September 18, 2008 in Hardware (E)
[prMac.com] Portland, OR - LaCie today announced the 4big Quadra, the most complete four-bay RAID solution for small servers, creative pro workstations or offices that need large storage and backup capacity, superior speed and advanced security. Offering capacities of up to 6TB (6000GB) and a versatile hot-swap feature, the 4big Quadra supports seven RAID modes including RAID 0 and RAID 5 for optimal performance and data protection.
Thanks to its native RAID controller that conserves computer resources, the 4big offers burst transfer rates reaching up to 200-230MB/s* through eSATA 3Gbits. This solution integrates perfectly with most applications that demand high speed, such as photo processing, audio/video projects, pre-press, and even HD post-production. Compatible with Time Machine(TM), the 4big also comes with Genie Backup Manager Pro(TM) and Intego Backup Manager Pro(TM) for customizable backup and computer recovery.
* RAID power: add up to 6 Terabytes on your desk
* Huge capacity for backing up all your data
* Superior protection and speed for creative pros
* Four hot-swappable disks for non-stop data access
* Designed to complement and enhance working environments
* Design by Neil Poulton
"The LaCie 4big Quadra definitely sets a new standard in RAID Technology for creative professionals and small sever backups," said Arnaud Prezelin, LaCie Product manager for Creative Pro solutions. "For instance, the 4big Quadra enables digital content creators to work on multiple HD video streams or to manage RAW photos libraries with live effects."
The 4big Quadra not only sets a new standard in RAID technology and performance, but was also designed with the modern professional office in mind. Its stackable and chainable design helps to save space, and it is expandable and scalable up to four units (providing up to an amazing 24TB capacity and 600 MB/s transfer rates). The 4big Quadra's universal connectivity (with eSATA, Firewire 400/800, and Hi-Speed USB 2.0 interfaces) helps to ensure maximum compatibility with any Mac or PC.
Compared to traditional RAID towers, it saves up to 30-80 percent more energy, and its revolutionary ultra-reliable cooling system is almost 50 percent quieter, making it the perfect choice for creative professionals. The technology, performance and design of the 4big Quadra make it an ideal addition to any workspace.
Pricing and Availability:
The LaCie 4big Quadra will be available in 2TB, 4TB or 6TB in October through the LaCie Online Store, LaCie Reseller+ or LaCie Storage Partner at the suggested retail price starting $899.00 (excluding VAT). For more information, visit us on the web.
About Neil Poulton:
Neil Poulton was born in Thurso, Scotland. A graduate in Industrial Design from Edinburgh University and Milan's Domus Academy, Poulton first came into public view in 1989 as the creator of "the ageing pens," pens made from a "living," wearing plastic that changes color and form with use. Today, Neil Poulton designs and develops best-selling, award-winning products for a variety of international clients including LaCie & Artemide. Since 1991, Poulton has lived and worked in Paris, France.
* Maximum interface transfer rate = theoretical bus bandwidth, whereas burst transfer rate = maximum drive speed. Performance depends on the RAID mode selected and burst transfer rates vary from one computer to another and may vary slightly from one drive to another. Average speed is usually lower depending on host configuration.
1TB = 1,000,000,000,000 bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending upon operating environment (typically 5-10% less). Capacities and performance varies depending upon RAID mode.
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 their website.