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          Seagate 40TB 5big Thunderbolt 2 Enterprise Class Professional 5-Disk Hardware RAID Storage Array

          More From: Seagate Technology
          Item #: 31757233
          Mfr. Part#: STFC40000400
          Availability: Temporarily Out-of-Stock
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          • Mini DisplayPort Connector
          • Up to 7200rpm performance
          • Spindle speed is 7200rpm
          • Buffer size is 64MB cache
          • Warranty: 3 Years

          Dual Thunderbolt 2 ports for daisy chaining!

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          For 4K and other bandwidth-hungry workflows, external storage needs to be fast, secure, reliable, and quiet. The LaCie 40TB 5big Thunderbolt 2 Enterprise Class Professional 5-Disk Hardware RAID Storage Array fits the bill, delivering Thunderbolt 2 speeds for 4K video editing and hardware RAID 5/6 for no-compromise data security. With Thunderbolt 2 technology, the interface is no longer the performance bottleneck. For the 5big, LaCie harnessed the breakthrough performance potential of the Thunderbolt 2 I/O, squeezing the absolute best speeds out of the hard disks. Add a hardware RAID controller and 7200RPM disks and the result is incredible, sustained speeds of up to 1050MB/s that turbocharge 4K workflows, file transfers, and backups.

          With this kind of speed, videographers can work directly from RAW files in Apple Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere, get maximum quality from footage, and see edits in real time. No need to first convert footage into a lower resolution. Avid Pro Tools users will notice incredibly smooth audio mixing, even when working with hundreds of tracks simultaneously. Professional photographers using Adobe Lightroom or Apple Aperture can browse through archived libraries of thousands of RAW and edited images with zero lag.

          The LaCie 5big offers RAID modes 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, and JBOD. Its hardware RAID controller delivers sustained performance, better flexibility, and the ability to connect the product to another computer while keeping the RAID configuration. Preconfigured in HFS+ and RAID 5, it is truly plug and play for Mac users. And easily customize the RAID mode to suit your needs using the LaCie RAID Manager utility. RAID modes 5 and 6 provide complete data protection against disk failure, while providing excellent speed and capacity. This is perfect for when you want 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 zero data loss or downtime. Also, you could choose RAID 0 to maximize speed and capacity for current projects, and then move completed projects to archival storage incredibly quickly. Or, choose JBOD, which allows you to see and use each disk independently. With five working days a week, you can assign each disk to a daily backup. It’s even possible to set up multiple RAID volumes. For example, create both a 3-disk RAID 5 array for current projects, and a 2-disk RAID 1 array for backing up source files and final footage.
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          Actual Weight 16.80 lb(s)
          Compatibility Notes RAID Modes: Preconfigured HFS+ RAID 5

          Hardware RAID 0 / 1 / 5 / 6 / 10 / JBOD
          Connector Mini DisplayPort
          Connector Type Thunderbolt 2
          Contents Array, external power supply, Thunderbolt cable, drawer key, cable lock clip, software, documentation
          Enclosure Type External
          Form Factor Disk array
          Target Use Desktop
          Buffer Size, Cache 64 MB
          Data Transfer Rate 20 Gbps
          Physical Dimensions 8.6"h x 6.8"w x 7.7"d
          Ports/Connectors (2) Thunderbolt 2 Mini Displayports
          Power Notes Power Supply: 100-240V; 50/60Hz; 150W
          Encryption Yes
          Returns Policy This product is subject to our return policy. Please see our complete return policy for details.
          # of Bays (Open) 0
          # of Bays (Total) 5
          Hard Drive Capacity 40 TB
          Spindle Speed 7200 rpm
          System Requirements Mac OS X 10.9 and later
          Minimum free disk space: 600MB recommended
          Computer with a Thunderbolt 2 or Thunderbolt port
          UNSPSC 43201803
          Warranty - Labor 3 Years
          Warranty - Parts 3 Years
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