This external drive for Apple’s new MacBook Pros costs more than a new MacBook Pro
It is a well-known fact that as soon as Apple announces a new device, third parties rush to release compatible accessories and this year has been no different. As soon as Apple announced the new MacBook Pro yesterday, accessory makers rushed to announce compatible hardware for it. However, one company has announced a new thunderbolt connected an external drive for the new MacBook Pro which incidentally costs more than the Macbook itself.
LaCie has already announced its first Thunderbolt 3 external storage drive, the Bolt3. LaCie wants to take advantage of the fact that the Apple’s new MacBook Pro has abandoned all legacy connectors for four Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports (and one 3.5mm headphone jack).
LaCie took just 24 hours to announce the new Bolt3 external drive after Apple announced the new series of MacBook Pros. The Bolt3 uses a pair of PCIe SSDs for a total of 2TB of storage, and can transfer data at speeds of up to 2800MB/s, which LaCie claims makes it “the world’s fastest desktop drive.” LaCie also announced two enterprise level Thunderbolt 3 drives, the LaCie 12big Thunderbolt 3 and 6big Thunderbolt 3, which come in 48TB – 120TB and 24TB – 60TB capacities, respectively.
The LaCie Bolt3 will cost a hefty $1999 and it will be released sometime in Q4 of this year. The enterprise drives start at $3199 for a 24TB 6big Thunderbolt 3 and $6399 for a 48TB 12big Thunderbolt 3. In comparison, the new 13 inch MacBook Pro will cost you $1799, a hefty $200 less than the basic $1999 LaCie Bolt3.