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The LaCie Little Big Disk Thunderbolt (1TB SSD) ($999 list) is the latest version of the aluminum-clad thoroughbred series of external solid-state drives (SSDs), keeping a single user's data easily accessible at a moment's notice. With its Thunderbolt interface, it's one of the fastest drives we've ever tested, even rivaling a multi-mechanism RAID array costing twice as much. For the deadline-driven user that needed her job done yesterday, the Little Big Disk Thunderbolt (1TB SSD) is the Editor's Choice external drive to buy now. Like the previous LaCie's Little Big Disk Thunderbolt (240GB SSD) ($899.99 list, 4 stars) , the 1TB SSD version of the Little Big Disk Thunderbolt is a pair of SSD drives installed into a 1.6-by-3.3-by-5.5-inch (HWD) chassis. All the drives in the Little Big Disk line (including the LaCie Little Big Disk Quadra ($450 list, 3.5 stars)) use the same chassis. The Little Big Disk chassis is constructed from aluminum, so the drive will survive the occasional drop in your commute bag. The sides are finned to help with passive cooling, so the tiny, single fan doesn't have to work too hard.
The Thunderbolt version of LaCie's Little Big Disk comes in three varieties. Two of them contain hard disks, but this one packs solid-state drives. There are two inside, pre-configured as a striped RAID array for a total capacity of 240GB. Although that pales in comparison to the less costly hard disk models, the pairing of Thunderbolt with even faster storage is an exciting proposition. LaCie quotes read speeds up to 480MB/s, around 290MB/s faster than the hard disk versions, and write speeds up to 245MB/s, which, although less jaw-dropping, is still a respectable boost of 55MB/s. Our tests revealed a pleasant surprise: LaCie's figures are too conservative. It achieved 502.7MB/s when reading such files, and 256.7MB/s when writing them. Speeds tailed off for small files under 1MB, but the low of 24.2MB/s is respectable for them. However, the Little Big Disk is really aimed at apps that require the ability to sustain high speeds when handling large files such as high-spec video, and it shines at this. The Little Big Disk boasts a second Thunderbolt port for daisy-chaining other devices. So, connecting it to a MacBook doesn't forfeit the ability to work more comfortably with a second display.
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