CES 2014: LaCie Announces Thunderbolt 2 Storage Solution

CES 2014: LaCie Announces Thunderbolt 2 Storage Solution

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LaCie today announced a new Thunderbolt 2 storage solution, the Little Big Disk Thunderbolt 2, which they claim as the fastest Thunderbolt 2 equipped storage product on the market.  Read on for details!

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LaCie today announced a new Thunderbolt 2 storage solution, the Little Big Disk Thunderbolt 2, which they claim as the fastest Thunderbolt 2 equipped storage product on the market.  Pricing is TBD and this device is expected to be available in Q1 2014.  Here is the press release:

LaCie Debuts World’s Fastest Portable Storage at CES 2014

Paris, France – Today, LaCie announced the Little Big Disk Thunderbolt 2 at the 2014 International CES Show. The new LaCie Little Big Disk, one of the first storage solutions enabled by Thunderbolt 2, is the fastest portable storage solution on the market. It delivers speeds up to 1375Mb/s, which is several times faster than any mobile USB 3.0 hard drive. In addition to its industry-leading performance, LaCie worked with designer Neil Poulton to bring a cutting edge look to the product. For the first time, the Little Big Disk features a sleek, black finish to its fully aluminium enclosure.

Perfect for no-compromise video professionals, the new LaCie Little Big Disk permits streaming and editing of 4K or 3D video while in the field – a giant leap forward for mobile post-production workflows. The LaCie Little Big Disk is powered by a set of 500GB PCIe Gen 2 SSDs in RAID 0 that deliver a perfect blend of performance and capacity that accelerates in the most demanding workflow.

With the fastest SSDs on the market, LaCie had to optimize the Little Big Disk’s interior design to improve the cooling efficiency, while keeping it as silent as possible. By incorporating a thermo-regulated fan, it only turns on when necessary and produces nearly zero noise. As a result, the LaCie Little Big Disk delivers the best possible performance without disrupting the creative professional workflow.

“Thunderbolt 2 creates an entirely new way of thinking about 4K workflows, specifically the ability to support raw 4K video transfer and data delivery concurrently,” said Jason Ziller, Marketing Director for Thunderbolt at Intel. “LaCie’s Little Big Disk brings this advanced capability to a small, sleek and very portable storage solution that works with 4K streams in the field in ways previously not possible.”

“It’s no small feat, incorporating the most advanced storage technologies into a portable product,” said Erwan Girard, Business Unit Manager, LaCie. “With the Little Big Disk, LaCie engineered a remarkably powerful product to fit in the palm of your hand. Something no one else in the industry can claim.”

At CES, LaCie demonstrates how the Little Big Disk lets videographers work directly from RAW files, getting full quality from footage and seeing the edits in real time. LaCie will show how professionals can capture 250 gigabytes of 4k footage on a Little Big Disk in the field, and then transfer the content to the post-production team in under 10 minutes.

This announcement follows the unprecedented success of LaCie’s Thunderbolt Series and further asserts the company’s commitment to deliver high-quality products featuring the latest Thunderbolt technology.

Availability

The LaCie Little Big Disk Thunderbolt 2 will be available for purchase in the first quarter of 2014 through LaCie’s resellers and LaCie.com. Thunderbolt cable included. The LaCie Little Big Disk is protected by a 3-year limited warranty.

Here are some product pictures:

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