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

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    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.

    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.

    Article Link: LaCie 8big Rack Now Available With Up to 48 TB Storage, Dual Thunderbolt 2 Ports
  2. Crosscreek macrumors 68030


    Nov 19, 2013
  3. 5t3f4n macrumors regular

    Aug 1, 2011
    They should've used 8 TB disks for a total of 64 TB.
  4. Dilster3k macrumors 6502a


    Jul 20, 2014
    Frankfurt, Germany
    Cool, now I'll have enough space to store my pictures.
  5. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030


    Mar 22, 2011
    Tokyo, Japan
    Couple years ago, only MB of storage cost hundreds of dollars.
    Then to GB to TB. Now PB?
    Technology evolves FAST
  6. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

    Dec 17, 2009
    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....
  7. anthonylambert macrumors regular

    Mar 20, 2002
    I bought my first hard drive it was 5MB and cost $2200 !
  8. avanpelt macrumors 68020

    Jun 2, 2010
  9. RightMACatU macrumors 65816


    Jul 12, 2012
    "Very nice" -Borat

    Thank godness that there are no TB2 ports on those bad boys. Price would spike to $9,999 :D
  10. DeltaMac macrumors 604


    Jul 30, 2003
    What are you trying to say?
    The interface ports are already TB2 on that rack :D
  11. Kissaragi macrumors 68020

    Nov 16, 2006
    Oh for the money to be able to build my own 1000TB server at home.
  12. bennibeef macrumors 6502

    May 22, 2013
    For 4500$ its really not a bad price to get a 48 TB Thunderbolt array. Lets say dont use Thunderbolt because its not really possible to build it self with that interface but a server with 48TB is not cheap.

    Lets say use the Seagate 6TB drives and better use raid 6 at least means you need 10 drives and the price for the "desktop consumer" version is now at amazon 290$ you are already at 2900$. Count in a at least >500$ raid controller, case motherboard, cpu...
  13. PocketSand11 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 12, 2014
    That's why I'm afraid to buy technology :eek:
  14. Genkakuzai macrumors regular

    Jun 13, 2013
    Not a big fan of Lacie overall... but this looks pretty nifty. Not that I in any way need that much storage but.
  15. macduke macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2007
    Central U.S.
    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.
  16. ricci macrumors 6502


    Aug 21, 2012
    Love the rack mounts in the music studio! Sleek and small foot print tucked away in an environmental cabinet ! Love the advancement in tech but reliablility is paramount!
  17. cebseb macrumors regular

    Feb 21, 2011
    Reliability would be an issue will it not? I also prefer building my own servers, but the time it takes to price things out, order, build, troubleshoot compatibility, almost makes up for the premium price.
  18. whtrbt7 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 8, 2011
    Why no RAID 50 or 60? With Petabytes of storage, I would hope to have some speed gains with a striped array. Lacie has been really reliable with their RAID arrays with the 4big devices and their customer service rocks. I'm hoping they make some SSD RAID arrays in the near future to take advantage of speed gains.
  19. iBug2 macrumors 68040

    Jun 12, 2005
    3TB disks cost 150$ in my country. So for 4500$ you can get 90TB. And that's just the disks.

    How the hell are you going to buy 1000TB for 4500$?
  20. Peel macrumors 6502a


    Aug 30, 2004
    I remember my neighbor had the first hard drive (external) available for his 512k Macintosh - 1986. The case was designed to fit under the Mac, with the same footprint as the computer. It had a whopping 5 MEGAbytes. Everyone was wowed by the technology.
  21. mbrannon47 macrumors regular

    Jun 20, 2010
    Could you network this to multiple computers, or is it for single-computer use only? Would love to have 2 or 3 machines access this at once but I'm not too familiar with how Thunderbolt works.
  22. bsloss macrumors newbie

    Dec 2, 2011
    The Thunderbolt connection would likely mount the array as a local disk. It would be pretty simple to share access to the array over the network to other computers, but the machine connected via thunderbolt would have to stay on for any other device to connect.
  23. FireWire2, Aug 28, 2014
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2014

    FireWire2 macrumors 6502


    Oct 12, 2008
    12 bay Thunderbolt 2 rack mount - RM12-S6.TB2

    Eight bay and no front load, it's gonna required a team to replace a drive :)

    How does that compare to RM12-S6.TB2 from DATOptic.

    With 8TB, you have a 96TB box. With SAS option, you can have up to 128x HDD connected
  24. FireWire2 macrumors 6502


    Oct 12, 2008
    Yes you can, like bsloss stated. Just create a share. But this set up has a benefit, that is the local host system will have 1300MB/s+ transfer rate
  25. BarryL macrumors 6502

    Dec 2, 2012

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