LaCie starts shipping Thunderbolt-equipped Little Big Disk

By Jos · 7 replies
Sep 23, 2011
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  1. LaCie has announced today that its first Thunderbolt device, the Little Big Disk Thunderbolt external drive, is now available for purchase. The drive was announced all the way back in…

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  2. I guess if you want/need that type of speed it might be worth it, though you can buy a 2 TB external drive ($90) and a USB 3 card ($20). So for about 1/4 the price you can get double the size at 1/2 the speed. In most cases this would be good enough.
  3. ... " the new drive boasts READ speeds of UP TO 190 MB/s " ...

    Come on! Give me a break!

    That's too slow (less of 20%) for a 10 Gb/s bus, even for USB 3.0
  4. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    If you run Windows on your Mac, will it recognize Thunderbolt connected external drives?

    Cause I read that if you have a Thunderbolt display, you can't run Windows on your Mac at all.
  5. Cota

    Cota TS Enthusiast Posts: 513   +8

    For the 1GB/s that Thunderbolt can archive, this is a duck slap in the face! get a Sata 3 and use the 700MB/S that it can do!
  6. SammyJames

    SammyJames TS Enthusiast Posts: 167

    Dude -- you KILL me!!! My goodness... do you really sit around THINKING about stuff like this?

  7. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    Yes, I've found that the ability to think has helped me a lot in life. You should try it some time.
  8. bexwhitt

    bexwhitt TS Guru Posts: 354   +71

    unless its a multidrive raid or solid state thunderbolt is a bit pointless. Standard drives just aren't fast enough.

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