LaCie Announces World’s Fastest Desktop Storage
Bohs Hansen / 3 years ago
LaCie’s latest drive could very well be the fastest external drive released to date as it packs both the newest generation storage drives as well as connector type. The new drive is called the Bolt3 and as the name already hints, it uses Thunderbolt 3 connectors for impressive transfer speeds as the connector allows for up to 40 Gbps throughput.
Internally, the Bolt3 is equipped with the latest M.2 PCIe SSDs to create the fastest external combination. It comes equipped with two M.2 PCIe SSDs striped into a single 2TB volume for both capacity and speed. In fact, the Bolt3 is able to deliver record-breaking external speeds of up to 2800 MB/s and that is something that can cut valuable time off the post-production workflows such as ingesting RAW footage from RED or Blackmagic cinema cameras or transcoding 4K, 5K, or 6K footage using Adobe Premiere or DaVici Resolve – just to name a few things.
LaCie engineered the Bolt3 for long term reliability both on the inside and outside and to endure intensive storage tasks. Each drive is individually CNC machined from solid aluminum blocks for rigid durability and heat dissipation and that’s vital for the durability of such drives. The stand securely docks the product with powerful neodymium magnets for extra style in the office while it also detaches for easy transport.
“From ultra high-resolution cameras to virtual reality to drones, the new experiences that content creators can bring to life are truly exciting,” said Tim Bucher, Senior Vice President of Seagate and LaCie Branded Solutions. “Creating these experiences generates unprecedented amounts of data while requiring extreme performance, and today we’re thrilled to help our customers by offering best-in-class storage solutions that excel in even the most demanding video workflows.”
The new LaCie Bolt3 2TB Thunderbolt 3 NVMe drive is not cheap, but it’s also the only solution that can do what the Bolt3 can do. The MSRP is set to $1999.00 which equals to around $1 per GB