Blackmagic Design Cloud Store 20TB
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The Blackmagic Design Cloud Store 20TB is a very fast high capacity 20TB network disk that's designed to handle large media files used on large scale feature films. The design uses advanced flash memory so it easily handles many simultaneous users. The Blackmagic Cloud Store is extremely easy to set up. With Dropbox live sync, files can be distributed between multiple units globally for very fast local file access, even on reduced bandwidth internet connections. There are no subscription fees and it also features an HDMI monitor output with real-time storage status.
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 customers can connect four separate computers, or they work together using "link aggregation" for a massive 40G 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.
ThisThe Blackmagic Design Cloud Store 20TB features 20TB of storage, so customers have lots 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 is extremely quiet with very little cooling fan noise. Even when editing large 12K digital film RAW files. It’s so fast, multi-cam editing is incredibly smooth, even if it’s used with massive digital film camera files.
Now customers can set up a local cache of their Dropbox files. This makes working much faster because files are instantly available without needing to be loaded from the internet. Blackmagic Cloud Store will constantly work to stay in sync. Plus customers can also save space on their computer by moving cached Dropbox files to the Blackmagic Cloud Store so they are accessible to everyone on their local network. Customers can even sync multiple Blackmagic Cloud Stores via Dropbox so people in different geographic locations can collaborate without latency because everyone has a local copy of the files. Dropbox is also a fantastic backup solution.
The most exciting feature is the HDMI monitoring output. Simply connect a TV or monitor to see the live status of the Blackmagic Cloud Store. The storage map shows a graphic representation of the memory core and where the read and write access is happening for the connected users. There are also four graphs that show customers the data transfers on the four main 10G Ethernet connections. The main space indicator shows customers the capacity of the memory core and how much is currently used. The status for each Dropbox connection is also shown. It's even possible to see connected users and the power supply status.
The Blackmagic Cloud Store has four high speed 10G Ethernet ports, which are only found on expensive workstation computers. The Blackmagic Cloud Store is so fast, that it will run each 10G Ethernet port to its maximum capacity. With a built-in Ethernet switch, each port can be plugged into a separate computer, or they can be used together for 40G Ethernet. Two extra 1G Ethernet ports let customers keep the 10G Ethernet ports free for faster computers.
Modern laptop computers are so thin, that they often don't even have an Ethernet connection. Blackmagic Cloud Store has a USB-C to Ethernet adapter built-in and customers can access it simply by plugging their computer into the USB-C port on the store. That means customers can just plug in to quickly grab files when customers need them urgently.
The two USB-C ports on the Blackmagic Cloud Store can be used for loading and backup files. If customers connect a media card reader or a USB-C disk to the ingest port, then all files on that disk will be loaded into the cloud storage. Backup is also important and while Dropbox is a good backup solution, by connecting a USB disk to the backup port, customers can do local backups without any ongoing costs and with total privacy. It works with a USB-C disk or even large USB-C disk arrays.
One of the big advantages of Blackmagic Cloud Store is its private storage that customers 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. 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. With Blackmagic Cloud Store, customers get enterprise-level performance, but with total freedom.
When customers need to change settings, customers can use the Blackmagic Cloud Store utility that's available on Mac and Windows. The utility also lets customers add Dropbox to sync folders.
10G Ethernet Ports
4 x 100/1000/10G BASE-T
1G Ethernet Ports
2 x 100/1000 BASE-T
Ingest USB-C Port
1 x USB 3.0 (up to 5Gb/s). Automatically transfers files from USB drive to Cloud Store.
Backup USB-C Port
1 x USB 3.0 (up to 5Gb/s). Automatically backs up files from Cloud Store to the USB drive.
HDMI Monitor Outputs
Ethernet for shared file access, configuration and software updates. USB-C for configuration and software updates.
File Sharing Protocol
M.2 NVMe SSD
RAID 5 distributed parity
External Storage Format
ExFAT (Windows/Mac) or HFS+ (Mac) file systems.
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 graphs.
Underside white glow indicating normal operation or red glow indicating disk or power supply 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.
2 x internal 100 - 240V AC 50/60Hz.
1 x IEC C14 mains input.
0° to 40° C (32°to 104° F)
-20° to 60° C (-4° to 140° F)
0% to 90% non-condensing
Blackmagic Design Cloud Store (20TB)