Press Release

LaCie Unveils Next-Generation Gigabit Network Storage Solution


24 October 2006


Today LaCie announced a faster network storage solution for small office/home office use: the new Ethernet Disk mini with Gigabit for centrally storing and sharing files over a network. The LaCie Ethernet Disk mini is the simplest way to share files between Windows, Mac and Linux machines, and is also designed to stream family photos, videos and music to televisions or other media devices. A quick and simple installation wizard will have even novice users up and running in minutes on any wired or wireless network. Available capacities include 250GB, 320GB and 500GB.

“The new LaCie Ethernet Disk mini enables us to meet the growing demand for network storage solutions coming from both the small office and digital home markets,” said Marie Renouard, LaCie Product Manager. “Robust features and ease of use make it the perfect solution for small office use, while its affordable price and multimedia features make it appealing for home users with large multimedia collections. We will continue to expand our range of NAS solutions to fulfill the needs of these markets, and develop our higher-end range for SMB and professionals.”

With its high-speed processor and optional jumbo frame support, the LaCie Ethernet Disk mini offers ultra-fast data transfer rates on a Gigabit network—about six times faster than the first generation.* It can be used as a shared central repository over Gigabit Ethernet, or as a personal hard drive off-network over USB. A second USB port can be used to expand capacity over the network by connecting an additional hard drive, or to share photos directly from a digital camera.

When connected to a home network, the LaCie Ethernet Disk mini can stream multimedia content to UPnP™-compatible AV adapters. Families can then simultaneously listen to stored music and play movies on a networked theater system in the living room.** Simply turn on the MediaServer option during installation to automatically organize music, photos and video files for use with Apple® iTunes® or other media players.

Availability
The LaCie Ethernet Disk mini is available immediately from LaCie direct and widely available via LaCie’s specialized dealer network later this month. Disks ship with LaCie’s IP Configurator and 1-Click Backup Software for Mac/Windows, as well as all cables needed for immediate use. For more product information, visit www.lacie.com/.



* Results depend on network configuration. **Requires UPnP™ AV adapter.
1GB (gigabyte) = 1,000,000,000 (1 billion) bytes. 1TB (terabyte) = 1000GB. Total accessible capacity varies depending upon operating environment (up to 10-15% less).


Contact Lacie
LaCie Press Relations Contact: MCC International Ltd
Graham Thatcher/Alison Garvey
graham.thatcher@mccint.com / alison.garvey@mccint.com
+44 (0)23 80111977
Press Inquiries: Ekaterina Wilk, ewilk@lacie.com
Sales Inquiries: +44 844 880 6896, sales.uk@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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