LaCie 6big 24TB 6-Bay Thunderbolt 3 RAID Array (6 x 4TB)

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LaCie 6big 24TB 6-Bay Thunderbolt 3 RAID Array (6 x 4TB)
Key Features
  • 6 x 4TB IronWolf Pro 7200 rpm HDDs
  • 6 x Hot-Swappable SATA 3.5" Drive Bays
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 3 | 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C
  • RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, and 50
Designed to protect immense amounts of 4K footage, along with the speed to edit 4K video, the 6big 24TB 6-Bay Thunderbolt 3 RAID Array from LaCie offers up to 24TB of storage split over six hot-swappable 4TB 3.5" IronWolf Pro NAS hard drives, each of which utilizes one of the array's SATA III 6 Gb/s drive bays. Each drive is equipped with a minimum cache of 128MB 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 6big is compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 via an included USB Type-C to Type-A adapter cable.
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LaCie External HDD Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2General Features
  • 3Thunderbolt 3
  • 4Capacity
  • 5Enterprise-Class Drives
  • 6RAID & Monitoring
  • 7Design

Designed to protect immense amounts of 4K footage, along with the speed to edit 4K video, the 6big 24TB 6-Bay Thunderbolt 3 RAID Array from LaCie offers up to 24TB of storage split over six hot-swappable 4TB 3.5" IronWolf Pro NAS hard drives, each of which utilizes one of the array's SATA III 6 Gb/s drive bays. Each drive is equipped with a minimum cache of 128MB 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 6big is compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 via an included USB Type-C to Type-A adapter cable.

The 6big supports a variety of hardware-controlled RAID modes, including RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, and 50, each of which offers speed, data redundancy, or a combination of both. Using Thunderbolt 3, RAID 0 supports read and write speeds of up to 1400 MB/s, while a RAID 5 configuration supports read speeds up to 1200 MB/s and write speeds up to 1150 MB/s. When using a USB 3.1 connection, RAID 0 reads and write speeds can go as high as 400 MB/s, while a RAID 5 configuration yields read and write speeds as high as 350 MB/s. Please bear in mind that actual data rates may vary depending on operating environment and other factors. Also, please be aware that RAID 0 does not support hot-swapping.

The 6big 24TB 6-Bay Thunderbolt 3 RAID Array operates using a 100-240V 250W power supply at 50/60 Hz, can be used in 24x7 operating environments, and supports storage expansion via daisy-chaining. The array also supports one 5K display or, via daisy-chaining, dual 4K displays. Its processing and display power will allow users to edit multiple streams of ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes 444 XQ, and uncompressed 10/12-bit HD video. Included with this RAID array is a power cable, a Thunderbolt 3 cable, a USB 3.1 Type-C cable, and a USB 3.1 Type-C to USB 3.0/2.0 Type-A cable. Protection is provided by a limited 5-year warranty.

General Features

Thunderbolt 3

Fast I/O

For the 6big, 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 1400 MB/s in RAID 0 and 1200 MB/s in RAID 5.

For 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

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 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. It's even possible to power a compatible laptop through the Thunderbolt 3 connection, which delivers up to 15W to compatible laptops.

Please note that because Thunderbolt 3's 40 Gb/s of bandwidth is shared, daisy-chaining a display will affect the maximum read and write speeds of the 6big.

Capacity

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 safe volume for backing up source media, another 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 6big arrays together for storage expansion.

Enterprise-Class Drives

Enterprise-Class Drives

The LaCie 6big uses IronWolf Pro drives that are designed for multi-drive environments wide a wide range of capacities. IronWolf Pro drives also feature RAID optimization, improved power management, and workloads of up to 300TB per year.

Peace of Mind

IronWolf Pro drives are covered with a 5-year limited warranty that includes Rescue Data Recovery Services. If something goes wrong, your drive will be replaced and your data recovered 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.

RAID & Monitoring

Hardware RAID Modes

RAID 0 provides the fastest data speeds with no redundancy, while RAID 5 and RAID 6 provide speed and data redundancy. RAID 5 can sustain one drive failure without any data loss, while RAID 6 can sustain two simultaneous drive failures with no data loss.

LaCie RAID Manager

With Powerful features and a user-friendly setup, LaCie's RAID Manager gives you an intuitive interface to administer the LaCie 6big.

Design

Compact Footprint

Get massive capacity on your desktop in a footprint that's smaller than an iPad Air.

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 better than plastic.

Advanced Cooling

Thermoregulated fans pull heat away from the internal components. Because the fans are redundant, the LaCie 6big remains operational even if a fan fails.

USB 3.1

For universal compatibility, connect to USB Type-C laptops and even USB 3.0 computers via the included USB Type-C to USB Type-A cable.

Kensington Lock Compatible

Tether the product to a fixture to help prevent theft.
UPC: 763649091463

LaCie External HDD Specs

General
Number of Bays6 x 3.5"
Connections2 x USB Type-C (Thunderbolt 3 (40 Gb/s))
1 x USB Type-C (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gb/s))
Compatible Drive InterfaceSATA III
Form FactorDesktop
Maximum RAID Transfer Rate1400 MB/s (Read/Write in RAID 0)
1200 MB/s (Read in RAID 5)
1150 MB/s (Write in RAID 5)
RAID ModesRAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 50, 6
Hot-Swap SupportYes
Operating System SupportWindows, macOS/OS X
OS CompatibilityWindows 8
macOS 10.10
Drives
Total Raw Capacity24 TB (6 x 4 TB)
Rotational Speed7200 rpm
InterfaceSATA III
Cache Memory per Drive128 MB
Initial RAID ConfigurationNone
Pre-FormatNone
Electrical
Power SourceInternal Power Supply
PSU Wattage1 x 250 W
AC Input Power100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Security
Security FeaturesKensington Security Slot
Physical
Material of ConstructionAluminum
Cooling2 x Fans
Status MonitoringLED Indicator
Dimensions (W x H x D)6.3 x 8.9 x 9.3" / 161 x 225 x 237 mm
Weight20.5 lb / 9.3 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight31 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)14.409 x 14.331 x 11.496"

LaCie External HDD Reviews

You get only 20 instead of 24 TB

By Sergei
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-01

There is nowhere mentioned that you have only 20 tb available because 4 tb are used for something else by the system(((

False Advertising by LaCie

By Genevieve
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2021-02-05

I bought a LaCie 6Big only to find out that it is pretty paper weight when connected to Apple Mac Mini M1. The LaCie 12Big/6Big is NOT compatible with M1 powered Macs and barely useable with MacOS Big Sur for it’s intended purpose of video editing. LaCie does not openly state that fact anywhere on their product page. You need to dig into the support page where you are greeted with a notice that the 12Big/6Big are not compatible with M1 powered Macs. The 6Big/12Big is NOT capable of up to 10Gb/s (LaCie states) over USB-C rather it is capable of up to 5Gb/s over USB-C (Apple Mac Mini M1 System Information shows). Do not waste your time with LaCie or money on their products. It has been over 3 months since Apple released MacOS Big Sur was released, over 2 months since M1 powered Macs were released...yet LaCie has made any effort fixed this incompatibility issue. In comparison, Promise Technology released a downloadable fix in Dec 15, 2020 for their Pegasus RAID product line. The fix addresses the incompatibility issue with M1 powered Macs and MacOS Big Sur. Why has LaCie not responded as quickly as Promise?

Seagate data recovery FREE

By William
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-01-25

Good product. Had earlier version but it crashed showing no files. Had it set for RAID 5. Lucked out and Seagate waived the usual $650 recovery fee. With that kind of help I bought another LACIE but formatted it to RAID 10.

Nice but Noisy

By Lee
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-07-16

Lacie is my preferred external hard drives and I have never had issues with them. This one is no exception. Set up for RAID 5 and functioning perfectly. Only down side is the noise. While writing to or from this thing makes what I would call excessive noise. So much so that you can hear it in the next room.

Thunderbolt Arrived in a Flash

By Mike
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-09

Great service and it arrived on-time. The Thunderbolt is up and running!

Great Purchase

By Angel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-04-29

I really LOVE this product. It is louder than my iMac Pro, but I like it a lot with the speed that it can work.

Excellent product

By Shoshana
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-02-24

Works out of the box just as manufacturers spec(almost). Fast, quiet, easy to set up - Raid 5 preconfigured at factory. Takes 5 seconds to change to raid 0 if you want. B&H delivery fast, as usual

Even B&H Had Stopped Selling The LaCie 12Big

By Sam
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2021-02-19

The LaCie 6Big does not work as advertised. It is not compatible with the Apple M1 powered Macs and barely functional with MacOS Big Sur. I have had 3 units. The power unit went out on all 3 units within 2-3 months. The HDDs failed on arrival on 1 unit. It is just not worth the hassle. I am now using an Areca ARC-8050T3U-8. The Areca cost a bit more because it has a robust hardware RAID controller inside. Because of Apple's new security rules in MacOS Big Sur and Apple M1 chip, I had to go to Areca's support page for a driver. Once I downloaded and installed the driver...it works like a champ over a Thunderbolt 3 cable, no manner what I throw at it.

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