Lacie 4big Quadra RAID  

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The most complete 4-bay RAID solution for users needing large storage/backup capacity, superior speed, and advanced security.

Offering a capacity of 8TB (8000GB!), the 4big features 7 RAID modes, including RAID 0 and RAID 5—which is highlighted by a versatile hot-swappable feature—to customize its performance and data protection level.

With burst transfer rates reaching up to 200-230MB/s* through eSATA 3Gbits, the 4big fits perfectly with most applications that demand high speed, such as photo, prepress, AV projects, and even HD post-production. Compatible with Time Machine, it also comes with Genie Backup Manager Pro and Intego Backup Manager Pro, for customizable backup and computer recovery.

The 4big Quadra not only sets a new standard in RAID technology and performance, but also was designed with the modern professional office in mind. Its stackable and chainable design helps to save space, while it's expandable and scalable up to 4 units (providing up to an amazing 32TB capacity and 700MB/s transfer rates). The 4big Quadra's universal connectivity (with eSATA, FireWire 400/800, and Hi-Speed USB 2.0 interfaces) helps to ensure maximum compatibility with any Mac or PC. Compared to traditional RAID towers, it saves up to 30-80% more energy, and its revolutionary ultrareliable cooling system is almost 50% quieter, making it the perfect choice for creative professionals. The technology, performance, and the design of the 4big Quadra make it an ideal addition to any workspace.

  • Huge capacity, speed & security on demand
  • 7 RAID modes RAID 0, RAID 10 Concatonation, RAID 3, RAID 3+spare, RAID 5, RAID 5+spare
  • High-performance storage
  • cSTA 3Gbits, FireWire 800, FireWire 400, Hi-Speed USB 2.0
  • Easy plug & play installation on PC or Mac
  • 4 hot-swappable disks for nonstop data access
  • Genie and Intego Backup Manager Pro included

Get your storage and back up needs taken care of today!


4big Quadra RAID Specifications:

  • Item Number: 301357U
  • Capacity: 2 TB
  • Interface: eSATA 3Gbits, FireWire 800, FireWire 400, Hi-Speed USB 2.0
  • Rotational Speed (rpm): 7200rpm
  • Cache: 4x16MB or greater
  • Interface Transfer Rate (max. bus speed):
  • eSATA 3Gbits: up to 3Gbits/s (300MB/s)
  • FireWire 800: up to 800Mbits/s (100MB/s)
  • FireWire 400: up to 400Mbits/s (50MB/s)
  • Hi-Speed USB 2.0: up to 480Mbits/s (60MB/s)
  • Seek Time (Read): <10ms eSATA
  • Burst Transfer Rate
  • (RAID) max. drive speed)*: eSATA 3Gbits: 200-230MB/s
  • FireWire 800: 80-90MB/s
  • FireWire 400: 35-40MB/s
  • Hi-Speed USB 2.0: 30-35MB/s
  • Burst Transfer Rate (RAID5 max. drive speed)* :
  • eSATA 3Gbits: 200-220MB/s
  • FireWire 800: 80-90MB/s
  • FireWire 400: 35-40MB/s
  • Hi-Speed USB 2.0: 30-35MB/s
  • RAID Modes:
  • Easy RAID selection:
  • RAID 0***,
  • RAID 5,
  • RAID 5+Spare,
  • RAID 3,
  • RAID 3+Spare,
  • Concatenation,
  • RAID 10
  • LaCie Shortcut Button: Launch any application (backup, music, slideshows) with one push****
  • Backup Software: Genie Backup Manager Pro software with disaster recovery for Windows 2000, XP Vista
  • Intego Backup Manager Pro software with disaster recovery for Mac OS X 10.4 and 10.5
  • Triple Power Management: "Auto" for energy efficiency; "On" for instant access; "Off" for data protection
  • Power Consumption: Standby mode: 10,3W; idle mode: 34W; seek mode: 37W
  • Power: 100-240Vca; 50/60Hz
  • Cooling System: Ultra-quiet cooling system with self-stabilizing oil-pressure bearing blower technology
  • Acoustic: Standby: negligible; idle: 25 to 28 dBA, Operating: 25 to 29 dBA
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 178 x 220 x 196 mm / 7 x 8.66 x 7.71 in
  • Weight: 7.1 kg / 15.7 lbs.
  • System Requirements: Computer with an eSATA, FireWire 800, FireWire 400 or Hi-Speed USB 2.0 port;
  • Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista
  • Mac OS X 10.3 or higher;
  • minimum free disk space: 600MB recommended
  • Box Content: LaCie 4big Quadra including 4 disks
  • eSATA-to-eSATA (3Gbits) cable
  • FireWire 800 (9-to-9 pin) cable
  • FireWire 400 (6-to-6 pin) cable
  • Hi-Speed USB 2.0 cable
  • Power supply kit
  • LaCie Utilities CD-ROM with User Manual
  • Genie Backup Manager Pro software with disaster recovery for Windows 2000, XP, Vista
  • Intego Backup Manager Pro software with disaster recovery for Mac OS X 10.4 and 10.5
  • Quick Install Guide
  • Comments: *Maximum interface transfer rate = theoretical bus bandwidth, whereas burst transfer rate = maximum drive speed. Performance depends on the RAID mode selected and burst transfer rates vary from one computer to another and may vary slightly from one drive to another. Average speed is usually lower depending on host configuration.
  • **1TB (Terabyte) = 1000GB. 1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending upon operating environment (typically 5-10% less). Capacity varies depending upon RAID mode.
  • ***Hot-swapping is not supported by RAID 0 and concatenation modes.
  • ****The LaCie Shortcut Button feature is available via FireWire and USB but not eSATA.
  • Windows Vista Ultimate 64 is not compatible with LaCie Shortcut button.
  • These measurements are indications may vary by +/- 10%.
  • This measurement has been made under normal conditions, one meter from the front of the product. It may vary with the condition and product configuration.
  • Warranty: 3-Year Limited Warranty
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