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LaCie launches stylish new portable hard drives ideal for on-the-go photographers

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LaCie has launched two new ranges of portable hard drives (opens in new tab), featuring an all new design by Neil Poulton, high storage capacities, and universal compatibility. LaCie Mobile Drive and LaCie Mobile Drive Secure are both clad in a sturdy aluminium and plastic enclosure made from recycled materials, while the product packaging is also made from recycled cardboard.

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The drives pack up to 5 terabytes of storage - enough for plenty of 4K or even 8K content - and are formatted for out-of-the-box compatibility with PC, Mac, and iPad USB-C. A one-click automatic back-up feature is included, while the USB 3.2 Gen 1 interface and Type-C connectivity enable up to 130MB/s file transfers. That's some way short of what the best portable SSDs (opens in new tab) are now capable of, but it's quick enough to make reasonably swift progress when backing up.

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LaCie Mobile Drives are packaged with LaCie Toolkit software for on-demand and scheduled backups, along with and a one-month Adobe Creative Cloud All Apps plan. A three-year limited warranty and three-year Rescue Data Recovery Services subscription provides additional peace of mind against data loss and retrieval costs.

LaCie Mobile Drive Secure differs from LaCie Mobile Drive by including additional hardware encryption, plus a lock/unlock feature in the LaCie Toolkit software, adding an extra later of security for sensitive data.

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Lacie Mobile Drive Secure will be available to buy later in September (exclusively for Apple until November), priced at $99.99 for the 2TB version, $144.99 (4TB) and $164.99 (5TB).

LaCie Mobile Drive will retail at $74.99 (1TB), while larger capacities are priced identically to their Secure counterparts - $99.99 (2TB), $144.99 (4TB) and $164.99 (5TB).

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Ben is the Imaging Labs manager, responsible for all the testing on Digital Camera World and across the entire photography portfolio at Future. Whether he's in the lab testing the sharpness of new lenses, the resolution of the latest image sensors, the zoom range of monster bridge cameras or even the latest camera phones, Ben is our go-to guy for technical insight. He's also the team's man-at-arms when it comes to camera bags, filters, memory cards, and all manner of camera accessories – his lab is a bit like the Batcave of photography! With years of experience trialling and testing kit, he's a human encyclopedia of benchmarks when it comes to recommending the best buys.