LaCie Launches Portable SATA SSD Up To 2TB


LaCie, a brand under the Seagate Technology umbrella, has shown off the high-performance LaCie Portable SSD storage solution. Portable SSDs have become more envogue the past few years, with Patriot's recent product as well as Samsung's. The compact external solid state drive offers fast and reliable performance featuring USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gb/s) technology with USB-C connector for universal compatibility.

LaCie Releases New Portable SSD Priced Between $540 and $125 In Capacities of 500GB to 2TB

With maximum sequential read/write speeds of 540/500MB/s, the LaCie Portable SSD is ideal for on-the-go creative professionals looking for uncompromised performance. Available in 2TB, 1TB, or 500GB capacities, this light-weight solution can transfer one hour of 4K 30fps video footage in less than one minute and store up to 65 hours of 4K 30fps video or 20,000 RAW photos2 (2TB capacity). It is also a great alternative to serve as a scratch disc -- allowing users to edit content directly off the Portable SSD, freeing up valuable workstation resources or serving as the perfect shuttle drive to quickly transfer files from capture devices on-set back to the studio.

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Other key features include:

  • Pre-formatted exFAT for Apple macOS and Microsoft Windows compatibility
  • LaCie Toolkit Software Suite
  • Designed for on-the-go workflow with drop resistance of up to two meters
  • A three-year limited warranty
  • Three-year Seagate Rescue Data Recovery Plan
  • One complimentary month of the Adobe Creative Cloud All Apps plan
  • USB-C and USB-C to USB 3.0 cables included

Pricing And Availability

The new LaCie Portable SSD will be available in 2TB ($539.99 USD), 1TB ($269.99 USD), and 500GB ($124.99 USD) capacities through LaCie resellers later on this month. The pricing puts it on par with both Samsung's and WD's options while still remaining cheaper than the much faster Thunderbolt drives, if performance can keep up this may be an interesting product for the professional on the go.