LaCie 4big Quadra 4TB Storage

by LaCie
LaCie 4big Quadra 4TB Storage
Design by Neil Poulton

The LaCie 4big Quadra is the most complete 4-bay RAID solution for small servers, creative pro workstations, or offices that need large storage/backup capacity, superior speed, and advanced security. Offering capacities up to 8TB (8000GB!), the 4big features seven RAID modes, including RAID 0 and RAID 5 which is highlighted by a versatile hot-swappable feature to customize its performance and data protection level.

With burst transfer rates reaching up to 200-230MB/s* through eSATA 3Gbits, the 4big fits perfectly with most applications that demand high speed, such as photo, pre-press, AV projects, and even HD post-production. Compatible with Time Machine, it also comes with Genie Backup Manager Pro and Intego Backup Manager Pro, for customizable backup and computer recovery.

The 4big Quadra not only sets a new standard in RAID technology and performance, but also was designed with the modern professional office in mind. Its stackable and chainable design helps to save space, while it's expandable and scalable up to four units (providing up to an amazing 32TB capacity and 700 MB/s transfer rates). The 4big Quadra's universal connectivity (with eSATA, Firewire 400/800, and Hi-Speed USB 2.0 interfaces) helps to ensure maximum compatibility with any Mac or PC. Compared to traditional RAID towers, it saves up to 30-80% more energy, and its revolutionary ultra-reliable cooling system is almost 50% more quiet, making it the perfect choice for creative professionals. The technology, performance, and the design of the 4big Quadra make it an ideal addition to any workspace.

For the fastest speeds and most optimal performance, we recommend purchasing the LaCie eSATA II PCI Express Card 3Gb/s - 4Ports for use in tandem with the LaCie 4big Quadra.


RAID power: add terabytes on your desk
Huge capacity for backing up all your data
Superior protection and speed for creative pros
4 hot-swappable disks for non-stop data access
Designed to complement and enhance your working environment
Genie and Intego Backup Manager Pro incl.
Time Machine Compatible


Item Number : 301359AS
Capacity : 4 TB
Interface : eSATA 3Gbits, FireWire 800, FireWire 400, Hi-Speed USB 2.0
Rotational Speed (rpm) : 7200rpm
Cache : 4x16MB or greater
Interface Transfer Rate
(max. bus speed) : eSATA 3Gbits: up to 3Gbits/s (300MB/s)
FireWire 800: up to 800Mbits/s (100MB/s)
FireWire 400: up to 400Mbits/s (50MB/s)
Hi-Speed USB 2.0: up to 480Mbits/s (60MB/s)

Seek Time (Read) : <10ms eSATA
Burst Transfer Rate
(RAID0 max. drive speed)* : eSATA 3Gbits: 200-230MB/s
FireWire 800: 80-90MB/s
FireWire 400: 35-40MB/s
Hi-Speed USB 2.0: 30-35MB/s

Burst Transfer Rate
(RAID5 max. drive speed)* : eSATA 3Gbits: 200-220MB/s
FireWire 800: 80-90MB/s
FireWire 400: 35-40MB/s
Hi-Speed USB 2.0: 30-35MB/s

RAID Modes : Easy RAID selection:
RAID 0***,
RAID 5+Spare,
RAID 3+Spare,

LaCie Shortcut Button : Launch any application (backup, music, slideshows) with one push****
Backup Software : Genie Backup Manager ProTM software with disaster recovery for Windows 2000, XP Vista
Intego Backup Manager ProTM software with disaster recovery for Mac OS X 10.4 and 10.5
Triple Power Management : "Auto" for energy efficiency; "On" for instant access; "Off" for data protection
Power Consumption : Standby mode: 10,3W; idle mode: 34W; seek mode: 37W
Power : 100-240Vca; 50/60Hz
Cooling System : Ultra-quiet cooling system with self-stabilizing oil-pressure bearing blower technology
Acoustic : Standby: negligible; idle: 25 to 28 dBA, Operating: 25 to 29 dBA
System Requirements : Computer with an eSATA, FireWire 800, FireWire 400 or Hi-Speed USB 2.0 port;
Windows Vista
Mac OS X 10.3 or higher;
minimum free disk space: 600MB recommended