• Webcode: 433617 • Mfr: STFJ168000400
Product Highlights
  • 168 TB HDD Storage Capacity
  • 2600 MB/s Max. Read Speed
  • 1700 MB/s Max. Write Speed
  • 2x Thunderbolt 3 / USB 3.1 Interface
  • Aluminum Material Construction
LaCie 12big 168TB 12-Bay Thunderbolt 3 RAID Array (12 x 14TB) LaCie 12big 168TB 12-Bay Thunderbolt...
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Overview

12big Thunderbolt 3

Think bigger, LaCie has got you covered. With up to 168TB of capacity on your desktop, up to 2600MB/s speeds, and RAID 5/6, the LaCie 12big and 6big Thunderbolt 3 let you rein in the stampede of data from ultra hi-res cameras.

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.

Thunderbolt 3: Think bigger. Deliver faster

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.

Bigger in every way. Except in footprint

With up to 168TB (12big) or 84TB (6big) on your desktop, you can safely store massive amounts of ultra hi-res footage.

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 volume 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 12big together, bringing a jaw-dropping 1PB 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, LaCie 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.

LaCie RAID Manager

Powerful features, straightforward setup. The redesigned LaCie RAID Manager gives you an intuitive interface to administer the LaCie 12big and 6big.

Design

LaCie's 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.

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 disks
Quick Install Guide

Reviews

Product Specifications

12big Thunderbolt 3

Capacity 168 TB
Internal Storage Media 12 or 6x hot swappable IronWolf Pro 128 MB cache (or greater) hard drives
Interfaces 2x Thunderbolt 3
USB 3.1

USB 3.0 & USB 2.0 compatible using included USB-C to USB adapter cable
Interface Transfer Rates Thunderbolt 3: 40 Gb/s
USB 3.1: 10 Gb/s
Performance Benchmark Thunderbolt 3 (reads | writes in MB/s):***
12big RAID 0: 2600 | 1700
12big RAID 5: 2400 | 1200
6big RAID 0: 1400 | 1400
6big RAID 5: 1200 | 1150 

USB 3.1 (reads | writes in MB/s):
12big RAID 0: 400 | 400
12big RAID 5: 350 | 350
6big RAID 0: 400 | 400
6big 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 12big: 100-240V; 50/60Hz; 400W
6big: 100-240V; 50/60Hz; 250W
Dimensions 12big: 161 × 447 × 237 mm | 6.3 × 17.6 × 9.3 in.
6big: 161 × 225 × 237 mm | 6.3 × 8.9 × 9.3 in.
Weight 12big:
48TB: 16.4 kg | 36.2 lbs
72TB: 17.6 kg | 38.9 lbs
96TB: 17.6 kg | 38.9 lbs
120TB: 17.6 kg | 38.9 lbs

6big:
24TB: 9.3 kg | 20.5 lbs
36TB: 9.9 kg | 21.8 lbs
48TB: 9.9 kg | 21.8 lbs
60TB: 9.9 kg | 21.8 lbs
Minimum System Requirements Computer with a USB-C (Thunderbolt 3 or USB 3.1) or USB Type-A port
Latest version of Mac OS® X 10.12 and later / Latest version of Windows® 8 and later Minimum free disk space: 600MB recommended 
Software
  • LaCie RAID Manager

Questions & Answers

LaCie 12big 168TB 12-Bay Thunderbolt 3 RAID Array (12 x 14TB)

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