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Nearly $500 for a 1TB USB 3.0 HDD? Sure, why not!

Storage is relatively cheap these days, especially if we’re talking about disk-based storage solutions. You can routinely find external 1TB hard drives for under $100, or even below $50 if you manage to secure a good deal.
However, LaCie isn’t interested in providing a value proposition with its latest external hard drive — it’s selling what it considers to be a work of art. The new LaCie Sphère is designed by Christofle and encloses the hard drive in silver-plated steel. The highly polished, highly reflective surface makes the LaCie Sphère quite an attention grabber.

“The shape of the globe inspired the design concept for the LaCie Sphère. The sensual and strong silhouette naturally led us to the product name,” said Thierry Oriez, President and CEO of Christofle. “We combined our obsession with the reflection of silver with LaCie’s technical expertise to create a hard drive that exudes elegance and sophistication like no other.”

When you take away the fancy polished housing, the LaCie Sphère is just a standard, run of the mill 1TB USB 3.0 hard drive. So don’t expect to see any wickedly fast performance numbers to match its enormous price tag. And we do mean enormous — $490 is the price of entry for this “work of art”.
The LaCie Sphère will be available later this month.

Source: LaCie

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RE: Cylinders, spheres, ???
By cyberguyz on 1/6/2014 11:31:23 AM , Rating: 2
Hyundai outsells Ferrari, that doesn't make the Hyundai better.

Well, actually, it does.

Agreed Ferraris are much better at being a sports car than a Hyundai, but that Hyundai is going to beat the snot out of the Ferrari as an everyday grocery-getter/daily commuter car.

Ferraris make fine toys, but the Hyundai is a far better car when you need a daily driver. If you don't believe me, I dare you to take a Ferrari 458 Italia out for a drive during a snow storm - even WITH snow tires (if you can find any to fit).

RE: Cylinders, spheres, ???
By StevoLincolnite on 1/6/2014 5:45:55 PM , Rating: 2
I live in Australia.
What is this snow you speak of?

RE: Cylinders, spheres, ???
By Jeffk464 on 1/6/2014 10:24:34 PM , Rating: 2
Snowy mountains?

RE: Cylinders, spheres, ???
By ritualm on 1/7/2014 7:27:39 PM , Rating: 2
We in America get face-melting heat in May-August, then a trip to the freezer in December-March. You guys sit south of the equator, so you get the reverse - right now it's balmy warm.

RE: Cylinders, spheres, ???
By mindless1 on 1/6/2014 10:21:53 PM , Rating: 2
Not really relevant. Who lives in the snow belt and the only vehicle they own is a Ferrari? Further, there's nothing stopping a person from hauling a few sacks of groceries in one, perhaps you meant to write a load of topsoil or bale of hay?

The only reason the hyundai sells better is the far lower price. People who need hauling and snow traction get AWD SUVs, minivans, 4x4 pickups, etc... except again, if that is beyond the budget to purchase or fuel.

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