Press Release

LaCie Offers Secure Tape Backup with the New AIT Turbo

December 1, 2004

LaCie introduces a new tape backup range with faster performance and optimal reliability: the AIT Turbo with both USB 2.0 and FireWire interfaces. The AIT 1 Turbo offers a native 40GB capacity of secure backup for individual workstations, while the AIT 2 Turbo offers up to 80GB for centrally backing up several computers or Mac and Windows servers.

"AIT technology continues to be the foremost reliable means of archiving data, and LaCie will continue to offer high-performance AIT drives for those who want a secure backup solution,” says Salem Tirane, LaCie Product Manager. “Our latest AIT Turbo backup range surpasses previous generations in speed and capacity, but also comes at an affordable price so that individuals or small businesses can archive their valuable data."

Simple setup and care make the AIT Turbo range ideal for storing and restoring business data, and drives come complete with Retrospect Workgroup/Single Server software for automated backup and disaster recovery. AIT (Advanced Intelligent Tape) offers the highest level of security for data and allows people to move their valuable archives offsite to be stored in a secure location. Whether for an individual or group, AIT Turbos outperform DDS (Digital Data Storage) technology by reaching mid-range transfer rates of up to 12MB/s uncompressed depending on the model. AIT media is backwards- and forwards-compatible for flexibility within the range.

The LaCie AIT 1 Turbo is an affordable backup solution for individual workstations, offering 40GB uncompressed/100GB compressed capacity with a sustained transfer rate of 21GB per hour. The LaCie AIT 2 Turbo offers 80GB uncompressed/200GB compressed capacity and a doubled transfer rate of 43GB per hour making it the ideal server backup device to keep business moving forward. With a sturdy aluminum d2 design, LaCie AIT Turbos can be stacked or integrated into standard 19-inch racks.

The AIT 1 Turbo is available immediately and the AIT 2 Turbo will ship early next year at the suggested retail prices below. Drives are bundled with Retrospect Workgroup/Single Server backup software for Macs and PCs, and are compatible with Tolis BRU and Veritas Backup Exec software. All necessary cables are included. AIT Turbos work with Windows XP Professional/2000 Server/2000 and Mac OS 10.2.3 or higher.

SKU 108470 LaCie AIT 1 Turbo $799
SKU 108468 LaCie AIT 2 Turbo

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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Contact Lacie
Press Inquiries: US: Melissa Logan, 503-844-4578,
Sales Inquiries: Direct Sales, 503-844-4502,
Reseller Sales, 503-844-4500,

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Contact LaCie

Press Inquiries:
Sales Inquiries: Direct Sales, 971-246-8150,
Reseller Sales,

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

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