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

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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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More speed means a leaner workflow. Get 785MB/s* thanks to five 7200rpm/64MB cache hard disks preconfigured in RAID 0. With these speeds, you have all you need for any post-production work. Handle multiple 2K uncompressed 10-bit streams. And with capacities up to 25TB, you have enough storage for today and the future. For example, you could store all your project's raw daily footage onto a single LaCie 5big. Focus on your creative projects without the hassle of managing multiple storage devices.

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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86 months ago
pricey...

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86 months 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.
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86 months 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:
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86 months 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
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86 months ago
Id rather fork out for a Drobo 5D and fill it full of WD Red 4tb drives to be honest.
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86 months ago
I can't wait for the day that spinning discs are no longer the most cost effective storage option.
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