Press Release

LaCie Introduces the Gigabit Ethernet Disk


September 12, 2005

LaCie today introduces a fast network storage solution for small and medium businesses - the LaCie Ethernet Disk with new Gigabit Ethernet and increased capacities of up to 2TB. With minimal technical expertise, administrators can quickly set up the Ethernet Disk and instantly allow users to share, store and access data without taking bandwidth away from a central server. With four Hi-Speed USB 2.0 ports, other LaCie hard drives can be added for easily expanding.the native capacity or scheduling some backup.

LaCie Ethernet Disk offers the security needed to back up important data, and can be used as a cost effective archiving tool as compared with other solutions. Administrators have the ability to fully customize user access controls from any computer on the network through a user-friendly web management tool. Files can be accessed via the local network, HTTP or FTP from Macs or PCs thanks to cross-platform support of Windows® XP Embedded. With its sturdy and slender d2 19-inch casing, the Ethernet Disk can be mounted in standard rack to save on desk space or support monitors weighing as much as 40 pounds.

“LaCie continues to improve its Ethernet Disk solution to allow for ultimate speed and expandability.. LaCie Ethernet Disk meets the growing need for small and medium businesses looking for more storage space on their local networks and for fastest files transfers” says Marie Renouard, LaCie Product Manager. “Powered by a specially tuned version of Windows XP Embedded, LaCie Ethernet Disk stays the most affordable network hard drive solution in its class.”


Availability
LaCie Ethernet Disk with Gigabit Ethernet is available in 500GB ($649.99), 1TB ($999.99) and 2TB ($2299.99) capacities beginning October worldwide. More information can be found at: http://www.lacie.com/products/product.htm?pid=10647.

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




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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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