Press Release

LaCie Unveils Secure RAID Storage with the Biggest F800


January 10, 2005

LaCie unveils a higher level of data protection with the new Biggest F800 RAID subsystem for professional use, offering secure storage for up to 2TB data. The 4-bay array supports RAID levels 0, 0+1, 5 and RAID 5+hot spare in a sturdy aluminum enclosure with FireWire 800 and USB 2.0 interfaces for use on PCs or Macs.

RAID technology improves the processing potential of a storage device by harnessing the power of multiple disks arrayed in one tower. Business professionals who require security and speed will find the LaCie Biggest F800 perfect for safely storing databases and data on a network, while audio/video editors can stripe the drives to immediately store and access clips in real-time without dropping frames. Ideally suited for use with email, web servers and imaging systems, the Biggest F800 offers a new level of high-capacity performance at an affordable price.

The LaCie Biggest F800 allows for easy installation of four arrayed disks with no driver required. Setting varying RAID levels is simple by adjusting the RAID level jumper setting. A bright LED shows operation status at all times. Should the system overheat or a drive fail, the Biggest F800’s smart alarm will notify the administrator via an audible sound and automatically begin rebuilding a faulty drive for those using RAID 5.

Features
Availability
The LaCie Biggest F800 1TB will ship in spring 2005 with all necessary cables at the suggested retail price below, with larger capacities shipping soon thereafter. The 1TB model includes four 250GB ATA drives; the 1.6TB model includes four 400GB ATA drives, and the 2TB model includes four 500GB ATA drives. Larger capacity F800 drives and drawers can be purchased through LaCie. More information can be found at:
http://www.lacie.com/products/range.htm?id=10033
SKU 300942U LaCie Biggest F800 1TB $1499
SKU 300943U LaCie Biggest F800 1.6TB $2299
SKU 300944U LaCie Biggest F800 2TB $2999

About LaCie
LaCie creates external storage solutions and color monitors that help professionals and everyday people easily manage their digital lives. Powerful technology combined with unique designs by the internationally acclaimed Philippe Starck, Neil Poulton and Porsche Design GmbH make LaCie the world leader in storage innovation. Established in France in 1989, LaCie is now headquartered in North America, Europe and Asia and listed on the Paris Nouveau Marché (code 5431). For more information, visit www.lacie.com.

Contact Lacie
Press Inquiries: Melissa Logan, 503-844-4578, mlogan@lacie.com
Sales Inquiries: Direct Sales, 503-844-4502, sales@lacie.com
Reseller Sales, 503-844-4500, sales@lacie.com

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Transfer rates of 80MB/sec are achieved with RAID 5 via the FireWire 800 interface. Rates will vary depending on RAID setting and interface used.

* Available storage capacity depending on the RAID level: total capacity for RAID 0, 50% of total capacity for RAID 0+1, 75% of total capacity for RAID 5, 50% of total capacity for RAID 5+spare.


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Contact LaCie

Press Inquiries: press@lacie.com
Sales Inquiries: Direct Sales, 971-246-8150, sales@lacie.com
Reseller Sales, sales@lacie.com

1TB = 1,000,000,000,000 bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending upon operating environment (typically 5–10% less).

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