LaCie Blade Runner Serves Up 4TB of Storage With Style

 
 
By Nathan Eddy  |  Posted 2013-01-23
 
 
 

Man and Machine

The LaCie Blade Runner is more than just a beautifully designed hard drive—it’s a creation by world famous designer Philippe Starck that represents the combination of human and machine.

Man and Machine

Bubble in a Box

The appliance’s sharp, cage-like enclosure surrounds an almost anthropomorphic, liquid metal interior.

Bubble in a Box

Crossing Over

Starck's signature cross symbol appears as an LED power button on the front of the LaCie Blade Runner—glowing orange when the drive is powered on, or green when the drive is in Eco Mode.

Crossing Over

Smooth Moves

With only 9,999 produced, the LaCie Blade Runner is a limited edition hard drive for design-conscience consumers, with each unit custom-built to ensure superb form and function.

Smooth Moves

Radiating

The radiator design rapidly dissipates heat to help boost performance and ensure long-term reliability.

Radiating

Running Blades

The dichotomy was inspired by a cyber-future illustrated in the 1982 movie "Blade Runner," and begs the question—just how much control do we have over technology?

Running Blades

Going Fast

The limited edition hard drive, which retails for $299.99, is only available in a 4TB capacity and is backed by a 2-year limited warranty. It is currently out of stock.

Going Fast

Style and Substance

The Blade Runner is equipped with 10GB of complimentary Wuala Secure Cloud Storage and user-friendly backup software.

Style and Substance

Starck Design

Twenty years after LaCie's first collaboration with Philippe Starck, which resulted in the award-winning "Toaster" hard drives, the partnership continues to develop products that are as functional as they are stunning.

Starck Design

Form Follows Function

"In my design nothing is useless—style, symbolism or functionality," Starck explained. "In the Blade Runner, the warm interior electronics are encased in a mystifying shell, and the blades are the radiator that cools it down. The suspension gives space for air to circulate around the hard drive, and the metal material increases the temperature conduction."

Form Follows Function

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