LaCie has introduced two new storage solutions, including docking station functionality for prosumers, the 1big Dock SSD Pro with capacities of 2 and 4TB, and the 1big Dock with 4, 8, and 16TB of storage. Both models feature two Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports as well as an integrated USB 3.0 hub, a memory card reader for CFast 2.0, CFexpress and SD cards, and a DisplayPort 1.4, making them ideal for film-makers who can read and back up their camera's memory cards directly to the mobile storage solution.
The 1big Dock SSD Pro is based on a Seagate FireCuda NVMe SSD and achieves transfer speeds of up to 2,800 MB/s. It is targeted specifically at data-intensive applications such as working with 6K, 8K video footage. The 1big Dock, on the other hand, uses an HD hard drive instead of an SSD - the speed is correspondingly lower - but also the price. The other functionality is similar to the SSD version.
LaCie 1big Dock SSD Pro
Both models can supply a laptop with up to 45 watts of power. They also feature the new Power-Pass-Through charging function - users can simply connect the laptop's USB-C power cord to the LaCie 1big Dock SSD Pro or LaCie 1big Dock to charge the laptop at up to 70 watts. This frees up one of the laptop's USB-C ports.
The LaCie 1big Dock SSD Pro and LaCie 1big Dock will be available in stores in July with a five-year limited warranty, Rescue Data Recovery Services, and a one-month Adobe Creative Cloud Photo Subscription. The LaCie 1big Dock SSD Pro costs €1,499 (2TB) and €2,849 (4TB); the LaCie 1big Dock costs €399 (4TB), €519 (8TB), and €749 (16TB).