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Thursday, 09 October 2008 11:10

LaCie launches 7.5TB NAS

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How big?

There's one thing that always seem to ring true when it comes to computers, you can never have enough storage space and it seems like LaCie has tried to follow this with its latest 5big Network NAS, as it will be available in sizes from 2.5 to 7.5TB.

The 2.5 and 5TB models aren't such a big deal, as the 5big Network has five hot-swappable drive bays, but going to 7.5TB requires five of the latest Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 drives, as these are the only 1.5TB drives currently on the market.

Feature-wise, the 5big Network is pretty impressive, as well, as not only does it have a Gigabit Ethernet port which LaCie claims can manage 12-16MB/s writes and 22-32MB/s reads, but it also has three eSATA ports for additional drives as well as a USB 2.0 port. The rear ports can also be used for backing up onto the 5big Network form external drives.

You can also rest assured that your data will be safe, as the 5big Network supports a wide range of RAID options including RAID 0, RAID 10, RAID 5 (with or without a spare) and RAID 6, and unless you run RAID 0, it's very improbable that you would ever lose any data stored on the 5big Network. LaCie also supplies three licenses each of PC and Mac network backup software.

We're not convinced it's a great value for the money for the average home user, but we'd expect it to be a tempting device for many smaller businesses that need a solid backup solution. The 2.5TB model starts at US$899.99, with the 5TB version coming it at $1,399.00 and, finally, the 7.5TB model at $1,899.00. Hardly cheap, but then again, it's not like LaCie has a lot of competition in the 7.5TB market at the moment. All models will be available later this month.

You can can find the product page here for more details.
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