Press Release

LaCie Ships 16x DVD±RW Burner, Design by F.A. Porsche

November 5, 2004

With new 16x write speed and latest double layer technology, the LaCie DVD±RW Double Layer Design by FA Porsche allows people to burn single layer DVDs in five minutes or double layer DVDs in 25 minutes*. This all-in-one burner combines all popular CD and DVD formats in a stylish case created by Porsche Design GmbH, available beginning September 2004 in either FireWire or USB interfaces with prices starting at $149.

“The LaCie DVD±RW Double Layer Design by FA Porsche is perfect for people who want a powerful yet affordable DVD burning and authoring solution,” says Salem Tirane, LaCie Product Manager. “Included software is simple to use allowing people to create, burn, and view a customized Hollywood-length DVD in no time.”

Fastest DVD Burning
For faster performance at home or away, the LaCie DVD±RW Double Layer Design by FA Porsche supports burning in both DVD+R and DVD-R formats to a 4.7GB single layer disc in about five minutes, and double layer burning in 25 minutes—less than half the time of other double layer drives. An easy-to-use interface allows people to create DVD movies complete with menus, thumbnails, and backgrounds. The lightweight design makes it ideal for use at home or other workstations.

Customized DVDs
The LaCie DVD±RW Double Layer Design by FA Porsche comes complete with comprehensive Mac or PC software suites for creating professional-quality DVDs, and completed projects can be viewed on standard DVD players. USB drives ship with Easy Media Creator 7 (Windows XP/2000), Easy CD & DVD Creator 6.2, and the DVDMAX 2.0 player. FireWire drives ship with Roxio Toast 6.0 Lite (Mac OS X), Easy Media Creator 7 (Windows XP/2000) and Easy CD Creator Basic 6.2.

Shipping begins September 2004 at the suggested retail prices below. Drives come complete with all necessary cables. Double layer DVD media is available in 5-packs through LaCie for $69. For more information on LaCie DVD solutions visit:

SKU 300776U LaCie DVD±RW Double Layer USB $149
SKU 300775U LaCie DVD±RW Double Layer FireWire $169

About LaCie
Established in the United States, Europe and Japan, LaCie is the world’s leading producer of PC and Macintosh compatible storage peripherals. Through a specialized sales dealer network, LaCie offers innovative solutions for creative professionals in multimedia applications (graphics, audio, video, web design and digital photography). What differentiates LaCie is the design of its products and original creations by designers such as Philippe Starck, Porsche Design GmbH and Neil Poulton. LaCie is listed on the Paris Nouveau Marché (code 5431).

Contact Lacie
Press Inquiries: US: Melissa Logan, 503-844-4578,
Sales Inquiries: Direct Sales, 503-844-4502,
Reseller Sales, 503-844-4500,

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* Double layer burning is available for those running Mac OS 10.2.3 or later, or Windows 2000/XP.

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.

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Contact LaCie

Press Inquiries:
Sales Inquiries: Direct Sales, 971-246-8150,
Reseller Sales,

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