Press Release

LaCie Introduces 800GB Shared Storage Solution for SMBs


October 20, 2004

  • Simplified network storage solution for small and medium size businesses
  • Instantly store and share up to 800GB over cross platform network
  • Powered by trusted Windows® XP Embedded

    As the storage needs of small and medium sized businesses grow, so does the need for an affordable network storage solution such as the new 800GB capacity LaCie Ethernet Disk. With this easy to use shared hard drive, up to 25 people can instantly store and backup data across a network simultaneously without taking bandwidth away from a central server.

    "LaCie understands that small businesses have limited time to manage a network and storage infrastructure, so we have simplified the process with the multi-purpose Ethernet Disk," says Marie Renouard, LaCie Product Manager. "Without any technical expertise, you can instantly share up to 800GB of storage space with people on your network by plugging the device directly into any Ethernet port on the network—there's no need for an additional computer. Powered by Windows® XP Embedded, the LaCie Ethernet Disk is affordable, secure, and compatible with Windows®, Mac®, Unix and Linux clients to fit the various storage and networking needs of small businesses."

    The LaCie Ethernet Disk offers the security needed to backup important data, and can be used as a cost effective archiving tool as compared with other solutions. Administers have the ability to fully customize user access controls from any computer on the network through an user-friendly web administration tool, and files can be accessed via HTTP or FTP on Macs or PCs thanks to cross-platform support of Windows® XP Embedded. With its sturdy and slender d2 19-inch casing the Ethernet Disk can be mounted in standard rack to save on desk space or support monitors weighing as much as 40 pounds. As storage needs grow, additional space can be added to the LaCie Ethernet Disk by daisy-chaining LaCie hard drives via the USB or FireWire port.

    Availability
    The LaCie Ethernet Disk is available on 160GB, 250GB, 500GB and now 800GB capacities at the suggested retail prices below. Drives ship with silicon feet and bracket covers for standalone use, as well as power and Ethernet cables. Extended SWAP service to 2 years is also available for 99€, in Europe only. More information can be found at: http://www.lacie.com/products/product.htm?id=10073

    SKU 300673 160 GB LaCie Ethernet Disk 10/100 $599
    SKU 300655 250 GB LaCie Ethernet Disk 10/100 $799
    SKU 300626 500 GB LaCie Ethernet Disk 10/100 $999
    SKU 300782 800 GB LaCie Ethernet Disk 10/100 $1499

    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). www.lacie.com

    Contact Lacie
    Press Inquiries: US: Melissa Logan, 503-844-4578, mlogan@lacie.com
    Sales Inquiries: Direct Sales, 503-844-4502, sales@lacie.com
    Reseller Sales, 503-844-4500, sales@lacie.com

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    Contact LaCie

    Press Inquiries: press@lacie.com
    Sales Inquiries: Direct Sales, 971-246-8150, sales@lacie.com
    Reseller Sales, sales@lacie.com

    1TB = 1,000,000,000,000 bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending upon operating environment (typically 5–10% less).

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