LaCie Breaks New Ground with Their Biggest Storage Solutions

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[prMac.com] Paris, France - LaCie has announced the general availability of the LaCie 12big Rack product range - an enterprise class 2U rack-mounted portfolio, targeted at corporate IT users and video professionals. The LaCie 12big Rack Fibre, LaCie 12big Rack Serial, and LaCie 12big Rack Network, provide (respectively) SAN, DAS and NAS storage solutions that are designed to target the most demanding uses through their performance, customization, minimized downtime and ease-of-use. The range features multipathed 4x 4Gb/s fiber channel connections, dual Mini SAS connection (SFF-8088) or dual 1Gb/s Ethernet connection - making the 12big Rack portfolio a comprehensive storage range.

"I'm very pleased to introduce the 2U rack product range, a natural evolution to LaCie's 20 years of experience with professional storage solutions. The new portfolio is complementary to LaCie's existing high end storage, and allows LaCie to support a wider range of professional applications from Corporate IT to content creation and post-production companies," said Minh Le, LaCie's Marketing Director. "The LaCie 12big Rack product range provides the highest performance, data security levels, and minimized downtime, with no tradeoffs. We're now offering our customers a comprehensive, customizable and expandable enterprise solution - starting with 6TB and scaling up to 60TB per storage system."

* 2U 19" rack-mounted DAS, NAS, iSCSI, or FC SAN
* Designed for corporate IT and post-production companies
* Extensive storage scalability from 6TB to 60TB per system
* No downtime with redundant hot-swappable elements
* LaCie Advance Care Option included
* Mac, Windows, Linux environment ready

Built with Enterprise Class SATA disks, the LaCie 12big Rack product range will ensure data is always available through the redundancy of power supplies, cooling units and a dual-controller option for the LaCie 12big Rack Fibre and the LaCie 12big Rack Serial. The range also offers multiple RAID levels for data protection, from RAID 0, 1, 10, 5 and 50, up to RAID 6 - the 12big Rack storage systems will keep the most critical data safe against two-disk failure. Additionally, the LaCie 12big Rack Fibre's Advanced Power Management feature and disk verify feature help ensure archived data is duly available upon the customer's request.

While data security and integrity - even over a long period - is ensured, together with significant power saving features, the 12big Rack portfolio doesn't compromise on performance. The LaCie 12big Rack Fibre supports a dual Active/Active controllers option and allows up to six streams of 4:2:2 uncompressed HD video. As such, the LaCie 12big Rack Fibre enables video-intensive users to edit uncompressed video streams on storage networks; the LaCie 12big Rack Serial is able to achieve similar performance as direct attached storage. Alternatively, the LaCie 12big Rack Network supports link teaming (IEEE 802.3ad) of its dual gigabit connections, allowing users to host critical backups, file sharing or archiving.

Every storage enclosure is expandable through Mini SAS (SFF-8088) connections, and can support up to four daisy-chained 2U expansion enclosures depending on the 12big Rack product. Available with an impressive list of compatibilities, in terms of fibre channels switches, fiber channel HBAs, and RAID controllers, the LaCie 12big Rack portfolio has been designed to offer a diverse feature-set and comes with the LaCie Advance Care Option to provide customers with extra peace of mind.

Pricing and Availability:
LaCie 12big Rack products will be available in various models through the LaCie Online Store, LaCie Reseller and LaCie Storage Partner starting at the suggested retail price of $5,490.00 USD (excluding VAT). For more information regarding specific features and capabilities, please visit LaCie online.

Located in the USA, Canada, Japan, Australia, Europe, Singapore and Hong Kong, LaCie is the leading manufacturer of computer peripherals for Windows, Apple and Linux users. LaCie creates external storage solutions and color monitors that help professionals and everyday people easily manage their digital lives. LaCie has differentiated its products through original designs and leading-edge technology. Established in France in 1989, LaCie is listed on Euronext under FR0000054314 (LAC). For more information, visit LaCie online.

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