August 29, 2014 4:16 AM ET

Technology Hardware, Storage and Peripherals

Company Overview of LaCie SA

Company Overview

LaCie S.A. designs, assembles, and markets storage peripherals and monitors primarily to professionals, businesses, and scientific community worldwide. The company offers hard drives, including desktop hard drives, mobile hard drives, network storage products, and RAID products; flash drives, such as USB keys; Blu-ray and mobile DVD±RW drives; display products comprising LCD monitors; and accessories, such as hard drive cases, laptop cases, laptop computer cards, cables, security locks, racks, power supplies, rugged sleeves, multimedia hard drive remotes, and 12big accessories. It also provides software products, including Genie backup software for Windows; Intego backup software for Mac OS ...

17, rue Ampère

Cedex

Massy,  91349

France

Founded in 1989

374 Employees

Key Executives for LaCie SA

Co-Founder
Chief Financial Officer and Administrative & Financial Director
Director of Operations
Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Director of Human Resources
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

LaCie SA Key Developments

LaCie Upgrades Iconic Rugged Hard Drive

LaCie announced its latest Rugged hard drive that features faster speeds, a tougher design, and an integrated interface cable. Thunderbolt speeds of up to 387 MB/s make the new LaCie Rugged one of the fast bus-powered products on the market. It is tougher than ever before with improved shock, dust and water resistance. Plus, the integrated Thunderbolt cable stows neatly when not in use, to ensure that it will never get lost or left behind. The LaCie Rugged features lightening-fast transfer speeds due to the Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 interfaces. With the SSD version, the LaCie Rugged delivers up to 387 MB/s. With these speeds, photographers, videographers and other power users can transfer 100GB in less than five minutes, and enjoy zero lag when accessing files, viewing photos or editing videos. The hard disk version performs at speeds of up to 122 MB/s, which is a 35% improvement over FireWire 800. With both Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 interfaces, the LaCie Rugged is an ideal match for Mac and PC users. Because USB 3.0 is backward compatible, users can connect it to any standard computer. The LaCie Rugged is also fully bus-powered through the USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt cables. The new LaCie Rugged is tougher than ever. It is MIL-compliant, which means that data is protected even during accidental drops of up to 2 meters (6.6 feet). During transit, users can attach the removable cover to provide IP 54-level protection against dust and water. Whether the LaCie Rugged falls off a desk or accidentally gets caught in the rain, the user can stay confident that their data is still accessible. The SSD version goes a step further with resilience against vibration and shock. Both versions are tough enough to be shipped for reliable delivery to clients or partners. Included software even protects files from prying eyes with AES 256-bit encryption. The LaCie Rugged, design by Neil Poulton, will be broadly available mid-June through LaCie resellers in 1TB ($219.99) and 2TB ($299.99) capacities. The 250GB SSD ($299.99) and 500GB SSD ($499.99) capacities will be broadly available early-July. The LaCie Rugged is protected by a three-year limited warranty. The warranty includes comprehensive, complimentary web-based resources, expert in-house technical support, and worldwide repair and/or replacement coverage. Warranty extensions and Advance Care Option can also be purchased.

LaCie Announces Availability of New LaCie Little Big Disk, Featuring Thunderbolt 2

LaCie announced the availability of the fast portable storage solution ever - the new LaCie Little Big Disk, featuring Thunderbolt 2. It delivers speeds up to 1,375 MB/s and fits in a laptop bag. With these advances, professionals finally have a truly portable solution for editing 4K video in the field. To achieve the full potential of Thunderbolt 2 speeds, LaCie engineered the Little Big Disk(TM) with some of the best-performing solid state drives on the market - a pair of 500 GB PCIe Gen 2 SSDs. It's possible to push the boundaries of the technology even further by daisy chaining two Little Big Disks to achieve speeds faster than the maximum Thunderbolt 2 transfer rate. By connecting them in parallel to Apple's powerful new Mac Pro, they can deliver speeds up to 2,600 MB/s. In addition to its post-production benefits, the LaCie Little Big Disk can transfer dailies ten times faster than any mobile USB 3.0 hard drive. For example, it's possible to transfer 300 GB of 4K footage in less than three minutes, saving hours a day. Including high-performance SSDs and interface meant LaCie had to optimise the Little Big Disk's interior design to improve cooling efficiency, while simultaneously reducing noise. LaCie added two heat-dissipating aluminum plates in addition to a larger, thermoregulated fan. This means that the fan only turns on when necessary, and when it does, it produces nearly zero noise. As a result, the LaCie Little Big Disk delivers performance without disrupting the creative workflow. The new Little Big Disk, featuring Thunderbolt 2, is available in 1TB SSD capacity through LaCie Online Store and LaCie Resellers starting at £1,059.00 (MSRP). Thunderbolt 2 is compatible with the same cables and connectors as first-generation Thunderbolt.

LaCie Ships Industry's First 5TB External Hard Drive

LaCie announced the availability of 5TB, 7200 rpm hard-drive capacities in its 5big Thunderbolt(TM) Series, 2big Thunderbolt Series and d2 Thunderbolt Series. Delivering external storage products that range from 5TB single drive systems to 25TB RAID solutions boosts storage capacity by 20 percent. This increase showcases the company's commitment to provide the fastest, highest capacity storage solutions on the market. Increasingly larger file formats for film and photography have driven the demand for more storage capacity. The availability of 5TB hard drives enables LaCie to deliver significantly more storage capacity in its same compact desktop designs. This saves professionals valuable desktop space. LaCie's 5big Thunderbolt now features a capacity of up to 25TB, which makes it the largest 5-bay storage solution on the market. Combined with speeds up to 785 MB/s, it is the ideal product for video professionals to pair with a Thunderbolt-enabled computer, like the new Mac Pro, to drive 4K workflows. Photography professionals will appreciate the larger capacities of the d2 Thunderbolt and 2big Thunderbolt, with the same fast transfer speeds and responsive photo browsing that they depend on from these products. The new capacities are also available on the LaCie 2big Quadra and d2 Quadra storage solutions. All products can be purchased at the LaCie Online Store and LaCie Resellers.

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