LaCie Introduces 5 TB SATA RAID System

LaCie has introduced its 5 TB S2S SATA RAID system with several interface and RAID level options designed for content creation professionals.

The five drive tower system can accommodate either 2.5 or 5 TB, and can be configured as RAID 0 (stripped), RAID 1 (mirrored), RAID 0+1 or JBOD (Just a Bunch of Disks). The bus is SATA II capable of 3 Gb/s. A sustained transfer rate of 187 MB/s is possible.

The tower is designed for professionals who require high volume security and speed for content creation and storage.

"Disks are hot-swappable for instant expandability and the solution is hot-pluggable - no need to power down the computer. Advanced features include the ability to customize email alerts in the event of disk failure and to create unique RAID sets to fit different needs," according to Barry Katcher, Public Relations Manager at LaCie.

Users can select the LaCie SATA II 3 Gb/s PCI-Express Card 4E or LaCie SATA II 3 Gb/s PCI-X Card 4E with four ports and a native x8 host bus interface. With port multiplication, all five disks are connected to a single port on the LaCie SATA II 3 Gb/s PCI-Express Card 4E.

The LaCie S2S RAID, 2.5 TB configuration is priced at US$1789.99, and the 5 TB configuration is priced at US$3999.99.