Ahead of showing the devices off at CES, LaCie has just announced a pair of new storage accessories for Apple users. First off, the company will be showing off the Little Big Disk Thunderbolt 2 drive. As the name implies, this drive will take advantage of Intel’s latest Thunderbolt 2 technology and deliver speeds up to “ten times faster” than any USB 3.0 drive. LaCie touts transfer speeds of 1,375 MB/s. Inside the shell are two 500GB PCIe Gen 2 SSDs in RAID 0. LaCie says the Little Big Disk 2 will be capable of handling 4k and 3D video edits.
In addition to the Little Big Disk 2, LaCie has also announced the Fuel drive. This device is a 1TB portable drive that acts as a WiFi hotspot and allows up to 5 devices to connect to it at once. Once connected to the network, those devices will have access to all the content on it. It will be compatible with iPad, iPhone, and Mac and be capable of lasting 10 hours on a single charge. Streaming is done via the Seagate Media app.
The LaCie fuel will be available “soon” for $200, while the Little Big Disk 2 will be available sometime in the first quarter of 2014.