The 5big 20TB 5-Bay Thunderbolt 2 RAID Array from LaCie is a 5-bay storage enclosure complete with a storage capacity of 20TB, suitable for storing large files such as 4K video files and RAW photos. With Thunderbolt 2 connectivity, you can transfer data at speeds up to 920 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.
The 5big Array supports RAID configurations such as RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, and JBOD. This storage enclosure comes preconfigured in HFS+ and RAID 5 for read speeds up to 700 MB/s, allowing you to easily configure it for meeting any storage requirements. In addition to faster workflows, the dual Thunderbolt 2 ports provide the ability to daisy chain up to 6 devices to a single computer and connect a 4K monitor with DisplayPort 1.2 compatibility.
- Thunderbolt 2 Speeds
- The LaCie 5big uses Thunderbolt 2 technology to provide sustained speeds of up to 920 MB/s (in RAID 0) that enhance 4K workflows, reduce the time taken to transfer large files, create backups, and more. It also offers support for a hardware RAID controller as well as 7200 rpm disks.
- 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 files, and see edits in real time. Digital photographers can browse a large RAW photo library with minimal lag.
- 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 offers plug-and-play functionality for Mac users. You can easily customize RAID modes 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 helps you 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 minimal data loss and reduced 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. You can also choose JBOD, which allows you to see and use each disk independently. You can assign each disk to a daily backup and set up multiple RAID volumes.
- 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).
- Improved Cooling for Long-Term Reliability
- The LaCie 5big has an improved 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. The 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. The LaCie 5big's heat exhausts help in reducing noise.
- 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. You can use the LaCie RAID Manager utility to set up email alerts and monitor storage. For professional backup schemes, the LaCie 5big includes Intego Backup Manager Pro and is compatible with Time Machine.
- Enhanced Security
- 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.