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LaCie intros new RAID storage solutions

2big Quadro and Hard Disk MAX
By: Steve Dougherty | Storage News | Posted: Jan 8, 2009 3:25 am

Storage specialist LaCie has unveiled a couple new products this week; the 2big Quadra and Hard Disk MAX.


LaCie intros new RAID storage solutions


Briefing you on the 2big Quadra, this is an external two-bay RAID solution offering up to 3TB capacity and four RAID modes (including RAID 0 and 1). It features hot-swapping capabilities and data transfer rates of up to 165MB/sec using eSATA 3Gbps in RAID 0. It can also be connected via FireWire 800 and 400 as well as USB 2.0.


In addition to offering protection through a full RAID 1 mode with hot-swappable disks for non-stop data access, the 2big Quadra also features a convenient Mixed mode. This mode provides both a RAID 0 partition for daily working data and a RAID 1 partition to archive important files.


The 2big Quadra is housed in a sturdy aluminum body with excellent heat dissipation and quiet operation. It comes shipped with Genie Backup Manager Pro and Intego Backup Manager Pro for customizable backups and computer recovery tasks.


LaCie intros new RAID storage solutions


You will be able to purchase one with capacities of 1, 2 or 3TB a little later this month with the LaCie online store or at select resellers, starting at an RRP of $299.99. For further details you can read the full press release


Now turning our attention to the LaCie Hard Disk MAX, this unit is another high capacity storage system with advanced RAID features whilst sticking to the consumer level of ease and style. RAID 0 or 1 modes can simply be set via a switch on the back panel.


LaCie intros new RAID storage solutions


The enclosure has a classy all-black polished/mirror finish to it and the multi-purposed blue LED in the picture above will change to red to alert the user of any potential problems. There is also a USB 2.0 expansion port on the front to allow other external drives to be connected for data backups etc.


The unit comes with a one year unlimited online backup service from the point setup has been made along with copies of Genie Backup Assistant for PCs and Intego Backup Assistant for Macs. The Hard Disk MAX is becoming available this month, beginning at a suggested RRP of $269.99. Further information about it can be read within the official PR here.


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