All-in-one Storage Device Lacie 1big Dock Professional Desktop Storage Brief Review

[Bestbuy618DIY Hardware Channel]As you may have noticed, the era of 1080p appears to be passing, with higher resolution 4K format gradually becoming the mainstream. As a result, creators are upgrading their filming equipment to meet the market demand for 4K video. But then there’s the issue of storage; as you know, 4K video is not small; on average, 1 hour of 4K 30fps compressed material generates about 30GB of data.

This projection, from the shooting of the material to the final production of the finished film, all necessitates a large amount of storage space. If the original 1080p era storage solution is still used, the storage space, transmission speed, and other aspects will be slightly weak, affecting work efficiency significantly, so the transformation to the new storage solution is required.

This site previously reviewed the LaCie Rugged SSD Pro mobile solid state drive, which is a lightweight mobile storage device. This product has high-speed transmission, reliable protection, and lightweight and portable features; interested parties can view the details at // This small and light mobile solid state drive with high transfer speed and capacity can effectively solve temporary storage and copy needs. And to solve the problem of long-term storage, you must offer today’s protagonist – LaCie 1big Dock.

LaCie 1big Dock is the new release of the new face of creative professionals and professional consumer storage solutions from the French LACIE products. It not only offers a high-capacity storage solution, but it also has a USB 3.0 interface and SD/CF card slot, as well as a DisplayPort 1.4 interface and Thunderbolt 3 port, the latter of which not only powers the device but also supports daisy-chaining methods to connect additional devices and hard drives.

The appearance of the LaCie 1big Dock follows the series’ family style design language; the left side of the panel is equipped with a large blue indicator, and users can intuitively understand its working status based on the light. The LaCie 1big Dock comes with a Seagate IronWolf Pro enterprise grade hard drive, which can support workloads of up to 300TB/year and is carefully optimized for high-speed 7200-RPM performance, smooth power management, massive capacity, and 24/7 reliability. It also includes a five-year warranty for complete data security.

The back DisplayPort 1.4 port supports connections ranging from 720-1080p to 4K 120Hz and even 8K 60Hz, and the Thunderbolt 3 port allows the LaCie 1big Dock to easily connect two 4K displays. The two Thunderbolt 3 ports can daisy-chain up to six additional storage devices, and the laptop can be charged via Thunderbolt, USB-C, or USB 3.0 ports. The SLEEP/WAKE button on the side allows you to toggle between the device’s sleeping and working modes at any time. The LaCie 1big Dock has a self-cooling aluminum enclosure with cooling holes on the back and bottom.

The overall aluminum enclosure and temperature regulating fan ensure long-term, optimized reliability and performance. Furthermore, the four feet on the bottom effectively reduce resonance while the LaCie 1big Dock is in use, as well as acting as a non-slip device.

To meet the needs of different places, LaCie 1big Dock in the package is almost all the different specifications of the power cord to match, to avoid users’ embarrassment when carrying abroad without power supply cable. By the way, the LaCie 1big Dock includes a Thunderbolt 3 port on the front of our back, which allows users to receive up to 70W of power delivery when plugging the laptop power into the Thunderbolt 3 daisy chain port. And still get up to 45W of power when not using the charger (or 30W if daisy-chaining to connect and charge other USB-C devices at the same time).

In terms of hardware configuration, the LaCie 1big Dock is quite considerate for users. However, as a storage device, read/write speed has a direct impact on overall efficiency.

As previously stated, the LaCie 1big Dock is constructed with a Seagate IronWolf Pro Enterprise hard drive. So, without further ado, let us get to the results!

In comparison to other storage solutions, the LaCie 1big Dock combines the functions of oversized storage, data reading, peripheral hub, and device power supply into a single device. It effectively simplifies the complicated workflow, particularly the peripheral hub for the user’s desk, which is also synchronized and optimized. Some people may believe that the performance of the LaCie 1big Dock is insufficient, owing to its use of HDD mechanical hard drive.

The LaCie 1big Dock SSD Pro, which was released at the same time as its sibling, is built as a solid state drive and will be even better in terms of transfer speed and mobile office, allowing users to purchase based on their actual needs.