More speed, more efficient workflow
More speed means a leaner workflow. Get 785MB/s* with five 7200rpm/64MB cache hard disks preconfigured in RAID 0. With these speeds, you have all you need for any post-production work. Handle multiple 2K uncompressed 10-bit streams. And with capacities up to 20TB, you have enough storage for today and the future. For example, you could store all your project's raw daily footage onto a single LaCie 5big. Focus on your creative projects without the hassle of managing multiple storage devices.
RAID flexibility for speed and security
Because it has five disks, the LaCie 5big lets you custom-make RAID configurations for your precise needs. Create a lightning-fast volume with three disks in RAID 0, and a safe volume with two disks in RAID 1. The hot-swappable disks** also allow you to simply slide a new disk into the safe volume without switching off the device. Use the fast volume for use with Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere, or Aperture, and the safe volume to back up your projects. No downtime, and no data loss. You can also use the LaCie 5big as a JBOD array. With five working days a week, you can assign each disk to a daily backup. Support for JBOD makes the LaCie 5big the ideal backup companion to your company's Mac Mini Server.
LaCie also offers the RAID Monitor software for this product. It alerts you when a disk needs maintenance, identifies which disk has failed, and helps you to resolve the issue.
Dual cooling system for long-term reliability
The LaCie 5big's advanced dual cooling system ensures long-term reliability by preventing overheating. The system consists of three key components: an innovative heat-dissipating aluminum casing, a Noctua® cooling fan, and jumbo heat exhausts. For the enclosure, its solid-aluminum heat sink design diverts and dissipates heat more efficiently than plastic casings. Its ultra-quiet Noctua NF-P12 fan pulls heat away from the internal components while producing exceptionally little noise. It also controls its speed according to temperature, which means that it works more efficiently while prolonging its lifespan. There are also oversized air holes to facilitate airflow from the fan and reduce noise. Every aspect of this ultra-quiet cooling system makes the LaCie 5big perfect for even the most noise-sensitive creative environments.
Designed for convenience
The LaCie 5big was painstakingly designed to integrate seamlessly into professional environments. With its small footprint and space-saving design, you can stand it alone or stack multiple LaCie 5bigs. Whatever the professional environment, the LaCie 5big delivers convenience and piece of mind.
Support when you need it
Your LaCie 5big is protected by a three-year limited warranty. It includes comprehensive, complimentary web-based resources, expert in-house technical support, and worldwide repair/replacement coverage. You can also purchase warranty extensions and an Advance Care Option.
Thunderbolt gives you up to 10 Gbps in both directions, allowing for super-fast data transfer between peripherals. You also have enough bandwidth to daisy-chain multiple high-speed devices without using a hub or switch.
Thunderbolt also provides double the power of USB 3.0, delivering 10 watts to peripherals for improved performance on the go.
- Blazing speeds up to 785 MB/s*
- Dual Thunderbolt ports for daisy chain
- RAID 0, 1, and JBOD support with hot swap
- Time Machine compatible
- Intego Backup Manager Pro for Mac included
- Thunderbolt cable included
Did you notice?The Thunderbolt cable comes with the drive, so there's no need to make a separate purchase.
Apple Recommends ForSuperb speed and storage capacity for video editing on or daily critical backups of your Macs.
What's in the Box?
- LaCie 5big Thunderbolt Series hard drive
- Thunderbolt cable
- External power supply
- Quick install guide and complete software suite: LaCie Setup Assistant, LaCie Private-Public, Intego Backup Manager Pro for Mac, Genie Backup Manager Pro for PC, Wuala Secure Cloud Storage
- Other Features: Kensington Port, RAID support, Time Machine compatible
- Connections: Thunderbolt
- Power Source: External power supply
- Height: 8.6 in./22 cm
- Width: 6.8 in./17.3 cm
- Weight: 16.8 lb./7.6 kg
- Length: 7.7 in./19.6 cm
- Mac OS X v10.5 (Intel only) or later
- Mfr. Part Number: 9000378U
- UPC or EAN No.: 093053006914
- Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.
- Warranty: Three-year limited (For details, please visit http://www.lacie.com/us/support/support_manifest.htm?id=10600)
- *Tests conducted in RAID 0 with five 4TB 7200rpm drives. Speeds depend on the drives and RAID mode used, and average transfer rates may vary from one computer to another and from one product to another. **Hot swapping will result in data loss in a RAID 0 array.
Ratings & Reviews
Fast Elegant Solution
~640mbps read/write on Blackmagic speed tests in RAID 0. If speed & design are important, this is it.
- Written by Christopher L from Los Angeles
48 of 56 people found this useful
Everything they say it is
I wouldn't say "and more" because it's exactly what they say it is. High performance Thunderbolt interfaced storage with daisy ch I wouldn't say "and more" because it's exactly what they say it is. High performance Thunderbolt interfaced storage with daisy chaining capability.
What more can you ask for other than an included hardware RAID controller?
There's the rub, you better like your data just a little (default is five drive RAID-0) and safe elsewhere, or make do with the odd number of drives (3 in RAID-0 and 2 in a mirror set, or 4 in 2 mirror sets with a "spare"...
...or use something like MacZFS if you're brave. …
- Written by Charles A from Austin
29 of 36 people found this useful
EXCELLENT PRODUCT WORKS FLAWLESSLY
I have had this in use for about 2 weeks and have it set up up as 3 drives Raid 0 and 2 drives Raid 1 and so far it has operated p I have had this in use for about 2 weeks and have it set up up as 3 drives Raid 0 and 2 drives Raid 1 and so far it has operated perfectly. Quiet you wont even know it is working except the lights on the front and back light up but no noise. I have the 10T and the speeds are unbelievable comapred to usb3. the thunderbolt is supper fast. I do alot of picture editing with Photoshop CS6 and there is almost no wait time, you give it the commands and it is done. Search time is none existent. Dont know how they hold up to long term use but for now they are flawless and operate just as described, even setting up the Raid array is so easy my pet lizard could do it. …
- Written by RICHARD M from BAYTOWN
12 of 12 people found this useful
Maybe bad unit? Loud buzzing
Purchased this unit for large data storage. 30 minutes into plugging it in and booting up my LaCie 10TB 5big is making an awful bu Purchased this unit for large data storage. 30 minutes into plugging it in and booting up my LaCie 10TB 5big is making an awful buzzing noise heard over my computer speakers. Will be returning ASAP and getting a PROMISE Peagasus2 as an alternative. Took another chance with LaCie (after poor performance on many models in the past) and will be staying away from brand in the future. …
- Written by Matt J from Kentwood
Great external storage solution
I've been very pleased with this drive from day one, it's been working great for me. Easy to setup and easy to use. The fans are q I've been very pleased with this drive from day one, it's been working great for me. Easy to setup and easy to use. The fans are quiet and keep the drives inside perfectly cool. The unit delivers seriously fast speeds over Thunderbolt connection, and working directly from it is the easiest thing ever. …
- Written by Matthew C
Beautiful build quality
Excellent quality build, quiet fans, super fast transfers , easily put to sleep and awakened, well done LaCie.
- Written by Bruce M from Winnipeg
2 of 2 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
I have an older iMac (Firewire 800 and 400) if I got a thunderbolt adapter would I run into any issues with this device?
- Asked by Michael B from Cary
- Mar 19, 2014
The adapter is not going to help you. The adapter converts a Thunderbolt to FireWire but you must fi The adapter is not going to help you. The adapter converts a Thunderbolt to FireWire but you must first have a Mac that has a Thunderbolt port.
The adapter will not create a Thunderbolt port on an older Mac with FireWire.
You will need to either purchase a new Mac with Thunderbolt, or consider a different product that has a FireWire port to be compatible with your current Mac. …
- Answered by Mike M from Beaverton
- Mar 20, 2014
I have a Mac Mini Server running Server 3.0, can I plug this into the server and use this for network share points?
- Asked by James M
- Mar 23, 2014
Yes, you can run network share points off any drive either within your mac or connected to your mac.
- Answered by Andrew M
- Apr 20, 2014
Can this be run in Raid 5?
- Asked by Hans D from Northridge
- Dec 1, 2013
I agree, definitely too much data to loose by one bad disk. Unfortunately, it doesn't run in RAID 5 I agree, definitely too much data to loose by one bad disk. Unfortunately, it doesn't run in RAID 5. I was looking at this for myself, but will have to probably go with the Pegasus option (less storage and a slightly higher price tag), but as they say, you get what you pay for. …
- Answered by Bill K from Melbourne
- Feb 20, 2014
Firewire800 to ThunderBolt adapter - will it still work?
- Asked by Luis P
- Apr 8, 2014
The Apple adapter will create a FireWire port when connected to the Thunderbolt port of a M Nope.
The Apple adapter will create a FireWire port when connected to the Thunderbolt port of a Mac.
Won't do anything to facilitate connecting a Thunderbolt drive to an older Mac that has only FireWire.
You can however connect the adapter at the end of a Thunderbolt daisy chain to permit connection of a FireWire drive. Just be sure that there is a Thunderbolt equipped Mac upstream. …
- Answered by Mike M from Beaverton
- Apr 10, 2014
Does the unit come with the 5 plugin hard drives or do you have to purchase them separately?
- Asked by Norman A from Moss Vale
- Mar 6, 2014
This unit comes with 5 each of the 2TB 7200 RPM drives, resulting in 10TB formatted as Of course!
This unit comes with 5 each of the 2TB 7200 RPM drives, resulting in 10TB formatted as a 10TB volume.
The 20TB version comes with 5 each of the 4TB 7200 RPM drives, resulting in 20TB of capacity.
Disk Utility can be used to reformat into RAID-1 volumes or JBOD.
As far as I know, LaCie does not sell this unit without drives. They also sell replacement drives. …
- Answered by Mike M from Beaverton
- Mar 10, 2014