LaCie 5big 40TB 5-Bay Thunderbolt 2 RAID Array (5 x 8TB)

LaCie 5big 40TB 5-Bay Thunderbolt 2 RAID Array (5 x 8TB)

LaCie 5big 40TB 5-Bay Thunderbolt 2 RAID Array (5 x 8TB)

B&H # LASTFC400004 MFR # STFC40000400
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Product Highlights

  • 5 x 8TB 3.5" Enterprise-Class HDDs
  • 5 x Hot-Swappable Drive Bays
  • Two Thunderbolt 2 Ports
  • RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, and JBOD
  • Preconfigured in RAID 5
  • Hardware RAID Controller
  • Up to 1050 MB/s Data Transfer Speeds
  • AES 256-Bit Software Encryption
  • Thermoregulated Noctua Cooling Fan
  • Preformatted for Mac
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LaCie STFC40000400 overview

  • 1Description

The 5big 40TB 5-Bay Thunderbolt 2 RAID Array from LaCie is a 5-bay storage enclosure complete with a storage capacity of 40TB perfect for storing large files such as 4K video, RAW photos, and much more. The five 8TB hard drives in the 5big are rated with enterprise level reliability to deliver 24 x 7 operations, ensuring data availability. With Thunderbolt 2 connectivity, you can transfer data at speeds up to 1050 MB/s (in RAID 0) which enhance 4K workflows as you can now see edits in real-time. Additionally, the LaCie 5big Thunderbolt 2 works in conjunction with applications including Apple Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premier, Adobe Lightroom, and Apple Aperture.

What really makes the 5big stand out is the large number of RAID configurations you have available. RAID configurations include RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, and JBOD. While this storage enclosure comes preconfigured in HFS+ and RAID 5 for read speeds up to 850 MB/s, it can easily be reconfigured to suit nearly any storage need.

The integrated Thunderbolt 2 ports truly open up the capability of the 5big as they offer enhanced data transfer rates to speed up workflows. In addition to faster workflows, the dual Thunderbolt 2 ports provide the ability to daisy chain up to 6 devices to a single computer including the ability to connect a 4K monitor with DisplayPort 1.2 compatibility.

Thunderbolt 2 Speeds
With Thunderbolt 2 technology the LaCie 5big Thunderbolt 2 is able to take full advantage of the absolute best speeds out of the hard disks. Add a hardware RAID controller as well as 7200 rpm disks, the 5big provides sustained speeds of up to 1050 MB/s (in RAID 0) that enhance 4K workflows, reduce the time it takes to transfer large files, create backups, and more.
2K & 4K Video Compatible
With the speed offered by the Thunderbolt 2 connectivity, videographers can edit 4K 10-bit video streams, play back compressed 4K video, and even see edits in real time. Digital photographers can browse a massive RAW photo library with zero lag.
Enterprise-Class Drives
The enterprise-class hard drives provide reliability and performance. Designed to operate 24x7 (instead of 8x5 operations for traditional hard drives), these HDDs can support 8,760 hours of operation per year. They also feature 256MB of cache, 7200 rpm spin speeds, and rack environment optimization, offering a suitable solution for handling aggressive workloads.
RAID for Speed with Security
The LaCie 5big offers RAID modes 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, and JBOD. Its hardware RAID controller delivers sustained performance, increased flexibility, and the ability to connect the product to another computer while keeping the RAID configuration. Preconfigured in HFS+ and RAID 5, it is truly Plug-and-Play for Mac users. And easily customize the RAID mode to suit your needs using the LaCie RAID Manager utility.

RAID modes 5 and 6 provide complete data protection against disk failure, while providing enhanced speed and capacity. This is perfect for when you want to use a single storage product for both editing and backup. Even in the case of disk failure, the LaCie 5big's hot-swappable disks mean zero data loss and little downtime.

You can utilize RAID 0 to maximize speed and capacity for current projects, and then move completed projects to archival storage quickly and efficiently. Or, choose JBOD, which allows you to see and use each disk independently. With five working days a week, you can assign each disk to a daily backup. It's even possible to set up multiple RAID volumes.
Powerful Inputs & Outputs
Thunderbolt 2 offers double the speed of first generation Thunderbolt ports at up to 20 Gb/s and enables simultaneous RAW 4K video editing and display. Additionally, Thunderbolt 2 supports DisplayPort 1.2 connectivity making it possible to daisy chain higher-resolution displays such as 4K monitors.

Thunderbolt 2 also continues to support daisy chaining up to six devices to a computer via a single cable (included in the box). For example, you could connect a total of 36 LaCie 5bigs via the six Thunderbolt 2 ports on a single Mac Pro, enabling more than 1PB (1080TB) and more than 3000 MB/s of bandwidth. Thunderbolt 2 even uses the same cables and connectors as first-generation Thunderbolt.
Advanced Cooling for Long-Term Reliability
The LaCie 5big has an advanced cooling system that ensures long-term reliability by preventing overheating. It consists of three key components: an innovative heat-dissipating aluminum casing, a Noctua cooling fan, and jumbo heat exhausts. For the enclosure, a solid-aluminum heat-sink design diverts and dissipates heat more efficiently than plastic casings.

The ultra-quiet Noctua NF-P12 fan pulls heat away from the internal components while producing less noise. It's thermoregulated, so it also controls its speed according to ambient temperature. As a result, the fan works more efficiently while prolonging the product's lifespan. And for whisper-quiet operation, the LaCie 5big's heat exhausts direct noise away from the user.
Power Saving Mode
The front button gives you a convenient way to turn off the product or put it into Power-Saving Mode. A short press spins down the disks, reducing power consumption, without interrupting a Thunderbolt daisy chain. A long press powers down the product completely.
Advanced Software Solution
LaCie also bundles the 5big with software solutions for system monitoring, backup, and unauthorized access prevention. Use the LaCie RAID Manager utility to set up email alerts and monitor storage before potential problems escalate. And for professional backup schemes, the LaCie 5big includes Intego Backup Manager Pro and is compatible with Time Machine.
Enhanced Security
The LaCie 5big features a cable lock to prevent accidental Thunderbolt cable or power supply disconnections. It also includes LaCie Private-Public software, which lets you prevent unauthorized access by password-protecting volumes with AES 256-bit encryption. Combined with Kensington lock compatibility, the LaCie 5big fully protects your data against unauthorized access.
UPC: 763649089859
In the Box
LaCie 5big 40TB 5-Bay Thunderbolt 2 RAID Array (5 x 8TB)
  • External Power Supply
  • Thunderbolt Cable
  • Drawer Key
  • Cable Lock Clip
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    LaCie STFC40000400 specs

    General
    Number of Bays 5 x 3.5"
    Connections 2 x Mini DisplayPort (Thunderbolt 2)
    Form Factor Desktop
    Maximum RAID Transfer Rate 1050 MB/s (Read in RAID 0)
    950 MB/s (Write in RAID 0)
    850 MB/s (Read/Write in RAID 5)
    RAID Modes RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, JBOD
    Hot-Swap Support Yes
    OS Compatibility macOS 10.9 or Later
    Windows 7 or Later
    Drives
    Total Raw Capacity 40 TB (5 x 8 TB)
    Type Hard Disk Drive
    Rotational Speed 7200 rpm
    Cache Memory per Drive 256 MB
    Initial RAID Configuration RAID 5
    Pre-Format HFS+
    Electrical
    Power Source Internal Power Supply
    PSU Wattage 1 x 150 W
    AC Input Power 100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
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    Encryption 256-Bit AES
    Security Features Kensington Security Slot
    Physical
    Material of Construction Aluminum
    Cooling 1 x Fan
    Noise Level 25 to 29 dBA
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 6.8 x 8.6 x 7.7" / 173.0 x 220.0 x 196.0 mm
    Weight 16.8 lb / 7.6 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 27.65 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 14.3 x 14.1 x 11.0"

    LaCie STFC40000400 reviews

    5big 40TB 5-Bay Thunderbolt 2 RAID Array (5 x 8TB) is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 2.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from it's a great steady solid and very fast RAID. Had it for 3yr had it for 3 years now. upgraded it to 30 TB from 16 original. runs at average 600-700GB Write and about same Read. ex: I just finished copying 220GB images into it, took about 3-4 minutes. I have in it Non-OEM Seagate 7200rpm disks and it's connected to MacPro 2013 6 processors. it currently has about 50% full volume. Software is basic but does its job. If you purchase it, don't forget to set up maintenance schedule. keep in mind maintenance will have it run slower.
    Date published: 2017-08-13
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Designed to fail. This drive worked flawlessly until two months after it's three year warranty expired...then the motherboard crashed. Look elsewhere.
    Date published: 2017-11-01
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