Kool Tools: LaCie's 5TB drive
LaCie recently announced the availability of 5TB, 7200 rpm hard-drive capacities in its 5big Thunderbolt Series, 2big Thunderbolt Series and d2 Thunderbolt Series. The deliver external storage products that range from 5TB single drive systems to 25TB RAID. However, even the "low end" 5TB model offers incredible storage potential and only costs US$449.99.
Increasingly larger file formats for film and photography have driven the demand for more storage capacity. The availability of 5TB hard drives enables LaCie to deliver significantly more storage capacity in its same compact desktop designs. This saves professionals valuable desktop space.
If the 5TB model is too small, LaCie’s 5big Thunderbolt now features a capacity of up to 25TB, which makes it the largest 5-bay storage solution on the market. It also boasts speeds up to 785MB/second.
The LaCie models are perfect matches for a Thunderbolt-enabled computer like the new Mac Pro and are useful in driving 4K workflows. Photography professionals will appreciate the larger capacities of the d2 Thunderbolt and 2big Thunderbolt, with the same fast transfer speeds and responsive photo browsing that they depend on from these products. The new capacities are also available on the LaCie 2big Quadra and d2 Quadra storage solutions.
LaCie professional storage solutions are protected by a three-year limited warranty. It includes complimentary web-based resources, in-house technical support, and worldwide repair/replacement coverage. Warranty extensions and an Advance Care Option can also be purchased.
All products can be purchased at the LaCie Online Store and LaCie Resellers. Go to www.lacie.com for more info.