updated 10:00 am EDT, Mon April 7, 2014
RAID arrays can drive over 1GB per second
Seagate Technology's LaCie brand announced at the 2014 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show three new storage solutions featuring Thunderbolt 2 technology. The LaCie 8big Rack, 5big, and 2big now feature Thunderbolt 2, along with the latest technologies from Seagate, including new 6TB hard drives.
The LaCie 8big Rack Thunderbolt 2 is the company's first Thunderbolt 2 rackmount storage solution. The rack mounts up to eight 6TB 7200rpm hard drives, for a total of 48TB available in a 1U form factor. The unit is capable of delivering up to 1.33GB per second.
Also now featuring Thunderbolt 2 technology and hardware RAID 5, the new LaCie 5big is up to two times faster than the previous model -- delivering speeds of up to 1.05GB per second. With the new 6TB 7200rpm hard drives, it boasts a 20 percent capacity increase over the 2013 edition of 5big.
The new LaCie 2big includes Thunderbolt 2 technology, hardware RAID, and a new industrial design. Speeds of up to 420MB per second, along with two 6TB 7200rpm hard drives, give the unit data density as well as speed. It also has USB 3.0 connectivity for wide compatibility.
The LaCie 8big Rack, 5big and 2big, all now including Thunderbolt 2, will be available this quarter through the LaCie online store and LaCie resellers. Pricing will be announced when the products are available for purchase.