LaCie 24TB 8big Thunderbolt 2 Rack Series RAID

LaCie 24TB 8big Thunderbolt 2 Rack Series RAID

LaCie 24TB 8big Thunderbolt 2 Rack Series RAID

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Product Highlights

  • 24TB Storage Capacity
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 2 Ports
  • Up to 1330 MB/s Data Transfer Speeds
  • Preconfigured in RAID 5 Mode
  • RAID 0/1/5/6/10/JBOD Configurations
  • Support for DisplayPort 1.2 Connectivity
  • Full Component Redundancy
  • AES 256-Bit Encryption Standard
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LaCie Thuderbolt 2 overview

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The 24TB 8big Thunderbolt 2 Rack Series RAID from LaCie is an 8-bay storage enclosure complete with a 24TB storage capacity perfect for storing large files such as 4K video, RAW photos, and much more. With Thunderbolt 2 connectivity you can transfer data at speeds up to 1330 MB/s (in RAID 0) to greatly enhance 4K workflows as you can now see edits in real time. Additionally, the LaCie 8big Rack Thunderbolt 2 works in conjunction with applications such as Apple Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premier, Adobe Lightroom, and Apple Aperture.

What really makes the 8big stand out is the large number of RAID configurations you have available. RAID configurations include RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, and JBOD. While this storage enclosure comes preconfigured in RAID 5, it can easily be reconfigured to suit nearly any storage need. Additionally, the drives are formatted in HFS+ to work out of the box for Mac and require reformatting for Windows use.

The integrated Thunderbolt 2 ports truly open up the capability of the 8big as they offer enhanced data transfer rates to speed up workflows. In addition to faster workflows, the dual Thunderbolt 2 ports provide the ability to daisy chain up to 6 devices to a single computer including the ability to connect a 4K monitor with DisplayPort 1.2 compatibility.

Thunderbolt 2 Speeds
With Thunderbolt 2 technology the LaCie 8big Thunderbolt 2 is able to take full advantage of the absolute best speeds out of the hard disks. Add a hardware RAID controller and 7200 rpm disks and you benefit from sustained speeds of up to 1330 MB/s (in RAID 0) that enhance 4K workflows, reduce the time it takes to transfer large files, create backups, and more.
2K & 4K Video Compatible
With the speed offered by the Thunderbolt 2 connectivity, videographers can edit multiple 2K uncompressed 10-bit streams, play back compressed 4K video and even see edits in real time. Digital photographers can browse a massive RAW photo library with zero lag.
Improved Reliability
With full component redundancy, the LaCie 8big Rack provides enhanced 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.

The integrated 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.
Powerful Inputs & Outputs
Thunderbolt 2 builds doubles the speed of first generation Thunderbolt ports to 20 Gb/s and enables simultaneous RAW 4K video editing and display. Additionally, Thunderbolt 2 supports DisplayPort 1.2 connectivity making it possible to daisy chain higher-resolution displays such as 4K monitors.

In addition to higher performances, the Thunderbolt 2 I/O offers 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 197 feet (60 meters) 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) of storage and more than 3000 MB/s of bandwidth - in a mere 36U of space.
Status LEDs
From any angle, instantly check system health, disk status, and Thunderbolt connectivity, even when many LaCie 8big Racks are installed in a cabinet.
Power Saving Mode
Save energy by pressing the power button to spin down disks without interrupting daisy chain transfers. Press and hold the button to shut down the product completely.
ID Buttons
From front or rear, press the ID button for an easy way to target a specific LaCie 8big Rack for maintenance.
Easy Access
The cable management arm lets the LaCie 8big Rack glide out from the cabinet without unplugging cables. And accessing components is as easy as clicking a hidden latch to release the top panel.
Tool-Free Maintenance
Quickly identify failing components thanks to the internal status LEDs for fans and disks. Then, simply pull out and replace the failed component.
RAID Manager Software
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.
UPC: 093053012229
In the Box
LaCie 24TB 8big Thunderbolt 2 Rack Series RAID
  • Thunderbolt Cable
  • Rack Mounting Kit
  • Empty Hard Disk Trays and Screws
  • Cable Management Arm Kit
  • Limited 3-Year Manufacturer Warranty
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    LaCie Thuderbolt 2 specs

    Capacity 24 TB
    Internal Storage Media 8 x 3TB Hot Swappable 7200 rpm /64 MB cache hard disks

    Hot swapping will result in data loss in a RAID 0 array
    Interface 2 x Thunderbolt 2 ports
    Interface Transfer Rate (Max) 20 Gb/s
    Performance Benchmark Reads | Writes (MB/s)
    RAID 0: 1330 | 1060 / RAID 5: 1150 | 1060 (8-disk)

    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
    Interface Technology Bidirectional 20 Gb/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)
    RAID Modes Preconfigured in RAID 5
    Hardware RAID 0 / 1 / 5 / 6 / 10 / JBOD
    Configure RAID using LaCie RAID Manager software
    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

    To achieve full interface bandwidth, connect the product to a Thunderbolt 2 port on a computer or device
    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
    Acoustics Idle: 50 dB
    Operating mode: 53 dB
    Operating max: 69 dB

    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
    Power Supply 2 x 100-240 V; 50/60 Hz; 250 W
    System Requirements Computer with a Thunderbolt 2 or Thunderbolt port
    Mac OS X 10.9 and later
    Minimum free disk space: 600 MB recommended

    To achieve full interface bandwidth, connect the product to a Thunderbolt 2 port on a computer or device
    Software Intego Backup Manager Pro
    LaCie Private-Public (protect data with AES 256-bit encryption)
    LaCie RAID Manager (administration console)
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 18.9 x 30.4 x 1.7" / 477 x 772 x 44 mm
    Weight 44 lb / 20 kg
    Diskless: 33 lb / 15 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 54.8 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 38.0 x 24.0 x 7.0"

    LaCie Thuderbolt 2 reviews

    24TB 8big Thunderbolt 2 Rack Series RAID is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 5.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great product - been waiting for this! Four stars because I cannot speak to long-term reliability.I had purchased a Synology 48TB NAS just before this was released and it is great for smaller file redundancy (even small media - photographers, DSLR), but it cannot hang with the demands of higher-end film work.I bit the bullet and got this Lacie 48TB rack and so far am very happy. Easy to setup so long as you have a little IT knowledge. It shows up just like an external drive, and is superbly fast. A complete breeze by comparison to the NAS and I am already getting a second one.Yes - it is big... get the Lacie 5Big if a rack style footprint wont work for you.
    Date published: 2014-10-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Bought one of these for a customer, the 12TB model. Added four more 6TB drives a few weeks later for a total of 36TB. The thing serves as primary data storage for a graphic arts/printing company, running off a Mac Pro 2013 with OS X Server installed. Been running 7 months, not a hitch. This thing is top notch. Fast, rock solid and (relatively) easy to manage. Yes, it is huge; yes, it is somewhat noisy. For us, it's in a server room, so that is irrelevant. In such a situation, that's expected (the old XServe it replaced was big and noisy too). If you need fast, secure RAID storage, and if you want to use a Mac Pro (or even mini) as a server, this is one of the best storage options available.
    Date published: 2015-12-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rock solid super fast RAID The footprint is HUGE 30 depth is larger then you think. I bought two because I needed to edit and move large 4k files. I want speed and the 8big offers some of the fastest bandwidth around. I bought two, one I stripped out Lacie HD's for Samsung 850 Pro 1TB SSD's. It is unbelievably fast. The only disappointment I have is that Lacie customer service told me prior to purchase that the case would support a monitor on top. My intention was to run (2) 8bigs on my desk and (2) 27 monitors on top. The case top is not strong enough to support the weight and bends. I have seen some really nice modern, minimal aluminum cooled cabinets in the UK but none in America. I have thought about buying one but freight cost is insane. Should have never sold my Extreme Mac server cabinet I bought in 2001. Attractive looking cabinets like these are rare. All in all the 8big is the best pro level RAID drive for the price. There are others but they don't have as nice a cabinet, fast speed and Lacie Pro support which so far has been decent. I also own a few large Drobo's and the customer support isn't there.
    Date published: 2015-01-24
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from It's a monster Used as a FCPX edit drive and RAID protected media storage for a client with small production studio setup. RAID Setup was pretty easy given that the RAID5 set was preconfigured. Fairly simple to get going, just follow instructions, no special skills required. About 1000X easier to get up and running than other RAIDs I've setup before that require extensive configuration. I haven't speed tested it yet to see what kind of numbers we're getting but playback and file transfer preformance so far seems screamingly fast via thunderbolt. It is BIG however. Knew is was only one rack unit high but didn't realize that the unit was a full rack deep. We have it mounted in a smaller rolling under desk rack and it sticks out the back about a foot. It also requires the entire elaborate sliding mechanism to be installed properly in the rack. That would be great for a real rack in a equipment room but for our install in a small rack it was way overkill. Ended up just putting it on the bottom of the rack. It is surprisingly quiet. Other RAIDs I've installed are loud. At our main edit suite the RAID is in a separate equipment closet because of the noise. Unit has only been up about a week or so with very light use so no word yet on realiability.
    Date published: 2014-09-19
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from good so far This is for a sale promotion agency, for current projects and image libraries. It is used on thunderbolt, off of a mac pro server.
    Date published: 2014-12-02
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