Press Release

LaCie Introduces Big Disk Hi-Speed USB 2.0: Compact 1TB USB Hard Drive


October 4, 2005

LaCie today introduces an affordable and easy-to-use Hi-Speed USB 2.0 hard drive: LaCie Big Disk Hi-Speed USB 2.0 packing up to 1TB into a sturdy aluminum d2 case. With USB connectivity and no software to con¬figure, LaCie Big Disk Hi-Speed USB 2.0 is the ultimate combination of convenience, capacity and affordability per gigabyte. Drives ship standard with LaCie’s new One Click Backup Software for PC and Mac.

The Big Disk Hi-Speed USB 2.0’s portability and versatility make it easy to use at any workstation. This low-cost alternative is ideal for backing up several workstations or handling space-hungry applications. No need to configure any software--just hook it up to a universal USB port on any PC or Mac and start swapping images, large files or office documents right away.

“There isn’t a drive on the market that can offer the affordability, design, versatility, convenience and performance of the LaCie Big Disk Hi-Speed USB 2.0,” says Olivier Mirloup, LaCie Senior Product Manager. “This drive is the highest quality, easiest to use product in its price range.”

Big Disk Hi-Speed USB 2.0 500GB and 600GB models are fan-free for ultra-quiet op¬eration, while the 1TB model includes new Smart Fan technology that automatically cools the drive when needed. Drives are protected by LaCie’s d2 aluminum alloy case design that helps dissipates heat by drawing it away from the internal disk, prolonging the life of the drive.

Features:

Availability
LaCie Big Disk Hi-Speed USB 2.0 is available end of October at the retail prices below via LaCie’s specialized dealer network. Big Disk Hi-Speed USB 2.0 comes with all necessary cables and includes a one-year limited warranty in the US and a two-year limited warranty in Europe. More information can be found at http://www.lacie.com/products/product.htm?pid=10188.

300964 LaCie Big Disk Hi-Speed USB 2.0 500GB $349
300990 LaCie Big Disk Hi-Speed USB 2.0 600GB $429
300966 LaCie Big Disk Hi-Speed USB 2.0 1TB $929

About LaCie
LaCie creates external storage solutions and color monitors that help professionals and everyday users 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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