LaCie Announces Terabyte Storage, the Fuel, for iPads

At CES, LaCie has unveiled its terabyte storage device, the Fuel, for iPads. Because it creates its own Wi-Fi network, no cables are required, and it can share with up to five devices. The price at introduction is US$199.99.


While focused on the iPad as the target, because it's a Wi-Fi device, it can be used by iPhones and Macs. The Fuel operates on an internal battery with a claimed ten hour life.

According to LaCie, "...while the LaCie Fuel doesn't need Internet to work, it can connect to nearby Wi–Fi hotspots. It can then provide Internet access to up to four of your wireless devices." 802.11 b/g/n are supported. The Seagate Media app is required to access the files from an iPad or iPhone.

Credit (all images):  LaCie

The Fuel measures 4.5 x 4.5 x 0.9 inches (115 x 115 x 23 mm). It weighs 9.7 ounces (275 grams). LaCie's Fuel product page lists the item as "Available soon."