At this week’s National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las
Vegas, Nevada, LaCie (http://www.lacie.com) announced three new
product combinations for video professionals: the 4big Quadra Bundle,
which boasts capacities up to 32TB and transfer speeds up to
700MB/second, and new 8TB and 16TB models of the 4big Quadra.
LaCie 4big Quadra is a four-bay RAID solution featuring four
hot-swappable disks and seven RAID modes including RAID0 and RAID5.
You can strip two or more 4big Quadra and connect them via eSATA
using the LaCie eSATA II PCI Express Card 3Gb/s. The LaCie 4big
Quadra Bundle gives users a choice of combining two 4big Quadra for
up to 8TB and 400MB/s transfer speeds, or four 4big Quadra for up to
32TB and 700 MB/s transfer speeds.
Featuring three options for customization, the LaCie 4big Quadra
Bundle includes the choice of two or four 4big Quadra, a LaCie eSATA
II PCI Express Card 3Gb/s — 4Ports, and a LaCie Rescue Kit
(available with Bundles 16TB and 32TB). The Rescue Kit, which
consists of a spare hard disk and power supply, is designed for
workflow respect in case of common storage issue with simple
maintenance, hot-swappable drive replacement and automatic rebuild.
The LaCie 4big Quadra Bundles will be available through the LaCie
Online Store and through LaCie Resellers+ and LaCie Storage Partners.
Suggested retail prices start at US$1,999. The 8TB LaCie 4big Quadra
and 32TB LaCie 4big Quadra Bundle will be available in May.