LaCie Little Big Disks Thunderbolt Series, Fastest Mobile Storage Demoed At Computex 2011

Jun 1, 2011

So now that you've picked up a new MacBook Pro or a new iMac, you want to take advantage of that ultra speedy 10Gbps Thunderbolt port. Well, one of Intel's first partners to release Thunderbolt compatible peripherals is LaCie, and they've just demonstrated at Computex 2011 blazing speeds in a daisy chain configuration of its Little Big Disk Thunderbolt Series portable external hard drives.

The configuration involved linking together up to five LaCie Little Big Disks to a high-end display. Multiple full uncompressed HD 1080p content was able to be streamed at speeds up to 835MB/s, which according to LaCie is the fastest performance achieved by any mobile storage solution.

The company claims it is the perfect solution for video professionals and other video content demanding users. It allows you to handle projects that used to require professional server rooms, but now can be done in the palm of your hands. The LaCie Little Big Disks make high-end studio editing possible on the go.

If you're not familiar with the Thunderbolt technology, make sure to check out our closer look.

Press Release:

LaCie Demonstrates the Ultimate Thunderbolt™ Configuration for Video Professionals

PARIS, FRANCE - Today LaCie announced the unveiling of a significant Thunderbolt technology demonstration at the Intel® booth (#M0410) during Computex 2011, from June 1-4, in Taipei, Taiwan. The demonstration will showcase multiple LaCie Little Big Disks Thunderbolt Series in a daisy chain, delivering speeds up to 835MB/s – the fastest performance achieved by any mobile storage solution.

A perfect configuration for video professionals and demanding users, the LaCie Little Big Disk Thunderbolt Series is the first peripheral to showcase daisy chain capability between a high-end display and multiple storage devices, with no compromise in performance. For example, a professional display such as LaCie’s 324i, together with up to five additional hard drives can deliver enough bandwidth to support several 1080p uncompressed streams of HD video in Final Cut Pro. Even better, professionals can connect to the entire configuration with a single Thunderbolt cable.

This kind of speed development is unheard of in mobile storage devices. Now, with the Little Big Disk Thunderbolt Series, professionals can handle projects that were previously tied to server rooms, in the palm of their hands. With the Little Big Disk Thunderbolt Series, high-end studio editing is now possible on the go.

“We are thrilled to meet this significant speed milestone, not just for mobile storage, but for the entire industry,” said Erwan Girard, Professional Business Unit Manager, LaCie. “The availability of LaCie’s Little Big Disk Thunderbolt Series will dramatically change the storage footprint of our professional customers that are using the latest MacBook® Pro or iMac®. And it’s not only achieved with solid-state drives. LaCie’s Little Big Disk Thunderbolt Series pushes the performance limitations of hard drive technology, resulting in a high-capacity, fast-performing solution that’s also extremely cost effective.”

LaCie showcased the remarkable performance of LaCie’s Little Big Disks Thunderbolt Series hard drive model, at the recent NAB conference, in Las Vegas, April 2010.

The Little Big Disk Thunderbolt Series will be available this summer. LaCie’s 324i high-end display is fully compatible with Thunderbolt Technology and can be purchased at

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