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LaCie releases new portable SSD with USB type C port

The new LaCie portable SSD. (Source: LaCie)
The new LaCie portable SSD. (Source: LaCie)
LaCie, a subsidiary of Seagate, has released its latest portable SSD with USB type C. The company claims that it can transfer data at up to 540 MB/s and support up to USB 3.0 standards. The LaCie type C portable SSD is also supposedly shock-proof, despite its carefully styled 9mm-thick chassis.

LaCie, a Seagate brand, is known for packaging storage hardware into portable drives that are often stylish, rugged or both. Its new portable SSD is one of its more sleek offerings. It is a slim  9mm external drive with a red-edged raised accent. This new product also distinguishes itself through USB type C support.

LaCie is clearly aiming this small, pocketable drive at content creators and those who generally use Adobe suites a lot. It is associated with USB 3.0 support in its product information, in addition to data transfer speeds of 540 megabytes per second (Mb/s) at the most. The company also claims that their new drive can house up to 20,000 images or 65 hours of video, and be used to edit more than 1 4K video stream. However, this may depend on the capacity of LaCie portable SSD bought; it is available in 500GB, 1TB or 2TB variants. 

The company also includes a USB type C to type A cable in the box, as well as one free month's worth of access to the Adobe Creative Cloud All Apps plan. The LaCie type C portable SSD is compatible with Windows and Mac, and starts at about US$114.99


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Deirdre O Donnell, 2018-11-11 (Update: 2018-11-12)