Digital storage solution provider LaCie has announced the arrival of the world’s first ever hard drives to be using the Thunderbolt technology with the launch of the LaCie Little Big Disk.
The LaCie little Big Disk, which will be available in two variants - 1TB and 2TB, will be equipped with the ability to transfer files with an enormous speed of 10Gbps.
The new offerings from the Paris based hardware maker are currently available through Apple’s retail stores and Web site.
The LaCie Little Big Disk comes equipped with a dual disk design which can be set in either RAID 0 or RAID 1. The 1 TB variant of the product comes with rotation speed of 7200 rpm (revolutions per minute), while that of the 2TB variant stands at 5400 rpm.
“This new high-speed cable technology connects computers and electronic devices together like never before. Thunderbolt technology supports two 10Gb/s bi-directional channels from a single port, the fastest data connection available on a personal computer,” reads LaCie’s description of the Thunderbolt technology, 9to5mac (opens in new tab) reports.
“At 10Gb/s, a full-length HD movie can be transferred in less than 30 seconds,” it added.