The LaCie 8big Rack Thunderbolt 2 is a 1U-sized hard drive enclosure. It houses up to eight 3.5-inch hard drives in its front chassis.
Enclosures shipped with hard drives feature high-performance Seagate Desktop HDD.
In case of hard drive failure or, the need to expand storage capacity, each individual hard drive is hot-swappable and field replaceable. New or replacement hard drives must meet the following requirements:
For further information on compatible hard drives, visit LaCie technical support.
The LaCie 8big storage is managed by the software utility LaCie RAID Manager. See Software.
|0||15 Kg / 33 lbs|
|4||18 Kg / 40 lbs|
|8||20 Kg / 44 lbs|
|Ambient environment||Temperature range|
|Standard (operating)||+5ºC to +40ºC|
|Storage (non-operating)||-20ºC to +60ºC|
|Standard (operating)||10% to 60% non-condensing|
|Storage (non-operating)||5% to 85% non-condensing|
Power supply: 100-240V; 50/60Hz; 250W
|Idle||50 @ 1 m|
|Operational||53 @ 1 m|
|Operational max||69 @ 1 m|
For details on LED behavior. See System LEDs.
The LaCie 8big Rack Thunderbolt 2 has two hard drive frames, each housing four 3.5-inch hard drives. Each frame has mounting locations for SATA connections.
The hard drive frames provide protection from thermal conduction, radio frequency, and electro-magnetic induction.
The LaCie 8big features an alarm that will sound when the the enclosure experiences errors:
The alarm also works in tandem with the identification buttons on the front and rear of the device as well as the identification button in LaCie RAID Manager.
Push the Mute button to turn off the sound for the alarm.