LaCie has announced the world's first USB 3.0 Dual-Drive RAID storage product. Developed in collaboration with Symwave, the dual hard disk RAID storage device is based on the new SuperSpeed USB (3.0) standard.

The 2Big USB 3.0 will be available in up to 4TB capacities and has been bundled with backup software for both Mac and PC users.

Developed for users that require sizeable data flow and fast storage products - such as video professionals who needs high bandwidth, the 2Big USB 3.0 will let users transfer a high-definition uncompressed video at speeds up to 275MB/s burst read transfer speed, or perform real time streaming and editing of multiple HD files simultaneously explained LaCie.

"The end user experience of external storage is undergoing a very significant upgrade with the launch of USB 3.0 products. We are pleased to be leading the market transition with such a strong partner like LaCie," said John O'Neill, Vice President of Marketing at Symwave.

The LaCie 2big USB 3.0 will be available in early 2010 and will be showcased at CES 2010, 7-10 January, 2010. Pricing is yet to be confirmed.