LaCie just released their fastest portable storage solution, which offers transfer speeds up to 1,375 MB/s, designed for 4K video editing professionals who can afford its sky high price. The new LaCie Little Big Disk 1TB hard drive, features Thunderbolt 2, and a pair of 500 GB PCIe Gen 2 SSDs. By connecting them in parallel to Apple’s powerful new Mac Pro, they can deliver speeds up to 2,600 MB/s. The portable hard drive has been reengineered 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.
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.
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.
Price and Availaiblity
The new LaCie Little Big Disk, featuring Thunderbolt 2, is available in 1TB SSD capacity for $1,299.99 (MSRP) with three–year limited warranty.