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LaCie's 'Little Big Disk Thunderbolt 2' Now Available for $1299

First introduced at CES in January, LaCie's 1TB Little Big Disk Thunderbolt 2 drive is now available for purchase for $1,299. The Little Big Disk is one of the first external hard drives to support Intel's Thunderbolt 2 specification, delivering transfer speeds of up to 1375 MB/s.

Little Big Disk offers two 500 GB PCIe solid state drives from Samsung in a Raid-0 configuration and is able to support mobile streaming and editing of both 4K and 3D video. It features an aluminum enclosure with a Mac Pro-style black finish along with an optimized interior design that improves cooling efficiency and reduces noise.

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.
Thanks to its Thunderbolt 2 ports, the Little Big Disk can be daisy chained with up to five other Little Big Disks along with a 4K display, all connected to a computer with a single cable.

The Little Big Disk is available in a 1TB SSD capacity from the LaCie online store for $1299.

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25 weeks ago
Two things that stick in my memory

1) Looking through the Windows 95 help guide we got with a PC back in 1995, it showed a computer with two hard drives. I never thought I'd afford a computer with more than one (now I have about 12.5TB)

2) When I got my iMac DV 400 (Blueberry) I never thought I'd be able to afford anything USB as it was so expensive at the time.

Now when I look at any Thunderbolt peripherals I think I'm never going to afford anything Thunderbolt....Then a story like this comes out and I'm pretty sure I'll still never be able to afford anything Thunderbolt

pac
Rating: 15 Votes
25 weeks ago

Yeah I'm sure that's reasonably priced.


Actually, it is. 2x512 GB of PCIe SSD (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA3X518W4232) is over $1,000 by itself.

You're pretty much getting a 2-drive enclosure with a heatsink, fan, TB2 controller and cable for free if you were in the market for 2x512GB of PCIe SSD.

Of course it's targeted at a niche market, but that doesn't make the price bad for what it is.
Rating: 14 Votes
25 weeks ago
Yeah I'm sure that's reasonably priced.
Rating: 11 Votes
25 weeks ago

I live and work by SSD alone. Regardless, its a rip off. Time for the prices to come down on them. Its just pathetic.


Curious. It's a ripoff compared to what? You lobbed a grenade with your original comment and just walked away from it. Why do you think it's overpriced, and overpriced compared to what?

I'm not saying this was your intent but your original comment reminds me of the type of comments people throw out for up votes from a vocal minority who disparage everything without validity.
Rating: 7 Votes
25 weeks ago
I wonder what the hold-up is with SSD drives. The capacity is still relatively low and the prices are still really high. If this is aimed at video pros, 1 TB is a laughably small drive.
Rating: 6 Votes
25 weeks ago

Yeah I'm sure that's reasonably priced.


People who use/need stuff like this make that in a day, or more. Still surprised that people just don't get that.
Rating: 5 Votes
25 weeks ago

Yeah I'm sure that's reasonably priced.


Not for you. Not for me. But for the niche LaCie makes this for, it's great. This is pennies for a big production house.
Rating: 4 Votes
25 weeks ago
It looks good but I refuse to buy anything from LaCie ever again. Had way too many hard drives break and terrible customer service.

I'll stick with OWC for now even though they are slow to market.
Rating: 3 Votes
25 weeks ago
500GB SSD go for under $250 for SATAIII but that's not what's in this device. For PCIe SSD at the speed LaCie's device (supposedly) delivers retail price for 480GB drives (OCZ) is >$1400 per drive (slower ones from lower quality manufacturers can be had for around $700) if you shop around for the best price, most of the time they are listed for around $2000. I looked around and found a refurbished one for about $800.

So $1300 for 1TB worth and write speeds of around 1200 MB/s in a Thunderbolt 2 enclosure is quite a good price for what you get.
Rating: 3 Votes
25 weeks ago

Yeah I'm sure that's reasonably priced.


Too many people don't realize there are big differences in SSDs, just like there is with regular hard disk drives. A lot of computer makers don't want you to know this however because simply saying SSD automatically makes sales even if they use the slowest/cheapest SSD available.
Rating: 3 Votes

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