A new line of LaCie Porsche Design Drives has been announced. Housed in aluminium enclosures, the new Mobile and Desktop Drives feature USB-C connectivity. Available in March, the Mobile Drive will be available in 1TB, 2TB and 4TB capacities starting at £99.99, while the Desktop Drive comes in 4TB, 5TB and 8TB capacities starting at £169.99.
The new drives offer the new USB-C connector for computers such as the latest MacBook. With both ends of the cable identical and the connector reversible, there is no wrong way to connect the drive to a USB-C computer, the company claim.
Compatible with USB 3.1, the Desktop Drive is able to charge a compatible laptop’s battery when the drive’s power supply is connected to the wall outlet via a single USB-C cable. The drives are also compatible with standard USB 3.0 (Type-A) ports thanks to the included adapter cable.
Both the Mobile and Desktop Drives feature all-aluminium enclosures with rounded corners, high-polish beveled edges and a sandblast finish. The company claimed this makes the products lightweight yet sturdy. Beyond aesthetics, the solid aluminium enclosure is also scratch resistant, protects the hard drive mechanics and dissipates heat.
Dr. Christian Kurtzke, CEO, Porsche Design Group, said, “Discerning consumers value elegant design in their devices and accessories. These new drives meld high-tech materials with the sleek visual purism of Porsche Design’s iconic style.”
The LaCie Porsche Design Drives feature a two-year limited warranty that includes complimentary web-based resources, in-house technical support and worldwide repair and/or replacement coverage. The company, a division of Seagate, said it was possible to upgrade this service with warranty extensions and fast product replacement.