LaCie unveils first USB-C external hard drive for new MacBook

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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