LaCie ( has announced the 12big Rack Storage Server, a network storage solution complete with the software and hardware needed for backup or file sharing right out of the box.

The 12big Rack Storage Server features the performance of Quad LANs and the power of Windows Storage Server, according to the folks at LaCie. It ships with 6Gb/s Nearline SAS disks, which feature redundant path technology.

The 12big Rack Storage Server is available in 9TB, 12TB, 24TB and 36TB capacities with the five-year Gold Protection Plan. The protection plan features warranty on drives and components, as well as fast product replacement. The 12big Rack Storage Server is available through LaCie Online Store, LaCie PROgram+ Partners, and LaCie PROgram+ Resellers starting at US$11,299.