LaCie Intros Thunderbolt 3 Storage Lineup

October 28, 2016

By Greg Scoblete

Like the gravitational attraction of massive celestial bodies, Apple’s announcement of new Thunderbolt 3-based MacBooks will exercise a tremendous pull in the storage industry. In this case, pulling vendors quicker into Thunderbolt 3 connectivity.

LaCie is quick out of the gate with a pair of new  Thunderbolt 3 storage devices and pricing info on the NAB-announced 12big. The company’s new Thunderbolt 3 lineup includes the Bolt3, 6big and 12big.

According to Lacie, the new Bolt3 is the “world’s fastest” desktop drive. The Bolt3 uses Thunderbolt 3 and a pair of M.2 PCIe SSDs with 2TB of storage to deliver up to 2800 MB/s transfer speeds. To put that in perspective, LaCie says the drive will enable you to transfer 1TB of 4K ProRes 4444 XQ footage from the LaCie Bolt3 to a RAID storage device in 5 minutes and 11 seconds.

The Bolt3 is machined from solid aluminum blocks and the stand docks the drive using magnets. It will retail for $1,999.

The 6big is a RAID enclosure that uses 7200RPM enterprise-class drives with a 256MB cache. It includes USB-C to USB-A cable and offers an aluminum enclosure to dissipate heat.

The LaCie 6big will come in 24TB, 36TB, 48TB and 60TB capacities starting at $3199.

The previously announced 12big will come in 48TB, 72TB, 96TB and 120TB capacities starting at $6399.

All the new drives will ship this quarter.

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