LaCie announced today increased capacity to 320GB for its Rugged All-Terrain Hard Disk, design by Neil Poulton and the 2.5-inch Little Disk, design by Sam Hecht. Ideal for data backup and easy data transfers between computers, the 2.5-inch Little Disk is available in either USB 2.0 or USB 2.0 and FireWire 400, while the rugged is available in USB 2.0 and a USB 2.0, FireWire 400 and FireWire800 version for speedier data transfers.
Simple plug and play allows these drives to interact smoothly with any laptop or desktop computers USB or FireWire port to add increased mobile storage for all-types of digital media including music, photographs and documents. Without the need for an additional AC adaptor, the Rugged and the 2.5-inch Little Disk now offer the largest capacities available for any single-disk portable drive. “People have a tendency nowadays to travel more and need extra space to store and share their data. Just a few years ago, maximum capacity for a standard 2.5-inch mobile hard drive was just 80GB,” said Nolwenn Rozen, LaCie Mobile Product Manager. “Today LaCie is capable of reaching capacity four times greater than what was once available. By increasing the capacity of our most popular products, LaCie continues to be on the forefront in providing the latest technologies and capacities to our customers.”
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The LaCie Rugged is a tough and speedy portable hard drive for people on the go and is designed to protect data against everyday bumps, bruises and hard knocks of the real world. Its unique aluminum shell and rubber bumper protect it from table-height drops for extra protection.
Stylish and compact, the Little Disk features a high-gloss, elegant design with clean, simple lines and comes with a removable protective cap. The integrated, extractable USB cable pulls out and retracts so it can never be lost or forgotten. The Little Disk is durable and very lightweight for transporting data from one machine to another. Bundled synchronization software allows users to access and modify files, emails (Microsoft Outlook) or personal settings and it will sync updated data back to the host computer.
The 320GB Rugged and 2.5-inch Little Disk can store up to 400 movies, 72,000 Songs, or 288,000 photos.
The LaCie Rugged and 2.5-inch Little Disk in the 320GB capacity will be available late January from LaCie direct and widely available via LaCies specialized dealer network at the suggested retail price starting at $199. Capacities ranging from 60GB to 250GB are currently available for both the Rugged and Little Disk family at prices starting from $89. For more product information, visit www.lacie.com.