X

EU Visitor Notice: This Website Uses Cookies

This website uses cookies to improve user experience, to provide analytical data to better serve our visitors, and to serve advertising to fund our operations. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie Policy.

Your preference will be saved for 90 days, or until you clear your browser cookies.


I AGREE
I DISAGREE
Learn More
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Lacie 5big Network Drive Looks Like Hal 9000’S Brother

by Paul Strauss
Advertisement

Designer Neil Poulton got the inspiration for the domed glowing light on the outside of his latest hard drive design from the red light on the face of HAL 9000, the infamous computer from 2001: A Space Odyssey.

The new LaCie 5big Network storage array is designed for small and medium workgroups looking for a ton of storage at a reasonable price. Heck, I bet it has WAY more memory than HAL 9000 had. The 5big sports five hot-swappable Serial ATA drive bays which can accomodate as much as 7.5 terabytes of disk.

The drives can be configured in a number of array modes, including RAID 5, RAID 5+Spare, RAID 6, RAID 10 and RAID 0. The 5big can be attached to your network via a zippy Gigabit Ethernet port, and additional external drives can be connected via USB 2.0 or SATA ports.

The array also offers built-in Active Directory support, so you can easily add it as a Windows file server for your office. And if you’re not a Windows fan It’ll work with Mac and Linux systems too.

The 5big comes in three sizes: 2.5TB ($899), 5.0TB ($1399), and 7.5TB ($1899), and can be found over on the LaCie website.



Men in Black: International (Trailer 2)

Men in Black: International (Trailer 2)

Nintendo Switch Arcade Dock

Nintendo Switch Arcade Dock

Everlane Tread Shoes

Everlane Tread Shoes

Advertisement
C8 Corvette to Debut 7/18/19, Packing Mid-Engine Design

C8 Corvette to Debut 7/18/19, Packing Mid-Engine Design

2020 Ford Mustang Squeezes 330 hp from a 2.3L EcoBoost 4

2020 Ford Mustang Squeezes 330 hp from a 2.3L EcoBoost 4

Lotus Teases Type 130 EV Hypercar with Wispy Green Smoke

Lotus Teases Type 130 EV Hypercar with Wispy Green Smoke