Cupertino, Calif. — Seagate Technologies has expanded its premium LaCie line of portable storage products for use with Apple computers with Thunderbolt ports.
The new LaCie Little Big Disk, featuring two Thunderbolt 2 ports, delivers read/write speeds up to 1,375MBps and is being marketed specifically to professionals who edit 4K video in the field.
The portable drive has twin 500GB PCIe Gen 2 solid-state drives for 1TB of storage.
In addition, the two Thunderbolt ports allow daisy-chaining to another Little Big Disk. By connected both drives in parallel to any new Mac Pro series, computer transfer speeds can be pushed up to 2,600MBps, 10 times faster than any mobile USB 3.0 hard drive on the market, according to the company, making it possible, for example, to transfer 300GB of 4K video footage in less than three minutes, LaCie said.