6big Thunderbolt 3

6big Thunderbolt 3

Think bigger—we’ve got you covered. With up to 108TB of capacity on your desktop, up to 1400MB/s speeds¹, and RAID 5/6, the LaCie 6big Thunderbolt 3 let you rein in the stampede of data from ultra hi-res cameras.

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PERFORMANCE

Thunderbolt 3: Think bigger. Deliver faster.

The absolute fastest I/O.

For the 6big, LaCie harnessed the performance potential of the Thunderbolt 3 I/O and maximized breakthrough speeds out of the hard drives. By adding a RAID controller and 7200RPM drives, we have reached astonishing 6big speeds of up to 1400MB/s in RAID 0 and 2400MB/s in RAID 5.

For lightning-fast video workflows.

That kind of speed can slash time off nearly every task in your post-production workflow. Ingest hours of RAW footage from a Blackmagic® cinema camera into Adobe® Premiere® Pro in a fraction of the time. Then edit multiple streams of ProRes 422 (HQ), ProRes 4444 XQ, as well as uncompressed HD 10-bit and 12-bit video. For big projects packed with high-def clips, thumbnail and preview rendering becomes much more responsive.

And 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, for example. It's even possible to power a compatible laptop through the Thunderbolt 3 connection².

 

Compatible with Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt 2


It’s possible to connect the 6big to devices with previous generations of Thunderbolt. Just use a Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 adapter (sold separately).*

*The Mac must be running macOS Sierra 10.12 or later and transfer rates are based upon the speed of the connection, up to 10Gb/s for Thunderbolt and up to 20Gb/s for Thunderbolt 2. For details and potential restrictions, see Apple Support

LaCie 6big daisy chained with 4k monitors

CAPACITY

Bigger in every way. Except in footprint.

With up to 108TB (6big)on your desktop, you can safely store massive amounts of ultra hi-res footage.

108TB

115 hours

4K FOOTAGE IN RAID 5**

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 volume 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 6bigs together, bringing a jaw-dropping 1PB to your computer.

ENTERPRISE-CLASS DRIVES

Tough. Ready. Scalable.

Enterprise-Class Drives


LaCie 6big feature Seagate® IronWolf™ Pro for

  • Multi-drive environments
  • A wide range of capacities
  • RAID optimization
  • Superior power management
  • 300TB/year workloads


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Peace of Mind


IronWolf Pro drives are covered with a 3-year limited warranty that includes Rescue Data Recovery Services. If something goes wrong, we will replace your drive and recover your files with one in-lab data recovery service at no additional cost.


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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

Big speed, big security. At the click of a button.

Mode Min. Disks Max. Capacity Redundancy Speed
RAID 5 (default) Min. Disks:3 Max. Capacity:85-90% Redundancy: Speed:
RAID 0 Min. Disks:2 Max. Capacity:100% Redundancy: Speed:
RAID 6 Min. Disks:4 Max. Capacity:65-80% Security: Speed:
LaCie RAID Manager

Powerful features, straightforward setup. The redesigned LaCie RAID Manager gives you an intuitive interface to administer the LaCie 12big and 6big.

A new and more user-friendly interface to set up and monitor storage.
Wizards let you easily create and manage volumes optimized for your needs.
Advanced features such as CPU settings, auto rebuild, and drive diagnostics.

DESIGN

Our biggest design for the most exacting video pros.

  • Compact Footprint: Get massive capacity on your desktop in a footprint that’s smaller than an iPad Air® (59 vs 62 in2).
  • 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.

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Edit with Creative Cloud.

Turn RAW footage into flawless production with one-month complimentary membership to Adobe Creative Cloud All Apps plan.3 4

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What's included

  • LaCie 6big Thunderbolt 3
  • Power cable
  • USB-C (Thunderbolt 40Gb/s or USB 3.1 10Gb/s) cable
  • USB-C to USB-A cable
  • Hard disks
  • Quick Install Guide

1 Maximum performance up to 1400MB/s with 6big Thunderbolt 3. Actual data rates may vary depending on operating environment and other factors, such as RAID mode, RAID configuration, and disk capacity.
2 Delivers up to 15W to power compatible laptops.
3 One-month membership to Adobe Creative Cloud All Apps plan is redeemable during product registration. Internet connection and Adobe ID required. Available only to users 13 and older. Not available in all countries. See www.adobe.com/legal.html for applicable terms and privacy Policy.
4 For any LaCie product purchased on or after April 1, 2018 and did not contain the Adobe activation code flyer in the box, please contact Customer Support at https://support2.lacie.com/ with a valid proof of purchase for your code
** Based on 764GB per hour of 4K ProRes 4444 XQ footage (source). Quantitative usage examples for various applications are for illustrative purposes.

Thunderbolt and the Thunderbolt logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.

When referring to drive capacity, one gigabyte, or GB, equals one billion bytes and one terabyte, or TB, equals one thousand billion bytes. Your computer’s operating system may use a different standard of measurement and report a lower capacity. In addition, some of the listed capacity is used for formatting and other functions and will not be available for data storage.

Specs

Model Data Sheet User Manual Capacity
LaCie 6big Thunderbolt 24TB
STFK24000402

3-year limited warranty

24TB
LaCie 6big Thunderbolt 48TB
STFK48000402

3-year limited warranty

48TB
LaCie 6big Thunderbolt 60TB
STFK60000402

3-year limited warranty

60TB
LaCie 6big Thunderbolt 84TB
STFK84000402

3-year limited warranty

84TB
LaCie 6big Thunderbolt 108TB
STFK108000400

3-year limited warranty

108TB
Internal Storage Media 6 × hot-swappable* IronWolf Pro 128MB cache (or greater) hard drives
Compatibility list
Interfaces 2 × Thunderbolt™ 3
1 × USB 3.1**

USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatible using included USB-C to USB adapter cable
Interface Transfer Rates Thunderbolt 3: 40Gb/s
USB 3.1: 10Gb/s
Performance Benchmark Thunderbolt 3 (reads | writes in MB/s):***
6big RAID 0: 1400 | 1400
6big RAID 5: 1200 | 1150

USB 3.1 (reads | writes in MB/s):
6big RAID 0: 400 | 400
6big RAID 5: 350 | 350
Interface Technology Both Thunderbolt 3 and USB 3.1 through a single reversible USB-C cable
Bi-directional, dual-protocol, and supports dual 4K displays or one 5K display
Daisy Chain Connect up to five Thunderbolt 3 or one USB 3.1 device or a high-resolution display via a single USB-C cable
RAID Modes 0/1/5/6/10/50/60
Redesigned LaCie RAID Manager for easy hardware RAID selection and management
Security Kensington® lock compatible
Cooling 2 × redundant fans
Heat-dissipating all-aluminum enclosure
Additional Features Front-facing status LEDs for disk, power, and alarm events
System monitoring, audible alarm, and email alerts for failure and warning events via LaCie RAID manager
Power Supply 6big: 100-240V; 50/60Hz; 250W
Dimensions (W × H × D) 6big: 161 × 225 × 237 mm | 6.3 × 8.9 × 9.3 in.
Weight 6big:
24TB: 9.3 kg | 20.5 lbs
36TB: 9.9 kg | 21.8 lbs
48TB: 9.9 kg | 21.8 lbs
60TB: 9.9 kg | 21.8 lbs
Minimum System Requirements Computer with a USB-C (Thunderbolt 3 or USB 3.1) or USB Type-A port
Latest version of Mac OS® X 10.12 and later / Latest version of Windows® 8 and later Minimum free disk space: 600MB recommended

Note: Your PC may need updates for the Thunderbolt 3 ports to function properly. See here for more information.
Software
  • LaCie RAID Manager
Download product software from 12big | 6big.
What’s Included
  • LaCie 6big Thunderbolt 3
  • Power cable
  • USB-C (Thunderbolt 40Gb/s or USB 3.1 10Gb/s) cable
  • USB-C to USB-A cable
  • Hard disks Quick Install Guide
Comments * Hot swapping will result in data loss in a RAID 0 array.
** USB limitations: a single volume mounts on the host, and speeds are limited to approximately 400MB/s.
*** Actual data rates may vary depending on operating environment and other factors, such as RAID mode, RAID configuration, and disk capacity.

Model Number:
STFK400

Pelican Case for LaCie 6big

Made from HPX® high-performance resin, the injection-molded Pelican Storm Case series is virtually unbreakable and resistant to dents, shatter, and subzero temperatures. The interior foam is custom cut to precisely fit the LaCie 4big, 5big, 6big or 12big plus cabling, as well as three LaCie Rugged® portable drives.

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Model Number:
STFJ400

Pelican Case for LaCie 12big

Made from HPX® high-performance resin, the injection-molded Pelican Storm Case series is virtually unbreakable and resistant to dents, shatter, and subzero temperatures. The interior foam is custom cut to precisely fit the LaCie 4big, 5big, 6big or 12big plus cabling, as well as three LaCie Rugged® portable drives.

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