updated 05:25 pm EDT, Tue October 2, 2007
LaCie ships RAID NAS
LaCie today began shipping the 2big Network, a RAID device storage system offers boasts up to 2TB of space that users can place on the network. A Gigabit Ethernet connection interfaces with two disks that can mirror to ensure data integrity or merge to provide maximum capacity, providing remote access locally as well as over the local area network and the internet. A switch initializes the 2Big Network to SAFE 100 (RAID 1) mode to automatically mirror data across the two hot-swappable hard drives, while the alternate switch position selects "BIG" mode to combine the two drives to provide maximum storage. LaCie's latest network attached storage (NAS) includes two USB ports and a thermo-regulated progressive smart fan for quiet operation. The system ships in 1TB, 1.5TB, and 2TB versions and includes a natural cooling heat sink from $400.