Thursday, February 20th 2014

LaCie Ships Industry's First 5 TB External Hard Drive

Today, LaCie announced the availability of 5 TB, 7200 rpm hard-drive capacities in its 5big Thunderbolt Series, 2big Thunderbolt Series and d2 Thunderbolt Series. Delivering external storage products that range from 5 TB single drive systems to 25 TB RAID solutions boosts storage capacity by 20 percent. This increase showcases the company's commitment to provide the fastest, highest capacity storage solutions on the market.

Increasingly larger file formats for film and photography have driven the demand for more storage capacity. The availability of 5 TB hard drives enables LaCie to deliver significantly more storage capacity in its same compact desktop designs. This saves professionals valuable desktop space.

LaCie's 5big Thunderbolt now features a capacity of up to 25TB, which makes it the largest 5-bay storage solution on the market. Combined with industry-leading speeds up to 785 MB/s, it is the ideal product for video professionals to pair with a Thunderbolt-enabled computer, like the new Mac Pro, to drive 4K workflows. Photography professionals will appreciate the larger capacities of the d2 Thunderbolt and 2big Thunderbolt, with the same fast transfer speeds and responsive photo browsing that they depend on from these products.

The new capacities are also available on the LaCie 2big Quadra and d2 Quadra storage solutions. All products can be purchased at the LaCie Online Store and LaCie Resellers.

LaCie professional storage solutions are protected by a three-year limited warranty. It includes comprehensive, complimentary web-based resources, expert in-house technical support, and worldwide repair/replacement coverage. Warranty extensions and Advance Care Option can also be purchased.
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12 Comments on LaCie Ships Industry's First 5 TB External Hard Drive

#1
erixx
the press release says it all "the increasingly growing size of file formats..."

This is a never ending story. This drives the industry into "Growing forever" when we need to DIS-grow a lot of things.
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timta2
by: erixx
the press release says it all "the increasingly growing size of file formats..."

This is a never ending story. This drives the industry into "Growing forever" when we need to DIS-grow a lot of things.
So are you saying we should stop progress when it comes to technology and storage technology?
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Hood
by: erixx
the press release says it all "the increasingly growing size of file formats..."

This is a never ending story. This drives the industry into "Growing forever" when we need to DIS-grow a lot of things.
I understand what you're saying, lots of things have gotten out of hand, and the industry is driven by greed more than by what's good for the users (which includes pretty much everyone), kind of like the way the government is run. I love progress, it keeps things interesting, but like everything else it gets milked dry for every last penny they can squeeze out of the consumer, while they convince us that we need MORE POWER! And so on to the next generation of "must have" tech...
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erixx
by: Hood
I understand what you're saying, lots of things have gotten out of hand, and the industry is driven by greed more than by what's good for the users (which includes pretty much everyone), kind of like the way the government is run. I love progress, it keeps things interesting, but like everything else it gets milked dry for every last penny they can squeeze out of the consumer, while they convince us that we need MORE POWER! And so on to the next generation of "must have" tech...
+1

For many years I have been guilty for the same in gaming: it was "hotter" to constantly upgrade your grafix card and other parts to play all the latest games because every 6 months they were more defined and prettier, not better games, just more pixels. This made me play only one time every game and jump on to the next.

The PC gaming industry being nearly non evolving since some years has made me enjoy games much more, without the stress to finish them and look for more, newer ones... In fact recently I am installing older games and enjoying... The same can be said about VHS movies etc. But I suppose there will be people that throw their movie collections out of the window to buy or "acquire" everything again in Blue-ray or 4K :)
Beep.
Rant over.
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#5
jagd
Finally ,we broke 2TB per HDD barrier , this is first external device passed limit i know .Now we can expect desktop HDDs over 2TB also for masses , they are stuck at 2TB for long time.
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#6
lZKoce
by: jagd
Finally ,we broke 2TB per HDD barrier , this is first external device passed limit i know .Now we can expect desktop HDDs over 2TB also for masses , they are stuck at 2TB for long time.
Why? I mean, don't get me wrong. It's a good thing, but I personally can't break over 50GB with all my work for university- all articles, all digital content and projects. In my free time I can't afford to buy THAT many Blu-ray movies, so that I need 2TB of storage. Throw in Netflix and 30GB I got when I bought Office 2013 of cloud space and my need for long term storage decreases even more. Right now, I have 128GB SSD and 500GB external pocket drive and I can't even scratch the surface of this space. I don't see in any foreseeable future than my situation will change. :), unless I turn into a pirate and start downloading all the time. But as I said its just me. I guess if I had a small business and I need backup and file serves things would look different, as well as in thousands other situations.
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#7
jagd
My Steam Library is 600GB on HDD with oly 30%-35% of games installed atm ( You may like to know 30 -40 Gb games becaming standard now ) . Video and gaming are the main power behind PC power progression for long time , we dont need much power for other things like office suits etc this is why mobile phones/tablets threatining PC sales and manufacturers.


by: lZKoce
Why? I mean, don't get me wrong. It's a good thing, but I personally can't break over 50GB with all my work for university- all articles, all digital content and projects.
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#8
alucasa
5 TB... That's lots of tears when it breaks down.
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#9
newtekie1
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I'd be nice if Seagate would make the 5TB drive used by Lacie available to purchase already.
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newtekie1
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I don't want 7 platter drives though.
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#12
Blue-Knight
by: alucasa
That's lots of tears when it breaks down.
If you keep your precious data on only 1 HDD you are not keeping it secure. If your data is so important you should store them in as many drives as possible, so you won't cry if one fails.

Myself will probably never need more than 250GB... I'm pretty comfortable with my 160+80GB drives. :)
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