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Blade Runner Hard Drive

The Blade Runner Hard Drive Is Striking But Is Not For Everyone

 

Blade Runner Hard Drive

 

The LaCie Blade Runner comes in a single 4TB capacity and includes a power cable and USB 3.0 cable in the box.

LaCie also includes a one-year, 10GB subscription to their cloud storage service Wuala and a two-year warranty.

The LaCie Blade Runner Specifications

Capacity: 4TB (9000119)
Interface: USB 3.0
Software
LaCie Private/Public: password protection
Wuala 10GB 1 Year Secure Cloud Storage
LaCie Backup Assistant
Eco Mode
Dimensions : 141 x 193 x 74 mm / 5.6 x 7.6 x 2.9 in.
Weight : 2 kg / 4.4 lbs.
Price : Around $300.00

A Blade Runner Design

As can be gathered from the name, the hard-drives designer, Philippe Starck drew heavy inspiration from the 1982 science-fiction movie Blade Runner.

The enclosure is highlighted by an amorphous, liquid metal style interior around the hard drive itself, with a series of sharp slices that run through the enclosure’s body.

How About Its Performance?

Internally, the LaCie Blade Runner utilizes a Seagate Barracuda 4TB 7,200RPM hard drive and with its USB 3.0 interface, the Blade Runner is able to push 177.5MB/s read and 176.6MB/s write with a sequential workload.

Impressive speeds for sure from such a large a drive, and faster than Seagate’s current 4TB GoFlex Desk external drive that uses a similar drive inside.

The Pros

Attractive Sci-fi design
A limited run means exclusivity
Fast transfer speeds

The Biggest Negative

No Thunderbolt interface 🙁

* Thunderbolt is a hardware interface that allows for the connection of external peripherals to a computer. It uses the same connector as Mini DisplayPort (MDP).

Conclusion

This drive will likely find a home with both Mac and PC enthusiasts who appreciate modern design but it’s certainly not for everybody and many Mac enthusiasts will probably prefer the Thunderbolt.