ThunderBolt Flash Storage

LaCie Thunderbolt SSD Backup Drives

LaCie offers a more extensive product line of Apple compatible HDD and SSD Thunderbolt storage than any other manufacturer. They have a good range of Mac Thunderbolt peripherals for both consumers and very demanding professional and enterprise storage needs.


Mac Compatible LaCie Thunderbolt3 SSD

Supports BOTH USB-C and TB3 Connectivity

Above, the LaCie Rugged Pro is one of the first Thunderbolt 3 SSD drives with an Intel Titan Ridge chipset that supports either USB 3.1 Gen 2 10Gbps USB-C *or* Thunderbolt 3 protocols over a single Type-C port. That makes it ideal for newer Macs or PCs with either interface - and allows for easy cross-platform use. WIth a Type-A cable or adapter it can be used on slower USB 2.0 or 3.0 ports as well.

LaCie SSD Thunderbolt Rugged Drive

Integrated ThunderBolt Cable Included

LaCie Single-Drive Portable ThunderBolt Backup Drives

LaCie's 'Rugged' series of portable ThunderBolt SSD drives shown above remains a popular seller for Mac Time Machine backups. There are various options between SSD capacities (250GB, 500GB and 1TB). Some ThunderBolt ONLY, some combo interface TBolt and USB 3.0. Some are hard disk based models identical in appearance, so choose carefully. The model numbers of the solid-state ThunderBolt SSD versions are: LAC9000490=250GB SSD, STEZ500400=500GB SSD, and LAC9000602=1Terabyte SSD.

LaCie Multi-Drive Portable ThunderBolt RAID Backup Drives

LaCie ThunderBolt 3 SSD RAID

Bolt3 Dual PCIe SSD Modules Type-C Interface

LaCie Single-Drive Desktop ThunderBolt Backup Drives

For solid-state desktop storage LaCie only offers a 'Hybrid' option. Some of it's D2 series external hard drives have an optional 128GB SSD ThunderBolt backplane that can be slid into the rear of the enclosure, posing as 2 separate SSD/HDD disks.

LaCie Multi-Drive Desktop ThunderBolt RAID Backup Drives

LaCie's "Little Big Disk" ThunderBolt SSD's have sadly been discontinued. Even thier rather recent dual PCIe module ThunderBolt 2 drive which delivered a whopping 1400MBps transfer rates in the palm of your hand. LaCie continues to offer Thunderbolt/ThunderBolt 2 external hard drive arrays - but for the time being have backed-off of solid-state ThunderBolt solutions. Part of this may be due to thier historic pricing: With TBolt SSD offerings starting at $799 and up to and beyond $1999, they priced themselves out of the high volume consumer market that wanted something far more affordable for their Mac or PC backups.