Tuesday, October 9th 2012

LaCie Tops Portable Thunderbolt Speeds

Today LaCie announced that the Little Big Disk Thunderbolt Series, design by Neil Poulton, now features SATA III SSDs (6 Gb/s interface). With read speeds up to 635 MB/s, the LaCie Little Big Disk is the fastest portable Thunderbolt solution on the market. It can transfer a 50 GB project in less than two minutes or edit six uncompressed 422 streams at the same time. A game changer for content creators and professional users - the LaCie Little Big Disk delivers fibre channel rackmount speeds in a portable solution.

"We saw an opportunity to make the LaCie Little Big Disk even faster and jumped on it," said Erwan Girard, Professional Business Unit Manager, LaCie. "The new LaCie Little Big Disk can complete tasks in minutes that used to take hours. This saves our customers time and therefore money."


At just 1.4 pounds, the LaCie Little Big Disk is a portable powerhouse. While meeting with a client, photographers can browse smoothly through digital photo libraries and experience zero lag time. Away from the studio, videographers can dramatically reduce the time to publish a project. They simply download their footage directly from a compatible camera to the LaCie Little Big Disk, and begin the edit process in the field.

The product features a pair of 2.5" SATA III SSDs. A RAID array can be configured using the Mac OS Disk Utility for performance (RAID 0) or security (RAID 1). It supports daisy chaining up to six compatible devices such as displays and other peripherals.

The new LaCie Little Big Disk joins LaCie's successful line of Thunderbolt storage solutions, which include the LaCie Little Big Disk Thunderbolt Series, LaCie 2big Thunderbolt Series and LaCie eSATA Hub Thunderbolt Series. LaCie leads the market with the widest selection of Thunderbolt peripherals available.

Warranty
The LaCie Little Big Disk is protected by a three-year limited warranty. It includes comprehensive, complimentary web-based resources, expert in-house technical support, and worldwide repair/replacement coverage. Additional services can also be purchased. For details, visit www.lacie.com/warranties.

Availability
The LaCie Little Big Disk Thunderbolt Series SSD is available in 512 GB and 1 TB capacities through the LaCie Online Store and LaCie Storage Partners starting at the suggested retail price of $699.00. The Thunderbolt cable is included with purchase.
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