LaCie announces a pair of enterprise storage solutions featuring Thunderbolt 3 connectivity-- the 12big and 6big, both offering speeds of up to 2600MB/s via RAID 5/6 controller.
According to the company, such speeds come through the combination of the hardware RAID controller, 256MB cache and 7200RPM Seagate enterprise-class drives. This makes the drives ideal for photography professionals moving large amounts of RAW footage from a Blackmagic camera to a Adobe Premiere, before editing multiple ProRes 422 (HQ), ProRes 444 XQ and even uncompressed HD 10-bit and 12-bit video streams.
The included HDDs are designed to operate 24x7 on 16-bay tracks and are rated for 8760 hours of operation per year. The enclosure is in aluminium, with front-accessible drives allowing for quick drive replacement.
Meanwhile Thunderbolt 3 allows users to daisy chain dual 4K displays or a single 5K display to the 12big or 6big, or even power a compatible laptop. One can also connect to six 12big units units to create a storage array with capacity reaching up to 720TB.
The LaCie 6big and 12big are available now, with the 6big coming in 24, 36 and 60TB sizes and the 12big in 48, 72, 69 and 120TB.