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LaCie 12big 96TB Review (Thunderbolt 3)

To test real life performance of a drive we use a mix of folder/file types and by using the FastCopy utility (which gives a time as well as MB/s result) we record the performance of drive reading from & writing to a 256GB Samsung SSD850 PRO.

For the 12big testing we added a few extra files to our normal tests which represent jobs that users of the 12big are more likely to handle; 5GB photo, a BluRay movie and an iso image.

60GB iso image.
5GB (1.5bn pixel) photo.
BluRay Movie.
60GB Steam folder – 29,521 files.
50GB File folder – 28,523 files.
12GB Movie folder – 24 files (mix of Blu-ray and 4K files).
10GB Photo folder – 621 files (mix of .png, raw and .jpeg images).
10GB Audio folder – 1,483 files (mix of mp3 and .flac files).




Taking the two disk RAID 1 setup out of the equation, the 12big has no problems dealing with the 60GB iso file, writing to the drive at an average of 535.55MB/s and reading back at an average of 491.5MB/s. It’s not as happy when the small bity contents of both the 50GB File and the 60GB Steam folders are written to the drive but the performance bounces back with the larger file sizes of the mulitmedia folders.

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