Press Release

LaCie’s Bigger Gets Bigger: 2TB Bigger Disk Extreme


April 4, 2005

LaCie’s popular Bigger Disk Extreme with FireWire 800/400 gets a boost in capacity to 2TB. This compact and sturdy drive is designed to support multi-stream audio/video editing in a variety of formats with burst transfer rates reaching up to 85MB/s and unrivaled 2TB capacity.

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. 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, Windows 2000, or Mac OS X operating systems.

LaCie Bigger Disk Extremes feature a stylish metallic design crafted from sturdy aluminum alloy for portability and protection, and are significantly smaller, quieter and much more affordable than RAID towers. A smart fan system, improved heat dissipation, and automatic on/off feature prolong performance and drive reliability. 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.

Availability
The 2TB Bigger Disk Extreme will be available spring 2005. Smaller capacity Extreme FireWire 800/400 drives ranging from 160GB to 1.6TB are available immediately. Drives ship with FireWire 800 cable (9:9-pin), FireWire 400 cable (6:6-pin) and iLink/DV cable (6:4-pin). Also included is a power supply and LaCie utilities SilverKeeper™ for Mac OS 9.x and 10.x users and Silverlining® for backup and drive management. FireWire 800 operation requires Mac OS X, Windows 2000 or Windows XP. More information can be found online at http://www.lacie.com/products/range.htm?id=10033.

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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The LaCie logo is a registered trademark of LaCie Limited. FireWire and the FireWire logo are trademarks of Apple Computer Inc., registered in the USA and other countries used under license there from. All other products and company names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

LaCie Bigger Disk Extreme maximum performance using FireWire 800 connection when tested and compared with LaCie first generation FireWire 800 drives. Performance may vary depending on user’s data and computer configuration.

A gigabyte means 1 billion bytes. A terabyte means 1 trillion bytes. Total accessible capacity varies dependant on operating environment.

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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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