LaCie 5big Thunderbolt 2 5-Bay RAID - 10TB


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For 4K and other bandwidth-hungry workflows, external storage needs to be fast, secure, reliable, and quiet. The new LaCie 5big fits the bill, delivering Thunderbolt 2 speeds for 4K video editing, up to 30TB capacity, and hardware RAID 5/6 for no-compromise data security.

Speeds for the 4K Era
With Thunderbolt 2 technology, the interface is no longer the performance bottleneck. For the 5big, LaCie harnessed the breakthrough performance potential of the Thunderbolt 2 I/O, squeezing the absolute best speeds out of the hard disks. Add a hardware RAID controller and 7200RPM disks and the result is incredible, sustained speeds of up to 1050MB/s that turbocharge 4K workflows, file transfers, and backups.

With this kind of speed, videographers can work directly from RAW files in Apple® Final Cut Pro® or Adobe® Premiere®, get maximum quality from footage, and see edits in real time. No need to first convert footage into a lower resolution. Avid® Pro Tools® users will notice incredibly smooth audio mixing, even when working with hundreds of tracks simultaneously. Professional photographers using Adobe Lightroom® or Apple Aperture® can browse through archived libraries of thousands of RAW and edited images with zero lag.

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, better 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 excellent 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 or downtime.

You could instead choose RAID 0 to maximize speed and capacity for current projects, and then move completed projects to archival storage incredibly quickly. 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. For example, create both a 3-disk RAID 5 array for current projects, and a 2-disk RAID 1 array for backing up source files and final footage.


  • Capacity : 10TB
  • Internal Storage Media : 5 x hot-swappable* 7200RPM/64MB cache (or greater) hard disks
  • Interface : 2 x Thunderbolt™ 2 ports
  • Interface Transfer Rate : 20Gb/s
  • Performance Benchmark : Reads | Writes (MB/s)** * 10TB RAID 0: 660 | 650 * 10TB RAID 5: 520 | 530
  • Interface Technology : Bidirectional 20Gb/s permits a high-resolution display and RAW 4K video editing
  • Power-Saving Mode : Reduce power consumption by pressing the front button to spin down disks without disrupting daisy chain transfers (short press initiates power-saving mode; long press turns product off completely)
  • RAID Modes : Preconfigured HFS+ RAID 5
  • Hardware RAID 0 / 1 / 5 / 6 / 10 / JBOD
  • Configure RAID using LaCie RAID Manager software
  • Daisy Chain : Connect up to six Thunderbolt-compatible devices – including Thunderbolt 2 and LaCie Thunderbolt Series products – to a computer via a single Thunderbolt cable***
  • Security : AES 256-bit software encryption
  • Kensington® lock compatible
    Cable lock
  • Cooling : Aluminum enclosure with improved internal heat dissipation Thermoregulated Noctua® cooling fan: effective and whisper-quiet cooling
  • Additional Features : System monitoring and email alerts for failure or warning events
  • Acoustic : Standby: Negligible
  • Idle: 25-28dBA
  • Operating: 25-29dBA^
  • Power Supply : 100-240V; 50/60Hz; 150W
  • Dimensions (WxHxD) : 173 × 220 × 196 mm | 6.8 × 8.6 × 7.7 in.
  • Weight : 7.6 kg | 16.8 lbs
  • System Requirements : • Computer with a Thunderbolt 2 or Thunderbolt*** port
    • Mac® OS X 10.9 and later
    • Minimum free disk space: 600MB recommended
  • Software : • Intego® Backup Manager Pro
    • LaCie Private-Public (protect data with AES 256-bit encryption)
    • LaCie RAID Manager (administration console)


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