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LaCie Little Big Disk Thunderbolt Series Now Available

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LaCie announced the Little Big Disk Thunderbolt Series is now available for purchase. It is the first portable solution to feature the shocking 10Gb/s speeds of Thunderbolt technology. This next-generation Little Big Disk is the first product in LaCie's series of high-end Thunderbolt solutions.

Designed for the most demanding applications, the LaCie Little Big Disk Thunderbolt Series will bring a new level of performance to creative workflows and professional storage users. It offers ultra-fast data transfers, complete system backup in minutes, and faster content editing than ever before.

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expensive but awesome!
 
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Yes, thunderbolt is pretty good. Funny how it is Apple ready to innovate (with Intel and Thunderbolt) and us PC'ers take a while to catch on. LOL

Picture is a little disingenuous. 5 wall warts needed and not shown! Once you start dealing with power and cabling, then rack storage systems become more attractive IMO. But nice concept art so communicate its capabilities.
 
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The case does look pretty good, it's nice to see a finned aluminum case for external drives and this is a very nice little product but :eek: on the $400 for 1tb considering most other 1tb external drives are under $100, although i admit the aluminum case probably adds a reasonable amount to the production cost along with thunderbolt connection and the drives ability's demanding a price premium but still :eek:.
 
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Yes, thunderbolt is pretty good. Funny how it is Apple ready to innovate (with Intel and Thunderbolt) and us PC'ers take a while to catch on. LOL
:rolleyes:

Apple is all about proprietary connections, so something like Thunderbolt was right up their alley.
 
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Why are they connecting a drive to a monitor?
 
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Oh, great idea daisy chaining your monitor to your 5 daisy chained drives. Some Mac jackass would probably buy 10 of these with 3 monitors, daisy chain them all together and wonder wtf is wrong with their Mac.
 
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Why are they connecting a drive to a monitor?
think display port + NAS ability

oh an the link to Lacies website states that you have to buy the cable separate

System Requirements : Computer with Thunderbolt port
Mac OS X 10.6 or greater
Thunderbolt cable (sold separately)

and to top it off they don't sell them but you can buy them from here for $49.00USD
 
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dont you get it? its all because apple wants to sue PC users when it comes to us.
 
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think display port + NAS ability

oh an the link to Lacies website states that you have to buy the cable separate

System Requirements : Computer with Thunderbolt port
Mac OS X 10.6 or greater
Thunderbolt cable (sold separately)

and to top it off they don't sell them but you can buy them from here for $49.00USD
Thunderbolt?

Display port with drive connectivity? Who'd of thunk?
 
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LMAO this photo with apple laptop thunderbolt and all that devices power from the laptop :banghead:
ALL I know is that this pipe dream will never work maybe on a non Apple laptop sure or in 2015.
Everyone just upgraded to USB3.0 and not everyone was stupid enough to buy the only thunderbolt device Apple.
I can not see why I need to replace my USB3.0 devices with a more expensive weaker spec'd thunderbolt device just because Apple was too stupid to go with industry usb3.0 and thunderbolt in the mac book pro and 90% of my hardware is USB3.0 and not thunderbolt compatible.

Fact:
1. Apple Mac book Pro $2200 Aug 2011 can not even run for 1 hour on battery power with just osx active and nothing else in sleep mode. Call Apple genius they will tell you they know about it and it is normal.
2. Major heat issues on the power supply / brick just with the laptop connected to it nothing else / no USB.
3. The likely hood that Thunderbolt actually works in OSX 10.7 is less than zero but just guessing here based on 10.7 experience so far. OSX 10:banghead:7 is my fav:nutkick:orite.

Lacie thanks for the product just not sure if or when I would be able to make use of it, maybe in 2015 when it is PC/Laptop ready / standard or OSX 10.7 + Mac Book Pro is fix:banghead:ed.

Not sure if Apple wants to fix OSX10.7 as they want to iCloud everything where you need to spend 5000+ days just to upload your files to their cloud that would have been hacked and compromised about 12k times during that upload. This is based on a normal USA internet connection that would if lucky get 35KB/s upload or max 512KB/s if on crystal meth.

Lacie-Solution / fix.
Great idea it just needs dual port ie: (thunderbolt and USB3.0) then drop the price to USB3.0 enclosure prices and you would have lots of sales. Make it transition friendly.
My WD 1TB USB3.0 device from 1st quarter 2011 for then $99.00 works perfect compete with this.
 

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these devices run software raid. they are SLOW not fast.
 
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Hmmm so thunderbolt is like firewire where devices are daisy chained, not sure how if I like that, nor do I like these over priced french junk.
 

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lacie make pretty good products and their warranties are also pretty good in my experience with them. i would like to see some speed tests for data transfers. no way it gets more than 20 MB/s.
 
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lacie make pretty good products and their warranties are also pretty good in my experience with them. i would like to see some speed tests for data transfers. no way it gets more than 20 MB/s.
My friends Macbook air can pull about 70MB/s over thunderbolt, and I personally believe that is a driver issue with linux because the driver he has to use is alpha and open source.
 

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that is interesting. i'll check out some more info.
 
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It's PCI Express over a cable with the backing of Intel and Apple, two of the biggest names in tech. What's not to love about that? :laugh:

:rolleyes:

Apple is all about proprietary connections, so something like Thunderbolt was right up their alley.
Yes, SCSI, USB, Firewire, ATA, SATA, PCI-X, PCI-E, Molex (and I could go on).

Hmmm so thunderbolt is like firewire where devices are daisy chained, not sure how if I like that, nor do I like these over priced french junk.
Yeah, that's a great reason to not "like that". LaCie was founded in Oregon in 1987. They are actually a very international company now. Some people are willing to pay a little extra for a well designed product.
 
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that is interesting. i'll check out some more info.
Yeah it's an impressive technology that is slated to change from copper to fiber some time in the couple of years.

Yeah, that's a great reason to not "like that". LaCie was founded in Oregon in 1987. They are actually a very international company now. Some people are willing to pay a little extra for a well designed product.
I have owned one of their products there is nothing there to justify the price premium.