Thunderbolt 2 is fully backward compatible with the same cables and connectors used with today’s Thunderbolt. It pushes speed to 20 Gb/s and enables 4K video file transfer and display simultaneously. ThunderBox 800 is equipped with dual Thunderbolt 2 ports for connecting to any Thunderbolt 2-enabled host such as the new Mac Pro, and offers an additional Thunderbolt 2 port for daisy-chaining other peripherals. Thunderbolt daisy-chaining allows connection of up to six devices, so customers can connect ThunderBox 800 for massive amounts of video storage with a single Thunderbolt connection to their host computer. ThunderBox 800 can meet the demand of users when working with rich, ultra-high resolution media through Thunderbolt 2 interface.
ThunderBox 800 is the most complete 6 Gb/s SAS 8-bay Thunderbolt 2 enclosure with RAID control capabilities solution for both Mac and PC. ThunderBox 800 incorporated on-board dual core 800 Mhz RAID-On-Chip and with 1 GB DDR3-1333 memory to deliver true high-performance hardware RAID protection against drive failure. This combination helps to provide a high-performance storage device perfect for the video editor working with real time multi-stream HD and 4K workflows. It is so quick it allows for 4K displays at the same time as daisy chaining ThunderBox 800 and doing a simultaneous 4K output and file transfers while maintaining maximum throughput.
ThunderBox 800 supports the hardware RAID 6 engine to allow two HDD failures without impact to the existing data and performance. It allows users to hot swap a drive in the event of a drive failure with zero downtime. Its high data availability and protection derives from many advanced RAID features on ThunderBox 800 RAID box design. Intelligent power On/Off function on storage turns power on and off in unison with the host computer power status. It can intelligently power down the unit after the Thunderbolt host shuts down everything for data integrity. ThunderBox 800 also supports a battery backup option that protects all data in cache memory in the event of unexpected power outage. Board-level hardware encryption manages any kinds of drives attached to ThunderBox 800 without impacting the performance for higher levels of security.
Configuration and monitoring can be managed either through the LCD control panel, Thunderbolt interface or LAN port. The intelligent cooling continuously adapts to environmental conditions by automatically controlling the speed of the fans for the rapidly growing demand from the video editing markets. You can even configure ThunderBox 800 to intelligently spin down drives during periods of inactivity to further reduce noise and save energy.
All LMP ThunderBoxes are shipping with pre-installed HDD and delivered preconfigured. All configurations are in stock and available.