Press Release

LaCie Presents mini Hard Drive: Apple Mac mini Companion


July 9, 2005

LaCie introduces a perfect companion for the Apple® Mac mini: the LaCie mini drive with up to 250GB capacity and either FireWire or USB interfaces. LaCie mini drive can be used to back up the Mac mini hard drive, add storage capacity, or easily transfer files to another computer with the same interface. Its unique four-corner crown fits exactly underneath Mac mini to create a stable, symbiotic harmony.

“LaCie mini is a perfect addition for anyone with a new Apple Mac mini. Extra storage will allow you the freedom to store more photos, videos, music and files than before,” says Olivier Mirloup, LaCie Senior Product Manager. “With its compact aluminum design the stackable LaCie mini perfectly complements Mac mini while also being stylish enough to use with any other computer.”

LaCie mini drive was engineered to allow for a natural cooling airflow to move between itself and Mac mini, which keeps both drives cool and safe while in operating mode. The crown is an important element that prevents the drives from directly touching, thus avoiding the danger of overheating.

LaCie mini drives offer convenient plug-and-play operation and no drivers are required for use with Mac OS X and Windows 2000/XP. FireWire LaCie mini drives are daisy-chainable with other FireWire devices. Several drives can be stacked offering the flexibility of adding even more capacity while preserving desk space.

Features
Availability
LaCie mini drive FireWire version is available immediately from the Apple Online and US Apple Retail Stores and both versions will be available worldwide through all LaCie channels beginning September. Drives ship with all necessary cables and Silverkeeper backup software for Mac OS 9.x and Mac OS X. For more information, visit
http://www.lacie.com/products/range.htm?id=10033

300996U LaCie mini Hard Drive FireWire 80GB
300997U LaCie mini Hard Drive FireWire 160GB
300998U LaCie mini Hard Drive FireWire 250GB


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.

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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

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 mini drives are pre-formatted as HFS+ volumes for immediate use with Apple® computers. For cross-platform use, Windows XP/2000 users can easily reformat the drive in NTFS with Windows utilities or in FAT32 with Silverlining 98 for Windows 98SE/Me or Silverlining Pro for Mac OS 9 or Apple® Disk Utilities for Mac OS X.



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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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