LaCie’s Five-Bay Thunderbolt RAID Solution 5big Will Be Available In 10TB and 20TB Configurations

Posted Jan 14, 2013

At CES 2013, LaCie announced a five-bay Thunderbolt RAID (redundant array of independent disks) solution called 5big.  The 5big product will be available in 10TB and 20TB configurations that can hit a transfer speed of up to 785MB per second with the right drives.  LaCie said that it is fast enough for video editors to work directly from an external array.  It is also equipped with a Thunderbolt port so that you can connect other devices to it.  The 10TB version is expected to cost $1,199, but we did not know what the 20TB version will cost.  The NAS Pro version without Thunderbolt starts at $549 without storage.  5big is powered by a 2.13GHz processor with 4GB of RAM.  It also comes bundled with cloud storage software from Wuala.  Below is a video with additional details: