Blackmagic Cloud Store Mini 8TB
The Blackmagic Design Cloud Store Mini 8TB is the perfect network storage solution for video editing. It's great 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.
The Blackmagic Cloud Store Mini 8TB features a compact half-width rack mount design that's very portable and whisper quiet. Internally it has an array of 4 flash memory cards working in parallel for higher speed. The 10G Ethernet port and the 1G Ethernet port operate as a 2 port network switch. There is also an HDMI monitoring output so users can watch a live graphic view of the storage operating on a TV or monitor.
The Blackmagic Cloud Store Mini 8TB is available with 8 TB of flash memory, so users have lots of space for their files. That’s fantastic for television production, as it’s small enough to be portable, but it has enough storage space for lots of video media. M.2 flash memory cards are used for extreme reliability, high access speeds and zero seek times. Plus the four M.2 cards are arranged in a parallel RAID 0 group so they can operate much faster than a single card. That ensures enough speed to keep up with the 10G Ethernet connection.
With a separate very high speed 10G Ethernet connection, Blackmagic Cloud Store Mini is very fast. The internal memory core has been designed to saturate the 10G Ethernet port to its theoretical maximum speed, even with multiple users connected. Even at maximum speed, the Blackmagic Cloud Store Mini is extremely quiet with very little cooling fan noise. It’s so fast, multicam editing is very smooth, even if it’s used with large 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.
The most exciting feature is the HDMI monitoring output. Simply connect a TV or computer monitor to get a live status of the Blackmagic Cloud Store Mini 8TB. 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.
The Blackmagic Cloud Store Mini 8TB has a high speed 10G Ethernet port, which is only found on expensive workstation computers. With 10G Ethernet, customers get 10 times the speed of regular Ethernet. Plus most computers can be upgraded to add 10G Ethernet. Even when connected to an Ethernet switch with dozens of users accessing files at the same time. The Ethernet also features very low latency for fast access times. That’s similar performance to expensive business SANs but in a low cost design that customers can install yourself.
No Subscriptions, No License Fees
One of the big advantages of the Blackmagic Cloud Store Mini 8TB 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 Pod 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 Mini 8TB 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 Pod. The utility also lets customers add Dropbox sync folders.
"The Blackmagic Cloud Store Mini is exciting because it's a more affordable model of network storage, but it still retains a single 10G Ethernet port, so it’s extremely fast." said Grant Petty, Blackmagic Design CEO. "Unlike cheap storage products from office supply stores, Blackmagic Cloud Store Mini is much faster and is designed for the film and television industry. It even has the HDMI monitoring output for a live status of the memory core!"
10G Ethernet Ports
1 x Ethernet 100/1000/10G BASE-T
1G Ethernet Ports
1 x 100/1000 BASE-T
1 x USB 3.0 (up to 5Gb/s). Supports Ethernet Over USB
HDMI Monitor Outputs
USB-C or Ethernet for shared file access, configuration and software updates.
File Sharing Protocol
M.2 NVMe SSD
HDMI Monitor Out Standards
1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60
Monitor Out Displays
Device Name, storage capacity and use, Cloud Sync status, User Activity, Hardware Status, storage map, network data rate graph.
Front panel LED illuminates white indicating normal operation or red indicating disk fault.
USB-C or Ethernet for configuration and software updates.
Blackmagic Cloud Setup Utility
Blackmagic Proxy Generator Lite
Internal software upgrade via Blackmagic Cloud Setup using USB-C port.
Mac 12.0 Monterey,
Mac 13.0 Ventura or later.
Windows 10 and 11.
Internal 100 - 240V AC 50/60Hz with IEC C14 mains input.
1 x IEC C14 mains input.
1 x 12V DC locking 5.5 mm barrel connector.
0° to 40° C (32°to 104° F)
-20° to 60° C (-4° to 140° F)
0% to 90% non-condensing
Blackmagic Cloud Store Mini 8TB
Welcome wallet with QR code for software download.
12 Month Limited Manufacturer’s Warranty.
Blackmagic Cloud Store Mini 8TB
- Blackmagic Cloud Store Mini 8TB
- Universal power supply with locking connector and international adapters
- Welcome wallet with QR code for software download
|1-Year Limited Manufacturer Warranty