CES 2016: Seagate is one of the leading hard drive manufacturers and renowned for creating high-capacity products at very competitive prices. Their LaCie range targets customers who desire a more luxury finish and prepared to pay extra for a stylish design. During CES 2016, Seagate showcased their flagship LaCie Chrome lineup which features a 1TB SSD and 10GB USB 3.1 interface. Apparently, this drive can reach speeds, “up to 940MB/second for intensive applications.” As you might have guessed, this is an expensive proposition and going to retail for $1100.
If the 1TB capacity seems overly limiting, then the Porsche range might be a more suitable choice. Starting from $210, the Porsche drives utilize an aluminium body and traditional HDD mechanism. The mobile disks come in 1TB, 2TB and 4TB options while the larger desktop SKUs are available in 4TB, 5TB and 8TB configurations. Additionally, the mobile and desktop versions support fast USB 3.0 speeds via a USB 3.1 Type-C connector. Although, the larger models have the capability to charge a laptop’s battery which is a welcome addition. Sadly, Seagate didn’t provide any pricing information about the Porsche disk drives, but I’m sure this will be revealed very soon.