It seems you Thunderbolt users just got a reason to be happy you have a Thunderbolt equipped computer thanks to LaCie. The new Little Big Disk Thunderbolt Series from LaCie is now available for purchase and it can give you speeds of up to 10gb/s. It’s a portable drive that comes with a pair of 2.5” disks in a Mac OS Raid configuration offering read speeds of 480MB/s plus when using an SSD or up to 190MB/s when using traditional mechanical hard drives. You can daisy chain more than one of these together to get even faster speeds. No mention of pricing though on the LaCie website, guess it’s not been updated yet, but I’m sure it won’t be cheap.

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Designed for the most demanding applications, the LaCie Little Big Disk Thunderbolt Series will bring a new level of performance to creative workflows and professional storage users. It offers ultra-fast data transfers, complete system backup in minutes, and faster content editing than ever before.

A FEATHERWEIGHT POWERHOUSE
The LaCie Little Big Disk Thunderbolt Series sets the new standard for the storage industry. Featuring a pair of 2.5” drives in a Mac OS RAID configuration, the Little Big Disk delivers stunning read speeds more than 480MB/s in SSD and up to 190MB/s in HDD.

The more Little Big Disks you chain together, the more impressive the performance. Users can daisy chain several Little Big Disks to maximize the interface’s capabilities and reach transfer rates around 800MB/s – truly rackmount storage speeds in a portable solution.

NEXT GENERATION STORAGE
A game changer for content creators and professional users, the Little Big Disk is the ultimate portable solution for fast access to data or on-set editing. It supports multiple RAID levels (0,1 and JBOD) and daisy chaining for storage expansion or connecting other peripherals. Additionally, it features a heat sink casing and quiet fan for dual cooling..

AVAILABILITY
The LaCie Little Big Disk Thunderbolt Series HDD models are available through Apple retail stores worldwide and Apple.com. The SSD model will be shipping this October. All models will be available shortly through LaCie’s reseller channel and LaCie.com. The Thunderbolt cable can be purchased separately on Apple.com. For full specifications and product information on the LaCie Little Big Disk Thunderbolt Series visit:http://www.lacie.com/us/products/product.htm?id=10549.