LaCie has updated its already speedy Little Big Disk SSD enclosure with Thunderbolt 2. The Little Big Disk 2 features two 500GB SSDs in a striped RAID 0 configuration. It also supports RAID 1 mirroring and JBOD if reformatted. The Little Big Disk 2 is designed to be a companion for the new generation of the Mac Pro workstation to matching its black finish. It’s perfect for 4K video and features a new zero-noise cooling system. The drive features read speeds of up to 1375mb/s and write speeds of 1180mb/s. That can be nearly doubled with two Little Big Disk 2s working in parallel.
The Little Big Disk 2 costs $1299 and is available now.
LaCie Ships World’s Fastest Portable External Storage Solution
CUPERTINO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– LaCie, the premium brand from Seagate Technology (NASDAQ: STX), announced today the availability of the fastest portable external storage solution ever – the new LaCie™ Little Big Disk, featuring Thunderbolt™ 2. It delivers speeds up to 1,375 MB/s* and fits in a laptop bag. With these advances, professionals finally have a truly portable solution for editing 4K video in the field.
STORAGE FOR THE 4K ERA
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.
In addition to its post-production benefits, the LaCie Little Big Disk can transfer dailies ten times faster than any mobile USB 3.0 hard drive. For example, it’s possible to transfer 300 GB of 4K footage in less than three minutes, saving hours a day.
DAISY CHAIN FLEXIBILITY
Thanks to its two Thunderbolt 2 ports, the LaCie Little Big Disk can be daisy chained with other devices. Professionals can daisy chain up to five LaCie Little Big Disks plus a 4K display, and connect them to a computer via a single cable. Now it’s possible to create a plug-and-play 4K video editing environment that delivers scalable capacity, incredible speed and convenience to workflows.
RE-ENGINEERED FOR WHISPER-QUIET DUAL COOLING
Including high-performance SSDs and interface meant LaCie had to optimize the Little Big Disk’s interior design to improve cooling efficiency, while simultaneously reducing noise. LaCie added two heat-dissipating aluminum plates in addition to a larger, thermoregulated fan. This means that the fan only turns on when necessary, and when it does, it produces nearly zero noise. As a result, the LaCie Little Big Disk delivers industry-leading performance without disrupting the creative workflow.
See what’s inside the Little Big Disk Thunderbolt 2 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PocrZUJezCc
Find out more about our products at www.lacie.com.
The new Little Big Disk, featuring Thunderbolt 2, is available in 1TB SSD capacity through the LaCie Online Store and LaCie Resellers starting at $1299.99 (MSRP). Thunderbolt 2 is compatible with the same cables and connectors as first-generation Thunderbolt***. For more product information, visit www.lacie.com.
The Little Big Disk Thunderbolt 2 is protected by a three-year limited warranty. It includes complimentary web-based resources, expert in-house technical support and worldwide repair/replacement coverage. Warranty extension and Advance Care Option can also be purchased. For details, visit www.lacie.com/warranties.
LaCie, the premium brand from Seagate, designs world-class external storage products for Apple, Linux and PC users. LaCie has differentiated itself through sleek design and unmatched technical performance. Find out more about our products at www.lacie.com.
* These transfer rates were achieved using AJA System Test when connected to a 15″ MacBook Pro® 2.0Ghz Quad Core and 8GB RAM with 32k block size. Speeds depend on the RAID mode used. Actual data rates may vary depending on operating environment and other factors.
** As compared to other I/O connection technologies including eSATA, USB and IEEE 1394 FireWire.
*** To achieve full Thunderbolt 2 bandwidth, connect the product to a Thunderbolt 2 port on a computer or device.
©2014 LaCie, S.A. All rights reserved. LaCie, the LaCie logo, Little Big Disk are trademarks or registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC or one of its affiliated companies in the United States and/or other countries. Thunderbolt is the trademark of Intel Corporation in the US and/or other countries. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. When referring to drive capacity, one gigabyte, or GB, equals one billion bytes and one terabyte, or TB, equals one thousand billion bytes. Your computer’s operating system may use a different standard of measurement and report a lower capacity. In addition, some of the listed capacity is used for formatting and other functions and will not be available for data storage. Actual data rates may vary depending on operating environment and other factors. LaCie reserves the right to change, without notice, product offerings or specifications.