Inter BEE 2015 TV Elecom displays Seagate U.S. LaCie external hard drive series, 1U-size 48 TB-max LaCie 8big Thunderbolt 2
Elecom (Hall 5, Booth No. 5105), making its InterBEE debut this year at InterBEE 2015, exhibited the global LaCie series of hard drives from Seagate U.S., for which Elecom serves as its Japanese sales agent. On display from the Seagate series were the LaCie Little Big Disk Thunderbolt 2, the LaCie 5big Thunderbolt 2, and, on reference display, the max-48 TB, 1U-size LaCie 8big Thunderbolt 2.
■ Access speeds clocked at 1375 MB/s
The LaCie Little Big Disk Thunderbolt 2 features a 1 TB SSD and, through the Thunderbolt 2 interface, can achieve access speeds of 1375MB/s. Despite the drive's small 1 TB size, Thunderbolt's special daisy chain system supports multiple RAID architectures; RAID 0 and 5 are supported. As Hiroyasu Sakane, head of the 1st Division of Product Development Department, explains: "It's designed for on-the-spot editing in on-location 4K video production. We want it to be used for post-production."
■ Designed for high-capacity, high-speed 4K archiving
The LaCie 5big Thunderbolt 2 features a 20 TB HDD; through the Thunderbolt 2 interface, it can realize access speeds of 1050 MB/s. The 5big can also use daisy chaining to connect six hard drives simultaneously. It supports high-speed data transfers, enabling fast reading of data content. As Mr. Sakane explains, "It's used in 4K program development at venues such as cable TV stations." Also, since the external hard drive is designed for high-capacity content storage, "We want it to be used for archiving purposes by production companies," says Sakane.
■ Reference exhibition of 1U-size 48 TB-max LaCie 8big Thunderbolt 2
Also on reference display from Elecom at InterBEE was the LaCie 8big Thunderbolt 2. Featuring eight drives in a 1U rack, with a max capacity of 48 TB, the 8big can be expanded via daisy-chaining to 1.7 petabytes. Sales are planned to launch in spring of next year. It supports RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, and 10. It is said to support smooth data backups, 4K raw data transfers, and file conversions. "Production companies involved in 4K program production are planning to use it," says Mr. Sakane.