American computer storage firm Seagate Technology has launched LaCie Rugged RAID Pro and creative professional community, Collective at NAB 2018 which is being organised by National Association of Broadcasters in Las Vegas. LaCie Rugged RAID Pro 4TB design by Neil Poulton will offer high performance storage on set, claimed company.
Rugged RAID Pro offers up to 240 MB/s in RAID 0 and RAID 1. With the integrated SD Card Reader, creative professionals can quickly offload content with the quick import toolkit. The Rugged RAID Pro is designed with the latest USB-C connector and compatible with Thunderbolt 3 computers but also backward compatible with USB 3.0.
While the drive is also shock, dust, crush and water resistant, LaCie includes 3-Year Limited Warranty with Rescue Data Recovery Services and 1-Month Adobe All-Apps Plan (a $79.49 value) – featuring Adobe Photoshop CC, Adobe Illustrator CC and. LaCie Rugged RAID Pro will be shipping this quarter with an estimated price of $349.
“We have seen an exponential rise in the amount of data created and as such, it has become central to industries such as M&E. From shooting on set through to post-production, the transferring, storing and accessing of data is a pivotal part of the creative workflow. At Seagate, we’re constantly looking to deliver storage solutions that allow people to unlock their full creative potential, and create truly memorable content,” said Tim Bucher, senior vice president of Seagate.
LaCie has also launched Collective, an online community bringing together creative professionals to share ideas, experiences, create content, and hone their skills by collaborating with like-minded individuals and industry experts.
As part of this, the site hosts residents, a select group of industry standard-bearers who will both inspire and nurture creative talent by providing content for the site during their ‘residency’. Their activity and ongoing relationship with the platform is designed to entice aspiring creative to join the platform to reap the rewards of membership.