updated 01:10 pm EDT, Tue September 26, 2006
d2 SATA II 3Gbits drive
LaCie today unveiled its d2 SATA II 3Gbits Hard Drive Series, new desktop hard drives with interface speeds up to 3Gbit/s--twice as fast as LaCie's first-generation SATA I 1.5Gbits drives. LaCie d2 SATA II 3Gbits Hard Drives Series offer up to 500GB on one disk and utilize the newest SATA drives with Native Command Queuing and a 16MB of cache for increased performance. In addition, the 500GB drive has a smart fan that shuts off when not in use, according to the company. The sleek and compact d2 case can stand vertically to save desktop space, be laid horizontally to stack multiple drives, or rack-mounted to fit into an audio/video setup. LaCie d2 SATA II 3Gbits Hard Drives are available immediately from LaCie direct and will be widely available via LaCie's specialized dealer network later this month. The drives, which include LaCie Backup Software, are available in capacities of 250GB ($150), 320GB ($180), and 500GB ($280).