Press Release

Ocean’s Twelve Team Schemes With LaCie Bigger Disk Extreme

April 4, 2005

In an Amsterdam hotel room, a LaCie Bigger Disk Extreme stands upright next to Danny’s laptop as he and Rusty Ryan plan their first heist. In subsequent warehouse planning scenes, it’s hard to miss the glowing blue lights synonymous with LaCie hard drives appearing behind the Ocean’s Twelve gang.

“LaCie is pleased to be featured in this film,” says Olivier Mirloup, LaCie Senior Product Manager. “Our goal is to combine powerful technology with unique designs by internationally acclaimed artists—a perfect fit for the Ocean’s Twelve set.”

Today the Bigger Disk Extreme drive featured in the Ocean’s Twelve film gets a boost in capacity to 2 terabytes, sustaining its lead as the largest capacity drive with the smallest form factor available. A true plug-and-play device, the LaCie Bigger Disk Extreme has a built-in RAID 0 configuration that allows for instant high-speed data transfers of up to 85MB/s and immediate large-scale backup without the need for complicated setup. A smart fan system, improved heat dissipation, and automatic on/off feature prolongs performance and drive reliability.

LaCie Bigger Disk Extremes are hot-pluggable for file sharing among FireWire 800/400 and iLink/DV workstations. No drivers or software installation is required for those using Windows XP/2000, or Mac OS X operating systems. The included drive stand provides stability and allows for upright desktop use to save valuable desk space, while an optional rack-mounting kit enables placement in standard 19-inch racks.

Bigger Disk Extreme 2TB drives will be available spring 2005 at the suggested retail price of $2299. For more information, please visit

About Warner Bros. Pictures and Ocean’s Twelve
Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, a Jerry Weintraub/Section Eight Production: GEORGE CLOONEY, BRAD PITT, MATT DAMON, CATHERINE ZETA-JONES, ANDY GARCIA, DON CHEADLE, BERNIE MAC and JULIA ROBERTS in Ocean's Twelve, starring CASEY AFFLECK, SCOTT CAAN, VINCENT CASSEL, EDDIE JEMISON, with CARL REINER and ELLIOTT GOULD. Directed by STEVEN SODERBERGH, the film is produced by JERRY WEINTRAUB and written by GEORGE NOLFI. The executive producers are JOHN HARDY, SUSAN EKINS and BRUCE BERMAN. The co-producers are FREDRIC W. BROST and GREGORY JACOBS. The costume designer is MILENA CANONERO; the film is edited by STEPHEN MIRRIONE, A.C.E.; the production designer is PHILIP MESSINA; and the music is by DAVID HOLMES. The soundtrack album is available on Warner Sunset Records/Warner Bros. Records. Ocean's Twelve will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures. This film has been rated "PG-13" by the MPAA for "language."

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

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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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