Fastest 1U Storage for 4K Workflows. • Up to 800MB/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 and full component redundancy
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 7200RPM disks, and the result is incredible, sustained speeds of up to 800MB/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.
Its 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.
Backup. Archive. Works with your favorite software. 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. 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. Learn more at www.lacie.com/warranties.
* These transfer rates were achieved using AJA System Test when connected to a 13" Macbook Pro® with a 2.8GHz Intel Core i7 processor and 8GB RAM. Actual data rates may vary depending on operating environment and other factors, such as RAID mode, RAID configuration, and disk capacity.
** The 4-disk version ships with a single PSU, and is therefore not hot-swappable. Purchase an additional PSU Kit to ensure full redundancy.
*** Hot swapping will result in data loss in a RAID 0 array.
G-Technology G-Dock ev with Thunderbolt & two extra free 1Tb EV modules (so thats 4 x 1Tb Modules included in total!)
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An expandable storage solution with two removable hard drives
The G-DOCK ev with Thunderbolt storage solution is a two bay, swappable drive system with user configurable RAID 0,1 and is designed to optimise the digital content workflow. Part of the Evolution Series, G-DOCK ev ships with two removable USB 3.0 G-DRIVE ev hard drives for convenience and portability. Pop in any combination of G-DRIVE ev hard drives into the G-DOCK ev for ultimate flexibility.
In the past, similar two bay systems have used drive modules that can only be used in the specific two bay unit, NOW with the GDock, the removable drives can be used independently so you could have a GDOCK with two drives inserted at location set to RAID 1 Mirroring and then at the end of the day, one of those GDrive ev's heads to the edit whilst the other is safely stored away.
There are two options for removable drives, the standard GDrive ev or the GDrive ev PLUS:
G-DRIVE ev: Designed for speed and flexibility, G-DRIVE ev offers transfer speeds up to 136MB/s and features USB 3.0 for use as a single direct attached drive (and a SATA connector for use in the G-DOCK ev)
G-DRIVE ev PLUS: For that little bit more performance, the G-DRIVE ev PLUS provides transfer speeds up to 250MB/s, and features USB 3.0 for use as a single direct attached drive (and a SATA connector for use in the G-DOCK ev)
COMPATIBLE WITH MAC OS 10.7 and above
QUICK FACTS: - Thunderbolt technology for fastest data transfer – up to 10Gb/s - Ships in JBOD; User-configurable software-based RAID 0 (performance) or hot-swappable RAID 1 (backup) - Up to 1TB of configurable storage transfer - Ships with two 1Tb USB 3.0 G-DRIVE ev hard drives + 2 Extra Free! - Maximum flexibility: Works with any Evolution Series G-DRIVE ev products - G-DRIVE ev with USB 3.0 work as standalone drives for field capture - Kensington slot - Stylish aluminium design - Best-in-the-business 3-year factory warranty
Whats in the box? - G-Dock ev Storage System with Thunderbolt Connectivity - 2 x G-Drive ex USB3.0 Portable Hard Drives + 2 Extra Free! - 2 x USB 3.0 Cables - 1 x Thunderbolt Cables - 1 x Power Adaptor and Quick Start Guide
The World's First Thunderbolt LTO-6 Tape Drive Need a reliable, easy to use and easy to transport LTO drive? Look no further! In the past youve needed dedicated PCI cards and SAS Cables in order to add LTO to your system, now you can just plug in the Thunderbolt and Power and your good to go! mTape revolutionises the LTO backup world and works with a number of the finest LTO softwares around.
• World's first LTO-6 with Thunderbolt connectivity • Thunderbolt certified by Apple & Intel • Supports LTFS for drag and drop functionality • 2.5 TB native storage capacity per tape cartridge • Compatible with industry leading backup and archiving software • Dual Thunderbolt ports enables daisy-chaining of Thunderbolt peripherals • External SAS port enables writing to two or more LTO drives simultaneously • Compact, portable form-factor • DC powered - Enables use in any environment • Mac OSX and Windows compatible • mTape is also available in a SAS only version
LTO made easy. Just connect to a computer with a Thunderbolt port. mTape revolutionizes LTO, empowering users to easily connect LTO-6 technology to portable, desktop and all-in-one computers that feature Thunderbolt connectivity. Dead simple. Another mLogic first.
Hello LTFS. Drag. Drop. mTape supports the Linear Tape File System (LTFS). With LTFS, mTape mounts just like a hard disk with drag and drop functionality. Backup. Archive. Works with your favorite software. mTape is compatible with industry leading software including:
Meet mTape SAS. mTape's BFF. (optional hardware - call for details) mTape SAS can be attached to mTape to enable simultaneous backups/archives to two or more LTO 6 tapes for the ultimate in data security (requires backup/archive software supporting this feature). mTape SAS can also be used as a conventional standalone SAS tape drive. An upgrade kit is available to add Thunderbolt connectivity in the future.
Innovative Design. Solid engineering. mTape features a small form-factor design ideal for mobile applications. And mTape is DC powered enabling the unit to be used in any environment.
Whats in the box? - MmTape Drive - LTO Cartridge - Power Adaptor - Thunderbolt Cable - User Guide
G-Technology G-Drive Mobile with Thunderbolt and USB3.0
The G-DRIVE mobile with Thunderbolt is a stylish portable storage drive featuring ultra-fast Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 interfaces. G-Technology combines 1TB capacity and a 7200RPM hard drive, together with Time Machine compatibility for quick back up of documents, music, digital video and photos. The G-DRIVE mobile is bus powered, and that means when you’re on your way out, you don’t need to add an external AC power supply to your laptop case.
Fast, Portable, Stylish and Easy to use on either Mac and PC.
G-DRIVE mobile with Thunderbolt is backed by a standard 3-year factory warranty.
Drive Size: 127 x 83 x 18mm
System Requirements: Mac OS 10.7 or higher, Windows 8, 7 and Vista & a Thunderbolt or USB3.0 or 2.0 port.
Included in the Box: 1Tb G-DRIVE mobile with Thunderbolt USB 3.0 Cable (compatible with 2.0) Thunderbolt Cable Quick Start Guide