CES 2016: LaCie Chromé Shines in Design, Speed and on Your Desk

The LaCie Chromé brings together new technology with the old standby of storage. You’ll find a USB-C connector on the LaCie Chromé and that’s an indicator of USB 3.1 Gen 2 with speeds of up to 10Gb/s. The configuration of two 500GB M.2 SATA SSDs in RAID 0 give you a great chance of reaching that transfer speed limit. LaCie's testing included two hours of 4K action camera footage, ingested in about 60 seconds. LaCie also calls for editors to use this with high resolution video to eliminate the extra steps of transcoding.

With its striking design, the Chromé will surely stand out from all your other portable storage devices. It docks to its round base via neodymium magnets. We have half a mind to test the balance of the device and hope that they’ve tested the magnets around a variety of displays and electronics. We’re also glad to see that it will come with a USB 3.0 (Type-A) adapter cable for those of us who have yet to upgrade. The cost is certainly up there as far as storage goes, but LaCie backs it up with a limited 2-year warranty and heat-conscious design. For $1,100 LaCie, will send you the LaCie Chromé starting sometime before April 2016.

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Jackson Wong
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