LaCie 301357U 4big Quadra RAID

LaCie Updated: 2008-12-06 RSS
LaCie 301357U 4big Quadra RAID

The LaCie 4big Quadra is the most complete 4-bay RAID solution for small servers, creative pro workstations, or offices that need large storage/backup capacity, superior speed, and advanced security. Offering capacities up to 6TB (6000GB!), the 4big features seven RAID modes, including RAID 0 and RAID 5—which is highlighted by a versatile hot-swappable feature—to customize its performance and data protection level.

With burst transfer rates reaching up to 200-230MB/s* through eSATA 3Gbits, the 4big fits perfectly with most applications that demand high speed, such as photo, pre-press, AV projects, and even HD post-production. Compatible with Time Machine™, it also comes with Genie Backup Manager Pro™ and Intego Backup Manager Pro™, for customizable backup and computer recovery.

The 4big Quadra not only sets a new standard in RAID technology and performance, but also was designed with the modern professional office in mind. Its stackable and chainable design helps to save space, while it's expandable and scalable up to four units (providing up to an amazing 24TB capacity and 600 MB/s transfer rates). The 4big Quadra's 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 30-80% more energy, and its revolutionary ultra-reliable cooling system is almost 50% more quiet, making it the perfect choice for creative professionals. The technology, performance, and the design of the 4big Quadra make it an ideal addition to any workspace.

4-BAY RAID I USB I FireWire 400 & 800 I eSATA, 2TB

* RAID power: add terabytes on your desk
* Huge capacity for backing up all your data
* Superior protection and speed for creative pros
* 4 hot-swappable disks for non-stop data access
* Designed to complement and enhance your working environment

Item Number: 301357U
Capacity: 2 TB
Interface: eSATA 3Gbits, FireWire 800, FireWire 400, Hi-Speed USB 2.0
Rotational Speed (rpm): 7200rpm
Cache: 4x16MB or greater
Interface Transfer Rate
(max. bus speed): eSATA 3Gbits: up to 3Gbits/s (300MB/s)
FireWire 800: up to 800Mbits/s (100MB/s)
FireWire 400: up to 400Mbits/s (50MB/s)
Hi-Speed USB 2.0: up to 480Mbits/s (60MB/s)
Seek Time (Read): <10ms eSATA
Burst Transfer Rate
(RAID0 max. drive speed)*: eSATA 3Gbits: 200-230MB/s
FireWire 800: 80-90MB/s
FireWire 400: 35-40MB/s
Hi-Speed USB 2.0: 30-35MB/s
Burst Transfer Rate
(RAID5 max. drive speed)*: eSATA 3Gbits: 200-220MB/s
FireWire 800: 80-90MB/s
FireWire 400: 35-40MB/s
Hi-Speed USB 2.0: 30-35MB/s
RAID Modes: Easy RAID selection:RAID 0***,RAID 5,RAID 5+Spare,RAID 3,RAID 3+Spare,Concatenation,RAID 10
LaCie Shortcut Button: Launch any application (backup, music, slideshows) with one push****
Backup Software: Genie Backup Manager ProTM software with disaster recovery for Windows 2000, XP Vista
Intego Backup Manager ProTM software with disaster recovery for Mac OS X 10.4 and 10.5
Triple Power Management: "Auto" for energy efficiency; "On" for instant access; "Off" for data protection
Power Consumption: Standby mode: 10,3W; idle mode: 34W; seek mode: 37W
Power: 100-240Vca; 50/60Hz
Cooling System: Ultra-quiet cooling system with self-stabilizing oil-pressure bearing blower technology
Acoustic: Standby: negligible; idle: 25 to 28 dBA, Operating: 25 to 29 dBA∆∆
Dimensions (WxHxD): 222 x 180 x 175 mm / 8.66 x 7.67 x 6.88 in.
Weight: 7.1 kg / 15.7 lbs.
System Requirements: Computer with an eSATA, FireWire 800, FireWire 400 or Hi-Speed USB 2.0 port;Windows® 2000, Windows XP∆∆∆, Windows Vista™;Mac® OS X 10.3 or higher;
minimum free disk space: 600MB recommended
Box Content: LaCie 4big Quadra including 4 disks;eSATA-to-eSATA (3Gbits) cable;FireWire 800 (9-to-9 pin) cable;FireWire 400 (6-to-6 pin) cable;Hi-Speed USB 2.0 cable;Power supply kit;LaCie Utilities CD-ROM with User Manual;Genie Backup Manager Pro software with disaster recovery for Windows 2000, XP, Vista;Intego Backup Manager Pro software with disaster recovery for Mac OS X 10.4 and 10.5;Quick Install Guide
Comments: *Maximum interface transfer rate = theoretical bus bandwidth, whereas burst transfer rate = maximum drive speed. Performance depends on the RAID mode selected and burst transfer rates vary from one computer to another and may vary slightly from one drive to another. Average speed is usually lower depending on host configuration.
**1TB (Terabyte) = 1000GB. 1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending upon operating environment (typically 5-10% less). Capacity varies depending upon RAID mode.
***Hot-swapping is not supported by RAID 0 and concatenation modes.
****The LaCie Shortcut Button feature is available via FireWire and USB but not eSATA.
Windows Vista Ultimate 64 is not compatible with LaCie Shortcut button.
These measurements are indications may vary by +/- 10%.
This measurement has been made under normal conditions, one meter from the front of the product. It may vary with the condition and product configuration.