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Seagate announced that it will acquire boutique hard drive vendor LaCie at a total valuation of $186m. Seagate will first purchase 64.5 percent of LaCie's stock from CEO Phillipe Spruch, and then try to buy all the remaining shares over the next few months.
LaCie has updated its network attached storage unit today with the 2big NAS, a mild refresh that bumps up the maximum throughput speed by 40MB/s to a total of 100MB/s thanks to a new 2GHz ARM processor and an "improved file system."
LaCie has announced new Thunderbolt-equipped products at CES 2012. The 2big Thunderbolt drive comes with a maximum 8TB capacity and boasts 311 megabyte per second write speeds. The eSATA Hub Thunderbolt Series has two eSATA ports for connecting to Thunderbolt-equipped machines, while sporting a secondary Thunderbolt port for attaching another device.