LaCie 8big Rack Now Available With Up to 48 TB Storage, Dual Thunderbolt 2 Ports

LaCie today announced the availability of its 8big Rack storage device. Unveiled earlier this year at the annual NAB trade show, the LaCie 8big Rack is the company’s first Thunderbolt 2 rackmount storage solution.

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The 8big Rack includes 48 terabytes of capacity with eight Seagate 6 TB 7200 RPM hard drives that deliver speeds up to 1330 MB/s. Geared towards 4K videographers and other professional media editors, the 8big Rack also features Raid 5/6 data redundancy and dual Thunderbolt 2 ports that expand the storage potential of the Mac Pro to 1.7 petabytes.


The LaCie 8big Rack (48TB) is available today for $4,599.99 through LaCie and its authorized resellers. The storage solution also is available in a four–disk 12 TB or an eight–disk 24 TB configuration for $1,599.99 and $2,599.99, respectively.

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8 weeks ago
They should've used 8 TB (http://www.macrumors.com/2014/08/26/seagate-announces-first-8tb-hard-drive/) disks for a total of 64 TB.
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8 weeks ago
Paging Alex Lindsay...
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8 weeks ago

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Thank godness that there are no TB2 ports on those bad boys. Price would spike to $9,999 :D


What are you trying to say?
The interface ports are already TB2 on that rack :D
Rating: 4 Votes
8 weeks ago
That rates a WOW.
Rating: 3 Votes
8 weeks ago
Cool, now I'll have enough space to store my pictures.
Rating: 2 Votes
8 weeks ago

Wow...
Couple years ago, only MB of storage cost hundreds of dollars.
Then to GB to TB. Now PB?
Technology evolves FAST


Couple of years? More like 20.... 15 years ago I built my first PC and it had a 13GB hard drive that I paid only about $150....
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8 weeks ago
Came here to say that price isn't too bad, all things considered. Too bad they don't use the new 8GB drives that came out the other day. Now THAT would be a big rack. :D

I'm loving my 4TB Seagate RAID 0 USB 3.0 portable drive that I picked up several months back. I do a couple backups per week to a desktop 4TB drive for redundancy. Highly recommended. It's amazing to have 4TB of fast storage that fits in your pocket. I keep a copy of my entire Lightroom Library on there, along with a bunch of other stuff like backups of client and work projects, iTunes catalog, and I have tons of room to spare.
Rating: 1 Votes
8 weeks ago
Not a big fan of Lacie overall... but this looks pretty nifty. Not that I in any way need that much storage but.
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