Think bigger. Deliver faster
Designed to protect immense amounts of hi-res footage, along with the speed to edit 4/5/6K video, the 12big Thunderbolt 3 RAID Array from LaCie offers up to 168TB of storage split over twelve hot-swappable 14TB 3.5" hard drives, each of which utilises one of the array's SATA drive bays.
Each drive is equipped with a minimum cache of 64MB and a rotational speed of 7200 rpm, both of which help to ensure uninterrupted data transfers. The array itself is equipped with two 40 Gb/s Thunderbolt 3 ports and one 10 Gb/s USB 3.1 port, each of which use USB Type-C connectivity. For those whose system does not have a USB Type-C port, the 12big is compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 via an included USB Type-C to Type-A adapter cable.
For the 12big, LaCie harnessed the performance potential of the Thunderbolt 3 I/O and its fast data transfer rates. They added a hardware RAID controller and 7200 rpm drives, resulting in read speeds of up to 2,600 MB/s in RAID 0 and 2,400 MB/s in RAID 5.
Lightning-Fast Video Workflows
Thunderbolt 3 can slash time off nearly every task in a post-production workflow. Ingest hours of raw footage from a Blackmagic Cinema Camera into Adobe Premiere and edit multiple streams of PreRes 422 HQ, ProRes 444 XQ, and uncompressed 10-bit and 12-bit HD video. For big projects packed with high-def clips, thumbnail and preview rendering becomes much more responsive.
Daisy-Chain Multiple Devices
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. With two 4K displays, you can spread out your workspace by dedicating one display to your timeline and the other to previewing 4K footage.
It's even possible to power a compatible laptop through the Thunderbolt 3 connection or daisy-chain up to six LaCie 12big RAIDs for a total capacity of 576TB
The LaCie 12big features Seagate IronWolf Pro drives that are RAID optimised, have superior power management and are designed to operate 24x7 instead of 8x5 as with traditional hard drives.
5 Year Limited Warranty
IronWolf Pro drives are covered with a 5-year limited warranty that includes Rescue Data Recovery Services. If something goes wrong, LaCie 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.
- Thunderbolt 3 & USB-C connectivity
- Speeds of up to 2600MB/s
- 12 hot-swappable 14TB 3.5" HDDs
- Seagate IronWolf Pro drives
- Daisy-chain dual 4K displays
- Daisy-chain up to 6 devices
- 5-year warranty that includes Rescue Data Recovery
Think bigger—we've got you covered. Introducing the LaCie 12big and 6big Thunderbolt 3, 12- and 6-bay RAID storage for 4K to 8K video workflows.
- Number of Bays
- 12 x 3.5"
- Total Raw Capacity
- 168TB (12 x 14TB)
- Storage Medium
- Rotational Speed
- 7200 rpm
- SATA III
- 2 x USB Type-C (Thunderbolt 3 (40 Gb/s))
- 1 x USB Type-C (USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10 Gb/s))
- Maximum RAID Transfer Rate
- 2600 MB/s (Read in RAID 0)
- 1700 MB/s (Write in RAID 0)
- 2400 MB/s (Read in RAID 5)
- 1200 MB/s (Write in RAID 5)
- RAID Modes
- RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 50, 6, 60
- Hot-Swap Support
- Windows 8 or Later
- macOS 10.10 or Later
- Material of Construction
- 4 x Fans
- W: 161 mm x H: 447 mm x D: 237 mm
What's in the box?
- 1 x 168TB LaCie 12big Thunderbolt 3 (includes HDDs)
- 1 x Power cable
- 1 x USB-C cable
- 1 x USB-C to USB-A cable
- 1 x Quick Install Guide
- 5 Year Limited Warranty