The 12big Thunderbolt 3 (TB3) is gigantic, both in terms of capacity and physical size. You’ll also need a recent computer equipped with a TB3 input to take advantage of its performance.

Staggeringly huge design

The 12big Thunderbolt 3 is basically a box that allows you to stack twelve standard 3.5-inch internal hard drives (HDDs) on top of one another. That said, it stands some 1.5 feet (about .5 meter) tall. Since it weighs almost 40 lbs (18kg), make sure you don’t accidentally topple it on anyone, or anything.

Technically you can use any standard hard SATA HDDs with the system —  it’s preloaded with twelve Seagate Enterprise NAS 7200-rpm drives with the capacities ranging from 4TB to 10TB each.  These are high-performance drives designed for 24/7 operation.

On the front, the system has an array of removable front-loading trays, making it very easy to replace a drive.  On the back, the system has two TB3 ports and one USB 3.1 USB-C ports and it includes a cable for each port. This means when used with TB3, you can daisy-chance a display or other TB3 storage device. You can also use the system with a computer that’s only equipped with USB 3.1 Type-C connector but at much lower speeds.

By default all of its drives are combined into a single RAID-5 volume and all you need to do is to format the volume before you use it, using Disk Utility (Mac) or Disk Management (Windows)..

Apart from RAID-5, you can use the 12big’s HDDs in all other available RAIDs, including RAID-0, RAID-1, RAID-6, RAID-10, RAID-50 and RAID-60 in a single or multiple volumes. (Other than that you can also use the LACie RAID Manager software to monitor the health of the disks in the system and perform other tasks such as firmware update.

Apart from LACie RAID manager, the system also include backup and security software in case you want use the 12Big as a backup destination or keep a portion of its storage from prying eyes.

With it’s enhanced performance The Lacie 48TB 12 Thunderbolt 3 is an ideal for purchase for any business who require a large volume of Data Storage.

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