LaCie (http://www.lacie.com) has announced plans for the LaCie Little Big Disk featuring the all-new Thunderbolt technology, developed by Intel and brought to market with collaboration from Apple.
Designed to store large audio and video files, the LaCie Little Big Disk will bring a new level of performance to creative workflows with ultra-fast data transfer, complete system backup in minutes, and faster content editing than ever before, says Philippe Spruch, chairman and general manager, LaCie. Thunderbolt technology delivers bandwidth at 10Gbps and runs two protocols (PCI Express and DisplayPort) simultaneously over a single cable for connectivity to high performance peripherals like the LaCie Little Disk and high-resolution displays.
The LaCie Little Big Disk can deliver multiple streams of HD video and offload hours of content in minutes without compromising bandwidth and performance, says Spruch. With the LaCie Little Big Disk, speeds that previously were only available from rack mounted storage arrays are now possible with a portable computer — including Apple’s MacBook® Pro, the first notebook to feature Thunderbolt technology, he adds.
The LaCie Little Big Disk can even be daisy chained for storage expansion or connecting other peripherals. The LaCie Little Big Disk will be the first in a range of storage and peripherals solutions from LaCie that feature Thunderbolt technology. The Little Big Disk will be available by summer 2011 from the LaCie Online Store, the Apple Store (http://www.apple.com) and authorized resellers.