LaCie has just shown a new external hard drive for limited edition. Again, this is a product designed by Philippe Starck. It is named as LaCie Blade Runner, which is inspired by the famous science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott. The outer casing has a tapered cage and contains an organic form that is intended to resemble a human body. The designer says that represents a combination of man and machine. The truth is that it has an industrial look and futuristic, thanks to the metal finishes. The aluminum shell not only sinks like processors and car radiators, but also performs the same function. Contributes to optimal cooling of the unit and extend life.
The aluminum case also provides a great resistance to the product which, incidentally, is quite heavy (2 kilos), which is not surprising given its high capacity. You can store 4 TB (terabytes). On one side is the power button with a cross, and typical of consumer electronics products of Philippe Starck. The button is illuminated by LEDs are green when the hard drive is in standby mode and green when lit orange. The interface is USB 3.0, which is backwards compatible with USB 2.0 ports. When working via USB 3.0, the data transfer rate reaches up to 5 Gbps (gigabits per second), who stay up to 480 mbps (megabits per second) when connected via USB 2.0.
LaCie Blade Runner external hard drive is a fast and high performance. It is suitable for all kinds of tasks that require intensive data. It also allows automatic backups so easy with PC and Mac and is shipped with LaCie Backup Assistant tool. In addition, data can be protected by a password, thanks to LaCie Private/Public included in the price. The manufacturer offers free 10 GB of storage on Wuala cloud for a year. When not in use, this hard drive LaCie automatically enters eco mode that reduces power consumption up to 75 percent.
Inside the package there is a USB 3.0 cable and an external power supply. The manufacturer says it is compatible with PC and Mac computers with operating systems like Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP and Mac OS X 10.6 and later. Its dimensions are 141 by 193 and by 74 millimeters. It is possible to find on sale LaCie Blade Runner in our country at a price of 240 euros, taxes included.