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LaCie, founded in France in 1989, was acquired by Seagate in 2012 for $186 million (approx).

The LaCie brand is used by Seagate for rugged consumer SSDs and hybrid and HDD based storage modules and boxes aimed at the "style conscious" consumer and small business markets.

In the company's own words "LaCie, the premium brand of Seagate technology, designs world-class storage solutions for photographers, videographers, audio professionals, and other power users. With leading technology, performance, quality, and customer support, LaCie helps you realize your creative vision. We differentiate ourselves with a focus on design, unmatched technical performance, and long-term reliability."

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LaCie entered the SSD market in 2012 with its first products using PCIe SSDs.

Nowadays (in 2016) LaCie's SSD products mainly use the USB / Thunderbolt interface.
LaCie - Milestones from Storage History

In January 2010 - LaCie launched its "Enterprise" range of desktop RAID systems with eSATA or USB or FireWire connectivity.

In July 2010 - LaCie launched a rugged USB flash drive - the XtremKey - with upto 64GB capacity inside a 2mm metal pipe casing.

In May 2012 - Seagate announced it had agreed to acquire Lacie for $186 million.

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Editor:- January 6, 2014 - LaCie today announced imminent availability of its Little Big Disk Thunderbolt 2 - a Thunderbolt compatible desktop storage box with 2x PCIe Gen 2 SSDs inside for apps such as video editing.
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