Philippe Starck creates Blade Runner hard drive

Philippe Starck has designed the limited-edition Blade Runner external hard drive for French hardware company LaCie.

Blade Runner

Starck first worked with LaCie around 20 years ago, to produce the Toaster range of hard drives, and more recently developed a range for the company in 2009.

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Blade Runner front

The new Blade Runner design features a metal interior within an angular, cage-like shell with the blades, according to Starck, working to keep the interior cool.

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Blade Runner top

Starck says, ‘In my design nothing is useless – style, symbolism or functionality. 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 the air to circulate around the hard drive, and the metal material increases the temperature conduction.’

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Blade Runner exploded diagram

The limited-edition 4TB hard-drive is priced at £199.99.

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