(Portland, Oregon--June 17, 2008) LaCie today announced the Little Big Disk Quadra 1TB, the industry’s largest capacity, most powerful mobile storage solution to fit comfortably into the palm of your hand.
Joining already shipping 500GB and 400GB (7200 RPM) versions, the portable Little Big Disk is LaCie’s workflow answer for speed- and capacity-demanding applications and digital content creation.
This extremely fast, mobile device includes two 2.5-inch hard disks that work together in a built-in RAID 0 configuration to enable up to 110MB/s burst transfer rates when using eSATA or up to 80MB/s if using FireWire 800*. With one eSATA 3Gbits, two FireWire 800 (FireWire 400 compatible with included adaptor), and one USB 2.0 interface, the Little Big Disk allows universal connectivity for true cross-platform compatibility.
Featuring the well-known LaCie d2 heat sink design, developed by Neil Poulton, the Little Big Disk is entirely fanless, which allows it to operate flawlessly without posing as a noise distraction when editing content. The sturdy Little Big Disk is 100 percent bus-powered by the FireWire interface, in spite of the two 2.5-inch disks inside, and weighs in at a little over 1.4 pounds. Up to 60 percent lighter than conventional desktop drives, this device is a great solution for users needing versatile on-the-go storage for high-intensity computing applications.
“The Little Big Disk is suitable for multiple in-the-field applications. A professional photographer will take thousands of RAW photos in one photo shoot, while a videographer needs tremendous capacity and transfer rates to edit their footage,” said Arnaud Prezelin, LaCie Product Manager for Creative Pro solutions. “Powerful yet portable, the Little Big Disk Quadra is an essential tool for meeting a professional’s mobile needs. While traveling, users no longer need to carry heavy devices and power cables to operate a high-capacity 1TB external hard drive.”
Fully plug and play with Mac® OS X 10.5 Leopard (including Time Machine) and Windows® Vista™, the Little Big Disk Quadra comes preloaded with the LaCie Setup Assistant, a utility that optimizes the drive according to your needs (Mac, Windows, or cross-platform environments).
The unit comes bundled with advanced backup and restore software EMC® Retrospect Express for Mac and Windows. It can also be daisy-chained using one of the two FireWire interfaces with other LaCie hard disks or DVD±RW drives.
The 1TB LaCie Little Big Disk Quadra is available now from LaCie direct and widely available via LaCie’s specialized dealer network at the suggested retail price starting at $659.99. For more information, visit http://www.lacie.com
About Neil Poulton
Neil Poulton was born in Thurso, Scotland. A graduate in Industrial Design from Edinburgh University and Milan's Domus Academy, Poulton first came into public view in 1989 as the creator of "the ageing pens,” pens made from a “living,” wearing plastic that changes color and form with use. Today, Neil Poulton designs and develops best-selling, award-winning products for a variety of international clients including LaCie & Artemide. Since 1991, Poulton has lived and worked in Paris, France. http://www.neilpoulton.com
Located in the USA, Canada, Japan, Australia, Europe, Singapore and Hong Kong, LaCie is the leading manufacturer of computer peripherals for Windows, Apple and Linux users. LaCie creates external storage solutions and color monitors that help professionals and everyday people easily manage their digital lives. LaCie has differentiated its products through original designs and leading-edge technology. Established in France in 1989, LaCie is listed on Euronext under FR0000054314 (LAC). For more information, visit http://www.lacie.com