LaCie Little Big Disk Thunderbolt

79
Global
Score
79

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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LaCie Little Big Disk Thunderbolt SSD review

Summary

The LBD puts the power of Thunderbolt in a petite package, but its price may prevent many from testing it out first-hand.

Pros
  • Insane read / write speedsSmall footprintA handsome devil
Cons
  • Noisy fan900 bucks is an awful lot for 240GB of external storage
LaCie Little Big Disk Thunderbolt SSD review

Thunderbolt's the newest kid on the connection block, and its greased-lightning transfer rates make for an awfully attractive alternative to USB and FireWire for those who move big chunks of data on the regular. Despite its many advantages, it's still in its infancy, so there are few peripherals supporting the 10Gbps interface. LaCie's Little Big Disk Thunderbolt SSD is among the first to make use of Apple and Intel's new data superhighway, and it pairs a couple of 2.5-inch, 120GB Intel 320 series SSDs in RAID 0 configuration to take full advantage of all that bandwidth. But, such speed comes at a hefty cost: $899.95 when it goes on sale later this month. Is it as quick as they say? Is it worth the money? There's only one way to find out, so let's see how the latest Little Big Disk handles itself, shall we?

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Breakdown

Design and form factor
8.0
Portability
5.2
Durability
8.0
Speed
9.5
Noise
6.3
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Specs

Little Big Disk

Type
Desktop hard drive
Storage space
1 TB
Drive type
Platter
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Specs

Little Big Disk

Type
Desktop hard drive
Storage space
1 TB
Drive type
Platter
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