The Planet’s Least Sluggish, Least Affordable DAS

environment-1170x692If you feel the need for speed, and you don’t mind remortgaging your house to raise the scratch, how about this Thunderbolt 3 ready SSD RAID from LaCie? Paired with the top-of-the-line MacBook Pro (thank goodness Apple finally listened to professional photographers and removed those annoying SD card slots and USB ports!), you should be able to churn through those Terra 6K clips like butter. LaCie claims top speeds of 2800 MB/s for this 2TB drive, which is encased in one solid block of serious CNC machined aluminum. We all love us some CNC machined aluminum. This represents a twofold increase in read speeds over LaCie’s previous record-holder, the 1TB Little Big Disk Thunderbolt 2 (sounds a bit like the name of the son of a native American Indian chief, doesn’t it?) released just 2-1/2 years ago. LaCie’s most powerful drive to date is appropriately christened Bolt3, because once you see the price, you’ll want to bolt out the door at the count of three. And while you’re at it, why not also indulge yourself with one of LG’s unsightly new 27″ 5K monitors with butt-ugly bezel designed with Apple’s input, for a mere $2,000, presumably the very same screen used in the current aging iMac lineup. And if you are fortunate enough to be named a beneficiary in the trust fund of a distant uncle, you’ll be thrilled to learn that you can drive two of these puppies on the new MacBook Pros. Time to sell your aging Asus netbook and buy a real workstation, one designed for working professionals for whom money is no object!

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