CES 2013: LaCie Unwraps the 5big Thunderbolt RAID

What’s lightning fast and stores everything you ever need? At CES this week, LaCie unveiled its all new 5big Thunderbolt RAID Series. Five drives times 4TB hooked up to a Thunderbolt connection? That means lots of data moving plenty fast.

Transfer speeds up to 785 MB/s are theoretically supported (real world speeds likely to be less) and the 5big supports RAID 0, 1 and JBOD configurations. Or a combination. Create one fast volume with three disks in RAID 0 and a safe volume with two disks in RAID 1. It’s up to you.

The 5big ships in the same Neil Poulton-designed chassis you now know and, well, maybe you love it – maybe you don’t.

The LaCie 5big is available in 10TB and 20TB capacities starting at $1,199.00 – and yes, they throw in a  Thunderbolt cable too.

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Terry Walsh is the founder of We Got Served. He started the community in February 2007 with a mission to help families, tech enthusiasts everywhere figure out the technology needed to run the modern home and small business. He's the author of a number of guides to Windows, Windows Server and OS X Server and runs his own successful publishing business. Born and raised in Liverpool, England, Terry has been awarded Microsoft's prestigious Most Valuable Professional Award each year since 2008 for his work on We Got Served.

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