LaCie Announes New Thunderbolt 2 Storage Devices Aimed at Enabling 4K Post-Production
LaCie has just announced three new Thunderbolt 2 devices at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, a B2B media and entertainment show. The new devices support the latest Thunderbolt 2 and are targeted at media professionals who demand speed and bandwidth for post-processing 4K videos.
First up is the 8big Rack Thunderbolt 2, the company's first Thunderbolt 2 rackmount storage. It can hold up to eight Seagate 7200rpm 6TB drives for a maximum capacity of 48TB. It can also deliver a maximum throughput of up to 1330MB/s.
Next is the new 5big, which has been updated to support Thunderbolt 2 and hardware RAID 5. LaCie claims that speeds of up to 1050MB/s is possible with five Seagate 7200rpm 6TB drives and that it is also the most compact 30TB storage system in the world.
Last but not least, LaCie also announced the new 2-bay 2big, which a claimed maximum speed of 420MB/s with two Seagate 7200rpm 6TB drives. Support for Thunderbolt 2 aside, it also features USB 3.0 connectivity so that it can be used with a variety of machines.