The LaCie Big Disk Extreme is a 500GB external hard drive storage solution. This drive is ideal for audio and video professionals working with large DV video, SD video and video RAID because of its FireWire 800 ports and one FireWire 400 port. It's metal alloys dissipates heat and prolongs drive performance. A fan-free design for quiet work environments and desktop real-estate conscious design, make this a reliable device for uncompressed video editing that is more affordable than SCSI or Fibre Channel array devices.
LaCie 500 GB Big Disk Extreme FireWire Hard Drive Specifications
Part # 300794U
LaCie 500GB Big Disk Extreme FireWire Hard Drive
Manufacturer Part #
Data Trasfer Rate
(FireWire 800) 800MBps / 400MBps (FireWire)
10 ms (average)
IEEE 1394 (FireWire) / IEEE 1394b (FireWire 800)
6 pin FireWire, 9 pin FireWire
Dimensions (W x H x D)
6.8" x 1.7" x 10.6"
Microsoft Windows 98SE, ME, 2000, or XP
Mac OS 8.6, Mac OS 9.x, and Mac OS 10.1.x amd greater
1 Year Limited Warranty
Includes in the Box
LaCie Big Disk Extreme 500GB External Hard Drive 6-to-6 pin FireWire cable, 9-to-9 pin FireWire cable, 6-to-4 pin FireWire cable Power supply Storage Utilities CD Drive stand
LaCie 500 GB Big Disk Extreme FireWire Hard Drive Features
Compatible with Mac and PC platforms, this drive features two FireWire 800 ports and one FireWire 400 port, making it ideal for audio and video professionals working with large DV video, SD video and video RAID.
Cross-platform with plug-and-play convenience, this drive can be easily shared and its data quickly exchanged among computers and workstations.
Hot-pluggable with immediate device recognition, this drive’s FireWire capabilities offer unbeatable ease of use with no software installation required for Windows XP and Mac OS X users.
Featuring the new OXFW912 bridge chip from Oxford Semiconductor, the LaCie Big Disk Extreme is the first FireWire 800 storage device to achieve transfer rates of up to 88MB/s. This high-performance drive also allows for native RAID 0 speed without complicated configuration.
The LaCie Big Disk Extreme features a stylish, metallic design crafted from a sturdy aluminum alloy that dissipates heat, allowing for operation without a noisy fan. A drive stand provides stability and allows for upright desktop use to save valuable desk space.
This drive’s convenient, automatic on/off feature conserves energy and prolongs the life of the drive.
LaCie 500 GB Big Disk Extreme FireWire Hard Drive Included Items
LaCie 500 GB Big Disk Extreme FireWire Hard Drive Warranty Information
Warranty Length: One Year
Covers: Parts and Labor
Details: LaCie warrants your drive against any defect in material and workmanship, under normal use, for the period designated on your warranty certificate. In the event this product is found to be defective within the warranty period, LaCie will, at its option, repair or replace the defective hard drive.
Contact: By Phone: 503-844-4500 Technical Support 503-844-4503 (Monday through Friday, 6 AM – 6 PM PST)
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