Press Release

d2 Triple Interface Hard Drive


January 8, 2004

  • Two FireWire 800, One FireWire 400 and USB 2.0 all in a single drive
  • High-speed interface and cross-platform convenience
  • High-performance drive spins at 7200 rpm
  • Award-winning LaCie d2 design
  • LaCie, a leading producer of state-of-the-art storage devices, introduced today the launch of a new line of desktop hard drives that deliver universal convenience: dual FireWire 800 ports, one FireWire 400 and USB 2.0 ports. LaCie's high-performance triple interface drives offer the fast spinning mechanism on the market - 7200 rpm and boast transfer rates up to 800Mbits/sec. These versatile drives feature FireWire 800 connectors for speed, a Hi-Speed USB port for cross-platform convenience and an additional FireWire 400 port for recent computers or for daisy-chaining FireWire/iLink/DV devices, all in our award-winning LaCie d2 design. Ranging in capacities from 160GB to record-breaking 500GB, LaCie d2 drives are well equipped for intensive multimedia and audio applications.

    Combining unique triple interface technology with capacities of up to 500GB per drive, LaCie d2 Hard Drives are faster and more powerful than previously available hard drives. Not only are they perfect for storing digital data and office documents, but also for archiving photos, music, and video.

    "Stackable, rack mountable or placed upright on its foot, the d2 Triple Interface is the perfect professional solution for DV video capture, editing and playback," said Olivier Mirloup, LaCie senior product manager. "The included DV cable allows you to download digital video footage directly from your camcorder."

    LaCie d2 Triple Interface Hard Drives were designed with ease-of-use and functionality in mind. They are easily attached and detached, even while a computer is running, and offer true plug-and-play operation for transferring large data files without interruption.

    Availability
    The LaCie d2 Triple Interface Hard Drive range will be available January, 2004 through LaCie authorized resellers, specialist stores and mail order partners, with suggested retail prices of:

    << prices are subject to change >>

    160GB LaCie d2 Triple Interface Hard Drive: $249.00
    200GB LaCie d2 Triple Interface Hard Drive: $299.00
    250GB LaCie d2 Triple Interface Hard Drive: $349.00

    320GB LaCie d2 Triple Interface Big Disk: $399.00
    400GB LaCie d2 Triple Interface Big Disk: $499.00
    500GB LaCie d2 Triple Interface Big Disk: $599.00

    Prices include a one year warranty (first year swap for Big Disk triple interface products), four interface cables (one FireWire 800-FireWire 800 cable (9:9pins), one FireWire 400-FireWire 400 cable (6:6pins), one iLink/DV cable (4:6pins), one Hi-Speed USB 2.0 cable (USB 1.1 back compatible)). Box also contains Silverlining Pro for Mac OS 9.x, drive management utilities for Mac and Windows and SilverKeeper 1.1 for Mac OS 9 & X easy back-up software, and a compatible OHCI FireWire 800 interface.

    Contact information
    For Sales information, please contact Reseller Sales at 503-844-4500 and Direct Sales at 503-844-4502 or via email at sales@lacie.com
    For Media information, please contact Rebecca Dietz at (503) 844-4578, or via e-mail at rditez@lacie.com.

    About LaCie
    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 (code 5431).

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