LaCie have announced the availablity of a new range of external drive solutions equipped with Seagate's new 5TB drives, offering a 20% increase in capacity over previous models
LaCie are well known for their beautifully designed and high performance external storage solutions and they have often been the first to adopt new technologies such as Thunderbolt and USB3.
Today they announced availability of a new range of drives using Seagate's new 5TB disks which will provide a capacity increase of 20% over previous models. Seagate are using Shingled Magnetic Recording in the new drives, a method of recording data which increases the areal density of the drive platters. You can read a nice explanation of how Shingled Magnetic Recording works here
Here is LaCie's press release:
Today, LaCie announced the availability of 5TB, 7200 rpm hard–drive capacities in its 5big Thunderbolt™ Series, 2big Thunderbolt Series and d2 Thunderbolt Series. Delivering external storage products that range from 5TB single drive systems to 25TB 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 5TB 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.