LAS VEGAS—LaCie Sunday announced three new storage products aimed at consumers, small business, and storage-heavy content creators. First up is LaCie's Blade Runner, a limited edition 4TB USB 3.0 drive with a cage-like enclosure styled by renowned designer Philippe Starck. The company will limit production one unit shy of 10,000. The $299 Blade Runner is available now.
LaCie also announced the dual-core 2.13GHz Intel Atom-powered 5big NAS Pro. This offers small businesses up to 20TB of storage in addition to what the company calls a "True Hybrid Cloud"—which combines local access with LaCie's Wuala cloud service. The 5big NAS Pro comes in 0TB, 10TB, and 20TB capacities and will be available this quarters starting at $549.
For video professionals, LaCie's 5big Thunderbolt series offers up to 20TB of RAID storage, with speeds of up to 785MB/s thanks to its high-speed Thunderbolt interface. That rate of performance does not come cheap with pricing starting at $1,199. The 5bit Thunderbolt comes in 10TB and 20TB configurations that are available now.