By Brady Betzel
LaCie is a familiar name to anyone who works with external hard drives…. drives that look a bit different than most. The company hires top-shelf architects and designers, such as Philippe Starck, Porsche Design Group and Neil Poulton, to help their product stand out.
That said, design is maybe 10-15% of what I’m looking for in a quality external drive. The rest is about portability, stability and speed. Can I drop it while running around a shoot or running between edit bays with all data staying intact? Can it interface with the fastest and most widely used connections? The LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt SSD can.