updated 12:15 pm EDT, Mon July 12, 2004
Bigger Disk Extreme
LaCie today announced the , a new high-end FireWire storage product that offers up to 1.6TB of storage capacity and transfers data as fast as 85MB/sec using built-in (hardware) RAID 0 functions--up to 50 percent faster than other FireWire 800 drives, according to the company. The 5.25-inch Bigger Disk Extreme offers a stylish, metallic design crafted from a sturdy aluminum alloy and includes a drive stand for upright desktop use (and an optional 2U rack-mounting kit). It includes two FireWire 800 ports as well as a legacy FireWire 400 port. The new drives will ship later this summer with a power supply, FireWire 800/400 cables, and LaCie's SilverKeeper and Silverlining drive utilities. The 1TB (terabyte) model is $1,200, while the 1.6TB model is $2200.