Both products are new for 2013, with prices starting at $549.
By Rachel Cericola
January 25, 2013
LaCie recently showed us how stylish a NAS can be, unleashing its limited edition Blade Runner on SMBs. Now the company is ditching fashion for function, announcing two new NAS devices with storage for up to 20TB worth of goodies.
First up is the 5big NAS Pro, a five-bay NAS that’s got the power of Intel inside. It also has a little taste of Wuala cloud storage, so users can collabotate in and out of the office, via a single interface.
Promising up to 200MB/s, the LaCie 5big NAS Pro has a dual-core 2.13GHz Intel 64-bit Atom processor, 4GB of RAM, and dual LAN and link aggregation for the best network speeds possible. Other features include a novice-friendly SimplyRAID and client-side cloud encryption.
The 5big Thunderbolt Series, on the other hand, comes in just two sizes—and both are big. With storage up to 20TB and speeds up to 785MB/s, the Thunderbolt has five 7200rpm/64MB cache hard disks preconfigured in RAID 0. The system also boasts fast volume for backing up big projects and all of the disks are hot-swappable.
For even more power (or multiple devices), LaCie says that the device has dual Thunderbolt ports. That basically means that users can daisy chain up to six Thunderbolt peripherals together. Other features include a dual cooling system and options to be used as a JBOD array.
Designed by Neil Poulton, the LaCie Thunderbolt is available now, with the 5big NAS Pro shipping sometime this quarter. The Thunderbolt comes in 10TB and 20TB capacities, with a Thunderbolt cable and a starting price of $1,199. The 5big NAS Pro will come in 10TB and 20TB capacities with 100GB of free Wuala Business Secure Cloud Storage for three months. Expect to see it selling at a starting price of $549.