LaCie 12big Thunderbolt 3
12-Bay Desktop RAID Storage
Our Price: $3,999.00
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With up to 168TB of capacity on your desktop, up to 2600MB/s speeds, and RAID 5/6, the LaCie® 12big Thunderbolt 3 lets you rein in the stampede of data from 4/5/6K cameras.
LaCie harnessed the breakthrough performance potential of the Thunderbolt 3 I/O and squeezed out speeds of up to 2600MB/s—and 2400MB/s in RAID 5—to help slash time off nearly every task in your post-production workflow. Ingest RAW footage from a Blackmagic® cinema camera into Adobe® Premiere® Pro, edit uncompressed HD 10-bit and 12-bit video, and fly through thumbnail and preview rendering on your biggest projects.
With double the video bandwidth of its predecessor, Thunderbolt 3 lets you daisy chain dual 4K displays or a single 5K display to the LaCie 12big. It’s even possible to power a compatible laptop through the Thunderbolt 3 connection.1
Get up to 168TB on your desktop—in the same footprint as an iPad Air®. Invest up front in a future-proof, RAID-protected solution to improve data access and security, which can help you save money in the long term.
1 Delivers up to 45W (port A) or 15W (port B) to power compatible laptops.
The absolute fastest I/O.
For the 6big and 12big, LaCie harnessed the breakthrough performance potential of the Thunderbolt 3 I/O and squeezed the absolute best speeds out of the hard drives. Lacie added a hardware RAID controller and 7200RPM drives, and the result is astonishing 12big speeds of up to 2600MB/s—and 2400MB/s in RAID 5.
For lightning-fast video workflows.
That kind of speed can slash time off nearly every task in your post-production workflow. Ingest hours of RAW footage from a Blackmagic® cinema camera into Adobe® Premiere® Pro in a fraction of the time. Then edit multiple streams of ProRes 422 (HQ), ProRes 4444 XQ, as well as uncompressed HD 10-bit and 12-bit video. For big projects packed with high-def clips, thumbnail and preview rendering becomes much more responsive.
And for your smartest workspace.
With double the video bandwidth of its predecessor, Thunderbolt 3 lets you daisy chain dual 4K displays or a single 5K display to the LaCie 12big or 6big. With two 4K displays, you can spread out your workspace by dedicating one display to your timeline and the other to previewing 4K footage, for example. It's even possible to power a compatible laptop through the Thunderbolt 3 connection***.
Macs with Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt 2 ports can experience high-end transfer rates with LaCie Thunderbolt 3 professional solutions. Apple’s Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter (sold separately) provides easy connection between LaCie Thunderbolt 3 solutions and Macs with earlier generations of Thunderbolt technology*.
* The Mac must be running macOS Sierra 10.12 or later and transfer rates are based upon the speed of the connection, up to 10Gb/s for Thunderbolt and up to 20Gb/s for Thunderbolt 2.
With up to 168TB (12big) or 96TB (6big) on your desktop, you can safely store massive amounts of ultra hi-res footage.
Instead of buying a new storage device every time you need more capacity, invest up front in a future-proof, RAID-protected solution. Improve data access and security, which can save money in the long term.
Divide your storage into multiple volumes according to your workflow. Create one safe volume for backing up source media, another for ingesting transcoded clips and current projects, and another for archiving final footage.
Thunderbolt 3 lets you daisy chain up to six devices to a computer via a single cable. So you could connect up to six LaCie 6big together, bringing a jaw-dropping 576TB to your computer.
LaCie 6big and 12big feature Seagate® IronWolf™ Pro for
Peace of Mind
IronWolf Pro drives are covered with a 5-year limited warranty that includes Rescue Data Recovery Services. If something goes wrong, we will replace your drive and recover your files with one in-lab data recovery service at no additional cost.
If your system fails, simply make a claim and you'll have a replacement unit within a few days, with 25 days to return the failed unit.
Hardware RAID Modes
Speed > Security (RAID 5)
Security > Speed (RAID 6)
Best Speed (RAID 0)
|RAID 5 (default)||3||90%|
|RAID 1||2 (only)||10%|
Powerful features, straightforward setup. The redesigned LaCie RAID Manager gives you an intuitive interface to administer the LaCie 12big.
A new and more user-friendly interface to set up and monitor storage.
Wizards let you easily create and manage volumes optimized for your needs.
Advanced features such as CPU settings, auto rebuild, and drive diagnostics.
* Actual data rates may vary depending on operating environment and other factors, such as RAID mode, RAID configuration, and disk capacity.
** Based on 764GB per hour of 4K ProRes 444 XQ footage (source). Quantitative usage examples for various applications are for illustrative purposes.
*** Delivers up to 45W (port A) or 15W (port B) to power compatible laptops.
|Capacity:||48 TB||72 TB||96 TB||120 TB||168 TB|
|Internal Storage Media:||12 hot-swappable* enterprise-class 7200RPM 64MB cache (or greater) hard disks|
|Interface:||2 × Thunderbolt 3
1 × USB 3.1**
USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatible using included USB-C to USB adapter cable
|Interface Transfer Rate:||Thunderbolt 3: 40Gb/s (maximum theoretical bus speed)
USB 3.1: 10Gb/s (maximum theoretical bus speed)
|Performance Benchmark:||Thunderbolt 3 (reads | writes in MB/s):***
RAID 0: 2600 | 1700
RAID 5: 2400 | 1200
USB 3.1 (reads | writes in MB/s):
RAID 0: 400 | 400
RAID 5: 350 | 350
|Interface Technology:||Both Thunderbolt 3 and USB 3.1 through a single reversible USB-C cable
Bi-directional, dual-protocol, and supports dual 4K displays or one 5K display
|Daisy Chain:||Connect up to five Thunderbolt 3 or one USB 3.1 device or a high-resolution display via a single USB-C cable|
Redesigned LaCie RAID Manager for easy hardware RAID selection and management
|Security:||Kensington lock compatible|
|Cooling:||4 or 2 × redundant fans
Heat-dissipating all-aluminum enclosure
|Additional Features:||Front-facing status LEDs for disk, power, and alarm events
System monitoring, audible alarm, and email alerts for failure and warning events via LaCie RAID manager
|Power Supply:||100-240V; 50/60Hz; 400W|
|Dimensions (W x D x H):||161 × 447 × 237 mm | 6.3 × 17.6 × 9.3 in.|
|Weight:||16.4 kg | 36.2 lbs||17.6 kg | 38.9 lbs||17.6 kg | 38.9 lbs||17.6 kg | 38.9 lbs||17.6 kg | 38.9 lbs|
|Software:||LaCie RAID Manager|
|Minimum System Requirements:||
* Hot swapping will result in data loss in a RAID 0 array.
** USB limitations: a single volume mounts on the host, and speeds are limited to approximately 400MB/s.
*** Actual data rates may vary depending on operating environment and other factors, such as RAID mode, RAID configuration, and disk capacity.
|12big Thunderbolt 3||6big Thunderbolt 3||5big Thunderbolt 2|
|Hours of 4K footage stored (RAID 5)**||Up to 200||Up to 115||Up to 42|
|Ideal for video editing at||6K–8K||4K||4K|
|Performance (RAID 0)||2600MB/s||1400MB/s||1050MB/s|
|Hardware RAID 5/6|
|Thunderbolt 2 Compatibility|
|IronWolf Pro Enterprise-Class Drives||(40TB only)|
|Limited Warranty||5-year||5-year||5-year (40TB only)|
|Rescue Data Recovery Services||5-year||5-year|
|Learn More||Learn More|
|LaCie 12big Thunderbolt 3 Left Angle View
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|LaCie 12big Thunderbolt 3 Front View
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||LaCie 12big Thunderbolt 3 Drive Pullout
|LaCie 12big Thunderbolt 3 Spare Drive
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Download the LaCie 12big Thunderbolt 3 Datasheet (PDF)