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.

Top Rated Comments

DeltaMac Avatar
101 months 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
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avanpelt Avatar
101 months ago
Paging Alex Lindsay...
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5t3f4n Avatar
101 months ago
They should've used 8 TB (https://www.macrumors.com/2014/08/26/seagate-announces-first-8tb-hard-drive/) disks for a total of 64 TB.
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Crosscreek Avatar
101 months ago
That rates a WOW.
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Dilster3k Avatar
101 months ago
Cool, now I'll have enough space to store my pictures.
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macduke Avatar
101 months 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.
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