Enjoy 96TB Of RAID Storage With The LaCie 12big Thunderbolt 3


Serious digital hoarders need serious storage space. The massive amount of movies, shows, and games you’ve downloaded off torrent need to make room somewhere, after all. And when it comes to off-the-shelf storage boxes, it’s tough to find something with more space than LaCie’s 12big Thunderbolt 3.

Clad in a form factor similar to PC towers, the system comes with 12 front-loaded drive bays that can each be stuffed with 8TB hard disks for a massive 96TB capacity. Whether you’re a serious hoarder who never deletes anything, a filmmaker who edits 4K clips on a regular basis, or just an eccentric dude who wants to make an offline copy of the entire internet just in case of an apocalypse, this thing should offer your best shot at never running out of space.


The LaCie 12big Thunderbolt 3’s 12 hard drives all work together as one system, giving you a massive space to dump up to 100 hours of 4K footage without having to manually break files up. With a hardware RAID controller and 7,200 RPM drives, it boasts input/output speeds of up to 2,600 MBps, so even working with 6K videos won’t slow down your hardware. It comes with two Thunderbolt 3 ports, so you can hook one up to a computer and the other to a second 12big storage box, with the ability to daisy chain up to six boxes together for a mind-blowing 576TB of storage. Features include hot-swappable drive bays, a USB-C slot, four redundant fans for cooling, and multiple indicator LEDs to keep you informed of what’s going on.

No pricing yet, but the LaCie 12big Thunderbolt 3 will come out in the summer.

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2 Responses

  1. Michael

    With 4K video becoming more popular everyday, people are starting to struggle with where and how to keep all of their 4K footage they shoot. Yes, you can always rely on the “Cloud” for your 4K storage needs, but that will also consumer a lot of bandwidth and be slow. With the LaCie 12big Thunderbolt 3 it will be extremely fast to transfer your data to it AND it will be much easier to find an old clip when you need too.

    Towers such as the LaCie 12big Thunderbolt 3 with fully filled bays of storage drives used to be data-center specific, but now they are creeping into more and more homes as people discover they have much larger storage needs than they used to.

    The LaCie 12big Thunderbolt 3 would work great for my company. Our web host keeps backups off-site of massive amounts of data for us. We can always get access to it unless it is a holiday. If a server goes down and we need to access some data we have to wait until the following day. It hasn’t caused a problem yet but it could. If we had the LaCie 12big Thunderbolt 3 backing up everything locally in addition to our current backup system, then we will be well-protected from anything that could potentially occur.

  2. Kris

    This is absolutely epic! I’m a hoarder for sure and I’m always worrying about running out of space. I’m the guy who has to have an unlimited talk and text plan or it will drive me nuts because I will constantly have to check how many more minutes I have on my cell. I enjoy downloading entire seasons of shows and as you can imagine, that can take up quite a bit of space over many years. I would love 96TB of storage. I could have all of my family’s favorite movies at our fingertips. My mind cannot even fully fathom just how many hours of video I could have at my disposal. The only concern is the price. This thing is not going to be cheap, that’s for sure!


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