This week, LaCie announced that the innovative 2big Triple hard drive, designed by Neil Poulton, has won an award for the Best Storage Back-up Solution from the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA). The annual TIPA Award is regarded as the most prestigious photo and imaging honor in Europe.
TIPA is composed of 30 independent industry publications from 13 European countries. The member publications have no relation with any manufacturer in the industry, allowing for neutrality to present awards to the best products of the year. The award is eligible to any company that manufactures photo, video and digital products. Products are judged for the award for ease of use, features and price.
The LaCie 2big Triple is a storage device with separate FireWire 800, FireWire 400, or USB 2.0 interfaces for high-speed data transfer. The 2big Triple is a RAID solution product that can be configured for safety or performance. RAID stands for Redundant Array of Independent Disks, which refers to technology that uses two or more hard disk drives simultaneously to enhance performance, reliability, and/or to create larger data volume sizes. The 2big Triple also features a naturally-cooling, heat-sink design and a thermoregulated progressive smart fan to keep noise to a minimum.
This product is available at various participating retailers, and is selling for approximately $350 for 1TB of storage space. More information on this product can be found at www.lacie.com.