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LaCie's new Chrome Desktop features USB 3.1, transfers up to 1GB/sec

LaCie unveils an impressive looking drive in the form of the Chrome Drive, with 1GB/sec transfers.

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Jon Coulter
Published Wed, Jan 6 2016 6:31 AM CST   |   Updated Tue, Jun 16 2020 4:29 PM CDT
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CES 2016 - LaCie unveiled its new Chrome Drive today at CES 2016, with USB 3.1 Gen 2 connectivity, offering 10Gbps speeds - up to 1GB/sec.

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This is thanks to two 500GB M.2 SATA SSDs in RAID 0 inside, where they deliver speeds up to 940MB/sec. LaCie says that the Chrome Drive is a serious external storage powerhouse, capable of taking in two hours of 4K footage from a GoPro camera in just over one minute.

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We also have the USB-C connector, but it's also compatible with the standard USB 3.0 connector, so it'll plug into most PCs and Macs.

When it comes to price, the LaCie Chrome comes in up to 1TB for $1100, which is quite a lot - but those speeds are damn impressive, as is the polished billet aluminum designer enclosure. For video editors on the go, this might be the new go-to solution for super-fast external storage.

Jon became a computer enthusiast when Windows XP launched. He was into water cooling and benching ATI video cards with modded drivers. Jon has been building computers for others for more than 10 years. Jon became a storage enthusiast the day he first booted an Intel X25-M G1 80GB SSD. Look for Jon to bring consumer SSD reviews into the spotlight.

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