LaCie Introduces New Mobile and Desktop Drives

LaCie, Seagate Technologies premium brand, and Porsche Design have announced new mobile and desktop drives featuring USB-C connectivity with high capacities in a compact form factor. LaCie also released the Chromé by Neil Poulton, which uses USB 3.1 Generation 2, as well as a SSD RAID for maximum speed.

Housed in all-aluminum enclosures that reflect the Porsche Design style, the new mobile drives will be available in 1TB, 2TB and 4TB capacities starting at $110. The LaCie Porsche Design Desktop Drive comes in 4TB, 5TB and 8TB capacities starting at $210. The drives will be available from the beginning of March.

The LaCie Chromé is made from solid chromed zinc, with a stand docking the product with neodymium magnets. The enclosure features a pair of 500 GB M.2 SATA SSDs in RAID 0. Working together, these components deliver speeds of up to 940 MB/s. The drive comes in a one TB capacity with an expected retail price of $1100. It will be available this quarter.

By harnessing the power of USB 3.1, the LaCie Porsche Design Desktop Drive will charge a compatible laptop’s battery when the drive’s power supply is connected to the wall outlet. Via a single USB-C cable, users can power their notebook and access their drive at the same time.

 LaCie's Chromé Drive

LaCie's Chromé Drive

LaCie’s Chromé USB 3.1 Gen 2 technology, USB-C connectivity and SSD is the fastest USB storage on the market. To maximize the USB 3.1 Gen 2 10 Gb/s potential, the Chromé drive features a pair of 500 GB M.2 SATA SSDs in RAID 0. Working together, these components deliver speeds of up to 940 MB/s to handle serious, bandwidth-intensive applications.

This performance lets users ingest two hours of 4K GoPro footage in a little over one minute, makes architectural and 3D modeling tasks smoother and faster and enables the editing of hi-res video without first needing to convert footage to a lower resolution.

The new USB-C connector also makes the drive easy to connect to a computer. Both ends are the same and have no up/down or left/right orientation, so there is no wrong way to connect the USB-C cable. It is compatible with standard USB 3.0 (Type-A) ports with the included adapter cable.

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