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Following a bit of backlash that Apple has only chosen to include a USB-C port on the new MacBook, LaCie is working to appease customers with the first external hard drive and accessory for the new Apple creation. Unveiled on Tuesday, the Porsche Design Mobile Drive has been updated to perfectly suit the new Mac with USB-C.

The updated Drive will be available in 500GB, 1B, or 2TB options. The company hasn’t provided word on pricing for the new model, but has detailed that it will begin shipping next quarter. Just for a bit of context, the older version of the Drive starts at $69.99, and LaCie could definitely bump up the price for the new MacBook version.

LaCie, who has made a name for itself making hard drives catered for Macs, is including backwards compatibility for USB 3 and USB 2 ports. Obviously, there’s no Thunderbolt feature, but LaCie says the Porsche Design Mobile Drive “delivers up to 100MB per second” of speed.

The USB-C technology makes the LaCie Mobile Drive easy to connect, since both ends of the cable are identical and the connector is reversible. As a result, there’s no need to worry about which end goes to which device or about plugging it in upside down.

LaCie works to make its hard drives stylish, and the Porsche Design Mobile Drive is no different. The LaCie Mobile Drive features an enclosure made from 3 mm–thick solid aluminum.

You can view the Porsche Design Mobile Drive on the LaCie store.

Source: LaCie via The Verge

  • Matta Fakt

    Is that a real wallpaper on the device? I want it.

    • Brian Brown

      thats what im saying

  • Stefano Polo

    I noticed that none of the adapters for the new Macbook have a thunderbolt connection. Is Apple ditching that for USB once again? If so, why? Isn’t Thunderbolt 2 rated at 10 GigBits transfer rate. What’s this new USB rated at? This is so annoying…..how can we keep up…We Can’t afford to keep changing our shit!!!

    • WolfgangHoltz

      You should know by now that Apple want you to buy new things every year. And to help you understand this they change their products little by little.

    • Chris

      USB-C can also reach speeds of 10Gbs

  • Andrew

    Sucks if you want to charge while backing up.

    Oh wait, just buy this handy dandy adapter cable from Apple, separately, of course, for only $20!

    • mike

      reminds me of those old commercials… lol

    • Mark Kramer

      I thought these adapters were all at the $79 price point.

      • Andrew

        I just went back an looked, and you’re right. That’s just criminal.

    • deepdvd

      Even with the adapter, it doesn’t give you another USB-C port. You still can’t charge at the same time.

      • Andrew

        With the $79 ones they do. My bad.

      • deepdvd

        My point is, that you don’t ever have two USB-C ports. So you can never charge with the USB-C charger and plug in a USB-C external drive at the same time even with the $79 adapter. Does anyone know of a USB-C hub? I haven’t found one yet.

      • Andrew

        Oh wow. I didn’t think of that. You’re totally right.

        They really didn’t think this through, did they?

  • n0ahcruz3

    Just dont buy this crap and teach apple a lesson! Lol one port fits all wtf at 1399$ i’ll just get a SP3 i7 at that price point. More ports and much more mobile. This macbook is all looks.