The LaCie 15TB (5x3TB 7200rpm) 5big Network 2 5-Bay RAID Server Kit from B&H consists of five 3TB Deskstar 3.5" SATA Internal Hard Drive Kits from Hitachi and a 0TB Diskless 5big Network 2 5-Bay RAID Server from LaCie. Together, these items give you a 15TB server.
Each of the Hitachi hard drives holds a vast capacity of 3TB and fits into your computer's 3.5" (8.9 cm) drive bay. It has a 7200rpm disk speed and features a SATA interface that can deliver blazing-fast data transfer speeds up to 6Gb/s. Because this HDD uses a ramp load / unload design that eliminates direct contact between the read / write heads and the disk platter, the risk of shock damage is minimized. This design also improves the drive's reliability and power efficiency. As part of the drive kit, you'll receive Hitachi's GPT Disk Manager software, which allows you to overcome the 2.2TB storage capacity limitations found in older versions of Windows without having to buy additional hardware.
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 a whopping 15 TB of storage capacity via the included 3TB drives, 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.