LaCie's Newly Designed Mobile Hard Drives Provide Up to 5TB of Storage

Seagate brand LaCie has announced two new mobile hard drives, the LaCie Mobile Drive and LaCie Mobile Drive Secure, offering Mac and iPad users up to 5TB of portable capacity.

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Encased in an all-new design by Neil Poulton, each drive is made of strong aluminum and features one-click automatic backup, as well as a 130 MB/s transfer rate through USB-C, while the Secure variant includes hardware encryption and a lock/unlock feature.

The LaCie Mobile Drives come pre-loaded with LaCie Toolkit software for on-demand and scheduled backups, and a one-month Adobe Creative Cloud All Apps plan is included. Both devices also include a three-year limited warranty and three-year Rescue Data Recovery.

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The LaCie Mobile Drive costs $74.99 (1TB), $99.99 (2TB), and $144.99 (4TB), while the LaCie Mobile Drive Secure is priced at $99.99 (2TB), $144.99 (4TB), and $164.99 (5TB). Both drives will be available from online resellers later this month.

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Top Rated Comments

chkay Avatar
25 months ago
"New design" aka a slightly different looking box that a seagate or WD drive pops into, that is in no way, shape or form any different from the thousands of others that already exist.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Sheepish-Lord Avatar
25 months ago
Here's my new design...
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
HobeSoundDarryl Avatar
25 months ago

I’ll admit that they look great, but those prices are nuts.

If we consumers were more logical, prices for most goods would likely be at least 30% lower.

Truth is, most of us are foolish with our money, hence companies like this feel secure in pricing items like this so high.

We’ll gladly overpay for a bargain bin hard drive because it looks cool or cereal because it comes in a colourful box.
You have just described the bulk of the drivers of inflation right now. If the masses would decide that the money was worth more than new toys, prices would come down. Sellers want the revenue more than buyers should want the offerings. However, buyers seem to have forgotten the mighty power of “No” and instead just pay (more), which is directly rewarding the many moves to raise prices.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ikunalz Avatar
24 months ago
I am waiting for LaCie's new Neil Poulton-designed floppy disk drive.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SeaFox Avatar
25 months ago

"New design" aka a slightly different looking box that a seagate or WD drive pops into, that is in no way, shape or form any different from the thousands of others that already exist.
So kinda like the unique design of an iPhone verses other smartphones (a rectangular slab with rounded corners and a charging/data port on the bottom).
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Exponent Avatar
25 months ago
I have a LaCie 5TB "ruggedized" portable drive - the one with the orange rubber on the case.
I use it exclusively for backups of my laptop - Time Machine and an emergency disk image.

So there's ONE reason these kinds of drives still exist. (No, I don't trust "the cloud", and my data is too sensitive and big, anyways.) If this doesn't have the ruggedization aspects of my existing drive (which bounces around in my backpack all day), this is useless to me.

By the way, there has been NO advancement of 2.5 inch spinning hard drives in the past 10 years or so - they're stuck at 5TB max!
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)