Press Release

LaCie Kicks Off 2006 With 6 Fresh New Storage Solutions


January 4, 2006

LaCie brings New Year cheer to its loyal customers today with six new storage products designed to help people easily manage their digital lives. LaCie has again teamed up with world-renowned designers including Neil Poulton and Karim Rashid, and award-winning tech companies such as LightScribe and Roxio, to develop the freshest new hard drives and DVD burners on the market.

New products will make their debut at Macworld Expo in San Francisco’s Moscone Center from January 9-13. Visit LaCie Booth #2143 for a hands-on look. LaCie will also offer special Macworld pricing on its most popular hard drives for a limited time via the LaCie Store Online or direct at 503-844-4502. And stay tuned for the launch of a brand new “Customer Profiles” webpage on http://www.lacie.com that showcases how filmmakers, photographers, musicians and many others are using LaCie products to get things done.

Fresh new LaCie solutions for 2006 are:

Little Big Disk
The most powerful portable hard drive ever in unrivaled capacities for portable storage of 320GB and unprecedented throughput of up to 80MB/s over FireWire 800 (burst transfer rate). Equipped with LaCie’s flagship Triple Interface (FireWire 800/400 and USB 2.0), Little Big Disk is perfect for audio/video pros that require superior speed, mobility and capacity on the road. It’s powered by and bootable over FireWire making it the ideal candidate for a fully portable editing workstation and companion to Apple® PowerBooks. Little Big Disk also comes in a LaCie signature design by Neil Poulton, creator of the original d2 Hard Drive Series.

LaCie Little Big Disk 160GB 5400rpm 16MB $399
LaCie Little Big Disk 200GB 7200rpm 16MB $649
LaCie Little Big Disk 240GB 5400rpm 16MB $649
LaCie Little Big Disk 320GB 5400rpm 16MB $799



LaCie Rugged
A tough and speedy portable hard drive with Triple Interface for people on the go. It’s designed to protect data against everyday bumps, bruises and hard knocks of the real world. LaCie Rugged’s unique aluminum shell and rubber bumper protects it from table-height drops. FireWire 800 gives it the edge needed for video editing and digital content creation. This exclusive creation of world-renowned designer Neil Poulton packs LaCie reliability into a hard drive that works hard and plays harder. Also available in Single Interface of USB 2.0.

Triple Interface
LaCie Rugged Hard Drive 80GB 5400rpm $199
LaCie Rugged Hard Drive 100GB 7200rpm $399
LaCie Rugged Hard Drive 120GB 5400rpm $359

Single Interface
LaCie Rugged Hard Drive 80GB 5400rpm $169
LaCie Rugged Hard Drive 120GB 5400rpm $329



LaCie Skwarim
A stylish handheld for those who want a portable hard drive to match their mood. Skwarim (pronounced square-im) was designed by the world renowned Karim Rashid with clients ranging from Umbra to Prada, Miyake to Method. Skwarim comes in an electric blue 60GB or dazzling pink 30GB version and has a 3.3-inch perfect square shape with a unique textured feel. Has an integrated Hi-Speed USB 2.0 cable for instant plug-and-play use without the need to carry a cumbersome AC adapter.

LaCie Skwarim 30GB (Pink) $149
LaCie Skwarim 60GB (Blue) $199



LaCie Two Big
An ultra-fast SATA II RAID solution for with two hot-swappable drives in capacities of 500GB or 1TB. It delivers maximum speed of up to 115MB/s in RAID 0, large capacity and redundancy options at an affordable price. Simple setup makes it easy to just plug-and-play, and drives are hot-swappable for future expandability. Bundled with the LaCie SATA II 3Gb/s PCI-X Card 4E that has four ports for adding multiple LaCie Two Big RAID units for increased speed and capacity. Works with PC and Mac.

LaCie Two Big 500GB $469
LaCie Two Big 1TB $949



LaCie mini Hub and Hard Drive
An all-in-one storage solution designed to expand use of the Apple® Mac® mini. Has enough storage space (up to 500GB) to accommodate a growing collection of videos, music files or images, and (2) FireWire 400 and (4) Hi-Speed USB 2.0 ports to accommodate a variety of additional peripherals such as printers, digital or video cameras, or additional LaCie hard drives. It’s the ideal sidekick to a Mac mini with its matching brushed aluminum casing and identical form factor. While Apple’s® iLife® ‘05 helps people manage their multimedia files, LaCie’s mini Hard Drive & Hub gives users the freedom to expand their multimedia libraries.

LaCie mini Hard Drive & Hub 250GB $199
LaCie mini Hard Drive & Hub 300GB $229
LaCie mini Hard Drive & Hub 400GB $369
LaCie mini Hard Drive & Hub 500GB $429



LaCie Slim DVD±RW Drive with LightScribe and Toast 7 Titanium, Design by FA Porsche
A fully portable FireWire bus-powered DVD burner with powerful Toast® 7 Titanium CD/DVD burning software, which includes a new set of multimedia-specific features such as converting DivX downloads to DVD in one step, creating HD slideshows, and burning over 50 hours of music onto a single layer DVD with Dolby Digital sound. LaCie Slim DVD±RW Design by FA Porsche also has the ability to etch silkscreen-quality labels onto special discs using LightScribe technology. It can write to all CD/DVD media formats and comes in ultra slim casing created by Porsche Design GmbH for true mobility.

LaCie Slim DVD±RW Design by FA Porsche $219



At Macworld Expo LaCie will give away a different LaCie prize every day, so stop by with a business card to be entered in the drawing. Winners will be randomly chosen at the end of each day and need not be present to win. New to our booth this year is the “Expert Panel” reception area that will be manned by two of LaCie’s technical experts who can help customers get the most out of their LaCie hardware. New products will be on display with a focus on LaCie’s unique history of working with world-renowned designers such as Neil Poulton, Porsche Design GmbH, Ora-Ïto and more.

Availability
New products are immediately available for pre-order via the LaCie Store at http://www.lacie.com/shop or by calling 503-844-4502. All hard drives ship with LaCie Backup Software for Mac/PC, and all necessary cables for immediate use. For more detailed product descriptions and availability, visit www.lacie.com.



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1TB = 1,000,000,000,000 bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending upon operating environment (typically 5–10% less).

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