by Mark Kidd

LaCie Debuts 20TB 5big Thunderbolt RAID DAS

LaCie has announced the 5big Thunderbolt Series, a new addition to the 5big family of 5-bay RAID solutions. Configured with five hot-swappable 7,200RPM, 64MB cache HDDs in RAID 0, the new series leverages Thunderbolt to connectivity reach transfer speeds of up to 785MB/s, with a maximum capacity of 20TB.

Lacie has designed the 5big Thunderbolt as a storage solution for editing multiple 2K uncompressed 10-bit video streams, an example of the types of digital content creation applications that stand to benefit from maximizing Thunderbolt storage performance. The 5big supports customized RAID configurations, for example a fast volume with three disks in RAID 0 for working copies and a safe volume with two disks in RAID 1 for project storage.

The LaCie 5big can also be configured as a JBOD array, for example with a drive dedicated to backup for each day of the business week. The array's dual cooling system is comprised of three components: a heat-dissipating aluminum casing, a quiet Noctua cooling fan, and jumbo heat exhausts. The 5big Thunderbolt offers dual Thunderbolt ports for daisy chaining.


The LaCie 5big is available in 10TB and 20TB capacities through the LaCie Online Store and resellers starting at $1,199.00, Thunderbolt cable included.

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