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Monday, September 15, 2008

LaCie 4big Quadra RAID System

With 7 RAID modes, max capacity of 6TB, and is almost 50 percent quieter and
saves up to 80 percent more energy that traditional RAID towers. This new Disk-system shines more light on the dark stage that is Storage of Digital Files. With Cameras putting out larger and larger files and long-term archival storage is still expensive (Tape drives are the only pseudo archival digital storage medium) RAID systems are becoming all the rage. With the assistance of more user-friendly interfaces the average photographer can now manage a RAID system to make sure his files are backed up and safe.
LaCie is quickly adressing this problem with their new series of RAID towers
Specs and more ...

For Immediate Release

LaCie 4big Quadra Sets a New Standard in RAID Technology

? RAID power: add up to 6 Terabytes on your desk
? Huge capacity for backing up all your data
? Superior protection and speed for creative pros
? Four hot-swappable disks for non-stop data access
? Designed to complement and enhance working environments

PORTLAND, OR (September 2008) ­ LaCie today announced the 4big Quadra, the
most complete four-bay RAID solution for small servers, creative pro
workstations or offices that need large storage and backup capacity,
superior speed and advanced security. Offering capacities of up to 6TB
(6000GB) and a versatile hot-swap feature, the 4big Quadra supports seven
RAID modes including RAID 0 and RAID 5 for optimal performance and data

Thanks to its native RAID controller that conserves computer resources, the
4big offers burst transfer rates reaching up to 200-230MB/s* through eSATA
3Gbits. This solution integrates perfectly with most applications that
demand high speed, such as photo processing, audio/video projects,
pre-press, and even HD post-production. Compatible with Time Machine , the
4big also comes with Genie Backup Manager Pro and Intego Backup Manager
Pro for customizable backup and computer recovery.

³The LaCie 4big Quadra definitely sets a new standard in RAID Technology for
creative professionals and small sever backups,² said Arnaud Prézelin, LaCie
Product manager for Creative Pro solutions. ³For instance, the 4big Quadra
enables digital content creators to work on multiple HD video streams or to
manage RAW photos libraries with live effects.²

The 4big Quadra not only sets a new standard in RAID technology and
performance, but was also designed with the modern professional office in
mind. Its stackable and chainable design helps to save space, and it is
expandable and scalable up to four units (providing up to an amazing 24TB
capacity and 600 MB/s transfer rates). The 4big Quadra¹s universal
connectivity (with eSATA, Firewire 400/800, and Hi-Speed USB 2.0 interfaces)
helps to ensure maximum compatibility with any Mac or PC.

Compared to traditional RAID towers, it saves up to 80 percent more energy,
and its revolutionary ultra-reliable cooling system is almost 50 percent
quieter, making it the perfect choice for creative professionals. The
technology, performance and design of the 4big Quadra make it an ideal
addition to any workspace.

The LaCie 4big Quadra will be available in 2TB, 4TB or 6TB in October
through the LaCie Online Store, LaCie Reseller+ or LaCie Storage Partner at
the suggested retail price starting $899.00 (excluding VAT). For more
information, visit .

About Neil Poulton
Neil Poulton was born in Thurso, Scotland. A graduate in Industrial Design
from Edinburgh University and Milan's Domus Academy, Poulton first came into
public view in 1989 as the creator of "the ageing pens,² pens made from a
³living,² wearing plastic that changes color and form with use. Today, Neil
Poulton designs and develops best-selling, award-winning products for a
variety of international clients including LaCie & Artemide. Since 1991,
Poulton has lived and worked in Paris, France.

About LaCie
Located in the USA, Canada, Japan, Australia, Europe, Singapore and Hong
Kong, LaCie is the leading manufacturer of computer peripherals for Windows,
Apple and Linux users. LaCie creates external storage solutions and color
monitors that help professionals and everyday people easily manage their
digital lives. LaCie has differentiated its products through original
designs and leading-edge technology. Established in France in 1989, LaCie is
listed on Euronext under FR0000054314 (LAC). For more information, visit

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