Blackmagic Cloud Store 80TB
The Blackmagic Design Cloud Store 80TB is the perfect network storage solution for any use, but it's perfect for film and television where large media files need to be shared between multiple users for editing, color correction, audio post and VFX work. It even handles massive 12K Blackmagic RAW digital cinema files. Each user gets zero latency and they don't need to store files on their local computer. It's the perfect solution for DaVinci Resolve.
Unlike IT industry storage products that are rack mounted and have loud cooling fans, the Blackmagic Cloud Store is an elegant vertical design that's portable. It's also whisper quiet so it can be used on location. Internally it has an array of flash memory cards working in parallel for speed and data protection. The four 10G Ethernet ports operate as a switch so users can connect four separate computers, or they work together using "link aggregation" for a massive 40 Gigabit Ethernet speed. There is also an HDMI monitoring output so customers can watch a live graphic view of the storage operating on a TV or monitor.
The Blackmagic Cloud Store 80 TB gives users have loads of space for all their business files and video media. M.2 flash memory cards are used for extreme reliability, high access speeds and zero seek times. Plus the M.2 cards are arranged in parallel RAID 5 groups so they can operate much faster than a single card. That ensures massive speed combined with fault tolerance.
With 4 separate very high speed 10G Ethernet connections, Blackmagic Cloud Store is extremely fast. The internal memory core has been designed to saturate all four 10G Ethernet ports to their theoretical maximum speed, all at the same time. At maximum speed, the Blackmagic Cloud Store 80TB is extremely quiet with very little cooling fan noise. Even when editing large 12K digital film RAW files. It’s so fast, multicam editing is incredibly smooth, even if it’s used with massive digital film camera files.
Now users can setup a local cache of their Dropbox files. This makes working much faster, because files are instantly available without needing to be downloaded from the internet. Users can save space on their computer by moving cached Dropbox files to the Blackmagic Cloud Store Mini so everyone on their network can share them. Users can even sync multiple Blackmagic Cloud Pods or Cloud Stores via Dropbox so people in different geographic locations can collaborate without latency because everyone has a local copy of the files.
Another exciting feature is the HDMI monitoring output. Simply connect a TV or computer monitor to get a live status of the Blackmagic Cloud Store 80TB. The storage map shows a graphic representation of the memory core and real time read and write access happening for the connected users. There are also graphs that show users the data transfers on the Ethernet connection. The main space indicator shows customers the capacity of the two USB-C disks and how much is currently being used. The status for each Dropbox connection is also shown.
No Subscriptions, No License Fees
One of the big advantages of the Blackmagic Cloud Store 80TB is that it’s private storage that users fully control. There are no subscriptions to sign up for. There are no monthly license fees. There is no tracking of their usage or data. Customers don't even need to log into a web page to maintain the storage settings, because Blackmagic Cloud Store 80TB uses a free to download software utility that runs on Mac and Windows. That means customers can run a private network, totally disconnected from the internet. This is critical for many security standards where computer networks cannot be connected to the external internet.
When users need to change settings, customers can use the Blackmagic Cloud Store 80TB utility that's available on Mac and Windows. In many ways, it plugs in just like a regular hard disk. That means it's so easy to setup, users won't need an IT person to get started. However if customers want to customize their network, then the utility software lets customers change the network settings in the Cloud Store 80TB. The utility also lets customers add Dropbox sync folders.
"We are very excited with the new Blackmagic Cloud Store," said Blackmagic Design CEO Grant Petty. "We have been extremely unhappy with storage solutions in the market as they didn't have the performances needed by the high end feature film and TV industry. Now, editors, colorists, visual effects artists and audio engineers can work together in DaVinci Resolve on the same project at the same time!"