Press Release

LaCie First to Ship Universal Dual 8x DVD±RW Drive

January 13, 2004

  • Fastest 8x DVD+R and DVD-R record speed
  • Ultimate DVD recording speeds in both formats
  • Connects to any Mac or PC via FireWire® or USB 2.0
  • LaCie, a leading producer of storage devices for the digital content development industry, launches the new LaCie d2 Dual 8x DVD±RW Drive. The fastest external dual format drive on the market, the LaCie Dual DVD±RW Drive features write speeds of 8x and rewrite speeds at 4x, allowing you the ability to burn a 2 hour DVD movie in less than 10 minutes. Featuring a FireWire and Hi-Speed USB 2.0 connection, LaCie's Dual DVD±RW Drive can be used while connected to any PC or Mac computer.

    The LaCie d2 Dual 8x DVD±RW Drive will give consumers confidence when purchasing a DVD drive, supporting ultimate speeds in both DVD+RW and DVD-RW formats. Allowing users flexibility, the LaCie Dual DVD±RW Drive incorporates premium quality recording and ease-of-use. Featuring the most comprehensive software suite available, users can quickly create and copy CD's and DVD's with the latest versions of Easy CD & DVD Creator for PC users and Toast for Macintosh users, allowing DVD video authoring for both platforms.

    Continuing a long history of delivering precision-engineered drives, the LaCie Dual DVD±RW Drive ensures the most reliable recording quality. Featured in the original d2 design, this drive is created from a sturdy metal alloy that dissipates heat to prolong drive performance.

    "LaCie d2 Dual 8x DVD±RW delivers industry leading recording speed and quality," said Salem Tirane, LaCie product manager. "This new Dual DVD generation reinforces our position as a industry leader in the professional market."

    The LaCie Dual DVD±RW Drive is available January, 2004 through authorized resellers, specialty stores and mail order partners with prices beginning at $249. Drives ship with a USB 2.0 and FireWire cable, a power adapter, and DVD utilities CD-ROM.

    Contact information
    For Sales information, please contact Reseller Sales at 503-844-4500 or Direct Sales at 503-844-4502 or via email at
    For Media information, please contact Rebecca Dietz at 503-844-4578, or via e-mail at

    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). LaCie differentiates itself through the design of its products, 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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