LaCie 6Big Thunderbolt 3 - 48TB

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Made up of 6x 8TB 3.5” hard drives that spin at 7200 RPM, the 48TB Thunderbolt 3 LaCie 6Big is a reliable RAID array with Thunderbolt 3 and USB 3.1 connectivity for transfer speeds of up to 40Gb/s (Thunderbolt 3). Positioned in 6 hot-swappable drive bays, the 6 drives can be set in in 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, or 50 RAID configuration. The LaCie 6Big Thunderbolt 3 is ideal for ultra-hi-res camera users.

Key Features: LaCie 6Big Thunderbolt 3 - 48TB

  • Stores up to 70 hours of 4K footage (in RAID 5 configuration)**
  • Ideal for video editing at 4K resolution
  • 1400MB/s performance in RAID 0 configuration
  • 6 drive bays
  • Can be used in a Daisy Chain setup
  • Consists of 6x 8TB 7200 RPM hard drives

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. They added a hardware RAID controller and 7200RPM drives. 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.

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***.

Consolidate and Organise
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 volume for ingesting transcoded clips and current projects and another for archiving final footage.

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.

What’s Included:

  • LaCie 6big Thunderbolt 3
  • Power cable
  • Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) cable
  • USB 3.1 (USB-C) cable
  • USB 3.1 (USB-C) to USB 3.0/USB 2.0 adapter cable
  • Hard disks
  • Quick Install Guide

* Maximum performance of 12big Thunderbolt 3. Up to 1400MB/s with 6big Thunderbolt 3. 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 4444 XQ footage (source). Quantitative usage examples for various applications are for illustrative purposes.

*** Delivers up to 15W to power compatible laptops.

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Product Specification

Colour Silver
Connectivity Thunderbolt 3
Included Accessories 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
Size (mm) 161 × 225 × 237 mm
Storage Capacity 48000
System Requirements Latest version of Mac OS® X 10.10 and later / Latest version of Windows® 8 and later
Transfer Rate 40Gb/s
Weight (g) 9900
Manufacturer Link Lacie
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