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LaCie, HGST unveil new hard drive technologies

updated 11:06 am EST, Mon January 7, 2013

LaCie introduces Blade Runner, new RAID options

LaCie has announced three new storage devices at CES. Among these is the Blade Runner, a desktop hard drive designed by Philippe Starck. Its name stems from "blades" enclosing an amorphous main body, which in turn houses a 4TB hard disk. The drive has a single USB 3.0 connection, and costs $300. Only 9,999 units are being produced.

Also new is the 5big Thunderbolt series of RAID drives. 10 and 20TB configurations are on sale, both of which feature two Thunderbolt ports capable of speeds up to 785MBps. RAID 0, 1, and JBOD configurations are supported, with drive bays designed for hot-swapping. A 10TB model costs $1,199; 20TB pricing is unavailable.

Last from LaCie is the 5big NAS Pro. Aimed more explicitly at businesses, the RAID unit uses a hybrid interface for network and cloud storage, and includes administrative controls. It sports one VGA, two Gigabit Ethernet, two USB 3.0, and two USB 2.0 connections, and is sold in three capacities. A diskless model is $529, while stepping up to 10TB costs $1,199; 20TB is $2,199. Managing throughput is a 2.13GHz Atom chip paired with 4GB of DDR3 RAM.

Western Digital-owned HGST has meanwhile announced what it says is the world's first 1TB, 7200rpm 2.5-inch mobile hard drive. The new Travelstar model is 9.5mm thin, and uses a 32MB cache buffer paired with a 6Gb SATA interface. The drive should ship later this quarter, and cost 90 (about $146).



By Electronista Staff
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  1. t1937r0

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    Joined: 01-07-13

    The Lacie web site specifies that the 5big Thunderbolt 20TB version is $2,199.

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