LaCie 8big RAID Thunderbolt2 Rack [7200rpm]

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


• Aluminum front and all-metal enclosure


• A RAID-on-Chip (RoC) processor to manage the RAID


• Hardware RAIDs 0, 1, 10, 5, 6, and JBOD


• Eight SATA channels, up to 6Gb/s per channel


• Two Thunderbolt 2 technology ports, up to 20Gb/s bi-directional per port


• Hot-swappable hard drives, fans, and power supplies to reduce downtime


• Redundant power supply bays


• A warning system with physical and email alerts


• Intelligent RAID rebuild with a spare hard drive

Box contents

  1. Quick Install Guide
  2. Drive stickers
  3. Hard drives (the amount of hard drives can vary by model)
  4. Inner rack rails (A1, A2) and outer rack rails (B1, B2)
  5. Inner rack rail screws (M4x4); outer rack rail screws (M5x10) and washers (W)
  6. Power supply cables (certain models are shipped with one power supply cable)
  7. Thunderbolt cable (2m)
  8. LaCie 8big Rack Thunderbolt 2
  9. 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.


Capacity: 24TB, 48TB, 64TB


Data Sheet:

LaCie 8big RAID Thunderbolt2 Rack [7200rpm]