The LaCie 5TB (5x1TB 7200rpm) 5big Network 2 5-Bay RAID Server Kit from B&H consists of five 1TB Barracuda SATA II 3Gb/s Hard Drives from Seagate and a 0TB Diskless 5big Network 2 5-Bay RAID Server from LaCie. Together, these items give you a 5TB server which is expandable to 15TB with larger-capacity drives (not included).
Each of the Barracuda drives features a data storage capacity of 1.0 TB and utilizes the high-speed SATA II interface, for data transfer speeds up to 3.0 Gb/s. The data buffer is 32 MB, and rotational speed is 7200 rpm. With a 3.5" (8.9 cm) form factor, the Barracuda drives are ideal for desktop installation.
The 0TB Diskless 5big Network 2 provides professional, reliable, central data storage. Instantly store, share and back up from any PC or Mac on your network. With up to a whopping 15 TB of storage capacity--via separate 3TB drives (not included)--and a total of five drive bays, the 5big is further expandable with 2 USB and 2 eSATA ports--giving you all the space you need! Dual Ethernet ports enable you to perform link aggregation and get twice the performance of a single Gigabit Ethernet connection.
Courtesy of the secure RAID modes, including RAID 5 and RAID 6, the 5big Network 2 allows you to retain data access, even if one disk should fail. Hot-swappable disk trays even enable maintenance without affecting workflow. "Spare" modes permit a second level of protection, a kind of "automatic maintenance" that will instantly start rebuilding the RAID protection in the event of disk failure. With space for 5 disks, the 5big provides greater capacity than 4-disk solutions in nearly every RAID mode. Additional spare disks are available as an option for immediate replacement (not included).
Recommended for networks of up to 50 users, the 5big Network 2 is the solution for IT environments seeking high capacity and high data transfer rates.