Updated Dec 3/13
Find LaCie's new 5big Thunderbolt series here
LaCie 4big Quadra V.2
4 Bay RAID - USB 3 and Firewire 800 (no eSATA)
8 TB - $789 - more in soon
12 TB - $1049 - in stock
16 TB - $1329 - special order - takes 2 - 3 days to get in
Lacie Platinum Care 5 Year Warranty Includes Data Recovery - $479
Call for details.
RAID Choices - Can have RAID 0, 1, 3, 3 + spare, 5, 5 + spare.
RAID 0 - all the data is written across 4 drives. Gives
you maximum speed, but if one drive fails, the entire RAID dies.
RAID 1 - Data is written to 2 drives, and then mirrored on 2 drives. Cuts the available storage in half (so a 1 TB becomes 500GB).
RAID 5 - If one drive in a RAID 5 array fails, the lost data can be rebuilt from data on the remaining disks. Most secure for data. Storage is cut by 25%, so 1 TB becomes a 750GB.
2 TB - $189 - special order - usually takes 2 days
3 TB - $219 - special order - usually takes 2 days
4 TB - $289 - special order - usually takes 2 days
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