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LaCie Launches Thunderbolt SATA III SSD 'Little Big Disk' with Up to 635MB/s Read

NewImageLaCie has announced a new addition to its Little Big Disk line with a pair of RAID'd SATA III solid state drives in either 512GB or 1TB total capacity. The company positions the drives towards "the creative pro on the go", supporting either RAID 1 for security, or RAID 0 for extra speed.
Today, LaCie announced that the Little Big Disk Thunderbolt Series, design by Neil Poulton, now features SATA III SSDs (6Gb/s interface). With read speeds up to 635MB/s, the LaCie Little Big Disk is the fastest portable Thunderbolt solution on the market. It can transfer a 50GB 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.
The SSD models include one Thunderbolt cable and are priced at $699 for the 512GB model, and $999 for the 1TB model.

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25 months ago
So expensive... I really just want something to plug into Thunderbolt that I don't have to pay upwards of $1000 for.
Rating: 13 Votes
25 months ago
After buying this for 1000$ I just need to save up for a mac with TB so I can finally use it…
Rating: 10 Votes
25 months ago
so what LaCie is really telling us, is that what "creative pros on the go" really need, are power outlets & multi-sockets?
Rating: 8 Votes
25 months ago
With SSD prices on the decline, 512GB RAID SATA III with only TB at those prices is outrageous.

(never been a fan of LaCie "kwality")
Rating: 5 Votes
25 months ago

Yeah, it's fast and full of awesome. Still prohibitively expensive. Let's give it another 2-3 years.


This is targeted at people who are maybe editing video. So the 1TB version costs $1,000. My question is, "What did it cost you to shoot 1TB of footage?"

So now you have 1TB drive filled with video. Even if the drive cost $1,000 that is "nothing" compared to the cost of the data on the drive. So it is affordable to people who have a real use for this. It is not meant to be used by people for web surfing and email.
Rating: 5 Votes
25 months ago

With SSD prices on the decline, 512GB RAID SATA III with only TB at those prices is outrageous.

(never been a fan of LaCie "kwality")


Is it though? On newegg the cheapest 512GB SATA III SSD is $350 with a rebate, and it is OCZ's budget line. Other than that they range from $400-$600.

In the 1 TB drive you get two of them, plus the enclosure and a thunderbolt cable which doesn't seem to be out of line to me.
Rating: 4 Votes
25 months ago
Pity you can't buy a Mac Pro with a thunderbolt port to plug this drive into.
Rating: 4 Votes
25 months ago
I like to free up the USB 3's and use the TB ports without taking out a second mortgage. Thanks... :cool:
Rating: 4 Votes
25 months ago
Yeah, it's fast and full of awesome. Still prohibitively expensive. Let's give it another 2-3 years.
Rating: 4 Votes
25 months ago

WD My Book Thunderbolt Duo

Only Thunderbolt port, normal HDDs, user upgradable, no info on read/write speed

4Tb - USD 560.00
6Tb - USD 660.00
8Tb - USD 850.00

http://store.westerndigital.com/store/wdus/en_US/DisplayProductDetailsPage/ThemeID.30153100/categoryID.58727300/subCategory.60105000/parid.13092300/catid.55286600/themeID.21986300



The LaCie is almost 3x the real world transfer speed and less than 1/4 the capacity. That's what you are paying $100 more for. It's a near record speed for a portable content capture and edit device, not a long term storage device.

I am pretty sure the smallest lens the crew will use is about $5k, so this is trivial.

Rocketman
Rating: 3 Votes

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