|[March 11, 2014]
LaCie Ships World's Fastest Portable External Storage Solution
CUPERTINO, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
LaCie (News - Alert), the premium brand from Seagate Technology (NASDAQ: STX),
announced today the availability of the fastest portable external
storage solution ever - the new LaCie™ Little Big
Disk, featuring Thunderbolt™ 2. It delivers speeds up to
1,375 MB/s* and fits in a laptop bag. With these advances, professionals
finally have a truly portable solution for editing 4K video in the field.
STORAGE FOR THE 4K ERA
To achieve the full potential of Thunderbolt 2** speeds, LaCie
engineered the Little Big Disk™ with some of the
best-performing solid state drives on the market - a pair of 500 GB PCIe
Gen 2 SSDs. It's possible to push the boundaries of the technology even
further by daisy chaining two LaCie Little Big Disks to achieve speeds
faster than the maximum Thunderbolt 2 transfer rate. By connecting them
in parallel to Apple®'s powerful new Mac Pro®,
they can deliver speeds up to 2,600 MB/s.
In addition to its post-production benefits, the LaCie Little Big Disk
can transfer dailies ten times faster than any mobile USB 3.0 hard
drive. For example, it's possible to transfer 300 GB of 4K footage in
less than three minutes, saving hours a day.
DAISY CHAIN FLEXIBILITY
Thanks to its two Thunderbolt 2 ports, the LaCie Little Big Disk can be
daisy chained with other devices. Professionals can daisy chain up to
five LaCie Little Big Disks plus a 4K display, and connect them to a
computer via a single cable. Now it's possible to create a plug-and-play
4K video editing environment that delivers scalable capacity, incredible
speed and convenience to workflows.
RE-ENGINEERED FOR WHISPER-QUIET DUAL COOLING
Including high-performance SSDs and interface meant LaCie had to
optimize the Little Big Disk's interior design to improve cooling
efficiency, while simultaneously reducing noise. LaCie added two
heat-dissipating aluminum plates in addition to a larger,
thermoregulated fan. This means that the fan only turns on when
necessary, and when it does, it produces nearly zero noise. As a result,
the LaCie Little Big Disk delivers industry-leading performace without
disrupting the creative workflow.
See what's inside the Little Big Disk Thunderbolt 2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PocrZUJezCc
Find out more about our products at www.lacie.com.
The new Little Big Disk, featuring Thunderbolt 2, is available in 1TB
SSD capacity through the LaCie Online Store and LaCie Resellers starting
at $1299.99 (MSRP). Thunderbolt 2 is compatible with the same cables and
connectors as first-generation Thunderbolt***. For more product
information, visit www.lacie.com.
The Little Big Disk Thunderbolt 2 is protected by a three-year limited
warranty. It includes complimentary web-based resources, expert in-house
technical support and worldwide repair/replacement coverage. Warranty
extension and Advance Care Option can also be purchased. For details,
LaCie, the premium brand from Seagate (News - Alert), designs world-class external
storage products for Apple, Linux and PC users. LaCie has differentiated
itself through sleek design and unmatched technical performance. Find
out more about our products at www.lacie.com.
* These transfer rates were achieved using AJA System Test when
connected to a 15" MacBook Pro® 2.0Ghz Quad Core and 8GB
RAM (News - Alert) with 32k block size. Speeds depend on the RAID mode used. Actual
data rates may vary depending on operating environment and other factors.
** As compared to other I/O connection technologies including eSATA, USB
and IEEE (News - Alert) 1394 FireWire.
*** To achieve full Thunderbolt 2 bandwidth, connect the product to a
Thunderbolt 2 port on a computer or device.
©2014�LaCie,�S.A.�All rights reserved.�LaCie, the�LaCie�logo, Little Big
Disk�are�trademarks or registered trademarks of�Seagate Technology (News - Alert)
LLC�or one of its affiliated�companies in the United States and/or other
countries. Thunderbolt is the trademark of Intel Corporation in the US
and/or other countries. All other trademarks or registered trademarks
are the property of their respective owners. When referring to drive
capacity, one gigabyte, or GB, equals one billion bytes and one
terabyte, or TB, equals one thousand billion bytes. Your computer's
operating system may use a different standard of measurement and report
a lower capacity. In addition, some of the listed capacity is used for
formatting and other functions and will not be available for data
storage.�Actual data rates may vary depending on operating environment
and other factors. LaCie�reserves the right to change, without notice,
product offerings or specifications.
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