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Lacie's Little Big Disk is small next to Thunderbolt's capacity

Intel's data transfer speed dwarfs storage
Fri Feb 25 2011, 18:14

THE FIRST Thunderbolt technology product from Lacie will arrive slowly with a summer launch, despite its announcement today.

Called the Little Big Disk, this external hard drive has two 250GB Intel 510 series solid state disk (SSD) drives for a whopping half Terabyte of capacity. However if Thunderbolt is so fast at 10Gbps everything on the SSDs is going to be able to be sent somewhere else in just under seven minutes. Considering that, it doesn't seem like quite such a big disk.

Philippe Spruch, chairman and general manager of Lacie said, "Lacie is excited to be one of the first to deliver Thunderbolt technology with the Lacie Little Big Disk."

Lacie goes on to say on its website that users who worked in the movie industry could "edit on-set during a day of filming" and then transfer everything to an edit suite within seconds. Assuming of course this isn't via an Internet connection and is instead from one part of the movie studio to another, via a Thunderbolt connection. µ


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