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Achieve Maximum Transfer Speeds With the LaCie d2 SATA Hard Drive
· SATA interface capable of up to 1.5Gbps transfers
· Comes with exclusive LaCie SATA PCI Card
· Fast booting and backup on both PCs and Macs
London, (December 2004) – LaCie introduces a new series of external hard drives for the Mac and PC, the d2 Serial ATA (SATA) Hard Drive that is capable of reaching transfer rates of 1.5Gbps making it a smart choice for applications requiring high-speed data transfer. With the new external SATA, or Serial Advanced Technology Attachment, interface, people can achieve transfer rates faster than most internal Parallel ATA hard drives in capacities of up to 400GB. Availability of the drives, which includes a unique LaCie SATA PCI Card, is winter 2004.
“LaCie employs the latest hard drive technology in the d2 SATA Hard Drive offering capacities of up to 400GB with fastest 10,000rpm speed on the 74GB model,” says Olivier Mirloup, LaCie Senior Product Manager. “These high-performance drives make it possible for PC and Mac workstations to handle professional, speed-intensive applications including large-scale backup, graphic design work and digital video projects.”
Revolutionary SATA Interface
Serial ATA is a new way of connecting external hard drives directly to a computer, which allows for increased performance and reliability. By connecting directly to the LaCie SATA PCI Card, people can achieve maximum transfer rates of up to 1.5Gbps. This unique card includes two SATA ports, as well as two power ports that provide power directly to the attached LaCie d2 SATA Hard Drive to alleviate the need for a cumbersome AC adapter. Designed for professional use with Windows XP/2000/NT and Macintosh OS 10.x, the LaCie SATA drive and PCI card bundle offers high-end backup and storage for those who require maximum performance and reliability.
Fast Booting and Backup
A true native SATA solution, the LaCie d2 SATA Hard Drive is an ideal solution for fast booting and backup. Drives are hot-pluggable with Windows XP and Mac OS 10.3.x and feature the stylish, metallic d2 design crafted from sturdy aluminum alloy for portability and protection. An included drive stand provides stability and allows for upright desktop use to save valuable desk space, while an optional rack-mounting kit enables placement in standard 19-inch racks.
The LaCie d2 SATA Hard Drive will be available winter 2004 through LaCie authorized resellers, specialist stores and mail order partners. Drives ship with the LaCie SATA PCI Card, a SATA PCI-HOST adapter, and power supply. Works with Mac OS 10.x or Windows XP/2000/NT4. Software bundle includes the LaCie Storage Utilities CD-ROM with SilverKeeper™ backup software for Mac OS X. US warranty is one year; Europe is two years. Compatible with Kensington™ security locks.
SKU 300738 74GB 10krpm 8MB £234 excl VAT
SKU 300740 160GB 7200rpm 8MB £129 excl VAT
SKU 300742 250GB 7200rpm 8MB £159 excl VAT
SKU 300743 400GB 7200rpm 8MB £319 excl VAT
Established in the United States, Europe and Japan, LaCie is the world’s leading producer of PC and Macintosh compatible storage peripherals. Through a specialized sales dealer network, LaCie offers innovative solutions for creative professionals in multimedia applications (graphics, audio, video, web design and digital photography). What differentiates LaCie is the design of its products and original creations by designers such as Philippe Starck, Porsche Design GmbH and Neil Poulton. LaCie is listed on the Paris Nouveau Marché. www.lacie.com