Four Drive Bays and Seven RAID Modes for Speed and Protection
With four terabytes of storage included, this hard drive offers plenty of space to store all your important data, digital media files, and more. Each included drive features an extremely fast spin speed of 7200 rpm and has a 16 MB or larger cache for optimal performance.
The 4big Quadra gives you the option of seven different RAID modes: RAID 0, RAID 5, RAID 5+Spare, RAID 3, RAID 3+Spare, Concatenation, and RAID 10. The ability to hot-swap drives in some RAID modes is an especially useful feature: you can remove and replace drives even while the 4big Quadra is running.
Depending on the RAID mode you choose, you can have either faster performance and higher storage space, or more protection. Please note that depending on the configuration, the usable amount of space might be less than 4 TB.
Installing new drives is a cinch: simply put the new disk on a drive tray and insert it into an empty drive bay. An included tool lets you lock and unlock the drives in place. The 4big Quadra is expandable and scalable up to four units, which provides up to an amazing 24 TB capacity with 600 MB/s transfer rates.
Quadruple Interface for Wide Compatibility and Fastest Speed
The 4big Quadra has four interfaces to ensure compatibility and maximize speed. Hi-speed USB 2.0 is nearly universal and has a maximum bus speed of up to 480 Mbps. FireWire 400, which is popular with digital video producers, offers up to 400 Mbps, and FireWire 800 can achieve up to 800 Mbps.
eSATA, the newest and fastest standard, can achieve extremely fast transfer rates of up to 3000 Mbps, making it perfect for digital media applications such as photography, pre-press, AV projects, and even HD post-production.
Design by Neil Poulton Offers Striking Looks
The 4big Quadra is designed by renowned designer Neil Poulton and features a striking, minimalist aluminum design with a round blue dot in the center that lights up. The 4big Quadra is stackable for easy expandability and is designed to complement and enhance your working environment.
The large blue dot, along with LEDs on the rear, lets you easily monitor your system's performance. You'll quickly know if any drives fail, when RAID is rebuilding, if the temperature is getting too high, and more.
Save Energy and Minimize Noise
The 4big Quadra was made with energy savings in mind, and compared to traditional RAID towers, it can save 30% to 80% on energy consumption. It also features a revolutionary, ultra-reliable cooling system that keeps the system almost 50% more quiet, letting you concentrate on the important things.
Backup Software Included
LaCie comes with Genie Backup Manager Pro for PCs and Intego Backup Manager Pro for Macs, making backup and computer recovery easy. In addition, it is compatible with Apple's Time Machine.
What's in the Box
LaCie 4big Quadra including 4 disks, eSATA-to-eSATA cable, FireWire 800 cable, FireWire 400 cable, hi-speed USB 2.0 cable, power supply kit, LaCie utilities CD-ROM with user's manual, Genie Backup Manager Pro software with disaster recovery (Windows XP/2000/Vista), Intego Backup Manager Pro software with disaster recovery (Mac OS X 10.4, 10.5), quick install guide, 2-in-1 RAID mode change and drive removal tool.