LaCie Thunderbolt Little Big Disk now Winter 2011 ?

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  1. cloudTiger macrumors newbie

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    Don't know if anyone else noticed, but I keep popping into LaCie's website every now and again to check on the new TB LittleBigDisk that they had listed as "Summer 2011".

    When I just checked, it's now moved to Winter 2011 :(

    I really need some storage - without going to a Pegasus TB RAID, and have been putting off for some time hoping this would roll out soon. Oh well.
     
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    This is unfortunate, but I think it's also one of those situations in which I'd rather the company do it right than get it out with issues/bugs.
     
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    Same for me. Summer 2011
     
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    Let's hope that when it finally does come out it works better than their USB 3.0 offering does...
     
  6. cloudTiger thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It's saying Summer for me now - but I swear, yesterday it was saying Winter. Dang internets. I was going to post to MR at the time yesterday, but got distracted...

    LaCie making me look like an idiot (not that that's too hard )

    Sorry!
     
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    I think it has to do with SSD issues that are still prevelant and/or could do with waiting for the fiber optic Thunderbolt cables coming out, but given there are still SSD issues out there, I'd say that's the reason.


    Still, kind of a bummer.
     
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    False alarm. It's Australia. They are having winter now.

    Geesh I really screwed up with this one......I should move to Australia (just thought i'd add that. :) )
     
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    I just looked. The page I'm looking at still says Summer 2011. In fact, the page is an order page in the shopping section of their site. The only thing they have to do to hit the market now is insert the prices and activate the "add to cart" function.

    http://www.lacie.com/products/product.htm?id=10549

    I'm waiting on pins and needles . . . just bought the new iMac and can't wait to transfer all my existing external hard drive data.:D
     
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    Just think of TB once its cheaper and affordable to the public. Going to change every single transfer
     
  19. natejohnstone@g macrumors regular

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    Wow, a 500GB SSD Thunderbolt external ... what's that gonna be, like $899? Why not get a 4TB Pegasus.

    I'm wanting to upgrade my current media setup to a new Mac Mini with a Thunderbolt external ... but there is really nothing on the market yet other than Pegasus (which doesn't ship until October probably).

    I use Lacie 1TB externals now, and like them. I would mind just upgrading to these when the come out, but my desire is not just for speed, but to decrease the number of drives I use (currently 4) and increase my storage space.

    The Lacie 7200 hds only go up to 1TB? Why not give a 2TB option? it seems they have a 5400 2TB option, but if I'm paying so much to increase speed with Thunderbolt this seems silly.
     
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    In the same boat!

    Ive been waiting and considering just going with the Pegasus system. You would think that Lacie would try to stay competitive and had something released within a reasonable time before people started buying up Pegasus Thunderbolt drives. Really bummed :(
     
  22. Mark Octavian macrumors newbie

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    Well, both the Australian winter and normal universe's summer are over. Still no release.
     
  23. g4cube macrumors 6502a

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    Summer is over in two weeks, when the autumnal equinox occurs in the Northern Hemisphere.

    I saw some pics of the LaCie Little Big Disk accompanied by a new 2big, both with Thunderbolt. From news coverage of IBC occurring in Amsterdam this weekend. This is a tradeshow for video professionals and broadcasters.
     

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