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LaCie 5big Thunderbolt™ 2

LaCie 5big Thunderbolt 2

Professional 5-Disk Hardware RAID Dual Thunderbolt 2

  • Thunderbolt 2 Power for Professional 4K Workflows.
  • Up to 1050MB/s* speeds for 4K video editing
  • Hardware RAID 5/6 with hot swap
  • Dual Thunderbolt 2 ports for daisy chaining
  • Aluminum enclosure and whisper-quiet fan
  • Connects to a Windows computer via the Thunderbolt connection

 

Select capacity:

10TB
20TB
30TB
 

 

Thunderbolt 2 Speeds for the 4K Era

 Thunderbolt 2 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.

Software for Professionals

Versatility for Professional Environments

In designing the LaCie 5big enclosure, LaCie relentlessly focused on usability for professionals. 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.

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™. 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.

RAID for Speed or Security

RAID for Speed or 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.

Advance Cooling

Advanced Cooling

The LaCie 5big has a cutting-edge 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 exceptionally little 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. Altogether, this professional cooling system makes the LaCie 5big perfect for even the most noise-sensitive creative environments.

Model Number: 9000510UCapacity: 10TB
Model Number: 9000503UCapacity: 20TB
Mode Number: 9000504U
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Capacity: 30TB
Internal Storage Media:5 x hot-swappable* 7200RPM/64MB cache (or greater) hard disks
Interface:2 x Thunderbolt 2 ports
Interface Transfer Rate:Thunderbolt 2: 20Gb/s
Performance Benchmark:Thunderbolt 2
Reads | Writes (MB/s)***
10TB RAID 0: 660 | 650
10TB RAID 5: 520 | 530
20TB RAID 0: 920 | 880
20TB RAID 5: 700 | 720
30TB RAID 0: 1050 | 900
30TB RAID 5: 840 | 840
Interface Technology:Bidirectional 20Gb/s permits a high-resolution display and RAW 4K video playback
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 Management 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
Integrated 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 and warning events
Acousticÿ:Idle mode: 25dB
Operating mode: 26dB
Operating max: 28dB^
Power Supply:100-240V; 50/60Hz; 150W
Dimensions (WxHxD):173 x 220 x 196 mm | 6.8 x 8.6 x 7.7 in.
Weight:7.6 kg |16.8 lbs
System Requirements:Computer with a Thunderbolt 2 or Thunderbolt
Latest version of Windows 7, Windows 8 (see here for drivers information) / Mac OS X 10.9 or later
Minimum free disk space: 600MB recommended
Software: Intego Backup Manager Pro for Mac
LaCie Private-Public (protect data with AES 256-bit encryption)
LaCie RAID Manager (administration console)
Download product software at www.lacie.com/software/5bigtb2
Box Content: LaCie 5big
External power supply
Thunderbolt cable
Drawer Key
Cable lock clip
Quick Install Guide
Comments:* Hot swapping will result in data loss in a RAID 0 array.
** To achieve full interface bandwidth, connect the product to either a USB 3.0 or Thunderbolt 2 port on a computer or device.
*** These transfer rates were achieved using AJA System Test when connected to a 13" Macbook Pro? with a 2.8GHz Intel? Core? i7 processor and 8GB RAM. Actual data rates may vary depending on operating environment and other factors, such as RAID mode, RAID configuration, and disk capacity.