8big Rack Thunderbolt 2
The LaCie 8big is a rackmount direct-attached storage, or DAS. Connect it to a computer that supports Thunderbolt 2 technology for transfer rates that reach up to 20Gb/s. LaCie has constructed the LaCie 8big to handle bandwidth-intensive content such as 4K video and 3D graphics. This means that professional editors, photographers, and graphic artists get the highest performing storage for their most challenging projects.
LaCie 8big Rack Thunderbolt 2: Advanced Storage Technology
Thunderbolt 2 technology
The LaCie 8big Rack Thunderbolt 2 uses Thunderbolt 2 technology, the fastest, most versatile connection for your computer. While first generation Thunderbolt technology transfer rates are 10Gb/s bi-directional, Thunderbolt 2 technology provides 20Gb/s bi-directional. Additionally, Thunderbolt 2 technology gives priority to the video stream, apportioning the required bandwidth for playback. This is a critical advantage when working with high-end video and 3D graphics.
LaCie 8big Rack Thunderbolt 2 technology: high-end hardware for performance and redundancy
Featuring hardware RAID and redundant components, the LaCie 8big is a rarity in the world of high-end DAS. While most DAS must choose between high transfer rates or data protection, the LaCie 8big offers both extraordinary performance and built-in protection. Its powerful RAID engine saves your computer from expending critical processing resources on storage management, which is crucial for video and graphics applications that place heavy demands on computer CPUs. Further, hardware RAID solutions offer advanced RAID configurations to suit the needs of your working environment (see RAID).
The LaCie 8big Rack Thunderbolt 2 features:
• 1U Rackmount form factor
Quick Install Guide
Hard drives (the amount of hard drives can vary by model)
Inner rack rails (A1, A2) and outer rack rails (B1, B2)
Inner rack rail screws (M4x4); outer rack rail screws (M5x10) and washers (W)
Power supply cables (certain models are shipped with one power supply cable)
Thunderbolt cable (2m)
LaCie 8big Rack Thunderbolt 2
Cable management arm kit
An additional plastic bag with screws has been provided to fasten hard drives to the drive drawers. If you must secure hard drives to the hard drive trays, make certain to use the included screws.