If any of you can actually use 32TB of RAID storage, I'll be amazed. Users can combine either two or four LaCie 4big Quadras, which feature four hot-swappable disks, seven RAID modes including RAID0 and RAID5, and storage up to 32TB at 700Mb/s transfer speeds.
These new models are geared towards creative professionals who need the storage space for large amounts of HD content. The 4big Quadras come in 8TB configurations which allow combinations of up to four to achieve the 32TB of storage. The Quadras are also promised to be up to 50% quieter than other comparable systems, and are designed to save space and energy, incorporating features like automatic standby to conserve power.
The LaCie 4big Quadra Bundles will be available through the LaCie Online Store and through resellers starting at $1999. The 8TB LaCie 4big Quadra and 32TB LaCie 4big Quadra Bundle will be available in May. Rescue kits consist of a spare hard drive and power supply and are included with the 16TB and 32TB for fast, on-site repairs so there is no disruption in productivity or storage. The three bundles are listed below:
8TB LaCie 4big Quadra Bundle:
2 x 4TB LaCie 4big Quadra, LaCie eSATA II PCI Express Card 3Gb/s – 4Ports
16TB LaCie 4big Quadra Bundle:
4 x 4TB LaCie 4big Quadra, LaCie eSATA II PCI Express Card 3Gb/s – 4Ports, and LaCie Rescue Kit
32TB LaCie 4big Quadra Bundle:
4 x 8TB LaCie 4big Quadra, LaCie eSATA II PCI Express Card 3Gb/s – 4Ports, and LaCie Rescue Kit