Home Technology Blackmagic Design recycles its eGPU into a super-fast network drive

Blackmagic Design recycles its eGPU into a super-fast network drive


Blackmagic Design will soon release a new high-performance network attached storage solution. Does the design of the Blackmagic Cloud Store ring a bell? It’s normal, the manufacturer has reused the case of its eGPU designed in partnership with Apple. So even if your Apple Silicon Mac is incompatible with eGPUs, you can have this metal tower on your desk. Finally, you still need it.

It’s not Blackmagic’s eGPU, but the Cloud Store.

The Blackmagic Cloud Store is aimed at the film and television industry. Its components like its connectors have nothing to do with the eGPU which contained an AMD card. The new product embeds several M.2 flash memory cards configured in RAID 5 for 20, 80 or 320 TB of storage in total.

Read:  Follow the Peek Performance event live on LeKeynote.fr!

This storage can be shared between several users thanks to state-of-the-art connectivity: four 10G Ethernet ports (usable independently or aggregated to have 40G), two 1G Ethernet ports, two USB-C ports compatible with Ethernet over USB, an HDMI output for monitoring and a standard power outlet. Users can also set up a local Dropbox cache.

Blackmagic Cloud Store

And if you’re wondering why Blackmagic reused its eGPU design, it’s because its cooling system is efficient enough for new components, but also very quiet. Might as well use what works well.

The Cloud Store will be available from Blackmagic resellers starting at $9,595 (€9,000) during this second quarter.

Read:  Tip: make your Cinema Display work with a recent MacBook
Previous articleTESO: With High Isle, Bethesda’s MMORPG raises the bar even higher
Next articleWar in Ukraine: at least seven dead after five powerful missile strikes on Lviv