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New MacBook: Here’s one of the first USB Type-C external hard drives

by Todd Haselton | March 10, 2015March 10, 2015 7:00 pm EST

Maybe you won’t need to cough up a bunch of dough for extra dongles after all. Popular hard drive maker LaCie on Tuesday introduced the first external hard drive that will work with Apple’s new MacBook and its USB Type-C connector. Even better, the new hard drive will still work with devices with older USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports, so you can easily transfer files between multiple machines.

The LaCie Porsche Design mobile drive supports USB 3.0 speeds up to 100MB/s – not quite the full potential of the USB 3.1 standard – which also takes advantage of Type-C connectors and offers up to 10Gbps data transfers. Still, you’ll get the completely reversible cable, which means you don’t have to worry about inserting it the right way up , and a beautiful hard drive with an aluminum enclosure to match your new MacBook.

LaCie said the Porsche Design hard drive will be available next quarter, which means sometime after this month, in a 500GB slim size, 1TB and 2TB capacities. Pricing for the new hard drive was not revealed.


Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...