LaCie shows Rugged RAID and Gorilla Glass Covered LaCie Mirror Drives

Posted by at 11:02 am on January 5, 2015

LaCie, the premium brand of Seagate technology, unveiled its latest storage solutions at the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show. Shown today were the LaCie Rugged RAID capitalizing on the company’s other rugged hard drives, and the LaCie Mirror — a drive clad in Gorilla Glass.

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The LaCie Rugged features Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 along with two internal hard drives that are preconfigured in hardware RAID 0 for sustained performance of up to 240 MB/s. the LaCie Rugged is resistant to shock, dust and water. It is tested to withstand drops of up to 1.5 meters (5 feet) and can withstand one ton of pressure distributed across the entire case. With its cap in place, the LaCie Rugged is IP 54 rated for superior resistance to dust and water splashing even during operation. The LaCie Rugged RAID, design by Neil Poulton, will be available in a 4TB capacity for $450 this quarter through the LaCie Online Store and LaCie Resellers.

 

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Pauline Deltour and LaCie product development teams worked closely to develop the LaCie Mirror hard drive. To make the product more durable, LaCie used Corning Gorilla Glass 3 with Native Damage Resistance (NDR). The UBS 3.0 1TB drive ships with a Makassar ebony wood display stand. The 1TB LaCie Mirror portable hard drive will first be available in late January for a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $280 at LaCie.com with wider availability later this year.

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