LaCie 5big 40TB ( 5x 8TB ) 5-Bay Thunderbolt 2 RAID External DAS Array
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.
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.
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.
• Capacity: 40 TB
• Internal Storage: Media 5 x 8 TB hot-swappable 7200 rpm/256 MB cache hard disks
• Interface: 2 x Thunderbolt 2 ports
• Interface Transfer Rate (Max): 20 Gb/s
• Performance Benchmark: Reads | Writes (MB/s), RAID 0: 1050 | 950, RAID 5: 850 | 850
• Interface Technology: Bidirectional 20 Gb/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
• 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
• System Monitoring: System monitoring and email alerts for failure or warning events
• Acoustics: Standby: Negligible, Idle: 25-28 dBA, Operating: 25-29 dBA
• Power Supply: 100-240 V; 50/60 Hz; 150 W
• Dimensions (WxHxD): 173 x 220 x 196 mm
• Weight: 7.6 kg
• Computer with a Thunderbolt 2 or Thunderbolt port
• Mac OS X 10.9 and later
• Latest version of Windows 7 or 8
• Minimum free disk space: 600 MB recommended