This limited edition hard drive was designed by Philippe Starck for LaCie, and it looks pretty interesting. There’s a metal interior, a cage-like shell, and an attempt to mirror humans and machines. While I’m not sure if this last part actually worked, the hard drive almost looks like a piece of modern art.
The LaCie Blade Runner Hard Drive has 4TB of storage and a USB 3.0 interface. It’s limited to just 9,999 units, so you better act fast if you want to get yours.
Design Meets Technology. By Philippe Starck.
Limited edition hard drive
USB 3.0 interface
Imagined by Philippe Starck
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. The LaCie Blade Runner’s sharp, cage-like enclosure surrounds an almost anthropomorphic, liquid metal interior. This metaphor 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?
The LaCie Blade Runner Hard Drive sells for $289.99 at B&H Photo and will be available soon at JR.com for $289.99. It’s one of the most unique hard drive enclosures around, and the aluminum casing makes this HD one of the coolest drives on the market. The radiator design also rapidly dissipates heat.