LaCie First to Ship Desktop 5TB External HDDInside Seagate's drive rumored but not annnounced
This is a Press Release edited by StorageNewsletter.com on 2014.02.25
LaCie S.A., now brand of Seagate Technology plc, announced the availability of 5TB, 7200rpm hard-drive capacities in its 5big Thunderbolt Series, 2big Thunderbolt Series and d2 Thunderbolt Series.
Delivering external storage products that range from 5TB single drive systems to 25TB RAID solutions boosts storage capacity by 20%.
Increasingly larger file formats for film and photography have driven the demand for more storage capacity. The availability of 5TB HDDs enables to deliver more storage capacity in its same compact desktop designs.
5big Thunderbolt now features a capacity of up to 25TB, which makes it the largest 5-bay storage solution on the market. Combined with speeds up to 785MB/s*, it is a product for video professionals to pair with a Thunderbolt-enabled computer, like the new Mac Pro, to drive 4K workflows. Photography professionals will appreciate the larger capacities of the d2 Thunderbolt and 2big Thunderbolt, with the same fast transfer speeds and responsive photo browsing that they depend on from these products.
The new capacities are also available on the LaCie 2big Quadra and d2 Quadra storage solutions. All products can be purchased at the LaCie Online Store and its resellers.
The professional storage solutions are protected by a three-year limited warranty. It includes complimentary web-based resources, expert in-house technical support, and worldwide repair/replacement coverage. Warranty extensions and Advance Care Option can also be purchased.
*Tests conducted in RAID-0 with five 4TB 7,200rpm drives. Speeds depend on the drives and RAID mode used, and average transfer rates may vary from one computer to another and from one product to another.