LaCie (http://www.lacie.com) has announced the 4big Quadra, a
four-bay RAID solution for small servers, creative pro workstations
or offices that need large storage and backup capacity, peed and
advanced security. Offering capacities of up to 6TB (6000GB) and a
hot-swap feature, the 4big Quadra supports seven RAID modes including
RAID 0 and RAID 5.
Thanks to its native RAID controller that conserves computer
resources, the 4big offers burst transfer rates reaching up to
200-230MB/second through eSATA 3Gbits. This solution integrates
perfectly with most applications that demand high speed, such as
photo processing, audio/video projects, pre-press, and even HD
post-production, says Arnaud Prezelin, LaCie product manager for
Creative Pro solutions Compatible with Mac OS X 10.5’s Time Machine
feature, the 4big also comes with Genie Backup Manager Pro and Intego
Backup Manager Pro for customizable backup and computer recovery.
The 4big Quadra’s stackable and chainable design helps to save space,
and it is expandable and scalable up to four units (providing up to
24TB capacity and 600 MB/second transfer rates), Prezelin says. The
4big Quadra’s universal connectivity (with eSATA, Firewire 400/800,
and Hi-Speed USB 2.0 interfaces) helps to ensure maximum
compatibility with any Mac or PC.
The LaCie 4big Quadra will be available in 2TB, 4TB or 6TB in October
through the LaCie Online Store, LaCie Reseller+ or LaCie Storage
Partner at the suggested retail price starting $899.00 (excluding