LaCie 12big Thunderbolt 3
12-Bay Desktop RAID Storage


LaCie 12big Thunderbolt 3

LaCie 12big Thunderbolt 3 Series
LaCie 12big Thunderbolt 3 - 48 TB
#STFJ48000400
Our Price: $3,999.00
LaCie 12big Thunderbolt 3 - 72 TB
#STFJ72000400
Our Price: $5,299.00
LaCie 12big Thunderbolt 3 - 96 TB
#STFJ96000400
Our Price: $6,499.00
LaCie 12big Thunderbolt 3 - 120 TB
#STFJ120000400
Our Price: $7,899.00
LaCie 12big Thunderbolt 3 - 168 TB
#STFJ168000400
Our Price: $10,599.00

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Overview:

Think Big—We’ve Got You Covered.

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.

The very fastest I/O

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.

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. It’s even possible to power a compatible laptop through the Thunderbolt 3 connection.1

Bigger in every way. Except in footprint.

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.

What's Included

  • LaCie® 12big Thunderbolt 3
  • Power cable
  • USB-C (Thunderbolt 40Gb/s or USB 3.1 10Gb/s) cable
  • USB-C to USB-A cable
  • Hard drives
  • Quick Install Guide

1 Delivers up to 45W (port A) or 15W (port B) to power compatible laptops.



Features:

Thunderbolt 3: Think bigger. Deliver faster.

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***.

Compatible with Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt 2

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.

Bigger in every way. Except in footprint.

With up to 168TB (12big) or 96TB (6big) on your desktop, you can safely store massive amounts of ultra hi-res footage.

168TB

200 hours

4K FOOTAGE IN RAID 5**

96TB

115 hours

4K FOOTAGE IN RAID 5**


Consolidate
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.

Organize
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.

Expand
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.

Tough. Ready. Scalable.

Enterprise-Class Drives
LaCie 6big and 12big feature Seagate® IronWolf™ Pro for

  • Multi-drive environments
  • A wide range of capacities
  • RAID optimization
  • Superior power management
  • 300TB/year workloads

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.

No Downtime
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.

Big speed, big security. At the click of a button.

Hardware RAID Modes

Speed > Security (RAID 5)

Speed > Security (RAID 5)

Security > Speed (RAID 6)

Security > Speed (RAID 6)

Best Speed (RAID 0)

Best Speed (RAID 0)


  Min. Disks Capacity Security Speed
RAID 5 (default) 3 90%
RAID 0 2 100%
RAID 1 2 (only) 10%
RAID 6 4 80%
RAID 50 6 80%

LaCie RAID Manager

Powerful features, straightforward setup. The redesigned LaCie RAID Manager gives you an intuitive interface to administer the LaCie 12big.

Interface

Interface
A new and more user-friendly interface to set up and monitor storage.

Wizards

Wizards
Wizards let you easily create and manage volumes optimized for your needs.

Setting

Setting
Advanced features such as CPU settings, auto rebuild, and drive diagnostics.

Our biggest design for the most exacting video pros.

  • Compact Footprint: Get massive capacity on your desktop in a footprint that’s smaller than an iPad Air® (59 vs 62 in2).
  • Front-accessible drives: Conveniently and quickly remove and replace drives from the front of the product. Keep track of drive health and RAID build status with the front-facing drive status LEDs.
  • Aluminum enclosure: Dissipates heat significantly better than plastic.
  • Advanced cooling: Thermoregulated fans pull heat away from the internal components. Because the fans are redundant, the LaCie 12big and 6big remain operational even if a fan fails.
  • USB 3.1: For universal compatibility, connect to USB-C laptops—and even USB 3.0 computers via the included USB-C to USB-A cable.
  • Kensington lock compatible: Tether the product to a fixture to prevent theft.

* 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.

Specifications:


Item Number: STFJ48000400 STFJ72000400 STFJ96000400 STFJ120000400 STFJ168000400
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
RAID Modes: 0/1/5/6/10/50/60
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:
  • Computer with a USB-C (Thunderbolt™ 3) port
  • Latest version of Windows® 8 and later
  • Latest version of Mac OS® X 10.10 and later
  • Minimum free disk space: 600MB recommended

* 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.

Compare:

  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
Drive Bays 12 6 5
Hardware RAID 5/6
Daisy Chain
USB Compatibility  
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  
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Documentation:

Download the LaCie 12big Thunderbolt 3 Datasheet (PDF)

Pricing Notes:

LaCie 12big Thunderbolt 3 Series
LaCie 12big Thunderbolt 3 - 48 TB
#STFJ48000400
Our Price: $3,999.00
LaCie 12big Thunderbolt 3 - 72 TB
#STFJ72000400
Our Price: $5,299.00
LaCie 12big Thunderbolt 3 - 96 TB
#STFJ96000400
Our Price: $6,499.00
LaCie 12big Thunderbolt 3 - 120 TB
#STFJ120000400
Our Price: $7,899.00
LaCie 12big Thunderbolt 3 - 168 TB
#STFJ168000400
Our Price: $10,599.00