LaCie 6big & 12big Thunderbolt 3 User Manual
LaCie 6big & 12big Thunderbolt 3 User Manual

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LaCie 6big/LaCie 12big Advanced Storage

LaCie 6big and LaCie 12big

LaCie 6big and LaCie 12big give you high-end performance for your increasingly demanding projects. Feature highlights include:

  • Hot-swappable enterprise-class hard drives (7200RPM 64MB cache)
  • 2x Thunderbolt 3 ports, up to 40Gb/s bi-directional per port and daisy chain
  • 1x USB 3.1 Gen 2 port, universal compatibility and up to 10Gb/s
  • Heat-dissipating all-aluminum enclosure
  • RAID-on-Chip (RoC) processor to manage the RAID
  • Hardware RAIDs 0, 1, 10, 5, 50, 6, 60
  • Intelligent RAID rebuild with a spare drive
  • Six SATA channels, up to 6Gb/s per channel
  • Hot-swappable hard drives to reduce downtime
  • A warning system with audible and email alerts

Hardware RAID

LaCie 6big and LaCie 12big offer both extraordinary performance and built-in protection. Their powerful RAID engines save your computer from expending critical processing resources on storage management, which is crucial for video and graphics applications that place heavy demands on computer CPUs. Further, hardware RAID solutions offer advanced RAID configurations to suit the needs of your working environment.

Thunderbolt 3

Thunderbolt 3 features and support

Thunderbolt 3 technology provides the fastest data and high-end video transfers over a single, versatile connector. While previous generations of Thunderbolt technology offered impressive transfer rates up to 20Gb/s bi-directional, Thunderbolt 3 doubles the potential up to 40Gb/s bi-directional when connected to other Thunderbolt 3 devices. Further, Thunderbolt 3 gives priority to the video stream, apportioning the required bandwidth for playback. This is a critical advantage when working with high-end video and 3D graphics.

Thunderbolt 3 uses a USB-C connector specially labeled with a thunderbolt icon. Since Thunderbolt 3 is protocol agnostic, it supports connections from the following interfaces:

  • USB 2.0, USB 3.0 and USB 3.1
  • DisplayPort 1.1 and 1.2a
  • Thunderbolt 20Gb/s and Thunderbolt 40Gb/s
  • Ethernet (with adapter)

Non-Thunderbolt 3 devices that feature USB-C ports can be connected to the Thunderbolt 3 port to terminate a daisy chain and, if compatible, to take advantage of the power delivery option for charging batteries.