With the advantage of freeing up a server to concentrate on tasks besides file serving, Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices have become an increasingly popular option for small offices and home users over the last few years. LaCie has two new high capacity NAS solutions for anyone considering going this route – the Big Disk Network and d2 Network. The d2 Network supports up to 1.5TB capacity, while the Big Disk Network combines two drives in a RAID 0 setting, for up to 4TBs of storage.
As portable USB drives have gone forth and multiplied across the planet they have evolved into all sorts of different shapes and sizes. We’ve seen credit card shaped drives
and even coin shaped drives
and all varieties in between. Now LaCie
has announced a range of USB drives designed to appear right at home on your key-ring.
The explosion in capacity of the now commonplace portable USB drive has coincided with a huge array of different form factors entering the market. This new example from Lacie
takes the shape of a coin designed to slip into your pocket or purse so that your data travels conveniently and inconspicuously with you - just don't put it in a parking meter.
While retaining the same shock-resistant form factor as its predecessors, Lacie's latest addition to its Rugged
line of portable hard disk drives is the first to sport an HDMI output for direct playback on HDTVs.
latest a network hard disk also acts as a personal web portal so you can access and back-up data remotely - a very handy attribute in all sorts of situations including for example, backing-up holiday snaps while you're still on the road. Available in 500GB or 1TB models, Internet Space can be used to stream photos or videos to a television, acts as an iTunes music server and caters for streaming multimedia files to Xbox 360™ and Sony Playstation® 3.
LaCie's new 4big Quadra is a four-bay, hot-swappable RAID data back-up solution that offers burst transfer rates of 200-230MB/s and up to 6TB (6000GB) capacity as a compact stand-alone unit - which can be scaled up to 24TB by linking four units together - along with the promise of energy efficient and quiet operation.
May 29, 2008 LaCie
has doubled burn speeds to 4x for its d2 Blu-ray
Drive and has updated the aluminum alloy case and software suite. The multi-format drive records, rewrites and reads 25GB or 50GB BD-R (recordable) and BD-RE (rewritable), as well as DVD±RW DL and CD±RW and comes fully equipped with Roxio burning software, including Easy Media Creator for Windows, and Toast Titanium for Mac, and dual FireWire 400 and USB 2.0 interfaces.
April 8, 2008 LaCie
’s partnership with designer Neil Poulton
continues with the release of new triple interface hard disks which feature a sleek, compact design fashioned in a black-mirrored finish and including a blue LED strip to give an ambient underside glow. The disks, available in capacities of 500GB, 750GB and 1TB, include USB
2.0, eSATA and two Firewire 400 interface ports for connection to PC or Macs with simple plug and play setup supported for Windows 2000, XP, Vista and Mac OS X 10.3.
February 6, 2008 Designed by Sam Hecht, the LaCie
320GB Little Disk 2.5 features an integrated, extractable hi-speed USB 2.0 cable and two FireWire ports.
January 16, 2008 Lacie
has announced a new multimedia hard drive with up to 1TB of storage capacity that plugs directly into a television for playback of a wide range of video, audio and photo formats.