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. We added a hardware RAID controller and 7200RPM drives, and the result is astonishing 12big speeds of up to 2600MB/sand 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 (Mac only)
Macs with Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt 2 ports can experience high-end transfer rates with LaCie Thunderbolt 3 professional solutions. Apples 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. For details and potential restrictions, see
Capacity : Bigger in every way. Except in footprint.
With up to 120TB (12big) or 60TB (6big) on your desktop, you can safely store massive amounts of ultra hi-res footage.
- 120TB = 140 Hours of 4K footage in RAID 5 - 60TB = 70 hours of 4K footage in RAID 5
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.
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 720TB to your computer.
Tough. Ready. Scalable.
LaCie 12big and 6big feature Seagate IronWolf Pro, for
A wide range of capacities
Superior power management
IronWolf Pro drives include a 5-year limited warranty
6big and 12big include an Advanced Replacement Offer. 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.
Which big product are you?
12big Thunderbolt 3
6big Thunderbolt 3
5big Thunderbolt 2
Hours of 4K footage stored (RAID 5)**
Up to 140
Up to 70
Up to 42
Ideal for video editing at
Performance (RAID 0)
Hardware RAID 5/6
Thunderbolt 2 Compatibility
IronWolf Pro Enterprise-Class Drives
5-year (40TB only)
LaCie 12big or 6big Thunderbolt 3
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
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 (). Quantitative usage examples for various applications are for illustrative purposes. *** Delivers up to 15W to power compatible laptops.
Thunderbolt and the Thunderbolt logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.
When referring to drive capacity, one gigabyte, or GB, equals one billion bytes and one terabyte, or TB, equals one thousand billion bytes. Your computers operating system may use a different standard of measurement and report a lower capacity. In addition, some of the listed capacity is used for formatting and other functions and will not be available for data storage.
24TB 36TB 48TB 48TB 60TB 72TB 96TB 120TB
Internal Storage Media
12 or 6 hot-swappable* IronWolf Pro 128MB cache (or greater) hard drives Compatibility list
2 Thunderbolt 3 1 USB 3.1** USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatible using included USB-C to USB adapter cable
12big: 161 447 237 mm | 6.3 17.6 9.3 in. 6big: 161 225 237 mm | 6.3 8.9 9.3 in.
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 10.10 and later / Latest version of Windows 8 and later Minimum free disk space: 600MB recommended Note: Your PC may need updates for the Thunderbolt 3 ports to function properly. See here for more information.
Intego Backup Manager Pro
Genie Backup Manager Pro
LaCie RAID Manager
Download product software from 12big| 6big.
LaCie 12big or 6big Thunderbolt 3
USB-C (Thunderbolt 40Gb/s or USB 3.1 10Gb/s) cable
USB-C to USB-A cable
Hard disks Quick Install Guide
* 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. Encryption software is only available via download and is not available in Russia.
What is the difference between LaCie 6Big and 12Big ?
LaCie 6 big has 6 bays, so it can accomodate maximum 6 hard drives ( max capacity 6 x 14TB = 84TB in RAID 0). LaCie 12 Big has 12 bays so 12 hard drives can fit ( 12 x 14 =168TB max).
What is the difference between RAID 0, RAID 5 and RAID 6 ?
Oversimplifying - In RAID 0, all your hard drives are clubbed to make it look like a large single hard drive. Each piece of data is written partially on each hard drive inside. So if any 1 hard drive fails, you lose all your data. RAID 5 writes the data in such a way that 1 hard drive is always redudant. In case any 1 hard drive fails, you still have access to your data. RAID 6 writes the data in such a way that 2 hard drives are redundant. Your data is not lost, even if upto 6 hard drives are failed.
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