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LaCie is looking to take advantage of the Thunderbolt interface on new Macs with an eSATA hub. Users can connect eSATA drives to their Macs without relying on an ExpressCard slot (and getting slightly better 3Gb/s performance). The hubs each have two Thunderbolt ports, making daisy-chaining devices possible and apparently without losing performance. LaCie says that you can have up to a dozen eSATA devices running on a daisy chain at once (using up to six hubs), including display and storage devices. The hubs are available for sale now for $199. Upgrade Existing Storage with the LaCie eSATA Hub Thunderbolt™ Series April 5, 2012 - Today LaCie announced the availability of the eSATA Hub Thunderbolt™... Read more...
LaCie is looking to keep your business connected, and more importantly, locked and loaded when it comes to storage. Today, the company announced its professional 5-bay RAID server is now available in a diskless model. Now, users can get all the benefits of the 5big Network 2, designed by Neil Poulton, but with the flexibility to scale their storage and security as they desire – making it an efficient investment for resourceful professionals and small businesses alike. The 5big Network 2 also offers RAID modes 5 and 6, which provide automatic, hardware-level data protection. If a single disk fails, simply replace it without turning off the appliance or losing a single byte of data. It's... Read more...
At long last, LaCie's 2big Thunderbolt Series has arrived and is up for sale on the company's website, provided you have the scratch. Initially available in 4TB and 6TB sizes, these big drives command equally big price tags, with the lower capacity model costing $649 and the larger size drive going for $799. That works out to about 16 cents per gigabyte on the 4TB drive, and 13 cents per gigabyte on the 6TB model. That's not terrible considering these come equipped with a Thunderbolt interface and offer up transfer speeds of up to 327MB/s. According to LaCie, that means you can transfer 1TB of data in less than an hour, which works out to 235,000 MP3 files, 750 iTunes movies, or more than 450,000... Read more...
After all these years, LaCie's storage hardware still looks better than storage hardware from pretty much any other vendor. And if you're starting up a small business, you may be interested in what the company's got on offer now. This week, LaCie announced the 5big Office Series, its latest five-bay network attached storage solutions. The 5big Office Series, powered by Windows Home Server 2011, packs a 1.6GHz 64-bit Atom CPU, 2GB of RAM and plenty of options. There's a single-drive edition that allows users to add additional drives, as needed, for up to 10TB of total capacity. It reduces the initial investment and assures a long-term solution. What's more, its PC backup data deduplication only... Read more...
Thunderbolt clearly is the port to beat at this year's CES, and LaCie is announcing their latest peripherals at the show. There's the new 2big Thunderbolt Series and the eSATA Hub Thunderbolt series, the latter of which allows users to connect external eSATA drives to their Macs. With speeds up to three times faster than FireWire 800, the LaCie 2big also features RAID security, hot-swappable disks, daisy chain convenience and a solid-aluminum casing. Heavy data users will appreciate capacities up to 8TB with jaw-dropping transfer rates up to 311MB/s. Daisy chaining multiple 2bigs even increases overall performance. The eSATA Hub Thunderbolt Series gives new life to existing eSATA drives with... Read more...
If you thought all Big Racks were awesome, well, you're probably right. Childish jokes aside (seriously, we apologize for that one), LaCie has just announced their new 12big Rack Storage Server, described as a comprehensive network storage solution complete with the software and hardware needed for serious backup or file sharing right out of the box. The 12big Rack Storage Server features the performance of Quad LANs and the power of Windows Storage Server. With muscular performance and outstanding scalability at a competitive price point, the 12big Rack Storage Server is the perfect solution for corporate backup and file sharing. It is powered by the industry-standard Windows Storage Server... Read more...
Big news in the storage world today. The second major external drive to support Apple / Intel's Thunderbolt port is now shipping, with LaCie to thank. The company's new Little Big Disk Thunderbolt Series is now available through Apple Retail and Apple.com, and it's the first portable solution to feature Thunderbolt technology in the palm of your hands. How big of hands do you need? Not Shaq-sized, that's for sure. It has a pair of 2.5" SSDs or HDDs, so not even full desktop-size drives. Featuring a pair of 2.5" drives in a Mac OS RAID configuration, the Little Big Disk delivers stunning read speeds more than 480MB/s in SSD and up to 190MB/s in HDD. The more Little Big Disks you chain together,... Read more...
Neil Poulton is back and once again lending his design talents to LaCie, with the introduction of yet another rugged drive showcasing his latest work. The LaCie Rugged Mini offers a 40% size reduction compared to the prior model, and it includes shock-, rain- and pressure-resistance and a full software suite with 10GB of Wuala secure online storage. It was announced in 500GB and 1TB capacities, with a 1.5TB model slated for next month. When that ships, it will become the first mobile LaCie drive to feature a size greater than 1TB. Connectivity-wise, the drive comes with USB 3.0 and the Private-Public software with AES data encryption and password protection to keep things quick and secure. The... Read more...
LaCie and Porsche, together at last? We can't say we ever really expected these two names to join forces in any significant way, but they have, and the result is nothing short of stunning. Both of these companies are well known for amazing design, and now that they're working together, it's just easy to love what's coming out of their collaborative efforts. The two just launched an exclusive P´9000 electronics category: the LaCie Porsche Design Mobile (P'9220) and Desktop (P'9230) Hard Drives. Both of these rely on USB 3.0 and feature aluminum frames and 'purist designs.' In fact, the two have worked together off and on since 2003, and these just so happen to be the newest fruits of their... Read more...
Cloud this, cloud that. These days, it's either about tablets or clouds, or both! LaCie has a new external hard drive on offer, but the 100GB box isn't your average drive. It's actually fairly small in size, but what it lacks locally it makes up for on the cloud. Basically, it keeps one copy of your computer back-up on the drive. And then it also sends that copy to LaCie's storage servers elsewhere, ensuring that you'll have a copy even if something awful were to happen to the unit itself. This isn't a new concept. People have been able to buy their own external drive for years and just pipe it to whatever external cloud hosting service you like, but LaCie's bundling those two services into one... Read more...
Is big ever really big enough? Not in our world! LaCie knows that as well as anyone, and that's why they're announcing the 5big Storage Server in a new, expanded model. The company's pro-level sharing appliance is now offered in a 1TB model for user expandability, and you can order one with up to 10TB of expandable capacity. You'll also get Windows Storage Server software and a sleek, compact aluminum enclosure, support for PC and Mac clients, and a dual-core Intel 1.6GHz processor inside. The unit starts at $1199, and promises transfer rates as high as 180MB/sec. It'll handle RAID 0, 1, 5,or 5+ modes, and the only thing standing between you and enough storage to back everything you've ever owned... Read more...
As if it weren't clear enough, cloud storage is a blossoming segment. As the Internet finds more and more homes (and mobile devices), storing things on a remote server is becoming a more viable option. LaCie has recently gotten in on the action, with the company's Wuala Online Storage platform. This week, that platform is expanding out to a logical place: the iPhone and iPod touch. The company's new iOS app allows users to access files that are stored in faraway servers, so long as there's an Internet connection. Aimed at users who demand secure mobile applications, the Wuala iPhone app encrypts and decrypts files directly on the phone. Unlike other online storage services, Wuala uses client-side... Read more...
Intel's Thunderbolt has the chance to be the break-out technology of 2011, but only if you have support. But support is growing. The kickstart came when Apple decided to add the Thunderbolt to their line of new MacBook Pro machines, despite the fact that no actual hardware is available now to truly support it. But that will change soon. LaCie already announced that they would soon be producing products to support the higher speed I/O port, and now it feels like Canon may follow suit. Maybe. Intel has apparently seen enough interest from Canon that the company is suggesting a "signal" of support. Hiroo Edakubo, Group Executive of Canon’s Video Products Group stated, "We are excited about... Read more...
And just like that, Apple's Thunderbolt I/O port has some company. LaCie, which has obviously been a big-time proponent of supporting Apple interface options. They've had FireWire ports on their devices for as long as we can remember, and now they're one of the first companies out of the gate to vouch for Apple's newest connector. Well, Intel's connector, but Apple's using it. The next-generation Little Big Disk will feature high-speed Thunderbolt technology, and as Apple brings that connector to more and more Macs, it'll become more and more essential for A/V professionals. Thunderbolt's capable of delivering files at 10Gbps, and it runs two protocols at the same time (PCI Express and DisplayPort)... Read more...
LaCie has always been a company obsessed with style, and so this newest partnership isn't too surprising. The storage company has teamed with Christofle to introduce one of the fanciest USB flash drives we've ever seen. It's a circular device that snaps in two, with the Galet being pebble-shaped and plated in silver. It's definitely not for those who need a bargain drive, but if you're a fashionista, why not? It's marketed as a beautiful tech accessory, as it's hand-crafted in France and plated with real silver. It's carefully inspected for a smooth finish before being shipped, and it's hand-packed in LaCie's factory in Paris. The Galet is only available in a 4GB size, and it'll sell for $130.... Read more...
On thing that could bother some netbook buyers is the lack of an internal hard drive. Even Apple's MacBook Air line lacks them. Many machines are shipping these days without an optical drive, partly because more and more things are streaming and partly because it's a cost/space savings. But sometimes, there's just no good alternative for having an optical drive on hand. LaCie's new Slim Blu-ray is meant to be your go-to drive in those situations. This new USB 2.0 Blu-ray burner is sleek and slim, meant to fit in your laptop carry-on and be accessible for those times when you need to burn or watch a Blu-ray or DVD (or CD). At $249.99, it's actually fairly cheap to be a BD burner, with a max burn... Read more...
LaCie is no stranger to making products that can take a beating. Not only are the company's drives stylish, some of them are about as rugged as they come. But now LaCie is creating something that lets you choose what's inside. The Tank, which definitely has a simple name, has a pretty simple purpose as well. It's designed as a rugged, rain-proof case that can hold anything from a 2.5" hard drive to a Nintendo DSi. The unit ships with internal padding that can be rearranged based on what you're trying to protect, and it's IP-63 certified to protect against dust and pouring rain. There's also military-grade shock and drop protection, and a 1-year warranty. Think of it as a safe deposit box that... Read more...
USB 3.0 may not the total buzz of 2010 (that goes to tablets!), but it's definitely the peripheral highlight of the year. USB hasn't seen a major innovation in awhile prior to USB 3.0, and the speed increases are rather extreme, not to mention the backwards compatibility. Thus, it's not surprising to see major storage players like LaCie jump at the chance to inflate their USB 3.0 inventory. The company has released a number of USB 3.0 hard drives to date, and now there's a USB hub to work with them. The new LaCkie Hub4 USB 3.0 provides four USB 3.0 ports for your PC, and of course it's fully USB 2.0 compatible. It's a pretty simple hub, but having the ability to add four USB 3.0 devices is huge.... Read more...
And LaCie does it again. The company has been well known for producing the most stylish storage options the industry has to offer, and yet again LaCie has meshed style and speed together into one compact package. The new LaCie FastKey is a new breed of flash drive. Rather than using the traditional flash memory, LaCie has relied on internal SSD storage to provide a lightning quick offering. It's basically solid state memory on a USB key, and the unit itself is made of metal in order to maintain rigidity. It will be available in 30GB, 60GB and 120GB options, all of which will include 4GB of online Wuala storage. Pricing is steep, but it's definitely quick thanks to the USB 3.0 interface. MSRPs... Read more...
LaCie announced a major update to its line of hard drives with the LaCie Starck Mobile USB 3.0. With the announcement, LaCie is combining the speed of USB 3.0 with the design of Philippe Starck. The drive is encased in 2mm of sturdy aluminum, making it resistant to the everyday bumps of life and improving the heat dissipation. The LaCie Starck Mobile USB 3.0 comes with LaCie Setup Assistant software as well as LaCie Backup Assistant. The drive also comes with one year of online storage via Wuala Online Storage.  The LaCie Starck Mobile USB 3.0 will be available in a 500GB capacity. LaCie Brings Industry-Leading Speeds to High Design: LaCie Starck Mobile Drive USB 3.0 LaCie announced today... Read more...
USB 3.0 has been out for awhile now. Loads of notebooks and desktops are shipping each day with USB 3.0 support, and while we still wish that each and every PC would make the jump to 3.0, at least progress is being made. But there's one qualifier there: the only USB 3.0 machines shipping are Windows-based PCs. In other words, no Mac is supporting USB 3.0 today, even the newest MacBook Air machines. Apple has shown no interest in jumping on the USB 3.0 bandwagon, but that doesn't mean that Mac users are in agreement. Creative professionals who transfer lots of data to external drives definitely have a need for USB 3.0, and today, LaCie is making it a reality. The company has just announced the... Read more...
LaCie announced the addition of 3TB hard drive capacity options to its LaCie d2 USB 3.0 and LaCie 2big USB 3.0. With this announcement, LaCie’s 2big USB 3.0 is now available with 6TB of total storage. Because the storage solution uses USB 3.0, it also gets a boost in speed—it's capable of reaching 306MB/s. The d2 USB 3.0 also gets a speed boost thanks to USB 3.0. This drive achieves 156MB/s with the inclusion of a 3TB hard drive. LaCie 2Big USB 3.0 Breaks 300MB/s Barrier with 3TB Hard Drives Today, LaCie demonstrates technology leadership with the availability of 3TB hard drives and the demonstration of record speeds in two of its professional storage solutions – LaCie d2 USB... Read more...
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