Press Release

LaCie Boosts Ethernet Disk Capacity to 1 Terabyte


January 10, 2005

LaCie today announces a boost in capacity of its Ethernet Disk to 1TB making it again the most affordable network storage solution of its size. Small and medium sized businesses will appreciate the 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.

“Because the need for storage is always increasing, LaCie now offers the new 1 terabyte capacity Ethernet Disk for small to medium sized businesses,” says Marie Renouard, LaCie Product Manager. “Without any technical expertise, you can instantly share up to 1TB 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 SMBs.”

LaCie Ethernet Disk offers the security needed to backup important data, and can be effective archiving tool as compared with other solutions. Administers have the ability customize user access controls from any computer on the network through an user-friendly administration tool, and files can be accessed via HTTP or FTP on Macs or PCs thanks crossplatform support of Windows® XP Embedded. With its sturdy and slender d2 19-inch 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 Ethernet Disk by daisy-chaining LaCie hard drives via the USB or FireWire port.

Availability
LaCie Ethernet Disks are available immediately in capacities of 160-800GB at the suggested retail prices below, and the 1TB disk will be available early 2005. Drives ship with silicon feet and bracket covers for standalone use, as well as power and Ethernet cables. More information can be found at:
http://www.lacie.com/products/product.htm?pid=10587
SKU 300673 160GB LaCie Ethernet Disk 10/100 $549
SKU 300655 250GB LaCie Ethernet Disk 10/100 $599
SKU 300787 400GB LaCie Ethernet Disk 10/100 $749
SKU 300626 500GB LaCie Ethernet Disk 10/100 $899
SKU 300782 800GB LaCie Ethernet Disk 10/100 $1,299
SKU 300788 1TB LaCie Ethernet Disk 10/100 $1,599

About LaCie
LaCie creates external storage solutions and color monitors that help professionals and everyday people easily manage their digital lives. Powerful technology combined with unique designs by the internationally acclaimed Philippe Starck, Neil Poulton and Porsche Design GmbH make LaCie the world leader in storage innovation. Established in France in 1989, LaCie is now headquartered in North America, Europe and Asia and listed on the Paris Nouveau Marché (code 5431). For more information, visit www.lacie.com.

Contact Lacie
Press Inquiries: 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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