LaCie, a hard disk manufacturer announced its Bolt 3, the world’s fastest desktop drive that aims to help the creative professionals excel with ultra high-resolution footage.
LaCie harnessed the breakthrough performance potential of Thunderbolt 3 and paired it with two M.2 PCIe SSDs striped into a 2TB volume. Bolt3 delivers record speeds of up to 2800MB/s and cuts valuable time off of post-production workflows, such as ingesting RAW footage from RED® or Blackmagic® cinema cameras or transcoding 4/5/6K footage using Adobe® Premiere® Pro or DaVinci Resolve. What’s more, videographers can transfer a terabyte of 4K ProRes 4444 XQ footage from the LaCie Bolt3 to RAID storage—such as the LaCie 12big Thunderbolt 3—in only 5 minutes and 11 seconds*.
According to LaCie, the Bolt 3 is capable of transferring 1TB of 4K footage from the drive itself to RAID storage device in about five minutes.
As MacRumors reports, the LaCie Bolt 3 is not your everyday external hard drive, it is not exactly for storing family photos and backing up old movies. This is an external hard drive designed for professional use, as evidenced by its hefty price tag. The LaCie Bolt 3 starts at $2,000.
LaCie claims the Bolt 3, in particular, is geared toward editing 4K, 5K and even 6K video with minimal latency. With that in mind, these prices might even seem low by comparison to some other professional-grade storage solutions.