Travel and outdoor photographers are going to be excited about LaCie’s new Rugged RAID Thunderbolt Drive ($450). Today at CES, LaCie called it, “The world’s fastest portable HD available on the market today”. We aren’t positive it can take that crown but with upload speeds upwards of 240MB/s, that certainly puts it among the fastest.
The new Thunderbolt drive takes two 2TB hard drives and slams them together with RAID 0/1 options optimized for speed and data security. The standard orange rubber enclosure keeps everything protected on the go, safe from shock, dust and light water hazards. The “orange drive” as its been nicknamed in the photography community is a staple among outdoor photographers due to its rugged protection and reliability. With 4TB of storage onboard, even videographers will be adding orange to their bags this year.
Learn more about the new drive at LaCie, and look for them to ship sometime early 2015.