LaCie is throwing down two more 5big drive enclosures for CES this week. Starting at $1,199.00, the Thunderbolt version boasts up to 20TB capacity and transfer rates that extend to 785MB/sec. Meanwhile, the much less expensive Gig Ethernet NAS version is aimed at small business and starts at just $549. Both look like stellar products, and we’re hoping to get some hands-on time later this week at CES.
On the other end of the ‘useful’ spectrum lies LaCie’s new offering: a Philippe Starck ‘Blade Runner’ USB 3.0 4TB drive. The boat designer‘s enclosure looks like a giant hard drive heat sink, but I’m not sure if it is functional. Fewer than 10,000 of these $299 devices will be produced…thankfully.
- LaCie refreshes its best-selling hard drive, the d2, with Thunderbolt & USB 3.0(9to5mac.com)
- LaCie 3TB Minimus USB 3.0 External Hard Drive for $140 + free shipping(9to5toys.com)
- Refurb LaCie 2TB Quad Interface External Hard Drive for $100 + free shipping(9to5toys.com)
- Corning and Sumitomo unveil 100-ft optical Thunderbolt cables ahead of CES(9to5mac.com)
- 1TB BUFFALO MiniStation Thunderbolt drive for $159.99(9to5toys.com)
- Steve Jobs yacht impounded over unpaid 3 million euro bill to designer Philippe Starck(9to5mac.com)