The 12big supports a variety of hardware-controlled RAID modes, including RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, and 50, each of which offers speed, data redundancy, or a combination of both. Using Thunderbolt 3, RAID 0 supports read speeds up to 2,600 MB/s and write speeds up to 1,700 MB/s, while a RAID 5 configuration supports read speeds up to 2,400 MB/s and write speeds up to 1,200 MB/s.
The array itself is equipped with two 40 Gb/s Thunderbolt 3 ports and one 10 Gb/s USB 3.1 port, each of which use USB Type-C connectivity. It is compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 via an included USB Type-C to Type-A adapter cable.
- 12 x 6TB 3.5″ 7200 rpm Hard Drives
- 12 x 3.5″ SATA Drive Bays
- Thunderbolt 3 & USB 3.1 Interfaces
- RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50
- Hardware Controller
- Reads up to 2600 MB/s via Thunderbolt 3
- Writes up to 1700 MB/s via Thunderbolt 3
- Includes 5-Year Data Recovery Services
- Supports Dual 4K or a Single 5K Display
- Windows & Mac Compatible
When using a USB 3.1 connection, RAID 0 reads and write speeds can go as high as 400 MB/s, while a RAID 5 configuration yields read and write speeds as high as 350 MB/s. Please bear in mind that actual data rates may vary depending on operating environment and other factors. Please be aware that RAID 0 does not support hot-swapping.
The 12big RAID Array operates using a 100-240V 400W power supply at 50/60 Hz, can be used in 24×7 operating environments, and via daisy-chaining, supports storage expansion up to 576TB. The array also supports one 5K display or, via daisy-chaining, dual 4K displays.