LaCie 8big Rack 48TB 8-Bay Thunderbolt 2 RAID Array (8 x 6TB)

LaCie 8big Rack 48TB 8-Bay Thunderbolt 2 RAID Array (8 x 6TB)

LaCie 8big Rack 48TB 8-Bay Thunderbolt 2 RAID Array (8 x 6TB)

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Product Highlights

  • 8 x 6TB 7200 rpm 3.5" Hard Drives
  • 8 x 3.5" Drive Bays
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 2 Ports
  • RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, and JBOD
  • Preconfigured as RAID 5
  • Hardware Controller
  • RAID 5 Reads 1130 MB/s, Writes 1020 MB/s
  • Redundant, Hot-Swappable Cooling Fans
  • Preformatted HFS+ for Mac
  • Windows Compatible via Reformatting
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Capacity: 48TB (8 x 6TB)

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LaCie 8Big overview

  • 1Description

Designed for 4K workflows, file transfers, and backups, the 8big Rack 48TB 8-Bay Thunderbolt 2 RAID Array from LaCie lets videographers work directly from raw files in Apple Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere in real time, while photographers can easily browse archived libraries of raw and edited images, and audio professionals can work with hundreds of audio channels for smoother mixing. The 8big offers up 48TB of storage split over eight hot-swappable 6TB 3.5" hard drives, each of which utilizes one of the array's drive bays. Each drive is equipped with a cache of 64MB and a rotational speed of 7200 rpm, both of which help to ensure uninterrupted data transfers. The array itself is equipped with two 20 Gb/s Thunderbolt 2 ports, which also support DisplayPort 1.2.

The 8big comes formatted HFS+ for Mac OS 10.9 and later and may be reformatted for Windows 7 and later. It comes preconfigured as a hardware-controlled RAID 5 and also supports a variety of other RAID modes, including RAID 0, 1, 6, and 10, each of which offers speed, data redundancy, or a combination of both. RAID 0 supports read speeds up to 1330 MB/s and write speeds up to 1060 MB/s, while a RAID 5 configuration supports read speeds up to 1130 MB/s and write speeds up to 1020 MB/s. Please bear in mind that actual data rates may vary depending on operating environment and other factors. Furthermore, hot-swapping with a RAID 0 array will result in data loss.

The 8big Rack 48TB 8-Bay Thunderbolt 2 RAID Array features dual redundant 250W power supplies. Up to six devices can be daisy chained to the 8big, including 4K displays and other Thunderbolt components, including up to 36 LaCie 8big Racks for up to 1.7PB (1728TB) of storage and speeds of 3000 MB/s. Included with this RAID array are drive stickers, two inner rail racks, two outer rail racks, four inner rack rail screws, ten outer rack rail screws, washers, two power cables, a 6.6' Thunderbolt cable, a cable management arm kit, and a plastic bag with additional screws for fastening the hard drives to the drive drawers. Protection is provided by a limited 3-year warranty.

General Features

Thunderbolt 2 Speeds
With Thunderbolt 2 technology, the interface is no longer the performance bottleneck. For the 8big Rack, LaCie harnessed the performance potential of the Thunderbolt 2 I/O, squeezing fast best speeds out of the hard disks. Add a hardware RAID controller and 7200 rpm disks, and the result is sustained speeds of up to 1330 MB/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 with no need to first convert footage into a lower resolution. Avid Pro Tools users will notice 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.
Reliability & Cooling
With full component redundancy, the LaCie 8big Rack gives professionals reliability and data security. Fans, disks, and PSUs are fully redundant, hot swappable, and user-serviceable. Hardware RAID 5/6 provides security against disk failure and data loss, without compromising on transfer speeds, so whatever the contingency, data loss and downtime will be a minimal concern.

The 8big Rack's cooling system help 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 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 20 Gb/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 performance, the Thunderbolt 2 I/O offers simpler connections than Fibre Channel. Connect the LaCie 8big Rack to a computer using a Thunderbolt cable with no HBA (host bus adapter) necessary and watch the volume instantly mount on your desktop. Unlike Fibre Channel, Thunderbolt 2 is truly a plug-and-play and single-vendor solution. No port mapping or multi-pathing 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' away.

Thanks to dual Thunderbolt 2 ports, you can daisy chain up to six devices to a computer via a single included cable. 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 3000 MB/s in a mere 36 RU form factor. Compared with Fibre Channel solutions, the LaCie 8big Rack delivers scalability in half the space with a much simpler setup and fast transfer speeds.
Innovative Design, Breakthrough Usability
8 x 3.5" Disk Bays
Pack more storage in valuable server room space.

Aluminum front and all-metal enclosure.

Status LEDs
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. No more guesswork, counting screws, or waiting for a second person to help.

An integrated alarm provides notification of degraded RAID. Silence the alarm with the mute button.

Easy Access
The cable management arm lets the LaCie 8big Rack glide out from the cabinet without unplugging cables. 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.
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. 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 greater peace of mind and value, the LaCie 8big Rack features a limited three-year warranty. 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 data recovery services.
UPC: 763649121665
In the Box
LaCie 8big Rack 48TB 8-Bay Thunderbolt 2 RAID Array (8 x 6TB)
  • Drive Stickers
  • 2 x Inner Rail Racks
  • 2 x Outer Rail Racks
  • 4 x Inner Rack Rail Screws (M4)
  • 10 x Outer Rack Rail Screws (M5)
  • Washers
  • 2 x Power Cables
  • Thunderbolt Cable (6.6' / 2.0m)
  • Cable Management Arm Kit
  • Plastic Bag with Screws for Fastening Hard Drives to Drive Drawers
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    LaCie 8Big specs

    Number of Bays 8 x 3.5"
    Connections 2 x Mini DisplayPort (Thunderbolt 2)
    Form Factor Rackmount (1 RU)
    Maximum RAID Transfer Rate 1330 MB/s (Read in RAID 0)
    1060 MB/s (Write in RAID 0)
    1130 MB/s (Read in RAID 5)
    1020 MB/s (Write in RAID 5)
    RAID Modes RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 6, JBOD
    Hot-Swap Support Yes
    Operating System Support Windows, macOS/OS X
    OS Compatibility macOS 10.9 or Later
    Windows 7 or Later
    Total Raw Capacity 48 TB (8 x 6 TB)
    Type Hard Disk Drive
    Rotational Speed 7200 rpm
    Cache Memory per Drive 64 MB
    Initial RAID Configuration RAID 5
    Pre-Format HFS+
    Power Source Internal Power Supply
    PSU Wattage 2 x 250 W (Supports Redundancy)
    AC Input Power 100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
    Encryption 256-Bit AES
    Material of Construction Aluminum
    Cooling 3 x Fans
    Noise Level 50 to 69 dBA
    Status Monitoring LED Indicator
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 18.9 x 1.7 x 30.4" / 480.1 x 43.2 x 772.2 mm
    Weight 44.0 lb / 20.0 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 58.2 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 37.5 x 24.0 x 7.0"

    LaCie 8Big reviews

    8big Rack 48TB 8-Bay Thunderbolt 2 RAID Array (8 x 6TB) is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great box, terrible software The physical product is great. The LaCie Raid Manager is a bag of hurt. Flaky, bizarrly confusing UI and crashes endlessly. This behavior is consistent across many units on 3 different servers. Terrifying that my data is now hostage to what is the worst drive support utility I have ever used. Call their tech support? same answer every time: unplug all your arrays, delete Raid Manager, reinstall Raid Manager, try again. Might as well replace tech support with a recording that says "Have you turned it off and back on again?" Such a shame that great hardware is crippled by such a half hearted attempt at software. Never had such issues with my Promise Arrays.
    Date published: 2018-05-02
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