updated 02:10 pm EST, Wed December 5, 2007
LaCie's new external drive
LaCie today unveiled a new external hard drive designed by Neil Poulton. The latest storage device is sleek and compact, accommodating a 3.5-inch hard drive with a bright blue line underneath that creates an ambient glow. Ranging in capacities from 320GB to 1TB, the drive features natural heat dissipation via a sturdy casing with bottom plate holes for natural airflow that allows fanless operation. LaCie's new hard drive is priced from $120, and comes preloaded with LaCie's 1-Click Backup Software for both Mac and PC systems.
The new drive connects to any universal high-speed USB 2.0 interface, with cross-platform compatibility that accommodates usage on either a PC or Mac with simple and efficient plug-and-play setup on Windows 2000, XP, Vista, and Mac OS X systems.
"This user-friendly, trendy looking device offers maximum storage capabilities for a desktop drive that is one of the most compact designs on the market today," LaCie said. "The integrated blue LED adds a science fiction dimension not common with other drives."
"The idea was to design a polished black marble slab. Mysterious. Impervious. Black mirror finish. Giving no idea to its function," designer Neil Poulton added.