updated 04:40 pm EST, Thu January 28, 2010
LaCie outs three Enterprise Class drive families
Storage drive maker LaCie has began catering to the enterprise market this week by announcing its Enterprise Class range of products. The lineup includes the 4big, d2 and the 2big Quadra Enterprise Class drives, all sporting different form factors. Each device in these new product lines sports SATA hard drives and features 128-bit AES hardware encryption for securing data. There is also hardware RAID support along with hot-swap capabilities.
The hard disks in each are 7,200RPM drives with 32MB of cache, and are rated at 1.2 million hours mean time between failures. LaCie says the 4big Quadra Enterprise Class drive will see 700MBps transfer speeds when set up in a RAID 50 array. It and the 2big Quadra Enterprise Class can be also set to RAID 0, RAID 1 and RAID 5. All of the new LaCie enterprise drives have FireWire 400/800, USB 2.0 and eSATA interfaces.
Like other drives in LaCie's range, the new products were designed by Neil Poulton.
Various capacities in each new Enterprise Class range will be offered, with the 1TB LaCie d2 Quadra Enterprise Class priced at $300, a 2TB 2big Quadra Enterprise Class costing $650 and the 4TB LaCie 4big Quadra Enterprise Class set at $1350.