Product Highlights
  • 64TB HDD storage
  • 1330/1060 Read/Write Speeds (RAID 0)
  • 1130/1020 Read/Write Speeds (RAID 5)
  • 20 Gb/s Interface Transfer Rate
  • 100-240 V; 50/60 Hz; 250 W Power
  • 47.7 x 4.4 x 77.2 cm (18.9 x 1.7 x 30.4") Dimensions
  • 15 kg (33 lbs) Diskless Weight
Capacity:
24T
64T
48T
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Overview

64T 8big Rack Thunderbolt 2

Fibre Channel DAS has been dethroned. Featuring Thunderbolt 2 speeds of up to 1330MB/s and 48TB in a 1U rackmount size, the LaCie 8big Rack has seized the crown. Video pros, meet the king of storage for 4K workflows.

Key Features:

  • Up to 1330 MB/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

Additional Features:

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.


Bulletproof Reliability

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.


Innovative Design, Breakthrough Usability


8 x 3.5" Disk Bays
Pack more storage in valuable server room space. Reduce the initial investment by purchasing the 4-disk version and adding additional disks as needed.

Metal
Sophisticated aluminum front and all-metal enclosure.

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

Alarm
Impossible-to-miss 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. 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.

What's Included

LaCie 8big Rack (64TB)
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

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Product Specifications

64T 8big Rack Thunderbolt 2

Capacity 64TB
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 20 GB/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 Cable Management Arm
Cooling Redundant, hot-swappable fans
Aluminum front and all-metal enclosure
Efficient cooling for long-term reliability
Acoustic Idle: 50 dB
Operating mode: 53 dB
Operating max: 69 dB
Power Supply 1 × 100-240 V; 50/60 Hz; 250 W
2 × 100-240 V; 50/60 Hz; 250 W
Dimensions 47.7 × 4.4 × 77.2 cm (18.9 × 1.7 × 30.4")
Weight With 8 disks: 20 kg (44 lbs)
With 4 disks: 18 kg (39 lbs)
Diskless: 15 kg (33 lbs)

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LaCie 64TB 8big Rack Thunderbolt 2 Enterprise

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