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LaCie's latest harnesses the power of Thunderbolt 3

The 12big and 6big are storage powerhouses for professionals.

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The 6big (left) and 12big are two new storage systems from LaCie.

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The two can house 6 or 12 (obviously) internal hard drives, respectively, to offer up to 60TB or 120TB of storage space. These drives can be replaced easily via the front-facing bays.

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On the back, each system has two Thunderbolt 3 ports and one USB 3.1 Type-C ports. They include a cable for each of the ports.

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The 6big is half the size of the 12big, as you might expect.

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But it shares the same amount of ports.

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It costs half the price, starting at $3,199 or £2,799 for 24 terabytes of storage space. (Australian pricing is yet to be announced, but the UK price converts to about AU$4,900.)

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It share the same front-facing drive bays. These bays don't have locks to prevent accidental pull-out.

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The 12big is twice the height of the 6big, making it rather tall. At 1.5 feet (0.5 meters) it can topple quite easily.

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Since the system is very heavy at 40 pounds (18 kg), it's important not to let it fall.

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A close-up of the ports. Unfortunately, there are no regular USB-A ports, meaning you won't be able to connect a USB device like an iPhone to the system.

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With twelves drive, the 12big start at $6,399 or £5,649 for 48TB, going all the way to $13,700 or £11,849 for 120TB. (Those prices convert to AU$9,875 or AU$20,715.)

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Both systems use Seagate Enterprise NAS hard drives, which are fast and designed for 24/7 operation.

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