LaCie 5big at 7.5 TB could give the HAL 9000 the jitters

by mohsin

The new LaCie 5big Network device, offers five drive bays and up to a whopping 7.5 terabytes of capacity. The drives are hot swappable, and the unit supports pretty much every RAID mode under the sun, including RAID 5 and RAID 6, which can provide striped disks plus parity for three or more drives (RAID 5) or can protect data from the loss of two drives (RAID 6). Additional external drives connect with USB 2.0 or SATA ports. It also comes with three licenses for backup solutions for either PC (Genie Backup Manager Pro) or Mac (Intego Backup Manager Pro). LaCie claims that 5big Network uses 25 percent less energy and is 37 percent quieter than four-drive RAID towers on the marketplace. It is compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux systems too.

The LaCie 5big is priced for business customers, costing around $899.99 for the 2.5TB version, the 5TB version is priced at $1,399 and the 7.5TB model costs $1,899.