- 64 TB
- Up to 1330MB/s* speeds for 4K video editing
- 8 bays in a 1U rack for superb storage density
- Dual Thunderbolt 2 ports for storage expansion
- Hardware RAID, optional enterprise-class drives, and full component redundancy
Fibre Channel DAS has been dethroned. Featuring Thunderbolt 2 speeds of up to 1330MB/s and 64TB in a 1U rackmount size, the LaCie 8big Rack has seized the crown. Video pros, meet the king of storage for 4K workflows.
Thunderbolt 2 Speeds for the 4K Era
With Thunderbolt 2 technology, the interface is no longer the performance bottleneck. For the 8big Rack, LaCie harnessed the breakthrough performance potential of the Thunderbolt 2 I/O, squeezing the absolute best speeds out of the hard disks. Add a hardware RAID controller and 7200 RPM disks, and the result is incredible, sustained speeds of up to 1330MB/s that turbocharge 4K workflows, file transfers, or backups. With this kind of speed, 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. No need to first convert footage into a lower resolution. Avid Pro Tools users will notice incredibly smooth 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 edited images, with zero lag.
With full component redundancy, the LaCie 8big Rack gives professionals superb reliability and data security. Fans, disks, and PSU** are fully redundant, hot swappable**, and user-serviceable. And hardware RAID 5/6 provides security against disk failure and data loss, without compromising on transfer speeds. Whatever the contingency, zero data loss, and zero downtime. Opt for the version with Seagate Enterprise Capacity 3.5 hard disks for superb accessibility, reliability, and robust performance. Designed to operate 24×7 on 16-bay racks, these HDDs feature 2 million hours MTBF (mean time between failure) for extraordinary availability. The LaCie 8big with enterprise-class drives also comes with a five-year warranty that covers drives, enclosure, and spare parts, ensuring a solid long-term investment. These drives feature 128MB cache, 7200RPM, and rack environment optimization, offering the ideal solution for handling aggressive workloads. For maximum reliability of your critical data, depend on the LaCie 8big with enterprise-class drives. The 8big Rack’s innovative cooling system prolongs component lifespan, featuring three efficient, thermoregulated cooling fans to drive airflow. A metal sheet beneath the disks dissipates heat, and cool air flows under 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 its speed and versatility for bandwidth-intensive applications. Thunderbolt 2 builds on those advances by doubling the speed potential to 20Gb/s and enabling simultaneous RAW 4K video editing and display. And thanks to support for DisplayPort 1.2, it’s now possible to daisy chain higher-resolution displays such as 4K monitors.In addition to higher performances, the Thunderbolt 2 I/O offers dramatically simpler connections than Fibre Channel. Connect the LaCie 8big Rack to a computer via the Thunderbolt cable—no HBA (host bus adapter) necessary—and instantly the volume mounts on your OS. And unlike Fibre Channel, Thunderbolt 2 is truly a plug and play and single-vendor solution. No port mapping or multipathing is required to achieve this performance. Thunderbolt technology even supports optical cables, which means you could connect 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 up to six devices to a computer via a single cable (included in the box). For example, you could connect a total of 36 LaCie 8big Racks via the six Thunderbolt 2 ports on a single Mac Pro, enabling more than 1.7PB (1728TB) and more than 3000MB/s—in a mere 36U. Compared with Fibre Channel solutions, the LaCie 8big Rack delivers outstanding scalability in half the space, a much simpler setup, and unprecedented performance.
Packed with Value for Pros.
LaCie RAID Manager software gives you a centralized, powerful way to configure and monitor all the LaCie 8big Racks that are connected to a single workstation. From one application, you can control the RAID mode, system monitoring, and email alerts. Select RAID 0, 1 (two-disk configuration only), 5, 6, 10, or JBOD. RAID Manager even supports RAID migration, so you can move from RAID 5 on 4 disks to RAID 5 on 8 disks—without data loss. And system monitoring can alert you of problems or potential problems via desktop notifications or email, so you can address issues before they result in data loss. For the ultimate in peace of mind and value, the LaCie 8big Rack features a three-year limited warranty or five-year for the enterprise-class version. It includes comprehensive, complimentary web-based resources, expert in-house technical support, and worldwide repair and/or replacement coverage. You can even upgrade this service with warranty extensions, fast product replacement, and even data recovery services.
Internal Storage Media: 8 or 4 × hot-swappable* 7200RPM/64MB cache (or greater) hard disks Enterprise class drives: 1.2 million hours MTBF and 24×7 power-on operation
Interface: 2 x Thunderbolt™ 2
Interface Transfer Rate: 20Gb/s
Performance Benchmark: Reads | Writes (MB/s)**
12TB (4-disk) RAID 0: 800 | 900
12TB (4-disk) RAID 5: 600 | 600
24TB (8-disk) RAID 0: 1330 | 1060
24TB (8-disk) RAID 5: 1150 | 1060
48TB (8-disk) RAID 0: 1330 | 1060
48TB (8-disk) RAID 5: 1130 | 1020
64TB (8-disk) RAID 0: 1330 | 1060
64TB (8-disk) RAID 5: 1130 | 1020
Thunderbolt 2 Technology: Bidirectional 20Gb/s permits a high-resolution display and RAW 4K video editing
Power-Saving Mode: Reduce power consumption by pressing the front button to spin down disks without disrupting daisy chain transfers (short press initiates power-saving mode; long press turns product off completely)
Daisy Chain: Connect up to six Thunderbolt-compatible devices—including Thunderbolt 2 and LaCie Thunderbolt Series products—to a computer via a single Thunderbolt cable
RAID Modes: Preconfigured HFS+ RAID 5, Hardware RAID 0 / 1 / 5 / 6 / 10 / JBOD, Configure RAID using LaCie RAID Manager software
Security: AES 256-bit software encryption?, Cable management arm
Cooling: Redundant, hot-swappable fans, Aluminum front and all-metal enclosure, Efficient cooling for long-term reliability
Additional Features: Tool-free component replacementCable-free fan, disk, and PSU connections Two-step easy access to components Front-facing status LEDs: disks, power, alarm ID button: from front or back, user-friendly way to identify a product when many are installed in a rack Alarm with mute button System monitoring and email alerts for failure and warning events
Acoustic: Idle: 50 dB Operating mode: 53 dB Operating max: 69 dBPower Supply: 1 × 100-240 V; 50/60 Hz; 250 W 2 × 100-240 V; 50/60 Hz; 250 W
Dimensions (W x H x D): 477 × 44 × 772 mm | 18.9 × 1.7 × 30.4 in.
Weight: With 8 disks: 20 kg | 44 lbs With 4 disks: 18 kg | 39 lbs Diskless: 15 kg | 33 lbs
Comments: * Hot swapping will result in data loss in a RAID 0 array.** These transfer rates were achieved using AJA System Test when connected to a Mac computer via the Thunderbolt 2 interface. Actual data rates may vary depending on operating environment and other factors, such as RAID mode, RAID configuration, and disk capacity. *** To achieve full interface bandwidth, connect the product to a Thunderbolt 2 port on a computer or device. Encryption software is only available via download and is not available in Russia. These measurements have been made under normal conditions, one meter/three feet from the front of the product. This value may vary with conditions and product configuration. The 4-disk version ships with a single PSU, and is therefore not hot-swappable. Purchase an additional PSU Kit to ensure full redundancy. When referring to drive capacity, one gigabyte, or GB, equals one billion bytes and one terabyte, or TB, equals one thousand billion bytes. Your computer’s operating system may use a different standard of measurement and report a lower capacity. In addition, some of the listed capacity is used for formatting and other functions and will not be available for data storage.
- LaCie 8big Rack
- Internal power supply (dual or single, depending on model)
- Thunderbolt cable
- Rack mounting kit
- Hard disks (number based on model)
- Empty hard disk trays and screws (for 4-disk model only)
- Cable management arm kit
- Quick Install Guide