LaCie 6big Thunderbolt 3 48TB DAS Review



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A Look at the Package, Accessories, and Device


The Packaging

You should bring your muscles when you pick up the package with your new LaCie 6big. It’s heavy, but that’s not surprising considering what’s inside. The box itself is as simple as the unit. On the front are the main feature highlights as well as a description of what it is.

LaCie 6big 48TB Photo box front

The side of the box features a view of the units rear side, including a description of what everything is used for and is.

LaCie 6big 48TB Photo box side

On the other side is a full feature and specification list.

LaCie 6big 48TB Photo box details

Besides the DAS itself, there are two boxes with accessories inside.

LaCie 6big 48TB Photo box small boxes

One box has warranty notes and installation guides as well as Thunderbolt 3 and USB cables.

LaCie 6big 48TB Photo box cables and notes

There are six power cables in the other one. That sounds like a lot, but it allows you to take your LaCie 6big with you on your travels. No matter where you go, you’ll have a power cable to connect it.

LaCie 6big 48TB Photo box cables power

A Closer Look

The front is quite simplistic. There are six drive trays to the right and a single LED which also functions as a standby button. The trays are easily removed in case of a drive failure or general upgrade.

LaCie 6big 48TB Photo view front

The rear side is where all the connections are. There’s a power switch to turn the whole unit off, two Thunderbolt 3 ports, and a USB 3.1 Type-C port. There’s also a Kensington security system and naturally the power connector. Behind the mesh are the two redundant fans which handle the air flow.

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LaCie 6big 48TB Photo closeup rear

There are a few air intake holes on the bottom along with four large rubber feet.

LaCie 6big 48TB Photo view bottom

The drive trays hold the included drives, naturally. In this case, we get the Seagate Enterprise NAS HDDs with 8TB capacity, 7200RPM, and 256MB cache.

LaCie 6big 48TB Photo closeup tray top

Each drive tray has ventilation holes on the bottom to make sure that the hard drives get plenty of fresh air. There’s no point in drawing a lot of air in if it can’t reach the places it has to cool. We can also spot 2.5-inch drive mounts, so that’s an option down the line too.

LaCie 6big 48TB Photo closeup tray bottom

There isn’t much to say about the included Thunderbolt 3, USB Type-C, and USB Type-A cables. But they feel like they’re made of great quality and will last a long time.


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