When we visited with LaCie at CES 2014 earlier this year, we were introduced to a Little Big Disk with Thunderbolt 2 support for super fast data transfers. Now, at the 2014 NAB Show, the company is continuing that trend with some more LaCie Thunderbolt 2 storage solutions in the LaCie 8big Rack, 5big and 2big devices.
All of these products feature 6TB Seagate hard drives and push that data along at blazing speeds thanks to Thunderbolt 2, making them “ideal for 4K workflows.” If you edit 4K video and need some external storage that works as quickly as you do, then these could be your golden ticket.
The biggest of the bunch is the 8big Rack, which is the first LaCie Thunderbolt 2 rackmount storage solution. It rocks 48TB of total capacity and provides speeds up to 1330MB/s. At a more conventional size, you find the LaCie 5big (30TB) and 2big (12TB), both with Thunderbolt 2. Expect speeds of up to 1050MB/s on the 5big and 420MB/s on the 2big.
You might not be able to build your own Mac Pro on the cheap, but given how you have limited upgrade options, that Thunderbolt 2 port is really the best way for you to milk some performance. Expect all three of LaCie’s new line to ship this quarter at prices yet to be determined.
LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)– LaCie, the premium brand from Seagate Technology (NASDAQ: STX), announced at the 2014 NAB Show three new storage solutions featuring Thunderbolt™ 2 technology. The LaCie 8big Rack, 5big and 2big feature industry-leading speeds and the latest 6TB hard drives from Seagate. This combination of speed and capacity make these products ideal for 4K workflows. Built-in hardware RAID keeps data safe, while cutting-edge industrial design delivers user efficiency and stunning appearance.
LACIE 8BIG RACK
The LaCie 8big Rack Thunderbolt 2 is the company’s first Thunderbolt 2 rackmount storage solution. Compact and stylish, the LaCie 8big Rack features up to eight 6TB 7200RPM hard drives from Seagate, for an impressive 48TB in a mere 1U size. Delivering speeds of up to 1330MB/s*, it is the most powerful plug and play rackmount solution for 4K video editing.
Now featuring Thunderbolt 2 technology, hardware RAID 5 and industry-leading capacity, the new LaCie 5big is nearly two times faster – delivering speeds of up to 1050MB/s*. Thanks to Seagate’s new 6TB 7200RPM hard drives, it boasts a 20% capacity increase, which makes it the most compact 30TB storage device on the market. With these advances, the new LaCie 5big gives video professionals huge capacity and ample bandwidth for improving 4K workflows – right on the desktop.
The new LaCie 2big boasts a host of features including Thunderbolt 2 technology, hardware RAID and a new industrial design. Speeds of up to 420MB/s* along with two 6TB 7200RPM hard drives from Seagate make the new LaCie 2big the fastest, highest capacity dual-bay external storage solution on the market. It features USB 3.0 for compatibility with nearly any computer. Plus, its all-new industrial design sets a new standard for versatility and reliability.
The new LaCie 8big Rack, 5big and 2big join the Little Big Disk (shipping since February 2014) to create the most comprehensive Thunderbolt 2 storage range on the market. LaCie will demonstrate these products at the NAB Show in Las Vegas from April 7-10, 2014. Customers attending the show are encouraged to stop by the LaCie booth (SL9927) to see first hand how these products excel in 4K workflows. For an exclusive sneak peek of these demonstrations, watch this video filmed earlier today: www.lacie.com/nab2014
The LaCie 8big Rack, 5big and 2big, featuring Thunderbolt 2, will be available this quarter through the LaCie online store and LaCie resellers. Pricing will be announced when the product is available for purchase.
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* 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.
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