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LaCie's External Drive Lineup Gains New 5TB Drives From Seagate

LaCie has launched several new products with Seagate's new 5TB drives, including a new Thunderbolt 5-bay RAID array that puts up to 25 terabytes of storage in one 5-bay unit. LaCie's is using Seagate's new drives featuring 'Shingled Magnetic Recording' technology to push the physical boundaries of magnetic storage.

The new drives are also available in LaCie's d2 Quadra for $350 and the d2 USB3.0 Thunderbolt for $450.
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LaCie says their new RAID is the largest 5-bay storage product on the market, sporting speeds up to 785MB/s. The RAID is available in three configurations, 10TB, 20TB, and 25TB, for $1000, $2000, and $2500 respectively -- Thunderbolt cable included -- from LaCie's website or the Apple Online Store, with the 5TB d2 available for $450 and the 5TB Quadra for $350.

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23 weeks ago
Rating: 11 Votes
23 weeks ago

I wonder why they chose Seagate to partner up with.
I consider Lacie to be the highest quality of product, and Seagate to be one of the lowest, so that's a weird mixture.


Seagate bought Lacie - May 2012.
Rating: 11 Votes
23 weeks ago
Can we drop the "this brand is better than that brand" as it gets most people absolutely nowhere!
Most drives come with 3-5yr WARRANTY, so they can be replaced for free by the manufacturer, and more importantly RAID is not backup, so regardless of drive fails, you should have two (or more) completely separate storage units in case of catastrophic failure of the RAID itself.

This tit-for-tat debate is getting seriously boring and irrelevant. :rolleyes:
Rating: 10 Votes
23 weeks ago
Id rather fork out for a Drobo 5D and fill it full of WD Red 4tb drives to be honest.
Rating: 4 Votes
23 weeks ago
Seagate drives + no RAID-5 support (and RAID-0 as standard) = excellent hardware if you don't mind losing ALL YOUR DATA :)

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2089464/three-year-27-000-drive-study-reveals-the-most-reliable-hard-drive-makers.html
Rating: 4 Votes
22 weeks ago
I can't wait for the day that spinning discs are no longer the most cost effective storage option.
Rating: 3 Votes
23 weeks ago

True, but you're unlikely to see one given the past history of storage.
So the way most deal with this now, is to buy an OPTICAL Thunderbolt cable. While they come in lengths of up to 100m (330ft) which are very expensive, you can still mitigate the problem using a more affordable 10m one and putting the storage in a cupboard or suchlike. If you're buying a reasonably high-priced (self-powered – as optical cables don't carry power like the shorter copper ones) storage device or two (or more), then the cost of such a cable while not cheap isn't too bad, as it solves the problem and you can then buy whatever storage unit you want.

I did this with 2x Pegasus R6's & an 8TB WD Thunderbolt, using a $300 "Optical Cable by Corning" (the cable is future-proofed as they work with TBolt 1 & 2 as well!) and then just daisy-chaining using cheap copper Tbolt ones:
http://www.corning.com/CableSystems/OpticalCablesbyCorning/products/thunderbolt.aspx

UK peeps: these are not distributed in the UK until August 2014, but I have seen them on Ebay for £500 (yep, pricey, but worth it if needed).


That sounds like a very expensive and tedious solutions to a problem that shouldn´t exist. Im sure if Apple would make an external HDD, it would be completely silent, since they actually care about the details. Like the Time capsule, it has a hdd, but you can barely hear it, or the mac mini....It´s quite tragic, Lacie is suppose to be a quality brand. I wish apple would make an external Premium external HDD in the spirit of the Mac Pro. But I guess you are right, its just wishful thinking for now.

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I don't. I had five Lacie hardrives and they all went down within one year. I stepped over to Western Digital and never even experienced any issues for years since. But for serious backup I rely on my Qnap TS-1079 Pro Image (http://www.qnap.com/upload/album/24/m_697_20120717140833_31562.png)

8 x 2TB drives enough for a small business that I'm running (all from western digital). Not that fast tough as this Lacy but serves it purposes; storing. This devices works like a charm.


You are right, Lacie isnt as good as it seems and their service is horrible. THeir harddrives are (most of them) suppose to stand on their feet. Some of them are really thin, so a tiny bump and they fall over. that happened to me and it was instantly broken. And Lacie refused to give me a refund. I would understand if the HDD would fall from the table, but just tipping over, then they should make harddrives that doesn´t fall that easy if they don´t want to pay for the repair.
Rating: 3 Votes
23 weeks ago
Disappointment...

"NEW" 5TB Drives but not support Thunderbolt 2.
Rating: 3 Votes
23 weeks ago
I wonder why they chose Seagate to partner up with.
I consider Lacie to be the highest quality of product, and Seagate to be one of the lowest, so that's a weird mixture.
Rating: 3 Votes
23 weeks ago
Seagate is the leader in write-only storage.
Rating: 3 Votes

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