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LaCie intros Bolt3 & new enterprise drives for Apple's Thunderbolt 3-ready MacBook Pro

Looking to take advantage of Apple's new MacBook Pros, equipped with Thunderbolt 3, storage maker LaCie has launched the Bolt3, along with two new enterprise-level RAID drives.




The Bolt3 has twin Thunderbolt 3 ports and a pair of M.2 PCIe SSDs, striped into a single 2 terabyte volume. Speeds can purportedly hit 2,800 megabytes per second, said to be enough for 4K or even 6K video editing.

Thunderbolt 3 enables daisy-chaining, including one USB-C or up to five Thunderbolt 3 devices. Users could, for instance, connect two 4K displays and a laptop simultaneously.

The drive uses an aluminum enclosure with a magnetic cable door, and comes with a display stand for propping it up on a desk.

The 6big.

The 6big.


The new enterprise drives are 6big and 12big models, supporting up to 60 or 120 terabytes of storage, respectively. Each offers RAID 5 and 6 configurations, and makes use of enterprise-class Seagate hard disks. Through Thunderbolt 3, people can connect things like twin 4K monitors or a single 5K screen.

Speeds on the 6big top out at 1,400 megabytes per second, while the 12big can hit 2,600, or 2,400 in RAID 5.

All three drives should be available through LaCie resellers this quarter. The Bolt3 will cost $1,999, while the 6big will start at $3,199, scaling through 24-, 36-, 48-, and 60-terabyte capacities. The 12gig will cost a minimum $6,399 with 48-, 72-, 96-, and 120-terabyte options.