At this week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, LaCie (www.lacie.com) unveiled the LaCie Chromé desktop storage solution, which sports USB 3.1 Gen 2 technology, USB-C connectivity and SSDs housed in an aluminum enclosure by Neil Poulton.
The LaCie Chromé features a pair of 500 GB M.2 SATA SSDs in RAID 0. Working together, these components deliver speeds of up to 940 MB/second. According to the folks at LaCie, this performance lets users ingest two hours of 4K GoPro footage in a little over one minute, makes architectural and 3D modeling tasks smoother and faster, and enables the editing of hi-res video without first needing to convert footage to a lower resolution.
The elevated form is an homage to a 1935 bronze statue from Constantin Brâncuși, one of the most influential sculptors of the 20th century. Once machined, the enclosure is hand assembled, then chromed to a mirror polish. Forged from solid chromed zinc, the stand securely docks the product with neodymium magnets — and detaches for transport.
The LaCie Chromé comes in a 1 TB capacity and will be available as early as this quarter through the LaCie Online Store and LaCie Resellers. It has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $1,100.