LaCie 24TB 8big Rack Thunderbolt 2 Series

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  • Overview

    Featuring Thunderbolt 2 speeds of up to 1330 MB/s, the LaCie 24TB 8big Rack is the ultimate in storage for 4K workflows. For this device, LaCie harnessed the breakthrough performance potential of Thunderbolt 2, squeezing the absolute best speeds out the hard disks. Add a hardware RAID controller and 7200 RPM disks and the result is incredible, sustained speeds 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, without having to convert footage to a lower resolution.

    Bulletproof reliability

    With full component redundancy, the LaCie 8big Rack gives professionals superb reliability and data security. Hardware RAID 5/6 provides security against disk failure and data loss, without compromising on transfer speeds.

    The 8big Rack's innovative cooling system prolongs component lifespan, featuring three efficient, thermo-regulated cooling fans to drive airflow. The device's industrial design demolishes the status quo for rack storage, with a focus on usability for professionals.

    Thanks to dual Thunderbolt 2 ports, you can daisy-chain up to six devices to a computer via a single cable. Compared with Fibre Channel solutions, the LaCie 8big Rack delivers outstanding scalability in half the space, a much simpler setup, and unprecedented performance.

    With Thunderbolt 2 now built into the new Mac Pro and MacBook Pro with Retina display, you can connect up to three 4K displays at once. Thunderbolt 2 gives you up to 20 Gbps in both directions, allowing for super-fast data transfer between peripherals. You also have enough bandwidth to daisy-chain multiple high-speed devices without using a hub or switch.

    Thunderbolt also provides double the power of USB 3.0, delivering 10 watts to peripherals for improved performance on the go.

    Highlights

    8-bay 1U rack-mount hardware RAID

    Fastest 1U storage for 4K workflows

    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 and full component redundancy

    Did You Notice?

    Hardware RAID 5/6 provides security against disk failure and data loss, without compromising on transfer speeds.

    Apple Recommends For

    Turbo-charging 4K workflows, file transfers or back-ups.

    What’s in the Box

    LaCie 8big Rack

    Internal power supply

    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

    Tech Specs

    Connections: Thunderbolt, Thunderbolt 2

    Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    Mfr. Part Number: 9000499U

    UPC or EAN No.: 093053012229

    Warranty

    Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple’s Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.

    Warranty: Three-year limited

  • 3.5 Average
    3 out of 5 stars
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    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      Nice Enterprise solution, but VERY LOUD

      We purchased this unit for our photography and video studio. The unit is a deal, easily $1,000 less than similar offerings from G-Technology and Promise. The Bl We purchased this unit for our photography and video studio. The unit is a deal, easily $1,000 less than similar offerings from G-Technology and Promise. The Blackmagic Disk Speed Test results showed the unit achieving Read and Write speeds above 450MB/s. The unit is quite long, and you will definitely need a server class rack to store it. Be sure to check the dimensions and verify that it will fit for your application. Unfortunately, we had to return our unit and opt for another much more expensive solution due to the incredibly loud fan noise. The unit has three internal (and easily replaceable) fans, and there is a fan inside each of the two independent power supplies. Combined, they produce 50-69dB of noise, which is FAR too loud for a production environment. If you need to place this unit in close proximity to workers, it is simply too loud. It would work fine in an isolated server room, but then you'll end up paying a high premium on long Thunderbolt cable runs. This unit is as loud as a normal conversation, or a home dishwasher, and that noise appears to happen all of the time, especially more so when the drive is being hammered. As a side note, the unit we received had a marred front panel and the Thunderbolt plate in the back was not actually attached to the frame. Lucie immediately offered to replace the unit due to those flaws, but we opted to return it due to the ultimately unbearable fan noise. Too bad that such a promising product was unable to meet our needs.

      • Written by Ed M from Mill Creek

      21 of 22 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Nice Enterprise solution, but VERY LOUD

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      LaCie Support

      Purchased one of these. Nice Hardware. The LaCie Raid Manager however, no longer operates under El Capitan has not been updated by LaCie so you cannot manager y Purchased one of these. Nice Hardware. The LaCie Raid Manager however, no longer operates under El Capitan has not been updated by LaCie so you cannot manager your drives after upgrading. They have also recently changed their website, all previous product registrations and support tickets are no longer available - good way to clear the backlog of issues. Support is generally no help. They have no ETA on El Capitan Drivers/Raid Manager and the current downloads (on their new website) no longer even list the version number or date posted for what is being download. It is a guessing game. What a joke. Hardware is solid enough, but selling it as the class of drive that it is marketed as, needs better support system.

      • Written by John R from Delhi

      11 of 11 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?LaCie Support

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Don't buy if your looking to use with a Mac Server

      Administration console doesn't work on the Mac Server. It's web browser based and once the Server App is installed on the Mac you can't access the administratio Administration console doesn't work on the Mac Server. It's web browser based and once the Server App is installed on the Mac you can't access the administration tools for the LaCie 8big.

      • Written by Josh M from York

      16 of 23 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Don't buy if your looking to use with a Mac Server

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Fast, reliable and affordable for pro work

      I've been running the 24TB 8big Rack on a daily basis for over five months in my commercial vfx and finishing studio as direct attached storage serving applica I've been running the 24TB 8big Rack on a daily basis for over five months in my commercial vfx and finishing studio as direct attached storage serving applications requiring high volume data throughout; such as Flame, Maya and Resolve. The unit is louder than most direct raids because it takes more power to cool 8-drives and redundant supplies, psu, etc. vs prosumer, 4-6 drive competitors - so ideal buyers prefer reliability and performance over loudness. With that said, it's not much louder than my Promise R6 raids after a few hours of use. The documentation is sparse, it's hard to rackmount (but easy on a rack tray) and LaCie's online troubleshooting is poor. Yet the product performs so well at the price that these can't knock my review down a star. Users complaining about El Capitan or Yosemite are erroneously blaming a well-documented OS raid issue on this product. Apple fixed it in Sierra, which you should use with this product. I regularly get sustained rates at or higher than LaCie's average specs, even with disk caching off - which I recommend to protect your parity data. I've owned a few Promise Pegasus raids and, among the five brands of direct attached and two brands of network attached storage I've owned, they are the least reliable and most expensive per terabyte. Many of my colleagues had similar experiences. Must say I'm shocked how good the 8big rack is amidst experiences with their consumer and prosumer external drives. Good job on this one, now make the next gen easier to mount with better documentation!

      • Written by Ryan T from BRENTWOOD

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Fast, reliable and affordable for pro work

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      LaCie Support

      Purchased one of these. Nice Hardware. The LaCie Raid Manager however, no longer operates under El Capitan has not been updated by LaCie so you cannot manager y Purchased one of these. Nice Hardware. The LaCie Raid Manager however, no longer operates under El Capitan has not been updated by LaCie so you cannot manager your drives after upgrading. They have also recently changed their website, all previous product registrations and support tickets are no longer available - good way to clear the backlog of issues. Support is generally no help. They have no ETA on El Capitan Drivers/Raid Manager and the current downloads (on their new website) no longer even list the version number or date posted for what is being download. It is a guessing game. What a joke. Hardware is solid enough, but selling it as the class of drive that it is marketed as, needs better support system.

      • Written by John R from Delhi

      11 of 11 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?LaCie Support

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      No auto power on

      In small office environment in an area where thunderstorms take out the power regularly, even with quite a beefy UPS, power going out (albeit in a controlled ma In small office environment in an area where thunderstorms take out the power regularly, even with quite a beefy UPS, power going out (albeit in a controlled manner) is quite a regular occurrence. Everything in the server room comes back on automatically, except the 8big Rack, which apparently (according to LaCie support, has no option for auto power on after power failure. Every time there's a big storm, and the power is off for more than an hour, someone has to physically go into the office to turn this thing on, else no one can do their time machine backups. It's a complete PITA. I can't believe they missed such a basic feature.

      • Written by Arran C from ottawa

      4 of 4 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?No auto power on

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