 and it shows up in your OS as a single large disk drive.
Summary: Amazing, and i have three of these units, and they are filled up. I've only had two drives fail in the time that I have had them since 2009, but since it is RAID, I just have to purchase a backup drive for it. The first one was free because LACIE gives you a warranty, so they exchanged it for free.
Summary: I have two of these 4big 8TB RAIDS that were bought about 9 months apart and both have had a failed power adapter, so it was a $50 part to fix it. The first RAID adapter failed after about 3 years of use and took down one of the drives.
Made my Windows7 unstable even though it says it is compatible with Windows7
S. Raut, Amazon
11 August 2014
Summary: Pros: Stunning looks hot removable drives multiple configurations for RAID Cons: Poor customer service (be prepared to be on hold ... till you give up:) ) Sharp corners might lead to injury Most irritating fact: makes windows unstable.