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Feb 20, 2014

LaCie Ships Industry's First 5TB External Hard Drive

CUPERTINO, CA– 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.


LaCie, the premium brand from Seagate, designs world–class external storage products for Apple, Linux and PC users. LaCie has differentiated itself through sleek design and unmatched technical performance. Find out more about our products at

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* These transfer rates were achieved using AJA System Test when connected to a 15" MacBook Pro® 2.0Ghz Quad Core and 8GB RAM with 32k block size. Speeds depend on the RAID mode used. Actual data rates may vary depending on operating environment and other factors.

** As compared to other I/O connection technologies including eSATA, USB and IEEE 1394 FireWire.

*** To achieve full Thunderbolt 2 bandwidth, connect the product to a Thunderbolt 2 port on a computer or device.

©2014 LaCie, S.A. All rights reserved. LaCie, the LaCie logo, Little Big Disk are trademarks or registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC or one of its affiliated companies in the United States and/or other countries. Thunderbolt is the trademark of Intel Corporation in the US and/or other countries. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. When referring to drive capacity, one gigabyte, or GB, equals one billion bytes and one terabyte, or TB, equals one thousand billion bytes. Your computer's operating system may use a different standard of measurement and report a lower capacity. In addition, some of the listed capacity is used for formatting and other functions and will not be available for data storage. Actual data rates may vary depending on operating environment and other factors. LaCie reserves the right to change, without notice, product offerings or specifications.

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