Thunderbolt 2 Speedsfor the 4K Era
With Thunderbolt 2 technology, the interface is no longerthe performance bottleneck. For the 8big Rack, LaCie harnessed the breakthroughperformance potential of the Thunderbolt 2 I/O, squeezing the absolute bestspeeds out of the hard disks. Add a hardware RAID controller and 7200RPM disks,and the result is incredible, sustained speeds of up to 1330MB/s thatturbocharge 4K workflows, file transfers, or backups.
4K ProRes 444
With this kind of speed, videographers can work directlyfrom RAW files in Apple® Final Cut Pro® or Adobe® Premiere®, get maximumquality from footage, and see edits in real time. No need to first convertfootage into a lower resolution. Avid® Pro Tools® users will notice incrediblysmooth audio mixing, even when working with hundreds of tracks simultaneously.Professional photography agencies and other Adobe Lightroom® or Apple Aperture®users can browse through archived libraries of thousands of RAW and editedimages, with zero lag.
With full component redundancy, the LaCie 8big Rack givesprofessionals superb reliability and data security. Fans, disks, and PSU** arefully redundant, hot swappable**, and user-serviceable. And hardware RAID 5/6provides security against disk failure and data loss, without compromising ontransfer speeds. Whatever the contingency, zero data loss, and zero downtime.
Seagate Enterprise Class hard disks provide superbaccessibility, reliability, and robust performance. Designed to operate 24x7 on16-bay racks, these HDDs feature 1.2 million house MTBF (mean time betweenfailure) for extraordinary availability. The LaCie 8big with Enterprise Classdrives comes with a five-year warranty that covers drives, enclosure, and spareparts, ensuring a solid long-term investment. Enterprise Class drives feature128MB cache, 7200RPM, and rack environment optimization, offering the idealsolution for handling aggressive workloads. For maximum reliability of yourcritical data, depend on the LaCie 8big with Enterprise Class drives.
The 8big Rack’s innovative cooling system prolongs componentlifespan, featuring three efficient, thermoregulated cooling fans to driveairflow. A metal sheet beneath the disks dissipates heat, and cool air flowsunder the sheet to drain hot air away. Above and between the two rows of disks,air flows from front to back, conducting heat away from sensitive components.
The Most Powerful I/O,Reinvented
Thunderbolt technology redefined external storage with itsspeed and versatility for bandwidth-intensive applications. Thunderbolt 2builds on those advances by doubling the speed potential to 20Gb/s and enablingsimultaneous RAW 4K video editing and display. And thanks to support forDisplayPort 1.2, it’s now possible to daisy chain higher-resolution displayssuch as 4K monitors.
In addition to higher performances, the Thunderbolt 2 I/Ooffers dramatically simpler connections than Fibre Channel. Connect the LaCie8big Rack to a computer via the Thunderbolt cable – no HBA (host bus adapter)necessary – and instantly the volume mounts on your OS. And unlike FibreChannel, Thunderbolt 2 is truly a plug and play and single-vendor solution. Noport mapping or multipathing is required to achieve this performance.Thunderbolt technology even supports optical cables, which means you couldconnect a LaCie 8big Rack to a computer located up to 60 meters (197 feet)away.
Thanks to dual Thunderbolt 2 ports, you can daisy chain upto six devices to a computer via a single cable (included in the box). Forexample, you could connect a total of 36 LaCie 8big Racks via the sixThunderbolt 2 ports on a single Mac Pro®, enabling more than 1.7PB (1728TB) andmore than 3000MB/s – in a mere 36U. Compared with Fibre Channel solutions, theLaCie 8big Rack delivers outstanding scalability in half the space, a muchsimpler setup, and unprecedented performance.
Innovative Design,Breakthrough Usability
The LaCie 8big Rack industrial design demolishes the statusquo for rack storage, with a relentless focus on usability for professionals.
8 x 3.5” Disk Bays
Pack more storage in valuable server room space. Reduce theinitial investment by purchasing the 4-disk version*** and adding additionaldisks as needed.
Packed with Value forPros
LaCie RAID Manager software gives you a centralized,powerful way to configure and monitor all the LaCie 8big Racks that areconnected to a single workstation. From one application, you can control theRAID mode, system monitoring, and email alerts. Select RAID 0▲, 1 (two-disk configurationonly), 5, 6, 10, or JBOD. RAID Manager even supports RAID migration, so you canmove from RAID 5 on 4 disks to RAID 5 on 8 disks –without data loss. And system monitoring can alert you of problems or potentialproblems via desktop notifications or email, so you can address issues beforethey result in data loss.
For the ultimate in peace of mind and value, the LaCie 8bigRack features a five-year limited warranty. It includes comprehensive,complimentary web-based resources, expert in-house technical support, andworldwide repair and/or replacement coverage. You can even upgrade this servicewith warranty extensions, fast product replacement, and even data recoveryservices. Learn more at www.lacie.com/warranties.
You can connect this product to a Windows computer via theThunderbolt connection.
* These transfer rates were achieved using AJA System Testwhen connected to a 13" Macbook Pro® with a 2.8GHz Intel® Core™ i7 processorand 8GB RAM. Actual data rates may vary depending on operating environment andother factors, such as RAID mode, RAID configuration, and disk capacity.
** The 4-disk version ships with a single PSU, and istherefore not hot-swappable. Purchase an additional PSU Kit to ensure fullredundancy.
*** The 4-disk version includes 4 empty disk drawers withscrews.
▲ Hotswapping will result in data loss in a RAID 0 array.
When referring to drive capacity, one gigabyte, or GB,equals one billion bytes and one terabyte, or TB, equals one thousand billionbytes. Your computer’s operating system may use a different standard ofmeasurement and report a lower capacity. In addition, some of the listedcapacity is used for formatting and other functions and will not be availablefor data storage.