LaCie ( says its 2big and 4big Quadra multi-bay RAID solutions, designed by Neil Poulton, now feature USB 3.0 technology. The company says it completely re-engineered these external storage solutions for optimized performance with new Macs.

Thanks to UAS (USB-Attached SCSI Protocol) compatibility and 7200rpm hard drives, these products reach speeds up to 210MB/s and 245MB/s respectively. With these speeds the user can transfer 10GB of data in less than one minute.

The LaCie 2big and 4big Quadra offer cross-platform compatibility. Backwards compatibility with USB 2.0 means the user can connect the product to any standard computer. Plus, two FireWire 800 connections let the user daisy chain other external storage or A/V peripherals.

The LaCie 2big Quadra is available in 4TB or 6TB capacities starting at US499. The LaCie 4big Quadra is available in 8TB or 12TB capacities starting at $1,099.00. These products are available at the LaCie Online Store and LaCie Storage Partners.