LaCie has announced their 5big Thunderbolt Series RAID storage device. The 5big Thunderbolt boasts speeds up to 785MB/s in an immense five-disk package. You can get up to 20TB in storage for the reliability that many small offices or home A/V users are looking for. It also features dual Thunderbolt ports for daisy chaining and near-silent dual cooling. The 5big Thunderbolt Series RAID device starts at $1,1999 and is designed to be the perfect complement to higher-end computer users like video professionals looking for all-around performance.
With five disks, the LaCie 5big lets the user custom-make RAID configurations. Create a lightning-fast volume with three disks in RAID 0 and a safe volume with two disks in RAID 1. Plus the disks are hot-swappable**, so the user can simply slide a new disk into the safe volume without switching off the device. Use the fast volume for use with Final Cut Pro X™, Adobe® Premiere® or Aperture™, and the safe volume to back up projects.
The LaCie 5big allows video professionals to move from a heavy desktop workstation to a versatile laptop setup with fast and massive external storage. Their desktop setup stays in the office while the laptop goes on business trips. Plus, with dual Thunderbolt ports, the user can daisy chain up to six Thunderbolt peripherals together.