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LaCie ships gigantic RAID-capable hard drive box

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  1. zekrahminator

    zekrahminator McLovin

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    The LaCie 2TB Biggest FW800 box can hold up to 2 TeraBytes of data. Containing up to 4 hot-swappable 500MB hard disks and a small LCD screen, it connects to your computer via a Firewire 400/800 or USB 2.0 cable. The system's on-board hard disk controller can access the drives as one gigantic storage block, or put the hard disks in RAID 0+1, 5, or 5+ arrays. The RAID type can be controlled by a switch on the back of the drive. The drive automatically responds to drive, fan and power failures, and will shut itself off at 55*C. The box is available now for £1,339 including VAT . LaCie is also offering a 1TB version, for £839.
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    Source: The Register
     
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    FINALLY!!!! a place for all my porn.....i couldnt imagine all that space....:rockout:
     
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    newtekie1 Semi-Retired Folder

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    I assume those prices are including the hard drives? It is still overpriced in my book.
     
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    For that price couldn't you build a PC and but £1339 of hard drives in it? This is under £250 and holds 750GB... I know this has some failsafe features but you could set those up and making the drives hot-swappable isn't hard. I guess it is price vs time taken to set up... like a small file server IMO.
     
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    Your own build PC would also allow network access and/or FTP over internet, unlike this local firewire/usb brick.
     
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    for that price they should include a gigE port
     
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    Woot, it can hold 2GB! .... cant beleive no one noticed that typo.
     

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