LaCie has started shipping the 8big Rack (originally announced back in April) that features Thunderbolt 2 speeds and capacities of up to 48TB in a 1U rackmount size. That’s twice the density of the typical rack storage and you can daisy chain as many as 36 LaCie 8big Racks to a single Mac Pro. It’s also dramatically easier to set up than Fibre Channel DAS solutions, while featuring hardware RAID 5/6 and fully redundant disks, fans, and PSU.
The 8big Rack is also designed with 4K video workflows in mind. It makes it easier for videographers to work directly from RAW files while seeing edits in real time.
Originally announced at the 2014 National Association of Broadcasters Convention, the LaCie 8big Rack 48 TB ($4,999.99) is available now through LaCie and its resellers. The product is also available in four–disk 12 TB ($1,699.99) or eight–disk 24 TB (2,799.99) configurations. Thunderbolt 2 is compatible with the same cables and connectors as first–generation Thunderbolt.
Video pros, meet the king of storage for 4K workflows:
Full Press Release follows:
CUPERTINO, Calif. — Today LaCie, the premium brand from Seagate Technology (NASDAQ: STX), announced the availability of the LaCie™ 8big Rack Thunderbolt™ 2 in a 48 TB capacity. The LaCie 8big Rack is the fastest, highest–capacity Thunderbolt 2 storage solution on the market with speeds of up to 1330 MB/s* and eight Seagate® 6 TB 7200 RPM professional hard disks. Built to excel with 4K video workflows, it delivers ample bandwidth to support 10–bit, 4K footage. With this kind of performance, videographers can work directly from RAW files in Apple® Final Cut Pro® or Adobe® Premiere®, get maximum quality from footage and see edits in real time.
“The new LaCie 8big Rack is a stellar performer,” said Dave Helmly, Adobe’s Sr. Manager Strategic Development for Pro Video. “In fact, it has performed so well that I have replaced it as my primary storage on my OS X® 10.9 server. With a single Thunderbolt cable you can get 48 TB of storage. I have several partitions available for editing large projects in Adobe Premiere as well as general project backup. For small workgroups needing large amounts of secure and safe storage — you can add this one to the top of your list.”
For 4K video workflows, the LaCie 8big Rack rivals 8Gb/s Fibre Channel DAS solutions by offering better speeds, significantly simpler connections, and none of the complexities associated with an expensive Fibre Channel setup. The LaCie 8big Rack delivers breakthrough data security and serviceability with full component redundancy, hardware RAID 5/6 for data redundancy, and dual Thunderbolt 2 ports that enables expansion potential of a single Mac Pro® to have up to 1.7 PB. Compact and stylish, the LaCie 8big Rack fits all of this plus much more into an impressive 1U casing that saves valuable space in server cabinets.
“Thunderbolt delivers unparalleled performance, flexibility and simplicity to 4K video workflows,” said Jason Ziller, Intel’s Director of Thunderbolt Marketing, “Products like the LaCie 8big Rack help highlight what Thunderbolt makes possible for video editors.”
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Originally announced at the 2014 National Association of Broadcasters Convention, the LaCie 8big Rack 48 TB ($4,999.99) is available now through LaCie and its resellers. The product is also available in four–disk 12 TB ($1,699.99) or eight–disk 24 TB (2,799.99) configurations. Thunderbolt 2 is compatible with the same cables and connectors as first–generation Thunderbolt. For more product information, visit www.lacie.com.
The 8big Rack is protected by a three–year limited warranty. The warranty includes complimentary web–based resources, expert in–house technical support and worldwide repair and/or replacement coverage. Warranty extension and Advance Care Option can also be purchased. For details, visit http://www.lacie.com/warranties.
LaCie, the premium brand from Seagate Technology, designs world–class external storage products for Apple, Linux and PC users. LaCie has differentiated itself through sleek design and unmatched technical performance. Find out more about our products at www.lacie.com.
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* These transfer rates were achieved using AJA System Test when connected to a 13″ MacBook Pro® with a 2.8 GHz Intel® Core™ i7 processor and 8 GB RAM. Actual data rates may vary depending on operating environment and other factors, such as RAID mode, RAID configuration, and disk capacity. To achieve full Thunderbolt 2 bandwidth, connect the product to a Thunderbolt 2 port on a computer or device.
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